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Title: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 15:39:34
TEF: FIRST TOWN MATCHES

normy
1947/48: Swindon Town 0-1 Ipswich Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19480133

Ticker45
1955/56: Swindon Town 1-1 Coventry City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19560129

Wilf Shergold
1958/59:
Swindon Town 3-1 Notts County
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19590113

Munichred
1950's:
An All-Star Game.

NZrobin:
1961/62:
Swindon Town 1-3 Portsmouth
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19620101

Reg Smeeton
1962/63:
Swindon Town Reserves 4-2 Birmingham City Reserves (Clearest Memory)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?AuxiliaryTeam=Reserves&MatchID=1519631519

ReadingRed
1963/64:
Swindon Town 2-2 Leeds United
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19640127

RedRag
1965/66:
Swindon Town 4-0 Southend United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19660132

wokinghamred
1965/66: Swindon Town 3-1 Hull City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19660123

nevillew (RIP)
1967/68:
Swindon Town 0-0 Oldham Athletic
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19680144

Drakes Way
1968ish:
Swindon Town Reserves 1-2 Southport Reserves

adje
1968/69:
Swindon Town 1-0 Orient
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690110

alanmayes
1968/69:
Swindon Town 0-1 Watford
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690137

Audrey
1968/69: Swindon Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690141

cheltred69
1968/69: Swindon Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690141

droogie
1968/69:
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Swindon Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690112

farmer61
1968/69:
Swindon Town 0-1 Watford
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690137

Mother Brown
1968/69:
Swindon Town 0-1 Watford
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690137

steveg
1968/69: Swindon Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690141

RWB Robin
1968/69: Swindon Town 2-2 Bristol Rovers
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690141

Bathtime
1969/70: Swindon Town 5-0 Charlton Athletic
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19700106

redjet
1969/70:
Swindon Town 3-1 Scunthorpe United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19700603

stfcinbmth
Early 1970's – He’s seen Sampdoria play at the CG.

Posh Red
Early 1970's – He’s seen Sampdoria play at the CG.

kirky69
1970/71:
Swindon Town 2-0 Liverpool
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19710702

chalkies_shorts
1971/72:[/b] Swindon Town 3-1 Portsmouth
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19720123

nigel grays a postie
1971/72:
Swindon Town 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19720128

Red Affliction
1971/72:
Swindon Town 0-1 Norwich City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19720120

ChinaWhitenRed
1974/75: Swindon Town 1-2 West Ham United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750605

JJEdmunds
1974/75: Swindon Town 0-1 Peterborough United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750123

lazyboy
1974/75:
Swindon Town 2-0 Southend United
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750112

Pete
1974/75:
Swindon Town 1-0 Hereford United
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750126

suttonred
1974/75:
Crystal Palace 6-2 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750105

Bedford Red
1975/76: Swindon Town 3-0 Shrewsbury Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19760141

SN6er
1975/76:
Swindon Town 4-1 Colchester United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750121

Hitchinred
1976/77:
Ayr United 2-1 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Friendly=YES&MatchID=1977801000

LincolnRedExile
1976/77:
Swindon Town 5-0 Fulham (Probably)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770605

OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR
1976/77:
Swindon Town 1-1 Crystal Palace - It was "bollock freezing"
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770115

red socks
1976/77:
Swindon Town 5-0 Fulham (possibly)
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770605

Kent Red
1977/78: Nottingham Forest 4-1 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690141

WR5
1977/78:
Swindon Town 1-1 Chester City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19780133

Mrs Brown
1978/79:
Swindon Town 4-2 Portsmouth
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19790702

Arch Stanton
1979/80:
Swindon Town 0-0 Hull City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800110

blah blah
1979/80:
Swindon Town 2-1 Mansfield Town (Possibly)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800135

Compo
1979/80:
Swindon Town 8-0 Bury
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800121

Exiled Bob
1979/80:
Swindon Town 0-0 Reading
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800102

lambourn red
1979/80:
Swindon Town 4-3 Arsenal
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800709

scott
1979/80:
Swindon Town 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800710

Summerof69
1980/81:
Swindon Town 3-2 Exeter City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19820122

Bewster
1981/82:
Swindon Town 2-1 Sutton United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19820602

mexico red
1982/83:
Swindon Town 3-2 Hereford United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19830127

Terry Tibbs
1982/83:
Swindon Town 1-0 Port Vale (maybe)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19830101

Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk
1983/84:
Swindon Town 3-1 Carlisle United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19840604

Bumpkin
1984/85:
Swindon Town 1-4 Manchester United XI
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Friendly=YES&MatchID=1985995000

Charlie Henry
1984/85:
Swindon Town 1-0 Darlington
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19850143

arriba
1985/86: Swindon Town 2-3 Chelsea
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Results.asp?Friendly=YES&Season=1985-1986

boner
1985/86:
Swindon Town 4-1 Aldershot (Maybe)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860137

DRS
1985/86:
Swindon Town 3-1 Sunderland
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860704

GoSwindon
1985/86: Swindon Town 1-0 Hereford United
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860122

janaage
1985/86: Swindon Town 2-3 Chelsea
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Results.asp?Friendly=YES&Season=1985-1986

Nomoreheroes
1985/86:
Swindon Town 0-0 Port Vale
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860134

Uncletrunx
1985/86:
Swindon Town 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860705

jutty274
1985/86:
Swindon Town 4-0 Rochdale (First Memory)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860110

Ginginho
1986/87:
Farnborough Town 0-4 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19870601

JanTheMan
1986/87:
Swindon Town 0-0 Wigan Athletic
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19870402

PeakRed
1986/87:
Swindon Town 2-0 Fulham
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19870132

ghanimah
1987/88:
Swindon Town 0-0 Hull City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19880104

GL5 Red
1987/88:
Swindon Town 2-2 Crystal Palace
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19880134

michael
1987/88:
Swindon Town 1-2 Blackburn Rovers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19880138

wigglesworth
1987/88:
Swindon Town 2-0 Sheffield United
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19880102

herthab
1988/89:
West Ham United 1-0 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890604

left back
1988/89 Swindon Town 1-1 Watford
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890139

leftside
1988/89:
Portsmouth 0-2 Swindon Town (First Away)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890123

Minnesota Fats
1988/89:
Crystal Palace 2-1 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890125

4D
1989/90: Swindon Town 3-0 Oxford United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900112

Batch
1989/90:
Swindon Town 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900706

Benzel
Around 1989/90, he played with the seats.

Foggy
1989/90:
Swindon Town 0-0 Southampton
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900707

manc_red
1989/90:
Swindon Town 6-0 Stoke City (Maybe)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900115

Saxondale
1989/90:
Swindon Town 2-1 Blackburn Rovers
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900402

Ardiles
1990/91:
Swindon Town 0-1 Bristol City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910103

Baggins
1990/91:
Swindon Town 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910119

Costanza
1990/91: Swindon Town 1-2 Port Vale
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910115

Gnasher
1990/91: Swindon Town 0-0 Oxford United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910132

knifey spoony
1990/91:
Swindon Town 1-1 Plymouth Argyle
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910125

southside frank
1990/91:
Swindon Town 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (First Memory)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910106

Flashheart
1991/92
- Possibly

donkey
1991/92:
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Swindon Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920115

sonicyouth
1991/92:
Swindon Town 1-0 Plymouth Argyle
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920144

tans
1991/92:
Southend United 3-2 Swindon Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920116

ChalkyWhiteIsGod
1990's:
No idea... But went to Portsmouth away in about 1992 (draw or a loss)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920138
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930111

Whits
1992/93:
Swindon Town 1-1 Leicester City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930143

carbonwhite
1992/93:
Swindon Town 4-3 Leicester City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930403

DarloSTFC84
1992/93:
Swindon Town 1-0 Portsmouth
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930131

Panda Paws
1992/93:
Swindon Town 1-0 Sunderland
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930101

thedarkprince
1992/93:
Swindon Town 2-1 Newcastle United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930134

Amir
1993/94:
Swindon Town 1-1 Ipswich Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940601

berswin
1993/94 Swindon Town 0-4 Arsenal
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940122

Forza_Swindon
1993/94:
Swindon Town 2-2 Manchester United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940134

Nijholts Nuts
1993/94:
West Ham United 0-0 Swindon Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940107

otanswell
1993/94:
Swindon Town 3-3 Norwich City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940130

DMR
1994/95:
Swindon Town 1-2 Luton Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950119

FreddySTFC!
1994/95:
Swindon Town 2-0 Port Vale
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950101

TheMajorSTFC
1994/95:
Swindon Town 1-2 Luton Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950119

Jimmy Glass is an Alien
1994/95:
Swindon Town 0-2 Atalanta (First Memory)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950901

Reeeeeves
1994/95:
Swindon Town 0-0 Barnsley
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950130

walcott red
1994/95:
Swindon Town 0-2 Atalanta (First Memory)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950901

Ville Valo
1995/96:
Swindon Town 1-1 Blackpool (it was really a friendly at Calne Town)
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19960116

MaTaNzA
1995/96:
Swindon Town 2-1 Crewe Alexandra
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19960113

mrverve
1995/96:
Swindon Town 2-2 Bournemouth
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19960140

Samdy Gray
1995/96:
Swindon Town 0-0 Wycombe Wanderers
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19960122

Bogus Dave
1996/97: Swindon Town 1-0 Stoke City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19970138

Bukkake Regiment
1996/97:
Swindon Town 3-0 Barnsley?
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19970117

jayohaitchenn
1996/97:
Swindon Town 3-0 Barnsley
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19970117

nickhaw
1996/97: Swindon Town 0-3 Norwich City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19970140

Matchworn Shirts
1997/98:
Swindon Town 3-1 Bury
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980111

scollenstfc
1997/98:
Swindon Town 1-0 Bradford City
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980117

Abrahammer
1998/99: Swindon Town 0-6 Ipswich Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19990139

PlymRed
1998/99: Swindon Town 0-6 Ipswich Town
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19990139

Paolo69
1998/99: Pompey and Sunderland (the year they won the league) at least spring to mind.

The Million Pound Man
1998/99:
Swindon Town 2-0 Crystal Palace
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19990120

The British-Bosnian kid who comes and goes…
1998/99: Swindon Town 1-3 Barnsley
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19990146

Processed Beats
1999/00: Swindon Town 0-2 Manchester Ciy
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20000140

Stevecourty
1999/00: Swindon Town 2-1 Port Vale
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20000115

Crispy
2002/03: Swindon Town 2-1 Brentford
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20030123

swindonremo
2004/05:
Swindon Town 1-0 Bradford City
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20050110

The Frog
2005/06:
Swindon Town 0-0 Blackpool
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20060122

Langers
2006/07:
Swindon Town 1-1 Boston United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20070112

Peacocks-Lucky-Coat
2007/08:
Swindon Town 1-3 Cheltenham Town
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20081202

Joycie
2011/12:
Swindon Town 1-2 Oxford United
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20120104


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 15:45:28
My first game was at home to Shrewsbury in April 76, i was 8 and Don Rogers was playing that day (one of the few games he played after he returned).

I really can't remember much about the game itself, i went with my uncle and grandad, my uncle worked for the council as an electrician and dropped us off in his transit near the ground so my grandad could buy his cigarettes on the way, and the smell in the Arkells of cigars/cigarettes is something i remember more than the match, that and the sweets i got given...

Whenever i smell that particular brand my grandad smoked even now it takes me back to those days....

Living away, the next match i got taken to was the 6-0 home win against Lincoln in March 79, i was 11 then and can remember that more clearly.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 15:48:48
1968 Swindon 2 Bristol Rovers 2

Had no particular affiliation to either team as I lived smack in the middle in Chippenham at the time.

Can't really remember why I chose Swindon over the Robots - but with what was to come the following year, boy did I make the right choice


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 15:54:06
Mine was Swindon against Stoke in 1997. Went for my 7th birthday, sat in the town end which was the family bit at that time. I think peter thorne scored and someone got sent off. I spent most of the match mimicking the linesman.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Gnasher on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 15:59:10
5/3/90  0-0 v Oxford. Can't remember much about the day, only that I went with a friend from work. RIP Paul.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:25:31
My Dad tells me it was in 1989. Most likely the 89/90 season, I would only have been 3 years old.

No idea who the opponents were. My only memory is of playing with the seats, which is what I did for most of the game so I'm told.

I think we had to leave because it was too loud as well  :toocool:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:26:04
My first game was Jimmy Allen's testimonial vs Chelsea in 1986.
Think Chelsea won 4-0 but I aint 100% sure? Was 11 years old and went with a mate and his dad. Stood on the shrivvy road at the front on the half way line.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Processed Beats on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:27:16
2-0 home defeat to Many City in 2000. Hated Man City ever since.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:28:15
My first game was Jimmy Allen's testimonial vs Chelsea in 1986.
Think Chelsea won 4-0 but I aint 100% sure? Was 11 years old and went with a mate and his dad. Stood on the shrivvy road at the front on the half way line.

In May 1986 Town lost 3-2 to Chelsea in a Testimonial, I guess it'll be that one.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:29:24
In May 1986 Town lost 3-2 to Chelsea in a Testimonial, I guess it'll be that one.

Fuck knows why i thought it was 4-0?
First game i saw at the county ground was an England u21 match vs Italy prior to the Chelsea testimonial.
 England lost 1-2 i think?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:29:52
Until recently I thought my first game was in 76 against Peterborough but it was in 74 when I was 8 against Peterborough so my sister informs me.

I remember very little about it now but apparently our team that day was Barron, Dixon, Trollope, Hubbard, Burrows, Prophett, Moss, McLauglin, Eastoe, Butler, Anderson, Sub Jenkins.

A 1-0 defeat with 9,023 there.

The occassion passed me by apart from recalling some crowd trouble after the game which was pretty much the norm around the mid 70s so I seem to remember.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Terry Tibbs on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:31:12
I *think* mine was this from 1982 ...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19830101

All I can remember was sitting in the Town End and not being able to see much!!!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: adje on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:33:07
1968 Town 1(Mancini og) Orient 0.Ringside seats


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: DRS on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:33:36
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860704

The one above is my first game apparantly but my first proper memory is beating chelsea 4-0 in the milk cup.Maybe this is the one arriba is also on about


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Benzel on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:37:26
2-0 home defeat to Many City in 2000. Hated Man City ever since.

Urgh, if I remember rightly they had The Town End and The Bank that day.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:40:05
This was my first game I think:

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19870601

Played at the County Ground.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: carbonwhite on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:40:23
My first ever game was the wembley final against leicester i can remember crying when the fourth goal went in as the noise was tremendous and i was only 4ish haha i remember my dad getting up and leaving for the toilets when it was 3-3 and remember bodin scoring the penalty.

My first Premiership game that i can remember was a home game against wimbledon we lost 4-2 (i was in the stratton bank end)   http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19940139

I remember Vinnie Jones jumping up on top of the building were they clean the kits. think i was about 5-6.

Been to about 85% of home games ever since and have sat in every stand as ive gotten older.

My first league game was at home to port vale in the old first division Fjortoft scored the first at the town end with a volley, Keith Scott scored the second at the stratton bank end with a header in the last few minutes,

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19950101

Been downhill mostly since then....until now ofcourse best season since i can remember.



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 16:53:39
Well, that was an eye-opener. It now seems that my first game was against Bristol Rovers but not the 2-2 draw in 1969 but the previous season which was 4-1.

This, of course, probably explains why I chose Swindon over Brizzle!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reeeeeves on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:06:26
My first game was at home to Barnsley on 25th February 1995 and was an extremely dull 0-0, not hinting at the rollercoaster it is supporting us :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:10:34
I can't remember my first game.

I can remember going to the Scunthorpe game in the FA Cup, and watching Trevor Francis play for Birmingham, booing John Galley at Ashton Gate & watching the Anglo Italian games at the CG (especially the Sampdoria game).

But I had been to games before these, I specifically remember one game when we sat on the benches that used to be in front of the old Shrivvy Road stand but have no clue who it was against.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:14:43
Fairly certain it was this game...

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920144

The only thing I remember is that I knew who Peter Shilton was.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: thedarkprince on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:20:08
Mine was Town vs Newcastle in 92/93. I was 11yo.

My god father took me as his soon was away on a school trip so  I used his season ticket. Was stood in Shrivvy Road - pushed my way to the front.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930134


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:22:59
Mine was Town vs Newcastle in 92/93. I was 11yo.

My god father took me as his soon was away on a school trip so  I used his season ticket. Was stood in Shrivvy Road - pushed my way to the front.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930134

I'm fairly certain Calderwood scored with a quite blatant handball, it rightly stood.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:27:42
As posted here: http://thetownend.com/index.php/topic,17827.msg325694.html#msg325694

26 December 1995.

We drew 0-0 with Wycombe. It was a fucking dire game. But we won Div 2 that season, so meh.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:28:59
As posted here: http://thetownend.com/index.php/topic,17827.msg325694.html#msg325694


Oh you had to go and find the thread didn't you Gray?

It was 5 years ago, let's see if anyone has changed their tale...


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:30:03
Can't remember, I was only 7. Would have been very early 70's, could have been an Anglo Italian cup game v Sampdoria, or a Villa game. I have trouble remembering what games I've been to last season(although I'll never forget Port Vale at home), let alone 40 odd years ago

Oh and it's San Miguel time, that might bring the memory back


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: janaage on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:32:16
Jimmy Allen's testimonial, just before Mexico 86. David Speedie was playing for Chelsea (I think), we lost 3-2 (I think). 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:42:38
Speaking of Darren Beckford, his daughter was on our team when me and Ralph played at wembley the other week. She plays for Man City ladies and is Danny Webber's sister.

Back to the topic anyway, Southend away in 1991. Dad got free tickets from a car salesman when he bought a car

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920116



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Whits on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 17:58:44
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930143

Oh Shaun Taylor was the swindon scorer I'd seen!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:01:28
I was at that one, when joachim did his pussy punching


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: red socks on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:06:48
I'm pretty sure mine was against fulham with Rodney marsh and George best? Really not sure but would have been 1971 ish.... 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: lambourn red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:07:17
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800709

This was my first game and what a game it was , remember it like yesterday stood at the front of the old shrivvy road stand


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:08:42
I'm pretty sure mine was against fulham with Rodney marsh and George best? Really not sure but would have been 1971 ish.... 

Moore/Best/Marsh in '77?

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770605


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: red socks on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:16:31
Moore/Best/Marsh in '77?

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770605

Blimey thought I was about 4/5 but was obviously older - completely forgotten bobby moore played!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: ScillyRed on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:40:23
Didn't get into ground till half time due to queues at the turnstiles - luckily we scored all our goals in the second half  :D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: ReadingRed on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 18:45:46
http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19640127

Remember being on the Shrivvy, at the front. 19,000 there - and the following week we played in front of 41,000 at Sunderland!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:16:18
Town 1 Palace 1 2/11/76 in front of a very healthy 11k+ crowd (div 3 in old money) Steve Perrin put them ahead, Dave Syrett equalized. It was bollock freezing cold.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19770115


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:45:45
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19720123

This was my first one. My brother took me so we could get tickets for the Arsenal Cup game. I remember there being a load of trouble afterwards which was typical of Pompey in those days.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:50:58
Bolton, Littlewoods Cup - Third Round Third Replay, Tuesday, November 21, 1989

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900706

A Ross McLaren winner in extra time. The Shrivvy and Town End seemed to be rocking - though it may have been my lack of live games that made it seem so to me. Sat in the Arkells yellows IIRC.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: WR5 on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:52:57
Home to Chester 17th March 1978 1-1 Kammy scored .

Just found my program from the game it cost 15 p and a quick flick through reveals you could buy a satin scarf for  85p or a woollen one for 1.30


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:57:33
1976,v Mansfield....think we won 1-0.....first away match was at Nothamptons old three sided ground under floodlights on a Friday Evening the same season....that was the days when Cobblers v Swindon was always a juicy affair.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: stfcinbmth on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 19:58:05
Home to Chester 17th March 1978 1-1 Kammy scored .

Just found my program from the game it cost 15 p and a quick flick through reveals you could buy a satin scarf for  85p or a woollen one for 1.30

Remember satin scarves, very tacky


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Minnesota Fats on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:00:13
21st January 1989
Crystal Palace 2-1 Swindon Town

I started off with an away game at Selhurst Park. I'm dying to see footage of this game because we took the lead in the first half through Steve Foley right in front of all the Palace fans... which for some reason my old man decided to position himself, me and my mate. There's got to be footage of three random people celebrating amongst the home fans when Foley tapped home. In other news, I hate Mark Bright.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890125


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:05:19
I'm pretty sure mine was against fulham with Rodney marsh and George best? Really not sure but would have been 1971 ish.... 
This was also my first game at the County ground although I had seen a couple of away games before this. Stood in the Shrivy road stand on tip toes to see as much as possible. Got to say that was the game that got me totally hooked on supporting the Town. The score certainly helped.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:14:20
Southend at home, late 1992, we won 3-2. Things I remember:

Maskell got 2
Attendance was 7777
I missed the first Southend goal as I was buying a Mars Bar


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:14:44
21st January 1989
Crystal Palace 2-1 Swindon Town

I started off with an away game at Selhurst Park. I'm dying to see footage of this game because we took the lead in the first half through Steve Foley right in front of all the Palace fans... which for some reason my old man decided to position himself, me and my mate. There's got to be footage of three random people celebrating amongst the home fans when Foley tapped home. In other news, I hate Mark Bright.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19890125
Was this the game we shit all over them and the ref gave a penatly for handball against the Fridge despite there being a bloody great ball mark on his shirt as the weather was so shite. Palace always used to flike it against us in those days.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:26:13
Remember satin scarves, very tacky

And it was compulsory they be worn around the wrist.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Minnesota Fats on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:37:44
Was this the game we shit all over them and the ref gave a penatly for handball against the Fridge despite there being a bloody great ball mark on his shirt as the weather was so shite. Palace always used to flike it against us in those days.

I certainly remember the weather being shit! As for the game I've little recollection other than Stigger's tap in shortly before half-time. Not bad for a 9-year old!



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 20:48:24
And it was compulsory they be worn around the wrist.
Still got mine, the tassels are a bit tatty from flying the scarf out of the car window up and down the country. It's now kept in my STFC things to keep box  ;D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Posh Red on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 21:07:39
I found my Membership card from 78/79 the other day.
I think it was 50p for the season, and meant that you paid less to get in the Town End.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 21:11:18
The Chelsea 3-2 defeat was definately my first game. I just got the score wrong


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 21:24:15
West Ham v Swindown 93/94 played out to a boring 0-0 draw.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 21:26:27
West Ham v Swindown 93/94 played out to a boring 0-0 draw.

In 93/94 that was an enthralling well earned point!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Nijholts Nuts on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 21:34:58
If I remember rightly it was our first or second point of the season.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: otanswell on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:03:34
1993/94 Swindon 3-3 Norwich in the premiership
Remember sitting on the terrace bars on the Stratton bank


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Coca Fola on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:14:17
Barnsley at home in 1998/1999. I was only 5 at the time so that's all I know about it.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:18:19
Barnsley at home in 1998/1999. I was only 5 at the time so that's all I know about it.

Charlie Griffin scored his first goal for Town. As someone who saw him play a good few times for Chippenham, it was a good moment.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Coca Fola on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:22:50
Did we win?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: WR5 on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:24:50
Home to Chester 17th March 1978 1-1 Kammy scored .

Just found my program from the game it cost 15 p and a quick flick through reveals you could buy a satin scarf for  85p or a woollen one for 1.30
Just noticed this was on a Friday night, any idea why that would have been?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:25:16
My first game was a 1-0 home defeat to Bristol City, early in September 1990.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910103

I went on my own.  I was 17 and had passed my driving test a couple of weeks before.  Got my Dad to lend me his car keys.  It would have been one of the first trips I made solo, so even the epic journey to the ground from West Swindon was a bit of an adventure.

Even though I'd not been to a game - I didn't know anyone who went regularly -  I'd been 'following' the club for a while, watching out for results in the paper etc.  And that summer, the promotion/financial irregularities/demotion/reinstatement to Division 2 saga (and the fact that it put STFC in the local and national news on a daily basis) got me properly fired up.  By the time I set foot on the Stratton Bank for the first time, I think I had been hooked for a while.

I remember a few things about the game.  The pitch looked very green, and Junior Bent got their winner after a run down one of the wings about 10 minutes from the end.  I bought a match programme that game, as I have every game I've been to since.  And Julian Wilson (ex-BBC horseracing correspondent and Town fan) had a piece in there titled something along the lines of 'Would you let your daughter marry a Bristol City fan?'  Both my brothers, then aged 11 & 7, started coming along with me a month or two later.  We're all still there.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Crispy on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:27:31
Brentford at home on Boxing Day 2002/2003. 2-1 win!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 22:47:55
Charlie Griffin scored his first goal for Town. As someone who saw him play a good few times for Chippenham, it was a good moment.

Great goal aswell. I think we won 2-0.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 23:05:32
Great goal aswell. I think we won 2-0.

It was a good finish but we lost 1-3.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: slinky on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 23:33:57
Swindon v Leicester Wembley 1993.  Back in the day when we could win at Wembley.  Fantastic day and great atmosphere.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: redjed on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 23:39:15
My first game was Town v Scunthorpe in the FA Cup in 1969, we won 4-0 or 4-1, :D but i do know it was on Match of the day that night  :D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 09:22:21
My first game I can actively remember going to was against Atalanta in the Anglo Italian Cup in 94/95, we lost 2-0. I may have been when I was younger but can't remember. I don't recall too much about the game really, but did go to a few games in the league cup run that season including the semi final at home to Bolton. My first away game was WBA away in 96/97, we won 2-1 and I scored the winner (look it up for those who know me!). I thought I was quite lucky because we won the first 3 away games i went to, but now I know that was just a fluke!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arch Stanton on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 09:51:28
My first was Hull City at home in 1979... and you can read all about it here -

http://thewashbag.com/2012/04/04/the-start-of-my-obsession-swindon-vs-hull-city-06-10-1979/


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: herthab on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:00:09
Late 80's ('88 or '89) away against West Ham in the FA Cup replay. I had moved to Swindon the year before and only went to the game as my mate was a Hammer. Didn't go again until the following season, when Ossie was appointed and from then on (Apart from an enforced absence in the late 90's and early noughties) I've been pretty much a regular.

My mate has a lot to answer for...


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:02:00
1993/94 Swindon 3-3 Norwich in the premiership
Remember sitting on the terrace bars on the Stratton bank

I remember that game well.  I had a Norwich supporting friend along from university in our section of the Stratton Bank.  Got quite heated between our fans and theirs towards the end.  Good game.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:06:25
Don't remember, for some reason though I have Luton in mind .

I was stood in the old Shrivvy road stand with a school friend not far from the Town End, which was then given to away supporters. That's about all I can recall.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: PlymRed on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:09:38
A dazzling home game against ipswich at home in the 98/99 season. Fuck knows why i carried on watching swindon after that!

Edit: http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19990139 Was worse than i remember! thought we only lost 5-0


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:37:07
Don't remember, for some reason though I have Luton in mind .

I was stood in the old Shrivvy road stand with a school friend not far from the Town End, which was then given to away supporters. That's about all I can recall.

Would have been 93 or 94 then, we only gave the TE to away fans for 1 season when I was stewarding the TE but can't remeber what year it was TBH.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:43:32
Can't have been JJ. I was there for the full 92/93 season.

Might have been 91/92


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: JanTheMan on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:57:20
Wigan at home in the 87 playoffs for me. 0-0, dont remember much except town fans walking down queens drive in their droves. Stood on Stratton bank with my dad. Would have been 7. First away game was vale in 89. I think we lost 2-1.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11:43:39
Can't have been JJ. I was there for the full 92/93 season.

Might have been 91/92
Unlikely to have been Luton then mate as we didnt play them at home between 74 and 93.

We only gave the TE over to away fans the year the Intel stand was being built which was in 94-95.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: jutty274 on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11:49:03
My first game that i remember going to was against Rochdale at home in october 85. It was a 4-0 win. I had been to other games before that but i don't really remember them that well. I remember this one as my brother took me to get me out of the house so my mum & dad could go out for their anniversary. By about February 86 i was going to every home game.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Langers on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12:26:59
I didn't go to my first game until I was 12, which was Boston at home, in the last L2 promotion year.

I vaugley remember it being a draw. Maybe. Or we might have won. But i'm fairly certain we didn't lose.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 12:33:46
I am led to believe that my first game was the FA Cup tie against Carlisle in 1984, though I have no recollection of it whatsoever... I also went to the Blackburn game in the next round, and up until recently I thought I had a clear memory of Blackburn's winning goal... that was until I saw the highlights from a game in the early 90's against Blackburn and I realised that was the game I had been remembering!!

First real memories I have are being embarrassed at losing to Dagenham the following season, and beating Sheffield Wednesday - we used to sit up in the old wooden seats on the Shrivenham Road -remember being scared shitless walking up the rickety steps to get in, and an old couple in front of me offering me some of their soup from a flask at half time. I also vaguely remember a friendly against Man Utd, standing on the centre circle after we won promotion against Chester, and the Jimmy Allan testimonial.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19840604

I'm not around this week but I've got a lot of the games mentioned on video... will post them up when I can.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Posh Red on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:03:19
I remember my sons first game it was in April 1999, a 2-0 home win over Grimsby.

He had just had his 3rd birthday, the best thing is that he is now 16 & is still coming to games with us :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: RedRag on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:05:36
My parents weren't interested in football and I was ten when the local garage owner from my village near Newbury took me in 1966 (pre world cup) to a Division Three home game v Southend Utd.

Although I had been to the odd game before with my grandfather at Tottenham I never identified myself with them and I remember the thrill of my first glimpse of the County Ground turf after climbing the steps of the rickety, corrugated Southside Stand.

The Don scored two early goals in a 4-0 home win and my footballing hero and football club have never changed since.
  
England won the World Cup that summer and Town humbled Hurst, Moore and Peters in the FA Cup the very next season and won the League Cup not so long after.

All very easy for a gloryhunter like me till that fat slob Dave MacK*** (whom I had admired at Tottenham) put his nose in here getting rid of Harland and Rogers...but that, like countless others, is another story


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Exiled Bob on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:10:08
1979:
Swindon 0 Reading 0

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800102 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800102)

What a season......pity it died towards the end. After being knocked out of both cups the Town slumped and the slide continued into the next couple of seasons - ending in relegation to Division 4 for (I think) the first time ever. Things weren't to pick up again until the arrival of Lou.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: donkey on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:14:43
This beauty.  Hooked every since.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920115

I seem to remember the fireworks were better than the game...although maybe we went top for a night?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:15:09
Swindon 3 Bury 1 - October 1997
Sat in the Town End (or Rover Family Stand as it was then :D) Soaking wet day.

My life has been ruined irreparably since, thanks dad.
Swindon 'til I die


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: lazyboy on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:29:57
Swindon vs Southend October 1974

2 nil Swindon Eastoe 2 - legend


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peacocks-Lucky-Coat on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:35:23
Swindon 1 Cheltenham 3.   2007, cold wet tuesday night, LDV Vans trophy.

Fuck knows why I came back

Glad to have done so now though.    :D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:37:15

We only gave the TE over to away fans the year the Intel stand was being built which was in 94-95.

I'm pretty sure I've sat in the intel-don rogers when away fans were in the town end.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Paolo69 on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:48:16
Pompey and Sunderland (the year they won the league) at least spring to mind.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 13:51:49
Pompey and Sunderland (the year they won the league) at least spring to mind.

1998–99?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bedford Red on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:26:18
I'm pretty sure I've sat in the intel-don rogers when away fans were in the town end.

At the start of 90-91 they gave the town end to the away supporters, i can't remember for how long but one which sticks in my mind is September 1990 when Middlesborough had the Town End. That was after they had made it seated in the summer, not sure what the thinking on that was at the time....


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:31:29
I am led to believe that my first game was the FA Cup tie against Carlisle in 1984, though I have no recollection of it whatsoever... I also went to the Blackburn game in the next round, and up until recently I thought I had a clear memory of Blackburn's winning goal... that was until I saw the highlights from a game in the early 90's against Blackburn and I realised that was the game I had been remembering!!

First real memories I have are being embarrassed at losing to Dagenham the following season, and beating Sheffield Wednesday - we used to sit up in the old wooden seats on the Shrivenham Road -remember being scared shitless walking up the rickety steps to get in, and an old couple in front of me offering me some of their soup from a flask at half time. I also vaguely remember a friendly against Man Utd, standing on the centre circle after we won promotion against Chester, and the Jimmy Allan testimonial.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19840604

I'm not around this week but I've got a lot of the games mentioned on video... will post them up when I can.

Your website is outstanding.  A fantastic resource for all Town fans.  Whoever you are, thanks.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:32:18
Your website is outstanding.  A fantastic resource for all Town fans.  Whoever you are, thanks.
I could not agree more.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: donkey on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:38:07
I could not agree more.

Me too.  I think most clubs would be pleased to have this resource.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: red socks on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:52:46
Swindon 1 Cheltenham 3.   2007, cold wet tuesday night, LDV Vans trophy.

Fuck knows why I came back

Glad to have done so now though.    :D

I remember that game, was a real possibility that could have been our last ever game, dark days...makes the success last season all the better!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 14:54:12
Your website is outstanding.  A fantastic resource for all Town fans.  Whoever you are, thanks.

Yep

Good work that man


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Summerof69 on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 15:25:12
Jan 82 against Exeter watched from Shrivvy Road

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19820122


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 16:54:38
Port Vale at home 1985/86. Bloody 0-0 draw!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 16:59:40
Wasnt my first game but first game i drove to as out-of-towner fresh from ditching the "L" plates was around 1999 when Ipswich turned us over 6-0. 

Got back to the car and it didnt start, had to wait for an hour for recovery service.

Brutal day   


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 17:38:28
I'm pretty sure I've sat in the intel-don rogers when away fans were in the town end.

I thought they knocked the shrivv road stand down and built the intel stand in the preseason between the prem season and the following season?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 18:11:59
Your website is outstanding.  A fantastic resource for all Town fans.  Whoever you are, thanks.

Spot on......great site....i remember Bristol City having the Town End when the Gimpy Junior Bent grabbed there winner...at the Town End >:( >:(


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: SN6er on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 18:38:06
30th Nov 1974 Swindon 4 Colchester 1, Dave Moss with Hat Trick, and the legend Peter Eastoe got the other, stood on the corner of the Stratton Bank/Shrivy Rd


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 19:11:22
I know my dad took me to see us play Notts County, his team, in the late '50s so by looking at this wonderful site I can see it had to be October 4th 1958. 3 - 1 win, just before Bert's babes came in en masse. I was 7 and remember nowt about it.

I see John Sheridan played for County - a couple of seasons later he broke Terry Woollen's leg and was sent off, effectively ending Terry's career.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19590113


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: stfcinbmth on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 19:37:23
I was 7 and remember nowt about it.


Don't worry I had the same problem. Another thing that I now recall, is my early introduction to football violence. Strange as it may seem now a days, two blokes having a scrap in the Arkells


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 20:01:50
during th 97/98 season they moved the family section from the Town End to where the away supporters are now. And away supporters had the Town End for a few games.

I remember the first game the family section was in the away section of the arkells stand...because we had a perfect view of George Ndahs backwards scissor kick goal v Sheffield United. Same game Scott  Leitch nearly scored a half volley from near the halfway line


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: blinkpip on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 20:28:37
My first game was a pre season friendly at Calne Town 92/93 time.

My first official game was against Blackpool 1995 1-1.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: RWB Robin on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 21:14:08
I share with Kerry Red - home to Bristol Rovers in 68, 2-2,  was my first - I wasn't that interested in football to be honest, but I was away at boarding school, where everyone supported either Pompey or Plymouth (Navy connections...) so had to show an interest.  Never looked back, especially with 69 to come....can still remember the total and absolute joy and excitement when Town beat Burnley.....


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 21:33:37
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...can still remember the total and absolute joy and excitement when Town beat Burnley.....

One of the few (only?) times I've been in tears at a football match. Firstly having the visit to Wembley snatched away with that last minute equaliser from Burnley, then when the final whistle went and the realisation that we'd made it.

In a way my favourite game ever, with that anticipation of what was to come.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 21:34:30
Swindon 1-2 Luton November 1994 in the 'new' Intel Stand!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Hitchinred on Sunday, June 10, 2012, 21:35:27
Ayr United 2 Swindon 1 02/08/76. Lived in Ayrshire and so Dad took me along with family visiting from the West Country.

Dad used to take me to all Ayr United home games as he gave a lift to their right back's Dad who lived down the road. All that is apart from the Old Firm as I was too young (8) to see all that entailed.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 11, 2012, 09:33:21
Swindon 3, Oxford 0. 1989/90


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: DMR on Monday, June 11, 2012, 09:41:27
Swindon 1-2 Luton November 1994 in the 'new' Intel Stand!

Mine too


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Forza_Swindon on Monday, June 11, 2012, 09:44:27
19th March 1994, Man U at home.  12 years old - had been listening to radio commentary and wanting to go all season and my mum finally relented!  Was on Stratton Bank and it was brilliant, well and truly bitten by the bug - managed to get to all the remaining home games that season, followed by season tickets in subsequent years.
A couple of memorable incidents, including the Cantona/John Moncur stamp and Mark Hughes running into a fist emerging from the Shrivvy Road stand... brilliant.   8)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: wokinghamred on Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:57:40
Swindon 3 Hull City 1 Jan 1966.
Sat in the top tier of the Shrivy Road stand. 16,000 crowd.
Fantastic stuff.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:05:13
19th March 1994, Man U at home.  12 years old - had been listening to radio commentary and wanting to go all season and my mum finally relented!  Was on Stratton Bank and it was brilliant, well and truly bitten by the bug - managed to get to all the remaining home games that season, followed by season tickets in subsequent years.
A couple of memorable incidents, including the Cantona/John Moncur stamp and Mark Hughes running into a fist emerging from the Shrivvy Road stand... brilliant.   8)

Watching the town fans holding up the red A4 sheets of paper (mocking the mancs previous games discipline). :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: scollenstfc on Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:24:56
Swindon 1 - 0 Bradford on Nov 08 1997, sat(stood) with me dad in the town end 12 years of age, I couldnt really see the goal but loved it all just the same.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980117


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: nevillew on Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:55:23
My Grandad took me to Swindon v Oldham - turned out to be a 0-0 draw - what an introduction !  Apparently it was on 27/4/1968

Next game after that was the following season v Bradford City in the League Cup where we were two down early on, and won 4-3 (I think)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Monday, June 11, 2012, 11:59:03
Swindon 1 - 0 Bradford on Nov 08 1997, sat(stood) with me dad in the town end 12 years of age, I couldnt really see the goal but loved it all just the same.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19980117

Two things I remember about this game.

1. Good finish by Steve Cowe.
2. Darren Moore went down "injured" in apparent agony but was able to get up and miraculously sprint back to defend. The crowd duly giving him stick.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: TheMajorSTFC on Monday, June 11, 2012, 13:40:44
Mine too

small world DMR!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, June 11, 2012, 13:52:03
Glory hunter that I am my first game was this one

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19900402

So my second game was at wembley

Had me hooked and despite the dodgy dealing relegation there was no way I was turning my back. 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:03:49
Did we really only get a crowd of 12,400 odd that day?!  Crowds really have gone up, generally, in recent years, haven't they?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: blah blah on Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:27:16
Fairly sure my first game was in 79/80, I think against Mansfield or possibly Exeter. I always thought that it finished 4-3, but looking at that seasons results it must have been this one. Around the time of my birthday so I suspect it was my birthday treat

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800135


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, June 11, 2012, 14:39:00
Wilf Shergold currently winning the Old Duffer award (first game in 1958).  Can anyone top this?

No word yet from Reg, I see.

Edit: On re-reading, that sounds a little rude.  Apologies.  I probably meant 'Senior Supporter award'.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, June 11, 2012, 15:00:55
Did we really only get a crowd of 12,400 odd that day?!  Crowds really have gone up, generally, in recent years, haven't they?

Remember we weren't too happy at not selling out vs Charlton the other year. Looking at that attendance it doesn't seem quite so bad now.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: alanmayes on Monday, June 11, 2012, 15:36:28
Saturday 29th March 1969

Swindon Town vs Watford.

Attendance 28,898.

The match was played on a saturday evening and was effectively a Championship decider,between the two top teams.

All i remember about the game was the size of the crowd,the winning goal and a Watford fan towering over me,i was 
a small and young boy,lording it and shouting,"Champions,Champions".


http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19690137


The next game i ever went to, was the following season when we beat Charlton 5-0 and it was on MOTD and i was
in the Town End for the first time.



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: mrverve on Monday, June 11, 2012, 15:48:58
Swindon vs Bournemouth Saturday April 13th 1996

Rover Family stand

10,508

2-2 Draw, Horlock and Jones with two goals each.



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Amir on Monday, June 11, 2012, 16:51:53
Swindon vs. Ipswich FA Cup 3rd Round 1994

I could have sworn Keith Scott scored until I looked at http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19940601  Thinking back he obviously would have been cup-tied.  Then Jan Aage did the Kazachok in the replay and the rest was history.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Monday, June 11, 2012, 19:40:14
Wilf Shergold currently winning the Old Duffer award (first game in 1958).  Can anyone top this?

No word yet from Reg, I see.

Edit: On re-reading, that sounds a little rude.  Apologies.  I probably meant 'Senior Supporter award'.

Reg has long forgotten the first game he went to...though a dickie bird tells me Fleming was still in the youth team :D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leftside on Monday, June 11, 2012, 21:51:41
I can't remember my first home game, but my first away was the 2-0 win at Pompey, 2 Jan 1989, with goals from Geddis and Shearer.

I was hooked on going away after that. My second away game was ... Pompey, five days later for the 1-1 FA Cup tie.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 09:47:58
Think mine was a 3 - 0 or 3 - 1 win over barnsley with Ty Gooden scoring a wondergoal :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: NZrobin on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:29:36
My first game watching Town was against Portsmouth and seeing Jimmy Dickinson play in 1961 (I think) my father thought it was time for me to show my true colours at the age of four...!!!!   
Can't remember much about any games prior to the Coventry game 1964 when there was so much snow on the ground..
Sad but true can only remember the plastic cup of Bovril and train ride from Didcot.  :)
 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: MaTaNzA on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 10:39:33
My first game was Swindon v Crewe at home. 1995 i think. Can't remember a great deal but i do remember my dad saying about Neil Lennon being a decent player and to watch out for him in the future.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Uncletrunx on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11:35:27
Sheffield Wednesday in the cup in 1984.

1-0 win, massive cup upset and I was in the bog when they scored!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11:42:36
Sutton FA Cup early 80's.

Edit : 15th Dec 1981. I was 8. Apart from pre season friendlies next game was Sunderland in 1984.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 18:01:27
My first game was Swindon v Crewe at home. 1995 i think. Can't remember a great deal but i do remember my dad saying about Neil Lennon being a decent player and to watch out for him in the future.

It was a decent game, both doing well in the league (may have even been first vs. second).

The goalkeeper got a good hand on Finney's penalty, it trickled over the line without hitting the net. That final point may just be my memory getting carried away.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: southside frank on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 20:17:24
The first game I can really remember was a 1-0 win over Wolves in Setember 1990, the away fans were given the town end after seats were put in that preseason, we stood in the wedge part of the bank where the away fans would stand in the future, and due to the number of Wolves fans we were moved to the north stand.After that game I think it went back to being home fans only.
 I also seem to remember Calderwood doing his knee in and being out until March, but my memory os not that good


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: cheltred69 on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 21:54:04
1968-69. Swindon 2 Bristol Rovers 2.
Think it was shortly after the league cup win and on the run to promotion.
My dad used to go to all the home games in those days standing on Stratton Bank but bought seats near touchline on north side - was pre new north stand and my memory was we sat on wooden benches but could be wrong!
Dad stopped going during fuel crisis which coincided with us being shit 1974? but got me hooked for life.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 22:04:28
1968-69. Swindon 2 Bristol Rovers 2.
Think it was shortly after the league cup win and on the run to promotion.
My dad used to go to all the home games in those days standing on Stratton Bank but bought seats near touchline on north side - was pre new north stand and my memory was we sat on wooden benches but could be wrong!
Dad stopped going during fuel crisis which coincided with us being shit 1974? but got me hooked for life.

I think you're the third to list that game. Good that you've kept the faith.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Compo on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 22:49:28
Beleive it or not..... swindon 8.. Bury 0

About 1978 i think.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 22:53:03
Beleive it or not..... swindon 8.. Bury 0

About 1978 i think.

Danny Wilson played in that game for Bury. I climbed the clock on the Bank when the 6th went in and felt really pleased with myself until I was told to get down by the " Adults "  :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 09:14:04
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Beleive it or not..... swindon 8.. Bury 0

Hell of a great week that was. Tuesday drew 1-1 at Arsenal (Billy Tucker header) then saw the Tom Robinson Band in a pub in Crouch End for free, then the 8-0...clearly my mind plays tricks nowadays, but I recall Bury were so shocked near the end they were passing back to the keeper trying to to waste time.

Tuesday night was the epic 4-3 win in the replay v Arsenal.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: WR5 on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 09:52:47
Beleive it or not..... swindon 8.. Bury 0

About 1978 i think.


was at the Bury game too missed the first half  hour and  couple of goals queueing up for Arsenal Tickets.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Boner on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 15:22:57
my first ever Town game was home to Aldershot way back in the 80s (i think) and i'm sure we won 4-0.  Went with my dad and grandad who was down from Liverpool and my lasting memory was of two fans fighting in the away end when it was the corner of the SB and Shrivvy Road, they were rolling up and down the concrete steps for what seemed ages before any stewards or police intervened!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: walcot red on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 15:44:08
The first game I remember going to was in Anglo-Italian Cup against Atalanta, I was sat in the Intel (Don Rogers stand) with my old man. but I did go to others when we still had the old shrivvy road stand but I was to young to remember any of the teams we played


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 15:49:37
The first game I remember going to was in Anglo-Italian Cup against Atalanta, I was sat in the Intel (Don Rogers stand) with my old man. but I did go to others when we still had the old shrivvy road stand but I was to young to remember any of the teams we played

Haha, I recently found and binned the programme from that match. Wasn't it a pre season game?  ???


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Gnasher on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 15:58:10
Haha, I recently found and binned the programme from that match. Wasn't it a pre season game?  ???

I went to this game and can't remember much about it. Didn't we start off well and then got played off the park?

Can anyone remember the pre-season game against Sporting Lisbon? We lost 6-0!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:08:05
Can anyone remember the pre-season game against Sporting Lisbon? We lost 6-0!

Yep.  I think we also played Real Sociedad around the same time.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:12:45
Beleive it or not..... swindon 8.. Bury 0

About 1978 i think.


Danny Wilson played for Bury that day....Mayes and Rowlands were brilliant up front and it could have been 12.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:20:54
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19860704

The one above is my first game apparantly but my first proper memory is beating chelsea 4-0 in the milk cup.Maybe this is the one arriba is also on about


we were all singing about hollins getting the sack


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: mexico red on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 16:22:22
draw with hereford i think about 82/83


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: southside frank on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:15:19
Yep.  I think we also played Real Sociedad around the same time.

In the preseason before 91-92 I seem to remember, I think we lost 2-1, we  all thought we would see John Aldridge, but he signed for Tranmere just before, so still saw him just not in that game


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 10:55:08
Back today, so will start uploading the games that I have onto YouTube.

Thanks to all for their comments about the site a few pages back - much appreciated, glad you enjoy it.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 12:11:25
My first game was at home to Shrewsbury in April 76, i was 8 and Don Rogers was playing that day (one of the few games he played after he returned).

I really can't remember much about the game itself, i went with my uncle and grandad, my uncle worked for the council as an electrician and dropped us off in his transit near the ground so my grandad could buy his cigarettes on the way, and the smell in the Arkells of cigars/cigarettes is something i remember more than the match, that and the sweets i got given...

Whenever i smell that particular brand my grandad smoked even now it takes me back to those days....

Living away, the next match i got taken to was the 6-0 home win against Lincoln in March 79, i was 11 then and can remember that more clearly.

If I recall that was 1-0 to Swindon and was on Match of the Day.

I also went to that match and my first Swindon game was at home vs Sheffield Wednesday 75/76 season and we won 2-1 Anderson and Eastoe the scorers.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 12:21:56
If I recall that was 1-0 to Swindon and was on Match of the Day.

I also went to that match and my first Swindon game was at home vs Sheffield Wednesday 75/76 season and we won 2-1 Anderson and Eastoe the scorers.

Possibly the shortest MotD feature in history...the match was so dire, the highlights consisted of The Prof heading in in the 89th minute.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 12:59:09
Your first game, Reg?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 13:07:25
Living away, the next match i got taken to was the 6-0 home win against Lincoln in March 79, i was 11 then and can remember that more clearly.
That was one of my favourite games for Swindon, it was chucking it down all game with puddles all over the pitch and we had 3 shots cleared off the line that game when the ball (well past the keeper) stopped in the mud and puddles on the goal line.

Lincoln were awful that day with Peter Grotier the bearded and hugely plump keeper for Lincoln one of the worst I have ever seen at the CG.

Could easily have ended 10-0 or 11-0 that day, I don't think Lincoln crossed into our half for pretty much the whole game and the only player of any not playing for them was Glenn Cockerill who was later to sign for us.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 14:48:47
Your first game, Reg?

Recall is a bit hazy....the first game I can clearly remember, was a reserve fixture in 62, v Birmingham. For some reason, probably a postponement, quite a few of the first team were fielded, including the very young Don Rogers. Birmingham were top flight opposition, but we mullered them 4-2....Rogers showing evidence of what was to come. The crowd 5,494.

One of the pleasures for a young lad back then, was that you could stand behind the Bank goal for one half and the TE goal for the other half.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Coca Fola on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 14:58:30
This is your Golden Jubilee Reg.  :banana: :dance: :yay:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 19:39:51
6-2 defeat at Palace where don rogers ripped us to shreds. Ist home game was Eastoes debut where he scored twice, I think it was 2-2 v carlisle.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Saturday, June 16, 2012, 23:33:20
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6-2 defeat at Palace where don rogers ripped us to shreds

I think that was the previous season when we lost 4-2. Looking at this great results website it sez the Don was a sub in the 6-2 defeat....I lived a bus ride away from Palace at the time and saw both games but admit I thought Don played in both. This wasn't a bad Town team, finished 4th, ahead of Palace.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Baggins on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 00:32:10
My contribution:

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19910119

Blackburn at home, December 1990.  I was five, I remember nothing except my Dad shouting at some bloke called "ref". 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: The Frog on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 08:04:29
Blackpool home in front of about 5000 of which there was about 40 blackpool fans 0-0 in 05/06


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Joycie on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 15:47:01
Oxford at the start of last season.

Beat, was in the DR and next to a Hibee. I've been to better games.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 16:02:00
He might post on here the hibee, cant be many of them in swindon


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 16:43:26
Oxford at the start of last season.

Beat, was in the DR and next to a Hibee. I've been to better games.
I'm guessing Swindon are you second team then and you support some god awful Scottish hoofball team?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Panda Paws on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 17:11:12
First game of the 92/93 season and that goal from Hoddle...

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19930101


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Joycie on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 20:37:17
I'm guessing Swindon are you second team then and you support some god awful Scottish hoofball team?
Relentless.  ::)

Swindon are my local team. So while I'm here, I get involved.

Motherwell are my 'hometown' team, as I grew up in Lanarkshire.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Coca Fola on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 21:44:43
 :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bumpkin on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 23:12:26
Swindon 0-4 Man Utd XI

Pre season friendly, possibly Lou Macari's first game?

1st proper game Swindon 1-0 Stockport, Div 4 October 1985.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: fatbasher on Sunday, June 17, 2012, 23:16:47
Swindon 0-4 Man Utd XI

Pre season friendly, possibly Lou Macari's first game?

1st proper game Swindon 1-0 Stockport, Div 4 October 1985.

Nice sunny day that was. Stood on the bank for the game.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, June 18, 2012, 08:37:45
Swindon 0-4 Man Utd XI

Pre season friendly, possibly Lou Macari's first game?

1st proper game Swindon 1-0 Stockport, Div 4 October 1985.
Chippenham away was Macaris first ever game, Chippenham made him very welcome with banners all round the ground welcoming him and we arrived in a mini bus :D the Man U game (which finished 4-1) was a good one they had a fair few stars playing IIRC such as Blackmore, Hogg and Whiteside and Mark Dempsey scored for them who later that season came to us on loan.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: new swindon fan on Friday, June 22, 2012, 16:33:36
my first town game will be eaither crawley or Franchise in august


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Friday, June 22, 2012, 17:26:43
Not the brighton cup one?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, June 22, 2012, 17:28:33
Not the brighton cup one?

Sounds like a part timer to me  :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: LincolnRedExile on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 09:16:32
I think it was probably Fulham in FA Cup 1975, we won 5-0


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 09:49:34
Ladies and gentlemen,

swindon-town-fc.co.uk have kindly uploaded some of your first games on to the website.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MediaPlayerSelect.asp

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Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:22:59
Ladies and gentlemen,

swindon-town-fc.co.uk have kindly uploaded some of your first games on to the website.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MediaPlayerSelect.asp

Note Site Admin/Mod People: Can this thread be stickied?

Good to see it again!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: ChinaWhitenRed on Friday, July 6, 2012, 21:31:50
Swindon v West Ham 28th Jan 1975 in one of the Cups. 27,000 crowd but lost 1-2. I was only 12 at the time and the first thing I witnessed was some Laaaaandan Geezer wearing platform shoes the size of my head, scarf on each wrist and stripey socks come head first crashing over the barrier of the terracing under the south stand with a couple of coppers in tow. Helmets everywhere.
I was hooked for life.
 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bathtime on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 16:30:09
Looked it up on Swindon - Town - Fc and there is TV footage of the game. 30/08/69 v Charlton 5-0....I just couldn`t believe it. 20,000 crowd and Don Rogers was amazing.....and that was that been in me ever since. Never lived in Swindon but where ever I have lived I have always seen them play. Worth watching the highlights again and again....tears to my eye


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ticker45 on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 17:28:01
Probably as one of the older TEF readers -my first game was on 11th February 1956 versus Coventry City, drew 1-1! Sat on the benches in front of the very old Shrivvy Road stand (pre the Aldershot tattoo one!) with Michael "Tubby" Rowe as it was his birthday. Was hooked from then on in and saw some absolute dire rubbish in the 50's until Bert Head came along and got us up and running in the early 60's. Got to say I have probably gone through every emotion there is where the Town are concerned over the years, but when anyone asks me who I support my reply is Swindon Town and England in that order!
 :nod:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 18:35:41
Bottom of Division 3 (South) in your first season. The only way was up, down, up, up, down, down, up, down, up after that!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: tans on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 19:41:57
Probably as one of the older TEF readers -my first game was on 11th February 1956 versus Coventry City, drew 1-1! Sat on the benches in front of the very olid Shrivvy Road stand (pre the Aldershot tattoo one!) with Michael "Tubby" Rowe as it was his birthday. Was hooked from then on in and saw some absolute dire rubbish in the 50's until Bert Head came along and got us up and running in the early 60's. Got to say I have probably gone through every emotion there is where the Town are concerned over the years, but when anyone asks me who I support my reply is Swindon Town and England in that order!
 :nod:

I look forward to you and reg smeeton reminiscing about the old days ;)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: berswin on Monday, August 13, 2012, 13:28:11
First game was home against Arsenal December 27 1993, but we missed most of the first half.

There is a bit of a story behind the first match; so here it is:

I had just turned 18 and my parents allowed me to travel abroad alone for the first time.  I travelled with 3 childhood friends (2 of them are Bristol City supporters), an other BCFC supporter and Norwayred who ran the Scandinavian supporter's club at that time and who I never had met before.

We flew to London on boxing day and spent the first night there.  The tickets for the match should have been arranged by a Norwegian football travel agency and should be at the hotel in Bristol (democracy sucks and we lost 2-4 on the voting Swindon/Bristol).  We overslept ourself for the morning train and the next one was cancelled.  The tickets weren't at the hotel and there was delays on the train from Bristol to Swindon.  We arrived in Swindon 20 min into the game and ran to the ground without any tickets.  Norwayred had been in contact with the club secretary before we left Norway, so we asked somebody at the ground for him in Norwenglish.  After what felt like ages, he came out and guided us to the seats where the reserves and other staff are sitting.

I should also mention that none tickets arrived for the next matches, but the club allowed us to sit at the same place for the Chelsea match, where we presented the 'Scandinavian supporter's player of the year' award to Paul Bodin some minutes before the kick-off and the club got us tickets for the game away against Coventry and we rode the buses for free.  After the match, we arried in Swindon too late for the last train back to Bristol, but the wonderful lady who was our guide in the bus, arranged a free ride for us by one of her friends.

Got to love a club that does all this for foreign supporters!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: left back on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 16:39:16
April 15th 1989
Town 1-1 Watford
with my Dad and my Grandad in the disabled bit in front of the North stand. Think I spent most of the time hoping the ball would go out near us so I could get a touch!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 16:52:06
April 15th 1989
Town 1-1 Watford
with my Dad and my Grandad in the disabled bit in front of the North stand. Think I spent most of the time hoping the ball would go out near us so I could get a touch!

You're not going to forget that date in a hurray


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Kent Red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:28:17
Against Brian Clough's Notts Forest in the FA Cup, 73 or 74, took a few thousand there but got stuffed 4-1 !


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:43:20
Against Brian Clough's Notts Forest in the FA Cup, 73 or 74, took a few thousand there but got stuffed 4-1 !

I was there and Kamara missed a sitter early doors...and Moss was superb that day.

The Trent End was loud that day.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: kerry red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:48:40
pre-segregation days.

Stood on the terraces with a few Town fans fairly early when about half a dozen Forest fans decided the bumpkins were easy pickins.

Grand flailing of arms and legs and they fucked off back in the Trent End.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:50:31
Remember Cough being very complimentary about our performance and our fans....remember that day well.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:50:32
Against Brian Clough's Notts Forest in the FA Cup, 73 or 74, took a few thousand there but got stuffed 4-1 !
I was there that game, one of my first away games as a 12 year old...and it was actually as late as 1978, IIRC Swindon took several thousand to the City Ground that day.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: adje on Friday, November 2, 2012, 19:54:33
Great work Costa


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:03:53
pre-segregation days.

Stood on the terraces with a few Town fans fairly early when about half a dozen Forest fans decided the bumpkins were easy pickins.

Grand flailing of arms and legs and they fucked off back in the Trent End.
Also was at that game,stood on the side terrace.
Iirc there was segregation - albeit a picket fence between us and the Trent end . . wasnt their mob known as the "mascots" back then?
For the record ,first game was v Watford,beat us 1-0 69 ish.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:14:33
Around that time probably more like the Trent end boot boys or the Executive crew.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:27:10
i miss Costanza


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:29:54
Also was at that game,stood on the side terrace.
Iirc there was segregation - albeit a picket fence between us and the Trent end . . wasnt their mob known as the "mascots" back then?
For the record ,first game was v Watford,beat us 1-0 69 ish.

I believe our only defeat at home that season...Watford went on to pip us to the title on goal average.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:35:53
Around that time probably more like the Trent end boot boys or the Executive crew.

Sounded like they were shouting"The mascots . . united . . we will never be divided".
All i can remember the Trent end singing was thier own version of "Mull o kintyre" :zzz:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:42:02
Sounded like they were shouting"The mascots . . united . . we will never be divided".
All i can remember the Trent end singing was thier own version of "Mull o kintyre" :zzz:

They still sing it.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, November 2, 2012, 21:49:10
They still sing it.
 Seriously? . . "Mist rolling in from the Trent" and all that old bollocks.
Wings version was kin one of the songs ever imo.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 22:45:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdCR_NsCBo

Two years agoo this link but they still sing it every match at some point.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Friday, November 2, 2012, 22:52:07
They also sing " you've lost that loving feeling" when they have scored,or when they are winning. Have heard a few teams sing " can't help falling in love " as well as us but can't remember who ?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, November 2, 2012, 22:59:27
Port Vale sing,cant help falling in love on a regular basis.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: nickhaw on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:03:59
Hello all.... Long time lurker, first time poster...

First Town game I went to see was this one.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19970140

I was living in Norfolk at the time, so knew a bit about the Norwich team, and before the game told my mate that we'd have to watch out for Darren Eadie and that he was a bit handy. He was pretty much the difference between the sides that day, creating one and scoring two.

Not a good start to my Town watching.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:21:02
That was a dire end to that season.  The Norwich game seems to be the first of a run of 5 in which Phil King displaced Drysdale from the side.  During that run, we conceded 14 and scored 1; with Drysdale returning for the last few games.  Phil eventually moved on in 1999, but never played for us again.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Munichred on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:23:00
I believe our only defeat at home that season...Watford went on to pip us to the title on goal average.

As far as I remember, for us to finish as champions on goal average, Watford needed to lose their last game 0-3 and we needed to win 3-0. They duly did their bit but we won just 2-0, with Rogers heading (YES HEADING) just over the bar which would have made it 3-0. My memory tells me I was stood behind the Town End goal.

Just checked the league table for that year, seems my memory had a senior moment. 0-5 and 5-0 would have done it. I stand by the Rogers header though, and that there were 29,000 in the ground for that Watford match.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: nickhaw on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 13:40:47
That was a dire end to that season.  The Norwich game seems to be the first of a run of 5 in which Phil King displaced Drysdale from the side.  During that run, we conceded 14 and scored 1; with Drysdale returning for the last few games.  Phil eventually moved on in 1999, but never played for us again.

At least we stayed in the league that season.

The next time I saw them play Norwich, we'd already been relegated, although we won and Hay scored 2


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: manc_red on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:17:54
Can't remember whether it was my first, but the first game I can properly remember was 6-0 vs Stoke at the CG. Can remember the Stoke fans doing the conga on the Bank in the pissing rain! Must have been 1989.

Also Blackburn the same season, when it was so foggy you couldn't see the other side of the pitch from the North Stand.

The scum 4-2 away also sticks out, but that might have been the season after.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:19:02
Barnsley at home in either 97 or 98. We won.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: knifey spoony on Thursday, February 21, 2013, 20:34:50
Plymouth at home, New Years Day 1991. 1-1 draw with Steve Foley equalising in injury time.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: wazzared on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 10:09:08
Newbie on here!

My first game was January 28 1998 v Stoke City. Mark Robinson with a screamer if my memory serves me right!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: norwegian on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:18:27
H vs. Arsenal 0-5 27th of Dec 1993

Missing the first half hour/the first half because a delay at the train station in Bristol. We went to the front office and presented us self as we had been in touch with the club about visiting from Norway.

Don't remember if it was Jon Pollard or another bloke who guided us through the player tunnel and we got to sit above the bench in the section where the injured player and youth team were seated.

Great memories!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: NorwayRed on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:20:58
Ops, I had to log users...


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: GoSWINDON on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 11:24:08
Hereford at home  November 1985 , Charlie Henry scored in a 1-0 win and instantly became my hero.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:11:20
Hereford at home  November 1985 , Charlie Henry scored in a 1-0 win and instantly became my hero.
I think that was in about the 89th minute if I remember correctly.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: cheltred69 on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:17:06
Swindon 2 Brizzle Rovers 2 towards the end of the promotion season in 1969.
If my memory is correct we sat on wooden benchesnear the touchline on the north side before the Arkells (aka north stand) was built


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:18:35
I think that was in about the 89th minute if I remember correctly.
I think that season we scored more than half our goals in the last 10 minutes of games due to our superior fitness.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:21:23
I think that season we scored more than half our goals in the last 10 minutes of games due to our superior fitness.
Yeah, that must have been the 102 point season. We seemed to grind out a load of 2-1 wins that season (feels like about 20 but if I look it up it will probably be 3). As you say we just wore teams down.

Edit: It was only 6. We did have 8 1-0's as well though. 14 one goal victories - that looks like a pretty high number to me :hmmm:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:25:55
Yeah, that must have been the 102 point season. We seemed to grind out a load of 2-1 wins that season (feels like about 20 but if I look it up it will probably be 3). As you say we just wore teams down.
It does feel like that! having checked we won 17 games by a single goal and we won 7 games 2-1(8 if you count cup games), one game I remember well was away at Rochdale when we were 1-0 down till the last 10 mins then we scored 2 goals in quick succession to win 2-1. Looking back though it seems like most of the season was like that, happy days :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 12:32:40
The 'Milk Cup' run..

Sunderland 3-2
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0

Still two of my greatest games of all time from that season.

The sad thing about those games is that I don't think there is any footage of them whatsoever because there was a complete TV blackout that season. Mind boggling to think of that these days.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:13:08
The 'Milk Cup' run..

Sunderland 3-2
Sheffield Wednesday 1-0

Still two of my greatest games of all time from that season.

The sad thing about those games is that I don't think there is any footage of them whatsoever because there was a complete TV blackout that season. Mind boggling to think of that these days.
I never went to Sunderland but the Sheff Weds game was brilliant and we should have won by more against the team from a higher league.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Ofua-tgi86c#!

Obviously not the goal but the following news it made :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:14:06
Oh and the massive away following to Ipswich in the next round was brilliant even if the result wasn't!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:38:47
Oh and the massive away following to Ipswich in the next round was brilliant even if the result wasn't!
I didn't go to the Ipswich game for reasons I've long since forgotten but I remember being told by mates who went how amazing the atmosphere was.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, February 23, 2013, 13:45:25
I didn't go to the Ipswich game for reasons I've long since forgotten but I remember being told by mates who went how amazing the atmosphere was.
I can't remember off the top of my head how many we took on a chilly Tuesday evening but it must have been almost half the 12,000 crowd.

I remember we took 60+ coaches to the game and it was the best atmosphere at any Swindon away game I have ever been to in nearly 40 years.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: wigglesworth on Friday, March 1, 2013, 19:54:42
Sheffield United home 1987

two nil, two goals from Jimmy Quinn I think - the second was a free kick from inside the penalty box after the keeper held it for more than five seconds! the entire Sheff utd team lined up on the goal line and Quinn blasted it into the net. Got me hooked for life the bastard!

I believe this was the first home game back in the old second division after the 'rise and rise' as I remember signs on the pitch beforehand saying welcome back to div 2!

Ahhh the glory years  :beers:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: penhillbilly on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:10:16
does sneaking in 5 mins before the end when they used to open the gates count???  ;)
if not, probably Shrewesbury in the FA cup mid 70's when the BBC vans were all parked outside the Shrivvy road for the week... ;D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:13:32
League Cup Final 1969 was my first game - honestly

Got taken along in full kit - including football boots - obviously, I wasn't very old


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:17:18
I can't remember off the top of my head how many we took on a chilly Tuesday evening but it must have been almost half the 12,000 crowd.

I remember we took 60+ coaches to the game and it was the best atmosphere at any Swindon away game I have ever been to in nearly 40 years.
i was at that game, we took there pub, remember town fans dancing on the pool table, we had half of one end with netting seperating us, 3000 at best i think, mansfeild away 0.0 and we won promotion was superb


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:29:16
i was at that game, we took there pub, remember town fans dancing on the pool table, we had half of one end with netting seperating us, 3000 at best i think, mansfeild away 0.0 and we won promotion was superb

I was in that very pub


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:31:49
I was in that very pub
a bloke on the door asked where you from lads, we said swindon, he winked and said come on in
quality days


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: steveg on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:36:35
Swindon 2 Brizzle Rovers 2 towards the end of the promotion season in 1969.
If my memory is correct we sat on wooden benchesnear the touchline on the north side before the Arkells (aka north stand) was built

Ditto and how strange? The second game I watched was against Gibraltar....8-0. Must of felt for them as I moved there for 18 yrs


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Friday, March 1, 2013, 21:43:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EzN4AbpxZLo
this was a tasty one, remember rocks being thrown over from the carpark behind us


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Friday, March 1, 2013, 22:17:52
Was at that one. I remember the bloody maasive ethnic minorities outside than the rocks.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Friday, March 1, 2013, 22:49:53
Was at that one. I remember the bloody maasive ethnic minorities outside than the rocks.
Was also at Eastville and remember the rock throwing , haven't seen that footage  :) Great memories. They were picking off smaller groups of Swindon coming away from the ground, we bumped into some Rovers supporters we knew and walked up the road with them, probably stopped us from getting a kicking to be honest.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, March 1, 2013, 22:53:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=EzN4AbpxZLo
this was a tasty one, remember rocks being thrown over from the carpark behind us

Remember it well.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Foggy on Friday, March 1, 2013, 22:54:42
my first game was 1990 i think, league cup against southampton, 2-2 at home and lost 4-2 away


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Notts red on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:08:46
Was at that one. I remember the bloody maasive ethnic minorities outside than the rocks.
Heard the presenter mention Rovers manager Terry cooper at the end of that clip, our new assistants dad  :) Is Terry best know for playing at Ipswich Town ?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:13:24
Heard the presenter mention Rovers manager Terry cooper at the end of that clip, our new assistants dad  :) Is Terry best know for playing at Ipswich Town ?

Leeds i reckon....managed Brum for a while also.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:21:02
my first game was 1990 i think, league cup against southampton, 2-2 at home and lost 4-2 away
was that the game where gittens tried to let the ball go for a goal kick, instead he fucked it and they got a corner & scored :hmmm: if so i was there, if i recall it was called of prior due to a waterlgged pitch


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:32:35
was that the game where gittens tried to let the ball go for a goal kick, instead he fucked it and they got a corner & scored :hmmm: if so i was there, if i recall it was called of prior due to a waterlgged pitch

A young Shearer crossed for old boy Rideout to equalise........then Saints scored two more in extra time...Alan Mac was brilliant and probably the reason the Saints paid a million for him a few months later.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: cheltred69 on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:38:37
A young Shearer crossed for old boy Rideout to equalise........then Saints scored two more in extra time...Alan Mac was brilliant and probably the reason the Saints paid a million for him a few months later.

It would have been a million if they didn't drop him after he played 24 games!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:39:50
I remember Shilton running out expecting applause and getting a chorus of "Maradonna"

I was a bit torn on that one, 'cos I hated the hand-balling little cunt, but I put my petty issues aside and did my bit to wind up the opposition, for the benefit of STFC


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:41:01
A young Shearer crossed for old boy Rideout to equalise........then Saints scored two more in extra time...Alan Mac was brilliant and probably the reason the Saints paid a million for him a few months later.
do you remember the saints strange song, out of nowhere the chant of "you can beat this shit"


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: leefer on Friday, March 1, 2013, 23:43:07
It would have been a million if they didn't drop him after he played 24 games!


Yep...remember that now,there loss was Pompey's gain,he had a great career for them.

No Woolster cant remember that chanting but i vividly remember the Gittens moment....i remember it was well juicy in the local streets before and after.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: woolster on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 00:14:52
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mCYwspgyZFQ


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: RobertT on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 00:27:20
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19810133

Having looked at everyone elses start dates I noticed few were from this time.  Looking at the seasons either side and the attendances, I can see there were few reasons to take young kids and try and get them hooked at this time.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Saturday, March 2, 2013, 00:39:11
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19810133

Having looked at everyone elses start dates I noticed few were from this time.  Looking at the seasons either side and the attendances, I can see there were few reasons to take young kids and try and get them hooked at this time.

Ian Miller and Brian (Spit the dog) Williams on the wings

What a fucking side that was  !!!

It's partly what made it all seem so bad not long after when we collapsed - before Lou led us back up


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: droogie on Friday, March 8, 2013, 21:58:46
1st town game 68/69 brighton1 swindon 3


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Red Affliction on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 01:00:50
My 1st match was a 1-0 loss at home to Norwich in '71. Little did I know that the Town could make or break so many Saturday nights since!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 08:59:07
Interestingly, what were TEF members first away games?

I remember the first three I went to we won!

WBA away 96/97 won 2-1. Alison and Smith scored.
Followed that ip the following season with Chris Hay scoring the winner at Elm Park to win 1-0 v Reading and then beat Stoke 2-1 in the first league game at the Britannia. Alison and Hay scored two in a couple of minutes late on.

It all went down hill after that!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 09:07:59
My first away game was at Wycombe in 02/03 when we went 1-0 up, 2-1 down and won 3-2 after Parkin scored a late late late winner. I remember being shocked at just how different the atmosphere was compared to a home game.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20030117


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Langers on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 09:36:39
My first away game was Barnet away in 06/07 ish.

It was a cold Tuesday night, we lost 1-0 in a dreadful match.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: JanTheMan on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 09:41:22
Vale away in 89.  I think we lost 1-2


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bogus Dave on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 09:42:21
That was the Aaron Brown night wasn't it?

My first was Torquay in 2005, 2-2 draw. Parkin Brace. Couldn't see a lot because of the bastard sun. Sat behind swindon town dave on the coach, who showed us his tats.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Langers on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 09:46:00
That was the Aaron Brown night wasn't it?

My first was Torquay in 2005, 2-2 draw. Parkin Brace. Couldn't see a lot because of the bastard sun. Sat behind swindon town dave on the coach, who showed us his tats.

Indeed it was.

Also, there were more Town fans than Barnet fans that day.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20070133


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:10:52
I didn't go to a Town away game until the Bristol City 0-0 in 1996. Championship winning season, early Scott Leitch game.

My first non-Swindon awayday was with my step-dad in 1991, Hibernian 2-4 Aberdeen. That was much more interesting.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:26:24
Luton away in the FA Cup in the 79-80 season, we won 2-0, Rowland and Williams scoring....

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19800604


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Red Affliction on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 11:59:13
My first away match was memorable for so many reasons. It was a 4th Round League cup tie at Wimbledon in the 79-80 season which we won 2-1 with a very late winner bundled home by Chic Bates I think. The experience was also enhanced by being a 14 year old kid with his mates doing a first trip to London without adult supervision (a fine apprenticeship for the next 2 unsupervised trips to Arsenal & Wolves during the rest of that cup run). It was also my first memory of being lifted off my feet in a crowd crush trying to leave the ground. About 2500 people trying to funnel through a narrow exit onto the street with police outside slowing down the crowd dispersal hence the crush. 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:17:47
My first away match was memorable for so many reasons. It was a 4th Round League cup tie at Wimbledon in the 79-80 season which we won 2-1 with a very late winner bundled home by Chic Bates I think. The experience was also enhanced by being a 14 year old kid with his mates doing a first trip to London without adult supervision (a fine apprenticeship for the next 2 unsupervised trips to Arsenal & Wolves during the rest of that cup run). It was also my first memory of being lifted off my feet in a crowd crush trying to leave the ground. About 2500 people trying to funnel through a narrow exit onto the street with police outside slowing down the crowd dispersal hence the crush. 

I remember going on the Football Special to that one...proper trip. The thing set off, in what seeemed completely the wrong direction, certainly picked up in Chippenham, and may even have got as far west as Bath before looping back round to Westbury, Warminster and into the spider's web of suburban London commuter lines via Basingstoke and Woking.

Also remember loads of spotty 14 yeard olds puking up left right and centre having had a shandy or 2 too many.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:23:08
My first away game was Crystal Palace or Charlton in 99/00, whichever came first.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:24:06
Mine was Crystal Palace or Charlton in 99/00, whichever came first.

99 came first...


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bukkake Regiment on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:24:47
1899 for you.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:25:33
I can't really remember much about my first game...after speaking to my Dad though it appears it was against Hull in 1987, 0-0

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Results.asp?Season=1987-1988


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:29:31
Mine was Crystal Palace or Charlton in 99/00, whichever came first.
99 came first...
1899 for you.

[url width=245 height=190]http://i.imgur.com/OezDpRV.gif[/url]


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:36:08
[url width=245 height=190]http://i.imgur.com/OezDpRV.gif[/url]

Didn't know Fola looked like John Barnes..


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Red Affliction on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:37:59

Also remember loads of spotty 14 yeard olds puking up left right and centre having had a shandy or 2 too many.
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Yeah, sorry about that but in my defence I was spot free! Rite of passage and all that  :pint:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Abrahammer on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 12:49:31
First away game was a 3-0 defeat to Ipswich in 98 or 99.  Pretty forgettable stuff, random memorable fact is the man mountain James Williams made his first start I believe.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Arriba on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 19:47:02
Ipswich town 1 swindon town 2    March 1989 my first away game. Got there late and had to go through their end to be let through into the away terrace.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 19:59:32
First away game for me was Forest away in the FA cup in 78, massive Town following and a poor 4-1 defeat to a Cloughie team in the middle of a brilliant run of 42 undefeated in the league at the time, a Forest team that won the League that year.

The Forest team was     
Shilton, Anderson, Barrett, McGovern, Needham, Burns, O'Neill, Gemmill, Withe, Woodcock, Robertson.

We had no chance TBH but a great day out none the less.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: guy66 on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 21:22:47
West Ham in 1990..


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Stevecourty on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 23:18:54
My first game was a 2-1 win against port vale back in October 1999 I sat in the arkells. Still remember coming out into the stand for the first time and seeing that lush green pitch. It was a lovely day and was instantly hooked!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, March 10, 2013, 00:31:41
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19790604
This was my first away game- nearly 11k at Aldershot. We must have had 3-4,000 of them. It was rammed.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Sunday, March 10, 2013, 00:44:30
I can't remember my first away game  :doh:

It could have been City away in Jan 91, we won 4-0.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: farmer61 on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 08:59:22
Swindon 0-1 Watford March 1969


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: FreddySTFC! on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 23:04:02
Mine was the first game of the 94/95 season (the year after we got relegated from the Prem). Port Vale at home, a 2-0 win with goals from Fjortoft & Keith Scott iirc!! Sat in the Arkells & have only ever been in there about 4 or 5 times since!!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: bassett boy on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 13:39:04
My first away Game was West ham in the Cup 1974 i think lots of Swindon support there
The away end was full of West ham real kicking that day and the reply the following Tuesday


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: donkey on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 19:17:39
Looking at the first post (thanks Constanza), there aren't many of us whose first game was away.  Not too surprising, I guess.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: michael on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 22:09:53
Home to Blackburn in 1988 I think it was. Can't remember the result (which even at that young age probably means that we lost) but do seem to recall Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald turning out for the visitors.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 22:19:06
Home to Blackburn in 1988 I think it was. Can't remember the result (which even at that young age probably means that we lost) but do seem to recall Ossie Ardiles and Steve Archibald turning out for the visitors.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19880138


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: michael on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 22:24:11
Ta.

Interesting to note just the 23 teams in Division 2 that year.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Drakes Way on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 03:37:57
First game my Dad took me to was Swindon Reserves 1 Southport 2 in 1968 (I think). Can't remember much about that day except for:

1. jumping onto the pitch perimeter to retrieve a ball that went out of play (because you could in those days), and
2. changing the score in the Football Pink to 3-2 and magically expecting us to move up the table (in my defence I was 7 at the time).

Moved to Australia shortly after beating Arsenal at Wembley and it took me until 1986 to get back to the County Ground, just in time to see Swindon 2 Blackpool 6. Did, at that point, think I was a bad luck charm but happy to say that I have seen Swindon win many times since then.

Hoping to get back for a holiday next season but will need to wait for the new season's fixtures to come out so that I plan it around when we are at home (preferably a Saturday/Tuesday arrangement).


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: nigel grays a postie on Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:01:38
Swindon 1 Sheff Wed 0 1972 Frank Burrows scored. All I can really remember is wondering why the mustachioed winger had to take all the corners from both sides. Went with my neighbour and his son, and neighbours brother and his 2 sons. Think they had about 4 season tickets and smuggled at least 2 of us in somehow in the seats in the old shrivvy road. You had to go up a real rickety old stair case to get up there.

Next game was a night game v Burnley - stood on the Stratton bank seem to remember no segregation between home and away fans but what really stuck with me as a 8 year old kid was the vivid green of the pitch and the bright white floodlights as you first entered the terrace. That image still gives tingle of anticipation for night games even now.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, July 29, 2013, 22:34:09
Portsmouth at home 27/02/1993 - 1-0 (Bodin)  ;D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 08:48:55
My first away game I am reliably informed was Portsmouth, I must have been about 4 so about 1992....I have absolutely no recollection of it whatsoever or my first home game for that matter.

First away game I remember would have been a couple of trips to Elm Park followed by Old Trafford in the Coca-Cola Cup 1996.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Munichred on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 15:18:30
I have only a very vague recollection of the game, but I think my first time was when my dad took me to a testimonial match at the CG when Stanley Matthews was playing in the other team, possibly an All-Star selection. It would have been in the mid to late fifties. I stood on the boards, Stratton Bank, just to the right behind the goal. I watched the Maurice Owen generation and later teams from that spot, moving later to watch Bert Head's Babes from around the half-way line, standing at the front of what became the North Stand (called "The Enclosure" I think) . Then to the back of the Town End in the late sixties.  Happy Days...

First away game was at Crystal Palace, traveling there with my dad and a few of his friends in a Vauxhall Cresta estate, owned by Bill O'Connel. He ran a shop in Swindon Road, Stratton, which later became Sleeman's. I think we lost 4-1.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bert Heads head on Sunday, October 13, 2013, 00:02:31
I can't remember my first Town game, apart from by using the method of looking at the results and thinking I must have been at that one. So, 1960-61 is the best bet, the days of Arnold Darcy dancing down the wing, Bronco Layne preparing to spend time with his lawyer, and of course Ernie Hunt's barrell chest, Woodruffs throw ins, and Mike Summerbee's nose.

At a guess then, the first game was Lincoln City at home on 30th September 1960. We won 4-0.
Later I enjoyed watching players like the vertically challenged goalie Tony Hicks taking time off from his love affair with pints of Guinness :pint: to crouch between the sticks, Keith East who we saw score 9 goals in a week, Frank "ten past" Haffey and our best ever player, Ron Dodgers. EVERY time Don got the ball, a collective aaaaaaahhhhhhh reverberated around the ground

But the first game I can really remember going to was at Leyton Orient on 28 March 1964, proudly wearing my new Donkey Jacket. The Kinks "All Day and all of the Night" blaring out of the coffee bars juke-boxes on Leyton High Street. Can't remember the fucking game, though the statistics say we lost 2-1


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: STFCDude3 on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 13:45:10
16 Sept 1986

Swindon 2 Blackpool 6

Stood on the Town End, what a terrible but realistic way to realise life as a Town fan !


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:11:31
Swindon 2-2 Newcastle in the Premier League 1993, can't remember the date. I don't actually remember anything about the game, I vaguely remember my dad picking up some mates and also seem to remember finding the floodlights fascinating!

Pretty sure my first away game was Wrexham in 1996. We lost, and that was the first time I'd seen us lose and I bawled my eyes out.



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 14:27:14
Swindon 2-2 Newcastle in the Premier League 1993, can't remember the date. I don't actually remember anything about the game, I vaguely remember my dad picking up some mates and also seem to remember finding the floodlights fascinating!

Pretty sure my first away game was Wrexham in 1996. We lost, and that was the first time I'd seen us lose and I bawled my eyes out.



Surely you can remember Andy Mutch and the somersault?

Pic on my office wall....


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:23:31
The Newcastle game was on my 10th birthday.

Two goals in quick succession are always great.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:29:40
Surely you can remember Andy Mutch and the somersault?

Pic on my office wall....

Well I was about 4 at the time and wouldn't have been able to see it anyway!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:32:57
There's got to be a Youtube clip of the Grandstand opening that included the Mutch Flip and Point.

Lovely stuff.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:39:51
Ten four  :)



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: blah blah on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:46:03
16 Sept 1986

Swindon 2 Blackpool 6

Stood on the Town End, what a terrible but realistic way to realise life as a Town fan !

Wasnt that the game where Alan Mayes ran the show for Blackpool ? I remember standing in the Shrivenham Road stand with my dad, he was applauding Mayes, when just about everyone else was ready to kick off. First time I remember being a little bit scared at a match  :-[


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 15:59:37
Wasnt that the game where Alan Mayes ran the show for Blackpool ? I remember standing in the Shrivenham Road stand with my dad, he was applauding Mayes, when just about everyone else was ready to kick off. First time I remember being a little bit scared at a match  :-[

They had a stocky winger called Mark Taylor, who tore us a new one that night, I thought he'd go on to be a decent player, but after a couple of successful seasons with the Tangerines he got injured, missed a season and a half and was never the same again. The one who did go on was Paul Stewart, he got one on the night....went on to Spurs and played for England.

3 players never played for Macari again after that night.....Kenny Allen, David Cole, stalwarts of the Div 4 champions, and Lingy who'd arrived in the summer.


Title: Re:
Post by: Ironside on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 16:40:47
Early '83. Port Vale at home. Won 1-0. They wore yellow. Never seen so many people in one place. 5 years old, just turning 6. I chose my team for life on that day. Every time I go in the NS, my nostrils are still filled with smell of cigars despite it being non-smoking for  20 odd years.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: suttonred on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 16:44:18
There used to be an old boy in the arkells, the cigar he smoked would last the whole game. damn thing must have been a foot long before he sparked it.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: adje on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 19:51:41
Home win 1-0 V Orient 1968.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: swindonremo on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 10:50:11
Mine was in the 2004/05 season vs Bradford at home. Can't really remember anything about that game, I think I went to a few with my uncle that season :D, but my earliest memories of watching Swindon was in the 2005/06 season when we got relegated.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Exiled Bob on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 17:56:14
They had a stocky winger called Mark Taylor, who tore us a new one that night, I thought he'd go on to be a decent player, but after a couple of successful seasons with the Tangerines he got injured, missed a season and a half and was never the same again. The one who did go on was Paul Stewart, he got one on the night....went on to Spurs and played for England.

3 players never played for Macari again after that night.....Kenny Allen, David Cole, stalwarts of the Div 4 champions, and Lingy who'd arrived in the summer.
I'd forgotten about Ling's first spell at the club and didn't realise he'd played in that game. What I remember about the game was that when the 3rd or 4th Blackpool goal went in a few fans started booing and singing "what a load of rubbish" and they were quickly shouted down - the Town End then started up with "Lou Macari's red and white army" and it went on for practically the rest of the match. The Town players noticeably raised their game and made a fight of it.....and it seemed to kick the season. After a slow start to the season we never looked back from then on.....or that's how I remember it anyway. Then again maybe the tears have blurred the memories a little bit....... I remember Mayes scoring at the Town End though.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: normy on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 11:26:33
Swindon 0 Ipswich 1    27th March 1948.  My brother took me, and knew our goalkeeper Norman Uprichard personally.  Can't remember much else. 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:36:00
Swindon 0 Ipswich 1    27th March 1948.  My brother took me, and knew our goalkeeper Norman Uprichard personally.  Can't remember much else. 

Thanks normy. Maurice Owen's first full season.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: normy on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:46:36
Thanks Costanza.  I think I remember him, and later, plus Bob Edwards, Harry Lunn, Garth Hudson, Peart, Onslow, George Hunt, Jimmy Bain, and a few others.  :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 12:56:25
Swindon 0 Ipswich 1    27th March 1948.  My brother took me, and knew our goalkeeper Norman Uprichard personally.  Can't remember much else. 
Are you Reg's son?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 13:00:28
Thanks Costanza.  I think I remember him, and later, plus Bob Edwards, Harry Lunn, Garth Hudson, Peart, Onslow, George Hunt, Jimmy Bain, and a few others.  :)

I remember Harry Lunn used to have a shop in Commercial Road, quite near the market...I was never sure what he actually sold...but in those post war days of proper austerity probably not a lot.

 A mate showed me an early 50's ration book last night, that had belonged to his grandparents....the authorities were very pleased to announce in 1951, that the Empire had managed to provide us with sufficient sugar, that there was now a small surplus which could be used to raise some $ (US dollars).

Much to the fore on the ration book, was Tate and Lyle's Mr Cube.....who brandishing his sword of free enterprise, and shield to ward off the threats of Attlee's nationalisation.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xAC-6u07qek/UUX-dBvf__I/AAAAAAAAOHE/VR1k-MbXOnM/s320/mrcubesword.jpg)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: GL5 Red on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 15:56:53
First Town game for me was a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in March 1988, just turned 6.  Hooked since that day.  First away game was Chelsea away in Feb 1989, we lost 3-2.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Mother Brown on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 22:02:44
I remember Harry Lunn used to have a shop in Commercial Road, quite near the market...I was never sure what he actually sold...but in those post war days of proper austerity probably not a lot.

 A mate showed me an early 50's ration book last night, that had belonged to his grandparents....the authorities were very pleased to announce in 1951, that the Empire had managed to provide us with sufficient sugar, that there was now a small surplus which could be used to raise some $ (US dollars).

Much to the fore on the ration book, was Tate and Lyle's Mr Cube.....who brandishing his sword of free enterprise, and shield to ward off the threats of Attlee's nationalisation.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xAC-6u07qek/UUX-dBvf__I/AAAAAAAAOHE/VR1k-MbXOnM/s320/mrcubesword.jpg)
Harry Lunn"s fish bar.
Eat in or takeaway iirc.Had a tank with "pick youre own" Lobsters.
Opposite Terry Warner sports shop.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: paddieu on Thursday, November 20, 2014, 06:46:07
My first game came before we moved into the area (Faringdon) - we went with the family we knew in town.
I'd have to guess something like 1960/1.

Stood on Shrivvy Road stand SB end. For years I always thought I'd seen us beat Bristle Shitty [topical note ahoy !] 4-3
but I've looked up all the records and can find no hint of anything remotely like that (!)

Is that worse than remembering nothing about your first game ?!  :no:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: The Million Pound Man on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 13:35:59
First Town game for me was a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in March 1988, just turned 6.  Hooked since that day.  First away game was Chelsea away in Feb 1989, we lost 3-2.

Very, very similar to me albeit 10 years earlier.

First game Nov '98 2-0 win vs Palace- caught the bug
First away game we lost by 1 goal in West London too; 0-1 vs Fulham in October '99.

Edit: Age 6 also.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10:22:38
I've uploaded my entire collection of STFC footage to YouTube, so if I've got any video of your first game, it will be on there now!  There are now 1725 videos available on the YT channel and via the site match pages.

Read about it here:  http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Sir Pissalot on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:41:06
I've uploaded my entire collection of STFC footage to YouTube, so if I've got any video of your first game, it will be on there now!  There are now 1725 videos available on the YT channel and via the site match pages.

Read about it here:  http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271)

Wow!  Good work, sir!!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:47:45
I've uploaded my entire collection of STFC footage to YouTube, so if I've got any video of your first game, it will be on there now!  There are now 1725 videos available on the YT channel and via the site match pages.

Read about it here:  http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271)

Great work! In the absence of any football today, I'm watching Swindon vs Walsall from 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl2i3PwCScQ Style of play is so so different from todays side.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 14:36:18
Great work! In the absence of any football today, I'm watching Swindon vs Walsall from 1988 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl2i3PwCScQ Style of play is so so different from todays side.

That game was shite....it was around the time that Macari was often not around on match days, so the rumour mill about his liking for a punt, went into overdrive....there were even the usual mongs who thought he should be sacked, as back to back promotions weren't good enough for them.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 15:21:11
I've uploaded my entire collection of STFC footage to YouTube, so if I've got any video of your first game, it will be on there now!  There are now 1725 videos available on the YT channel and via the site match pages.

Read about it here:  http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2271)

This is fantastic. Thank you.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: PeakRed on Saturday, January 3, 2015, 12:58:00
21.03.87 vs Fulham 2-0 Quinny got both and I've been hooked ever since!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Pete on Sunday, March 15, 2015, 18:29:20
January 11th 1975, home to Hereford, won 1-0.

And I found the link!
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19750126



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: scott on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 17:21:19
League Cup semi final against Wolves 77/78 ? All I remember about the game is The town End chant of ' ANDY GRAY WANK WANK WANK ! ' ..... Quality   :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: wokinghamred on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 18:06:26
First Town game was home to Hull in Jan 1966. Beat them 3-1.
I sat in the top of the old Shrivvy Road stand, and thought, wow, what a fantastic football ground !

First away game v Fulham in Oct 1970. Lost 1-0 in the League Cup.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 19:55:14
Here's mine   :)

https://youtu.be/Omu4q_CxTPc


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Charlie Henry on Thursday, May 14, 2015, 20:03:39
https://www.youtube.com/v/p6IA0hcklIQ%26hl=en%26color1=0x5d1719%26color2=0xcd311b%26border=1

My first and Alan Mayes final goal


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: since 75 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:24:14
November 2nd,1976. Drew 1 each with Palace,evening kick off. Walked up the steps in the (then named) north stand,saw the pitch lit up & not exaggerating when I say my life changed that night.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:32:42
November 2nd,1976. Drew 1 each with Palace,evening kick off. Walked up the steps in the (then named) north stand,saw the pitch lit up & not exaggerating when I say my life changed that night.

Not since 1975 then…  :hmmm:

I have exactly the same first impression as you though. Seeing the floodlit pitch and the advertising hoardings as I crested the steps of the Shrivvy Road, feeling like this was the big time, and was hooked in that instant.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: MaTaNzA on Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:56:30
First game: Swindon Town v Crewe 1995 (can't remember the date)

I was 8 and all I can remember was my dad saying about how good Neil Lennon was, which turned out to be true!



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: since 75 on Friday, May 15, 2015, 12:34:51
Not since 1975 then…  :hmmm:

I have exactly the same first impression as you though. Seeing the floodlit pitch and the advertising hoardings as I crested the steps of the Shrivvy Road, feeling like this was the big time, and was hooked in that instant.
Fan since 75,first 'live' game 1976


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Mrs Brown on Sunday, August 23, 2015, 17:32:55
August 1978 - League Cup game against Portsmouth which the Town won 4-2.  If I recall correctly, there were some escapees from the Town End who ran the length of the pitch to confront the Pompey fans on the Stratton Bank before the kick-off.  There was a bit of a scrap on the pitch before everyone went back to their respective end and the game started.  Hooked from that day forward!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: kirky69 on Thursday, July 7, 2016, 19:52:24
With it being pre season and all that I thought it would be a good time to start this again - for those like me who didn't post last time. My first game was aged 8 with my Dad in the Town End seeing us beat a strong Liverpool team 2-0 in the league cup 3rd round with Sir Don scoring a brace. Mostly downhill since!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: garystfcjeans on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 11:49:58
1979-1980 watched Kammy in the north stand, Married to my cousin free tickets I think   :clap:


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:20:33
You got free tickets for marrying your cousin?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Matchworn Shirts on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:38:07
You got free tickets for marrying your cousin?

Standard practice in Oxford


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Stevens on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 13:02:34
Home fixture 1967 v Scunthorpe, 2-0 in front a large crowd if my memory serves me right.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Crispy on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 16:02:42
Swindon 2-1 Brentford. Boxing Day '02, Gurney & Parkin.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: THATCHAMRED on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 16:05:27
August 1978 - League Cup game against Portsmouth which the Town won 4-2.  If I recall correctly, there were some escapees from the Town End who ran the length of the pitch to confront the Pompey fans on the Stratton Bank before the kick-off.  There was a bit of a scrap on the pitch before everyone went back to their respective end and the game started.  Hooked from that day forward!

My first post although I've been registered and a n avid reader of the TEF for years!

I'm ready to be called a cunt as my friendly welcome  :)

This was my first game as well I was seven and I was more interested in the trouble! I was told to watch the football not the fighting  :D




Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:34:53
Alright cunt?
You're well fucking old.

 :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: normy on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:40:45
First game I was seven, in 1948, and we lost to Ipswich. I must be the oldest cunt on here?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:42:36
First game I was seven, in 1948, and we lost to Ipswich. I must be the oldest cunt on here?

What? Reg is so old he doesn't actually have an age recognised by the standard numeric system.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: normy on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:55:08
Reg is a youngster first match 1962


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 19:59:12
Reg is a youngster first match 1962
Yes but he was 32 at the time ;)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 21:17:58
First game I was seven, in 1948, and we lost to Ipswich. I must be the oldest cunt on here?
You're too old to be a cunt!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: REDBUCK on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 02:07:54
First game: Swindon Town v Crewe 1995 (can't remember the date)

I was 8 and all I can remember was my dad saying about how good Neil Lennon was, which turned out to be true!



21st October, 2-1,  12,663 attended and Danny Murphy played to.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID19960113





Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 08:40:49
I remember Finney say on the radio that he was still shaking after his penalty crept in.

Look at the sheer quantity of Crewe fans! You don't see that anymore.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Posh Red on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10:38:56
I remember Finney say on the radio that he was still shaking after his penalty crept in.

Look at the sheer quantity of Crewe fans! You don't see that anymore.

Same could be said for us too.

Bear in mind that it was a top of the table clash & Crewe had a good side with lots of potential.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 12:36:31
August 1978 - League Cup game against Portsmouth which the Town won 4-2.  If I recall correctly, there were some escapees from the Town End who ran the length of the pitch to confront the Pompey fans on the Stratton Bank before the kick-off.  There was a bit of a scrap on the pitch before everyone went back to their respective end and the game started.  Hooked from that day forward!

My first game was a cup match against Pompey too,but it was in 1977 and we won 4-3.

My old man hated football so a neighbour took me. We stood in the Southside terrace,and I went down the front with all the other nippers,I would've been 7 at the time.
I'll never forget that feeling walking into the ground under floodlights,and the smell of frying onions and pipe smoke.

The thing that caught my attention the most was the chant of "Sa - win -don",which my family,who don't hail  from Swindon, found hilarious when I told them later.
My mum still takes the piss today,asking how 'Sa win don' got on

That,and the amount of violence!
I couldn't believe the sight  grown men beating the shit out of each other on the pitch just yards in front of me,as Elkie Brooks' "Pearl's a singer" gently played over the Tannoy system.
One bloke even leap frogged over me to get on the pitch and smack someone.
Yet everything around me seemed to carry on as normal,like no one had noticed the ongoing spectacle.
The  Announcer wittered  away and old boys checked their programmes like nothing had happened.

One Swindon fan that was dragged off by Police, was black,and I remember being shocked at the amount of racist abuse he received.
Even the guy I was with shouted "Get back to the jungle".

As for the game itself,all I remember is Chris Kamara scored and became my instant favourite player.
And I had change out of 50p!

And I've been suffering ever since..

 :D




Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: THATCHAMRED on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 13:25:25
Thanks for the warm welcome Ells you're right I'm getting old  :cry:

I might have got confused and my first game may have been 1977 it was definitely against Pompey that's for sure!



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Costanza on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 15:12:42
'78 was a good year for the Pompey head-to-head.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/HeadToHead.asp?Team=Portsmouth


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: garystfcjeans on Friday, March 10, 2017, 11:18:51
You got free tickets for marrying your cousin?

Kammy is married to my cousin


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: redordead57 on Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:13:10
 Home to Coventry 64 I think lost 0-3 bank holiday Monday , cov keeper got head injury went off so centre half went in goal no sub's in those days Yes it was that long ago , remember standing in Town end with my late dad ,think town went down at end of season with Bert head in charge .


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:22:50
Home to Coventry 64 I think lost 0-3 bank holiday Monday , cov keeper got head injury went off so centre half went in goal no sub's in those days Yes it was that long ago , remember standing in Town end with my late dad ,think town went down at end of season with Bert head in charge .

We haven't lost at home in a league game to Cov since 1960. In the 64/65 relegation season we beat them 4-1 at the CG, with The Don getting a brace.

Not as memorable as the Cobblers game a couple of weeks later when we came back from 0-2 at HT to win 4-2.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: North West on Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:30:25
Home to Cambridge January 1992.  Dion Dublin scored the 2nd in a 2-0 defeat.

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920125 (http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19920125)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, March 10, 2017, 13:59:23
We haven't lost at home in a league game to Cov since 1960.


Ah well that at least 3 points next season.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Townend80 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 13:14:19
October 17th 1992 Swindon town 5-1 Notts County 


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Posh Red on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 14:01:17
Not mine but the first game I took my son to.

April 1999, Home to Grimsby.

Town won 2-0 with goals early in each half.

Son was impressed by the fact we had two goals (we only had one in the garden) and kept asking which one was Alan Shearer :)


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Pax Romana on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 16:50:11
April 14th 1973.  Swindon 0-0 Millwall

Not a great time to start watching the town.  ;D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 17:44:53
October 17th 1992 Swindon town 5-1 Notts County 

Pretty sure I was at that game in the Townend. Kevin Horlock scored a screamer IIRC.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 18:34:14
Pretty sure I was at that game in the Townend. Kevin Horlock scored a screamer IIRC.
Yep was a cracking game and goal, Ling, Mitchell, Summerbee, Moncur, Horlock all scored, we had a super side back then.

From 1 min 30 secs in...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCucX_Ig7As

I was the steward to the left of the Town End goal, on the front gate and had a cracking view of several goals ;)



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 19:14:59

I was the steward to the left of the Town End goal, on the front gate and had a cracking view of several goals ;)


"Go get a proper job"  :)

I bet that the steward training was pretty minimal in those days.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 19:37:21
"Go get a proper job"  :)

I bet that the steward training was pretty minimal in those days.
I worked at the club for 3 years but then left to get a "proper job" ;) but stayed on as a steward from 88 till 99, the training was a 3 hour session on a summer Sunday morning hosted by the police that basically told you what you could do and how to take down someone attacking you with a bottle. It was good fun!

I already had a part time job as a night club bouncer at the Brunel Rooms at the time so knew what to do so it was piss easy.

I got paid £25 per game and at that time the price of a ticket was £10 and I would have gone anyway so I was £35 up per game!

The only times I ever felt threatened by any away fan (I am a pretty big lump and most away fans never argued with me anyway) was Cardiff in the FA cup in 95 and against Millwall in the LC QF of 95.

Millwall brought "spotters" who were supposed to go in and eject the known trouble and all they did was "hes banned" "hes a trouble maker" and they did nothing, the Police told us not to go into the crowd and eject any fans unless we had backup from them....we had no backup! and there was a lot of trouble inside the ground, horrible thugs both those sets of fans.

Oxford, Shitty and Rovers fans were like choirboys in comparison.



Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 01:34:09
Good insight there PV, thanks.

Remember both games well.
Cardiff was a nasty one, particularly after the game.

Also recall the stewards legging it along with everyone else after an early season Leicester pitch invasion late 80's / early 90's.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 09:26:04
Also recall the stewards legging it along with everyone else after an early season Leicester pitch invasion late 80's / early 90's.
I don't remember that at all, could have been one game I missed, but doesn't ring a bell at all.

The only pitch invasion I do remember was Lids fans invading the pitch at the end of the Premier season and running towards the Town End where I was steward but they were actually non threatening and pretty well behaved set of fans.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 10:25:11
Good insight there PV, thanks.

Remember both games well.
Cardiff was a nasty one, particularly after the game.

Also recall the stewards legging it along with everyone else after an early season Leicester pitch invasion late 80's / early 90's.

The Leicester one was when a steward got clumped, a few of em got on the pitch and didn't do much. It was 0-0 with a 13k crowd, think it was first game of the season in 92?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Bedford Red on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:08:58
It was the first game of the 91-92 season, it finished 0-0, i remember them coming on to the pitch.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:17:11
Yeah I definately missed that one! sounds like a good job, probably on holiday at the time being August.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:26:16
Good insight there PV, thanks.

Remember both games well.
Cardiff was a nasty one, particularly after the game.

Also recall the stewards legging it along with everyone else after an early season Leicester pitch invasion late 80's / early 90's.

Excuse me WB, not all of us legged it.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:34:43
My first game was a cup match against Pompey too,but it was in 1977 and we won 4-3.

My old man hated football so a neighbour took me. We stood in the Southside terrace,and I went down the front with all the other nippers,I would've been 7 at the time.
I'll never forget that feeling walking into the ground under floodlights,and the smell of frying onions and pipe smoke.

The thing that caught my attention the most was the chant of "Sa - win -don",which my family,who don't hail  from Swindon, found hilarious when I told them later.
My mum still takes the piss today,asking how 'Sa win don' got on

That,and the amount of violence!
I couldn't believe the sight  grown men beating the shit out of each other on the pitch just yards in front of me,as Elkie Brooks' "Pearl's a singer" gently played over the Tannoy system.
One bloke even leap frogged over me to get on the pitch and smack someone.
Yet everything around me seemed to carry on as normal,like no one had noticed the ongoing spectacle.
The  Announcer wittered  away and old boys checked their programmes like nothing had happened.

One Swindon fan that was dragged off by Police, was black,and I remember being shocked at the amount of racist abuse he received.
Even the guy I was with shouted "Get back to the jungle".

As for the game itself,all I remember is Chris Kamara scored and became my instant favourite player.
And I had change out of 50p!

And I've been suffering ever since..

 :D



I think I remember that game.  It was shortly after Kammy had signed for us from Pompey.  On the pitch it was a helluva battle and Kammy was everywhere, especially with his sliding tackles.  Racist chanting was of course, sadly, common in those days.  I recall having been especially shocked to hear monkey chants directed at Kammy that night by the Pompey fans as I had thought he would be one of those players they still loved.  I have always hated all racist behaviour but, looking back, it is a strange sensitivity that I should have felt Kammy somehow had something about him that made it shocking that HE should be abused. Regardless, Kammy became a new hero for me too right up to the time he ended his Swindon career (and acquired a criminal conviction) by breaking the nose of Jim Melrose, the Shrew who had been racially abusing him.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:39:25
I think I remember that game.  It was shortly after Kammy had signed for us from Pompey.  On the pitch it was a helluva battle and Kammy was everywhere, especially with his sliding tackles.  Racist chanting was of course, sadly, common in those days.  I recall having been especially shocked to hear monkey chants directed at Kammy that night by the Pompey fans as I had thought he would be one of those players they still loved.  I have always hated all racist behaviour but, looking back, it is a strange sensitivity that I should have felt Kammy somehow had something about him that made it shocking that HE should be abused. Regardless, Kammy became a new hero for me too right up to the time he ended his Swindon career (and acquired a criminal conviction) by breaking the nose of Jim Melrose, the Shrew who had been racially abusing him.

Jaw, I think.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:52:57
Good point, must have been quite a connection.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:56:08
Excuse me WB, not all of us legged it.

That's what I thought Reg, I was in the Shrivvy and just watched. They looked like they changed there minds when the town fans on the bank stood and stared. One fella at the front of the Shrivvy took a few on by himself  :D


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:58:51
That's what I thought Reg, I was in the Shrivvy and just watched. They looked like they changed there minds when the town fans on the bank stood and stared. One fella at the front of the Shrivvy took a few on by himself  :D

Once they had the error of their ways explained they were fine.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 12:17:39
Some footage starting at 3:30 in:

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19920101


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:09:34
Ha, that was it  ;D a few got in the Shrivvy but nothing major. Nice sunny day, think they brought about 3000.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:22:03
Some footage starting at 3:30 in:

http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?Tab=Video&MatchID=19920101

Well I never knew that Micky Hazard was a mackem!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:22:51
Well I never knew that Micky Hazard was a mackem!

 ??? Really?


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:32:34
I think the Leicester thing was a bit half hearted. Quite a few got on the pitch and ran across to the Shrivvy. Looked a bit threatening at first but a few at the front of the Shrivvy got on the pitch and swung at them. A few more at the front of the Shrivvy had a bit of a scuffle and the Leicester fans just walked off. Not many Swindon ran away because you couldn't with the crowd - probably did us a favour actually. The stewards ran faster than the Leicester fans.


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:54:03
??? Really?

I have never really thought about it, but when he opened his chops in that clip!


Title: Re: First Town Game
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 13:56:03
Once they had the error of their ways explained they were fine.

Yeah, a few stood their ground in the Shrivvy to trade with the invaders.
I stood on the Bank in those days and it was still possible to leave at the end via the side of the pitch.
Had to move a but sharpish when some of their lot moved towards us.
Remember one town fan picking up an advertising hoarding for self defence, just in case.

I think Leicester did the same at their next away game as well.
A far cry from today's sanitised atmosphere & cardboard clappers in the PL.