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Title: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 08:52:35
Letís have a few ĎAís

For me, itís got to be Arsenal and although the Cup Final and the 4-3 replay win were the Ďgloryí games, Billy Tuckerís goal at Highbury earned that replay. What an night that was!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 08:59:40
"Animal" - Brian Williams. Great player in that late 70's team.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: flammableBen on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 09:50:55
Ibůn Pťrez Arrieta, or maybe Charlie Austin. Hard to pick between those two.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:00:12
Jimmy Allan and Kenny Allen.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:05:31
To go with Arsenal and Animal, I will add 2 great goalkeepers for very different reasons.

Jimmy Allan a wonderful often brilliant Scottish goalkeeper whos career was cut short by a horrific challenge from the Rochdale Thug Steve Johnson that shattered his arm. he was called up to a Scotland squad once and massively under rated.

The other was Kenny Allen, a huge gentle giant that could catch anything thrown into the box and his quick distribution was a huge factor in our championship winning season in Macari in 85, his actual shot stopping was not quite up to it though.

One other massive name in the A's was the great Ossie Ardiles a man who I had the pleasure of seeing in a Town shirt before retiring to become manager rather than player manager, even if I did only see him play for 30 mins for Swindon. Before he became a legend as manager.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:05:43
Jimmy Allan and Kenny Allen.
Beat me to it!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Nemo on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:12:31
Arkell's has to be a pretty reasonable shout for an A in historical terms.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:15:42
One other massive name in the A's was the great Ossie Ardiles a man who I had the pleasure of seeing in a Town shirt before retiring to become manager rather than player manager, even if I did only see him play for 30 mins for Swindon. Before he became a legend as manager.

I never saw him play.  Really wish I had.

My favourite 'A' has to be the Chief, Wayne Allison.  I stlll have a vivid memory of him openly celebrating a goal in front of Bristol City fans on the Bank after they had been goading him for the entire game.  It was poetic.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:18:15
Letter A is MacNamee...


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:22:02
I never saw him play.  Really wish I had.

My favourite 'A' has to be the Chief, Wayne Allison.  I stlll have a vivid memory of him openly celebrating a goal in front of Bristol City fans on the Bank after they had been goading him for the entire game.  It was poetic.
A great target man, one of the best in a Town shirt, he shook my hand when walking around the pitch after winning the Title under McMahon as I guarded the goal posts when I was stewarding and he has the biggest hands I have ever seen, I have huge hands but his engulfed mine.

A great target man but he could hit some cracking goals too like the FA cup one against Cardiff from outside the box, a real big skillful player.

http://youtu.be/fZTfxvdD51Y


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:30:14
Arthur Horsfield. all nine foot 2 of him


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:31:55
Charlie Austin, good times at Swindon


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 10:42:36
Alessandro Cibocchi


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:17:39
Harry Agombar. How we didnt win the league with him in the squad was beyond me


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:37:40
Anfield, brilliant goal by John Moncur. He was involved at the beginning, middle and end of the move and a goal worthy of the stage it was scored on.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:47:17
Anfield, brilliant goal by John Moncur. He was involved at the beginning, middle and end of the move and a goal worthy of the stage it was scored on.

What a game that was.  Heart-breaking when the equaliser went in, but I'll never forget the Liverpool fans afterwards as we were walking away...slapping us on the back & wishing us all the best for the rest of the season.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 14:22:39
Harry Agombar. How we didnt win the league with him in the squad was beyond me

Heís somehow shagging Wayne Linekerís daughter. Sheís not bad at all!!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 14:23:49
Wayne the pest


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 14:59:11
Alessandro Cibocchi
Oh, I want to dance with Cibocchi, I want to feel the heat with Cibocchi... Loved that away at Hereford whenever that was.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 18:45:50
Awful player


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 19:24:27
seen worse though.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 19:28:06
It was amusing to see a professional footballer that didn't know how to take a throw in.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cheltred on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 20:06:17
"Animal" - Brian Williams. Great player in that late 70's team.
I remember him scoring v Portsmouth and celebrating in front of their fans (who had presumably been giving him stick), and hearing someone behind me say "I'm not having that, I'm going to phone the club tomorrow to complain" (I doubt if he did!) But a great player who always gave 100%


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Arriba on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 20:45:44
Mr Osvaldo Ardiles.

 Transformed us. What a side. What glorious football.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 20:54:58
Andy Taylor


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 22:41:43
Alessandro Cibocchi

Quite agree in the sense he became somewhat of a cult legend in such a short space of time. Was always very endearing towards the fans. Can still remember singing "Dance with Cibocchi".

Not the best player but that man had tons of effort. I even remember after he left, he still used to talk about wanting to wear the shirt and play for Town again. That's pretty rare in a modern footballer and he was sincere with it.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 23:13:49
Andy Mutch
Adie Viveash
Alan O'Brien


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 06:12:09
No mention yet of 'Kingy'?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 06:25:46
Moses Ashikodi.  I recall that a Millwall supporting friend was amused by this signing.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 06:56:43
On to the ĎBís

Bodin, Paul. Fantastic goal scoring FB - and God knows how many assists he must have made. And that penalty. Pressure or what.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 07:19:01
Brian Marwood
Brian Kilcline
Joey Beauchamp


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 07:24:41
Bolton League Cup 95
Bristol City Away 1991  ;D
Birmingham City 4-6


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 07:25:42
Brian Marwood
Brian Kilcline
Joey Beauchamp
One of my abiding memories is of Mark Walters kicking Beauchamp in the head during a game.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 07:27:02
One of my abiding memories is of Mark Walters kicking Beauchamp in the head during a game.

Right in front of me  :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 08:35:10
Bradley Barry. Two Bís for the price of one.
Tried his best, but a reminder of poorer times on the pitch.
All being well he might be back in the league with Barrow in the not too distant.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 08:47:39
Brayley & Bampton


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:09:54
Bury defeated 8-0 at the County Ground in December 1979.

The 8th goal in that game scored by Big Billy Tucker.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:12:25
Dabe Bamber, Bambi as he was known, could win a penalty with the slightest of looks from a defender, the gangliest legs I have ever seen on a Town striker/winger. Macari liked to play him wide desipte him being a centre forward and 6 foot 3!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:12:37
Billy Bodin for Wobbly Bob  ;)
Paul Bodin


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:17:57
The diminutive, and alliterative, Bobby Barnes.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:28:09
Letter B... is Macnamee


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:54:55
Yeah i see where this is going :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:56:23
Royce "wondergoal" Brownlie


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 09:56:49
Yeah i see where this is going :)
I got my best man on the case, don't give me any clues, I will figure it out soon.

 :hmmm: :D


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10:18:11
Iím curious as to who this Macnamee character is.

Seen as weíve never ever had a player by that name


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 10:21:57
Probably not the most well written post to point out a spelling mistake...


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:32:27
Iím curious as to who this Macnamee character is.

Seen as weíve never ever had a player by that name

If you genuinely don't know then you probably need to have a bit of a word with yourself given how obvious it is.

Or are you just being a tit for the sake of it?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: ibelieveinmrreeves on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 11:38:34
Think youíve answered your own question there.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:13:36
Bloomfield Road - Sealed the title in 1996 backed by thousands. Sorry to say I missed it but I'm sure there are plenty of posters around who were there. It's a shame McMahon was the manager but it wouldn't be Swindon without there being a turd in the punch bowl.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 12:21:09
Swindon town legend Bradley Wright Phillips


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 13:00:24
One of my abiding memories is of Mark Walters kicking Beauchamp in the head during a game.

This never gets old.  Beauchamp was brutalised during this game.  The kind of treatment you'd be incensed about if the boot was (metaphorically) on the other foot.  Definitely a few scores settled that day.  I'd forgotten how close Mike Ford went to getting an equaliser at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Z9M7I7Ilk



Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 13:51:07
BOO


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: pauld on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 14:33:12
I'd forgotten how close Mike Ford went to getting an equaliser at the end.
Mike Ford was the course tutor on my L2 course a few years back, really nice bloke. That's my claim to fame!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 14:36:18
Didn't he live in Swindon while he was captain of Oxford?  Stratton, maybe?  Rings a bell.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 14:43:37
Didn't he live in Swindon while he was captain of Oxford?  Stratton, maybe?  Rings a bell.
Greenmeadow, he owned a hairdressers there too.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 15:17:30
Heís manager of Banbury United now, go to watch them occasionally, as you say he is a really nice bloke


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: pauld on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 15:32:10
Heís manager of Banbury United now, go to watch them occasionally, as you say he is a really nice bloke
Think he was when I knew him, then left, didn't realise he'd gone back there. I may have that wrong :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 15:37:59
He always had a lot of time for Swindon fans while living in Swindon, always came accross as a nice bloke who enjoyed a bit of banter and revelled in playing the villain tongue in cheek.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 16:31:40
This never gets old.  Beauchamp was brutalised during this game.  The kind of treatment you'd be incensed about if the boot was (metaphorically) on the other foot.  Definitely a few scores settled that day.  I'd forgotten how close Mike Ford went to getting an equaliser at the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Z9M7I7Ilk



I remember a few players who got wound up against us. Aldridge, McGinlay et al. Happy days  :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 16:38:35
Tbh, I got to meet Joey Beauchamp quite a bit through greyhounds - he had them with John Peterson who trained at Oxford.

Heís a right nice fella.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 17:19:12
Tbh, I got to meet Joey Beauchamp quite a bit through greyhounds - he had them with John Peterson who trained at Oxford.

Heís a right nice fella.
I had a beer with him when I worked at the club, hes actually a really gentle bloke and really nice and softly spoken, was talking to him about his move to Wet Spam and said he hated every minute of it, not really about the distance as was said, he hated Redknapp and Bonds!

All they wanted him to do was run laps round the pitch and no training with the ball.

Hes still ex scum though and I do still laugh when I see that match above.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 17:24:33
The consensus, as they said in the TV commentary, was that he never settled at Swindon.  And that's true to a point.  His best periods were for Oxford, no doubt about it.  But that glosses over the cracking performances he put in for us under Gorman - with whom he seemed to have a good relationship.  McMahon hated him, fair enough.  But John G got him playing as a very effective replacement for Summerbee.  Even now, I can remember some of his runs down the wing and thinking 'something's going to happen here'.  And Oxford fans, of course, hated that.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 17:29:56
Joey played an absolute blinder away at Charlton in the league cup in 94 in a 4-1 win, he was unplayable that evening. He set a couple up and scored off the post and keeper from 25 yards.

One of the few good games he played for us.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 18:45:48
Dave Bambi Bamber.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Thursday, April 9, 2020, 19:31:53
Tbh, I got to meet Joey Beauchamp quite a bit through greyhounds - he had them with John Peterson who trained at Oxford.

Heís a right nice fella.

I played against him in a sunday league game and he tore our team to shreds. Scored 5 i think. He did get a bit arsey when i kicked him at a corner though :D


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:17:57
ĎCís

Cambridge - when the Hoddle team destroyed the anti football of John Beckís hoofers

Crystal Palace - not a game, but in the pub beforehand when we were convinced Roy Wegerle was at the bar - that was a hoot.



Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:34:56
Clive King. Now departed this league. Formerly football correspondent on the Evening Advertiser (as was). Regular attendee at home and away games. Butt of the famous "black socks (or was it shorts) at Tranmere" prank. Anyone remember that one?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:36:18
Colin Calderwood, Double C.

Brilliant player and person.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:43:55
County Ground  :pint:


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:47:55
Charlton away. THAT play-off semi.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, April 10, 2020, 08:59:32
Charlton away. THAT play-off semi.

That was awesome.  But so was the League game there almost exactly 20 years ago.  They were top by a mile and on their way up to the Prem; and we were rooted to the bottom.  We beat them, of course.  The funniest bit for me was when our stand started hurling abuse at one of theirs - graphic gestures, the lot - only for my friend James to see his girlfriend's Dad (Charlton fan) staring right back at him.  I don't think the relationship lasted a lot longer.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Friday, April 10, 2020, 09:04:51
Clive King. Now departed this league. Formerly football correspondent on the Evening Advertiser (as was). Regular attendee at home and away games. Butt of the famous "black socks (or was it shorts) at Tranmere" prank. Anyone remember that one?

That was my era but canít recall the prank.
Pray tell....


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: kirky69 on Friday, April 10, 2020, 09:18:24
'Charlie Charlie Henry's' goal against Gillingham at the County Ground to set up the play off final replay at Selhurst Park and Chalkie White's double securing promotion for the second season in succession. 


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, April 10, 2020, 09:44:04
ayes in black socks (or shorts?).
That was my era but canít recall the prank.
Pray tell....
Early 80s. Div 4 evening game. Probably one of their Friday nighters.
Bored on the coach on the way home, someone started a story about why we had played in black socks (or shorts?) which was unusual at the time. We hadn't. Clive overheard the conversation but he, like many, could not recall the colours.
The phantom changed kit was reported in an Adver story!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Tails on Friday, April 10, 2020, 11:08:11
That was awesome.  But so was the League game there almost exactly 20 years ago.  They were top by a mile and on their way up to the Prem; and we were rooted to the bottom.  We beat them, of course.  The funniest bit for me was when our stand started hurling abuse at one of theirs - graphic gestures, the lot - only for my friend James to see his girlfriend's Dad (Charlton fan) staring right back at him.  I don't think the relationship lasted a lot longer.

Frank Talia with the greatest goalkeeping performance of all time


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:22:32
Shaun Close - goalscoring phenomenom in the 92/93 playoff team


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 10, 2020, 12:26:27
Charlie, Charlie Henry.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Friday, April 10, 2020, 14:19:04
Chris Hay at Carrow Road, scoring a brilliant goal to put Swindon 2nd in the 1997.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Arriba on Friday, April 10, 2020, 14:21:08
Colin Calderwood, Double C.

Brilliant player and person.

Winner!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: suttonred on Friday, April 10, 2020, 14:41:26
Chris Hamon. Jersey's finest town rep


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: donkey on Friday, April 10, 2020, 14:45:49
Chris Hay at Carrow Road, scoring a brilliant goal to put Swindon 2nd in the 1997.

His equaliser 7 mins into injury time at Bradford was pretty good.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, April 10, 2020, 17:22:48
Letter C is MucNarmie


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 10, 2020, 17:32:00
Letter C is MucNarmie

You mean Antonie MucNarmie? Cracking choice.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, April 10, 2020, 17:52:30
Charlie Colkett, man child, hand picked by the chosen one to keep us in L1.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Friday, April 10, 2020, 21:41:05
Chris Casper


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 10, 2020, 22:57:38
Simon Cox


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Friday, April 10, 2020, 23:05:52
Castrol GTX


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Friday, April 10, 2020, 23:11:39
Charlie Comyn-Platt


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 00:54:04
Claude Gnakpa. A sort of pseudo enigma not dissimilar to Milan Misun, sans unfortunate moniker.

The only thing we can really say about Claude is wherever he was while here, Town exposed him to enhance his profile in the English Football market. I'm sure he went on to do alright with a team like Luton or Southend, definitely a team East of Swindon (which doesn't really narrow it down much) or let's say East of Oxford. In any case, Town launched his English Football career without him ever playing for us.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 08:41:36
cheese

the most asked fan question of the modern day.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:21:28
cheese

the most asked fan question of the modern day.

Cheddar cheese at that.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:27:48
ĎDís time

Derby County - last game of the season, faint chance of the play offs, sat in the home end with a few other Town fans. Got beat.

Duncan Shearer - brilliant scorer of fantastic goals.

The Den - Tuesday evening, dark and dangerous 70s. Kept schtum.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:34:38
ĎDís time

Derby County - last game of the season, faint chance of the play offs, sat in the home end with a few other Town fans. Got beat.

Duncan Shearer - brilliant scorer of fantastic goals.

The Den - Tuesday evening, dark and dangerous 70s. Kept schtum.

I was in the home end at Derby that day too.
Remember walking through the foggy streets of South London to the Den on an early 90ís winter eve, only to find the match postponed. Not a completely wasted day out though as Iíd seen Hoddle return from injury for the reserves at Craven Cottage in the afternoon.
The Don as an obvious D nomination.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Tails on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:35:45
Stephen Darby... winning penalty at Charlton. Great celebrations in the away end after


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:39:56
Diamond Leisure


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:40:49
Thomas Dossevi


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:40:54
Football is fucking brilliant


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 10:43:31
Jimmy Davis


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:01:59
Dean Court - Barry Corr with a curler into the top corner in 2007.

Dorchester - Keith O'Halloran, awful injury just when he was really peaking in a Town shirt.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:05:42
Sol Davis. Crunch!

David Dangerfield. Before my time, but a great name.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:38:51
Dagenham away FA Cup 1984/5. Game called off supposedly because of waterlogged pitch. The pitch was fine. Daggers wanted to call game off as West Ham were home the same day & punted on a better crowd if STFC game was played on the Monday. Then all the shenanigans in the 2 matches that were actually played.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Private Fraser on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 11:39:48
- Peter Downsborough - 15 March 1969. No explanation needed.

- The Den 1970 - Unusually, a Saturday night game (evening kick-off due to being Grand National day, as I recall). Travelled on the 'football special' which went all the way to New Cross (or was it New Cross Gate?) station. Pre-crowd segregation days and genuinely scary.

- Jimmy Davis RIP


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:20:32
Fraser Digby


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:23:46
Letter D is MurcMummy.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:31:55
Letter D is MurcMummy.

https://youtu.be/8N_tupPBtWQ


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 12:45:39
Diamandis, Mike  :smugfu:

Diagouraga, Tounami. A real tale of two spells...superb in the first, woeful in the second.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, April 11, 2020, 20:03:36
Can't believe none of you cunts have even made a sniff of a mention about...Doyle.

Not a lot else needs to be said (which is bloody rare for me).


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 07:42:49
Letter D is MurcMummy.

MackNummy, it's MackNummy.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 09:56:14
Can i go back to A and give Andrew Andronikou a mention.
B for Bob Holt
C for Wille Carson


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:01:06
Can i go back to A and give Andrew Andronikou a mention.
B for Bob Holt
C for Wille Carson
We could easily make up and A-Z of club villains! bar one or two letters along the way!
D for Diamandis
T for Terry Brady

etc :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 10:02:55
We could easily make up and A-Z of club villains! bar one or two letters along the way!
D for Diamandis
T for Terry Brady

etc :)
M for McGinley and Maguire


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 14:08:13
M for McGinley and Maguire

McROOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRYYYY (or is it Maccroary, McCrory, McRory, McRoy, Macaroni etc. Seemingly the cunt couldn't spell his own last name or it was his supposed "clever" way of having many aliases. Such a smart boy.) surely tops that list.

There are imposters and semi good hustlers but the band of just-been-let-out-from-jail and he, I hope we never have people like that near our club again.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 17:17:42
Can I have an E please Bob?

Elm Park, and running up that hill to towards the Reading fans to say hi. With no problems.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 17:47:46
E - Everton. That FA Cup replay. Tuesday evening, football special, bastard scouse fans after the game.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 19:05:55
Elland Road - League Cup game, that Parkin liquid football goal and the Gurney free kick, then the fucking GK equalised in added on time. And of course the 3-0 although I wasn't there for that one.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 21:33:18
Who could forget Gary Elkins - or should he be in the players I thought may be good but turned out shite thread?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 06:26:50
Roy Evans


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 06:57:47
Letter E. Mecnameeee.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 07:24:59
Extra Time.
15 times in the 2000's. 1 win without going to pens (plus 2 wins on pens).

ET, lose, go home.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 09:41:10
There were some tumultuous extra-time games in late 70s & 80 with good outcomes for STFC e.g Arsenal, Brentford, Bournemouth.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bedford Red on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 11:53:33
Edwin Murray, purely for that goal he scored away at Carlisle in 95-96, it flew in....


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: @mwooly63 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 13:24:18
Eastoe. Decent strike rate for a youngster.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 13:36:28
Give us an F

Fulham - that 5-0 trouncing at the CG when they had Bobby Moore, George Best and Rodney Marsh playing for them was a terrific performance. Probably the best Iíve seen.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 13:50:15
Fjortoft, nothing more to be said.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 13:52:43
Rory Fallon... Purely for the overhead kick against City.

Simon Ferry... For obvious reasons.

Wes FoderinghamÖ Best keeper we've had since Digby.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 14:08:22
Aden Flint  :footinmouth:


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 14:17:31
Aden Flint  :footinmouth:
No. No. No.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cookie on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 14:28:46
Fratton Park - Mildenhall's gashed scrotum in 1997. We used to play Pompey regularly in the 80s and 90s but only once in the last 20 years we've been in the same division which is a shame imo.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 15:48:54
Letter F is MacNumey


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 16:03:15
Shouldn't football get a mention?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 16:06:40
FenerbahÁe, and THAT goal against them by Simon Cox. The goal that shook Europe. His finest in a Town shirt.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 16:07:49
Frank McAvennie. A season defining signing in our fight for UEFA cup football


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 16:14:25
Harold Fleming.
Must have been a bit good to get a street named after him.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 17:51:24
Frank Talia
Field Mill


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 22:26:11
Fromage


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 07:15:54
Gillingham. Any memories?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:10:33
G. McNmy


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:26:14
Colin Gordon and also the sadly deceased Jon Gittens - he loved a tussle and a tackle.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:29:12
Gordon Greer. That header against Norwich.  :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:44:40
Gillingham. Any memories?
That scaffolding!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:53:22
That scaffolding!
The torrent of coins, bottles and bricks being thrown at us inside the ground during the match the day after Boxing Day in 86 when we stuffed them 3-1.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:13:16
Saga Tour!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:43:49
Saga Tour!
You mean the Alf Garnett look-a-like club?

On to H.

Home to Hereford, and cheering their goalscorer when he condemned us to defeat.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:54:30
Harry Agombar. A sign that things were truly shit at the club. Got the feeling we were on the edge of a very slipper slope at that time - and not just on the pitch.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:57:05
Hoddle


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11:26:36
Bert Head & Micky Hazard.

Not forgetting Kim Heiselberg & Ben Hutchinson.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11:29:46
Not forgetting Kim Heiselberg & Ben Hutchinson.
Horrible.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 11:57:38


Not forgetting Kim Heiselberg

I remember watching him at home to Walsall in August 2000 i think, he took two throw-ins where he threw the ball to a Walsall player, didn't come out for the second half and that was it for him at Swindon i believe. One of the worst players i have seen...


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 15:10:11
Kevin Horlock & Dave Hockaday.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 15:27:10
Arthur Horsfield. Was it a fag or an inhaler?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 18:48:37
Charlie  Charlie  Henry


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Saturday, April 25, 2020, 20:45:47
Nicky Hammond, Paul Hunt, Rob Hunt, Hallam Hope, Chris Hay, Matt Hewlett, Matt Heywood and Bobby Howe (with his sexy football)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Sunday, April 26, 2020, 08:23:36
Letter H is MacNme


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 07:17:31
Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay Moosey.

I for Ipswich who we played in our centenary game in 1981 despite being formed in 1879.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 07:23:28
I I Iffy Iffy I


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 07:57:38
Lloyd Igoe and Sammy Isgrove.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 11:18:43
Letter I is McNamee


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:11:22
Lloyd Igoe and Sammy Isgrove.

In future, they will almost merge into one for me - very similar look, stature and style. Though Igoe was a lot madder - didn't he injure himself at home more than once?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:12:13
In future, they will almost merge into one for me - very similar look, stature and style. Though Igoe was a lot madder - didn't he injure himself at home more than once?
Didn't he go against doctors advice and cut his own cast off his arm after a wrist injury? Putting his recovery back a bit. Was that Igoe?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:14:53
Didn't he go against doctors advice and cut his own cast off his arm after a wrist injury? Putting his recovery back a bit. Was that Igoe?


Yes, that sounds familiar. And didn't he also nearly cut a toe off mowing the lawn?

Needed to be kept straitjacketed when not playing, that one.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jutty274 on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:48:41
Yes, that sounds familiar. And didn't he also nearly cut a toe off mowing the lawn?
Didn't Frank Talia actually do that after he retired.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 12:59:29
Is it true that Frank Taliaís wifeís name is Jenny?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 13:08:21
would like to go back to "H" and 50+ years but Ernie Hunt was arguably the star of Bert (Head) 's Babes


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Thursday, April 30, 2020, 13:10:40
"I" is for Invincible


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 07:37:47
J - Lukas Jutkiewicz and his goal at Bury


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: DV Canio on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 08:27:08
Yes, that sounds familiar. And didn't he also nearly cut a toe off mowing the lawn?

Needed to be kept straitjacketed when not playing, that one.

I think Igoes other home injury was glueing his eye shut


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:28:51
Sammy eye glue..  ;)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 05:59:45
Swindon Town 4-0 Juventus


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 06:36:03
Swindon Town 4-0 Juventus
Not forgetting we also beat them 1-0 in Turin. That 4-0 at the CG was brilliant - wish I could remember it in more detail.

Not much in the way of pics. Just this one of Rod Thomas with a packed TE in the background



Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 09:06:20
50 years ago yesterday. You must be ancient. How much was your adult (or Junior) ticket?

Why wasn't it a sell-out? Att: 12,879


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:25:13
Iíd just turned 15. Tbh, I think the tournament was thought of as a series of friendlies. Competitive wasnít the word for it, though. All out war nearer the truth.

For those not around, itís hard to explain what a cracking side we had then.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:35:19
I also went to the 4-0 win - my only memory of the game (apart from the score and that we dominated them) is of Stan Harland scoring the 4th goal (memorable as he didnít score many) with a shot from outside the penalty area at the Stratton Bank end.
We had a very good side at that time, but with hindsight, some of the Italian teams may not have been quite at full strength as 1970 was of course a World Cup year - Italy being beaten finalists in Mexico.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:44:55
Iíd just turned 15.

Crikey.

I wasn't even born, you old fucker.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Pax Romana on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 11:53:11
I need some help with a lockdown quiz please.

There was a post back in November when we became first team to beat all other current PL & FL clubs in a competitive match when we beat Salford, but does anyone who what competitive means.  Does it include Micky Mouse cups or just league, FA & league cups?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:02:49
Crikey.

I wasn't even born, you old fucker.
Canít argue with that


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: donkey on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:04:31
I need some help with a lockdown quiz please.

There was a post back in November when we became first team to beat all other current PL & FL clubs in a competitive match when we beat Salford, but does anyone who what competitive means.  Does it include Micky Mouse cups or just league, FA & league cups?

When I researched the stat, I only used league,  fa cup and league cup.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:13:24
Crikey.

I wasn't even born, you old fucker.

I was about to pop out


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:14:36
I was about to pop out
I was 4 :)


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 12:18:37
Thank God for Normy!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Pax Romana on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 14:53:16
When I researched the stat, I only used league,  fa cup and league cup.
Excellent.  Thanks.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, May 3, 2020, 18:25:32
I also went to the 4-0 win - my only memory of the game (apart from the score and that we dominated them) is of Stan Harland scoring the 4th goal (memorable as he didnít score many) with a shot from outside the penalty area at the Stratton Bank end.
We had a very good side at that time, but with hindsight, some of the Italian teams may not have been quite at full strength as 1970 was of course a World Cup year - Italy being beaten finalists in Mexico.
Do either of you old fuckers remember if there were any away fans? Or maybe ex-pat Italians supporting Juventus?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 07:00:25
Julian Alsop. Discuss


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 07:19:10
Double J - Julian Joachim, Leicester City player. Got some dreadful stick from Town fans after seeing him in the car park at Wembley after the play off final. Graciously accepting!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 07:28:34
Letter J: McJamee


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 07:38:49
Joey Beauchamp  :tomato:


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 09:18:01
Chris Jones


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 09:32:27
Slabber, Jamie.

Shite


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, May 7, 2020, 06:49:00
Double J - Julian Joachim, Leicester City player. Got some dreadful stick from Town fans after seeing him in the car park at Wembley after the play off final. Graciously accepting!
I remember someone having a letter printed in either the Radio Times or TV Times in the weeks after the match complaining about the booing of black players at the match heard on the TV. I think Joachim was the only player in the game who might identify as black?
He had a shit game which probably prompted any booing, plus he is a total knob. He got a very lucky goal.

*update: I guess it was TV Times as Jimmy "Gert Lush" Greaves said at half-time what a boring match he thought it was. He was ITV, yeah?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 09:53:15
K for Kettering. FA Cup 1983/84. 7-0 away win & lots of off-field shenanigans


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: NotHarryAgombar on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 15:32:16
The late Andy King - manager at one of the most difficult times in the Clubís history.
I thought he took a lot of unfair criticism given the issues off the field.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 15:33:55
Quote from: NotHarryAgombar
The late Andy King - manager at one of the most difficult times in the Clubís history.
I thought he took a lot of unfair criticism given the issues off the field.

ditto!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: flammableBen on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 15:36:06
The late Andy King - manager at one of the most difficult times in the Clubís history.
I thought he took a lot of unfair criticism given the issues off the field.

The mix of opinions of the players on Rich's podcasts are quite fun, but I think history has been fairly kind to Kingy.

Basically all of you lot calling him for him to be fired were wrong and deserve horrible things.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 15:41:41
Chris Kamara
Phil  King


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 17:35:57
Brian Kilcline


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 17:45:29
Kyle Lightbourne. Quality!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: adje on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 17:48:20
I also went to the 4-0 win - my only memory of the game (apart from the score and that we dominated them) is of Stan Harland scoring the 4th goal (memorable as he didnít score many) with a shot from outside the penalty area at the Stratton Bank end.
We had a very good side at that time, but with hindsight, some of the Italian teams may not have been quite at full strength as 1970 was of course a World Cup year - Italy being beaten finalists in Mexico.

I seem to remember they had the world's most expensive player on duty. Anastasi I belive


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 18:33:13
Kevin Campbell - Arsenal, CG 1993. "Men against boys" springs to mind.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 18:46:15
Kevin Campbell - Arsenal, CG 1993. "Men against boys" springs to mind.
Ah. Good old Jigsaw


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, May 10, 2020, 22:10:55
Yaser Kasim, the greatest Iraqi there's ever been.

Finally made it to the Premier League.
In his homeland.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Monday, May 11, 2020, 05:53:24
Letter K is McKamee


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Monday, May 11, 2020, 12:41:56
Kidderminster away in the Associate Members' Cup. Did anyone on here go? What time did you get home?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Monday, May 11, 2020, 16:30:31
K is for Kramer, Singing out for Swindon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY5FU9rUc9Y


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, May 11, 2020, 20:18:56
K is for Kramer, Singing out for Swindon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY5FU9rUc9Y

Oh no :(


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Monday, May 11, 2020, 22:43:00
I'm liking the album title  ;D


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 05:49:19
They'd be lucky.

Kramer: where are they now?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 07:34:24
I'm liking the album title  ;D
Although looking at them, I'm guessing it was an infrequent occurrence


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: THE FLASH on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 09:07:25
Shreds my goat when that comes on in the CGH. Im not keen!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 09:11:36
Shreds my goat when that comes on in the CGH. Im not keen!

 :)

https://youtu.be/yvi1jpREfTI


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, May 15, 2020, 17:04:53
And L is for League 2 Champions


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 08:36:38
L is looking forward to being able to attend games, whenever that might be  :(


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 12:31:39
Liverpool away in the League Cup 1980. Anyone have the wheels left on their car after the game.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 13:07:09
Liverpool away in the League Cup 1980. Anyone have the wheels left on their car after the game.
Reminds me of the joke going around my school at that time.

Why does the Mersey run through Liverpool? Because if it walked it would be mugged.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 13:39:04
To celebrate the opening of the Leeds - Liverpool canal, they let the people of Leeds choose the barges & the people of Liverpool pick the locks.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 13:40:10
Lewedorpse Boys FC.
Swindon trained on there pitch, prior to playing in the Borsele trophy.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 13:57:31
Limerick & Longford. 2 of the 4 matches on Town's post - season tour of the Republic of Ireland in 1986 as Div 4 Champs.
Waterford away anyone? Has their summer season been cancelled?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 14:18:27
Olly Lancashire- I formed the impression that football just wasn't his thing.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 14:58:13
Ling. Hope heís well.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: river monster on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 15:37:15
Scott Leitch
 He put the 'Baller' in Footballer.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 16:50:58
Scott Leitch
 He put the 'Baller' in Footballer.
I thought that was Leon Clarke.
WAAAAH!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, May 16, 2020, 22:02:33
Lou Macari. Nothing else needs to be said.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Sunday, May 17, 2020, 07:55:36
Russell Lewis.
Not everyoneís cup of tea but put in a good shift over 7 seasons with the club.

Nťstor Lorenzo.
Went up in the world, from the Stadio Olimpico to casually chipping it around at the County Ground.
Seemingly not breaking sweat, but in a good way.

Massimo Luongo.
Very good player but with a rubbish exit strategy.
Iíd like to think that was down to his agent and not him.

Des Linton.
His impact in 8 appearances in 1999 was such that Iíve no recollection of him at all.
Apparently he played in the 6-0 home defeat against Ipswich (who found out that playing against 10 wasnít more difficult).


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 07:06:00
M is for...

Melinda Messenger in a Town shirt...

or was that a dream I had?!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 07:26:50
Here you go


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: tans on Thursday, May 21, 2020, 07:28:22
Mcqueen, Hayley


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, May 22, 2020, 06:47:29
Bayern Munich 1-1 STFC (Benson)
11 July 2012


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, May 22, 2020, 08:03:11
Harry Morris, 229 goals in 279 appearances.

Fully expect the GP to surpass that total next season.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Friday, May 22, 2020, 09:12:34
Harry Morris, 229 goals in 279 appearances.

Fully expect the GP to surpass that total next season.

If what Tans just posted turns out to be what could be considered worse case scenario then thete may not be a next season.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:59:01
the fat controller himself, Ross McLaren.

Not forgetting the fat cokehead, Frank McAvennie or
the if not fat then rumbustious Ray McHale
or the altogether more ethereal David Moss.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: michael on Friday, May 22, 2020, 17:37:25
Marconi Stallions, as in, "the ex-Marconi Stallions man, Danny Invincibile".


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, May 22, 2020, 18:53:05
Run, run, run, run Mill-wall


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 16:14:45
Mizuno shirts - I wish I kept the black and blue one


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 17:29:05
Though already nominated for L, he still deserves a place in M.
MACARI!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 18:46:31
David Moss


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: sir windon on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 19:35:55
Mossy lived in our street in one of the houses owned by Town back in the 70ís. He used to organise street cricket with all the kids, along with another Town player, in another Town owned house, the late Dave Syrett.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 19:48:18
Maurice Malpas


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 21:01:23
Jonny Menham
Is he still around ?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 21:44:28
Morfuni ;) soapy tit wank


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 21:56:40
Mossy lived in our street in one of the houses owned by Town back in the 70ís. He used to organise street cricket with all the kids, along with another Town player, in another Town owned house, the late Dave Syrett.
Woodside Avenue near Lainesmead?? I use to see Mossy cleaning his car there in the mid late 70's. Mind you, many blokes of his age had a dodgy top lip pussy at that time. I suppose it could have been a doppelganger. I hope not.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Bedford Red on Saturday, May 23, 2020, 21:58:07
Mizuno shirts - I wish I kept the black and blue one

I've still got that shirt, one of my favourites


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, May 24, 2020, 09:27:06
I've still got that shirt, one of my favourites
Haircut One Hundred?

Maine Road, Moss Side, Manchester. Vast, cavernous ground.

Memorial Stadium, Brizzle. Ball-ache of a ground to get to, and not very memorable.



Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:44:48
N is for

Napoli 0 - Swindon 3.

Fifty years ago today.

A season of European glory.  :)



Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:52:00
Norwegian striker. Good old Fjortoft.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 18:35:33
Nicky Nicolau


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 18:40:49
Nijholt - nuff said


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 19:36:24
Nestor Lorenzo


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 20:00:01
Nieuwdorp Fc


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 22:02:44
Nieuwdorp Fc

Is that Valid Pint's new adoptive team?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, May 30, 2020, 11:29:40
Nene Park. Boxing Day 2003


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:28:52
O is for...

Ifem Onuora


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: horlock07 on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:47:17
O is for...

Ooohhh Shaun Taylor.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:51:14
O is for Osvaldo Ardiles


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: donkey on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 12:57:12
O is for Oh, McNamee down the wing.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 13:35:46
:D


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 18:33:03
Owen Dawson


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 19:47:19
You're ONLY here to watch the Town.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 05:43:56
League One here we come


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: RedRag on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 08:48:36
Oxf :suicide:


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 09:49:30
P is for promotion   :toocool:


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 10:11:45
P is for Pissed It


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, June 11, 2020, 16:13:24
Pints per game


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, June 14, 2020, 13:02:59
Paul Plow-man for Pope.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Mother Brown on Sunday, June 14, 2020, 13:21:52
Steve Peplow


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, July 3, 2020, 06:11:35
Play Up Pompey


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 01:19:38
Q is for Anthony Quacknamee.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 05:47:55
Quarterback. The Swindon Steelers American Football match held at the CG (in the 80s?). I think it was against Torbay? The most boring game I have ever seen at the CG. Any info or memories of it?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: BoA Vagabond on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 07:03:08
Quarterback. The Swindon Steelers American Football match held at the CG (in the 80s?). I think it was against Torbay? The most boring game I have ever seen at the CG. Any info or memories of it?
Nope. Never knew a game happened at the CG. Did train with Torbay for a while in the mid 80's before realising my error and returning to rugby.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:03:14
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjuEqelJLpw (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VjuEqelJLpw)
STEE-LERS at the CG


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:07:49
A couple of blokes that I worked with back then played for the Swindon Steelers and were pretty good apparently.

I could never get into it myself.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:21:50
I am in the small minority of people in the UK that like American style football. 


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Abrahammer on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:37:57
Not sure itís a small minority at all.

For example the NFL ranks 2nd or 3rd with Sky in terms of viewing figures by sport


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:49:21
Not sure itís a small minority at all.

For example the NFL ranks 2nd or 3rd with Sky in terms of viewing figures by sport
This.  Plus the fact that every single NFL game played in the UK since '07 has attracted crowds of 70-80,000.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:55:15
Just to clarify I have watched it for years and still play. In my humble opinion, my original post reflects the general level of interest in the UK.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: JBZ on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:56:44
This.  Plus the fact that every single NFL game played in the UK since '07 has attracted crowds of 70-80,000.

I am not sure you can read much into that. There is a hard core of fans who attend from all over Europe.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 14:37:40
I still can't figure out from that '85 clip who Steelers were playing. In an interview at the end someone says they are playing Torbay in a couple of weeks, so presumably that had not just played Torbay.

Wasn't there an ex-Town player who did commentary on American Football on UK TV some years ago? Smith?


Title: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 15:43:43
ex NFL player mate, and was on town books iirc. I think his brother left the story of how he said he got discovered some on the TEF

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowplow_Game (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowplow_Game)

John Smith (American football) - Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(American_football (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(American_football))

at least, I assume this is he that you refer to


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 15:53:22
Thank you. Yes, John Smith. I didn't know the snow plough story - that's great!


Title: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 17:42:09
Quote
Thank you. Yes, John Smith. I didn't know the snow plough story - that's great!
'not that nice if I'm honest' wrote this a fair few years ago 2012):

Quote
We lived in Oxford, and both my brothers were in the Swindon youth team. John had a powerful shot, and after playing one game for Swindon first team, he was spotted by an American Football scout, and offered a trial with NY Jets. They signed him as a kicker, and immediately traded him to the Patriots. He always says that the first game of American football he ever saw, he played in it, but I think he may be exagerating a bit.

The rest of the family stayed here, but he used to fly us out every Christmas for a few weeks to watch him...

He actually got spotted when he was on holiday in New York. He was always obsessive about training, so was taking the opportunity to practice by shooting at an American football goal in a park, trying to hit the single upright from 30 yards (he had a great shot on him !). Some guy was walking his dog and stopped to watch him. He came and asked him if he could hit the post on the left and he did. He then said hit the post on the right and he did. He then hit the one on the left again, and the guy asked for his address details and said he worked for the NY Jets. When he got back to England there was a letter with airline tickets in it for a trail.

He swears that hitting the post 3 times in a row was a complete fluke, and he could never do it again, but he was lucky at the right time.
He had 10 years on (what was then) megamoney


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cheltred on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 18:32:32
'not that nice if I'm honest' wrote this a fair few years ago 2012):

Thanks for that. I remember it and I'm sure one of the papers thought it was the same John Smith that played in the League Cup Final! It's not a very common name, of course!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 18:49:11
'not that nice if I'm honest' wrote this a fair few years ago 2012):

Brilliant. Thank you.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Swindon-Town-FC.co.uk on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 19:11:49
That is a brilliant story - I had no idea about the "other" John Smith from the 1968/69 season.

He didn't play for the first team, but he was a regular for the reserves and "A" team in the late sixties - the pinnacle of his Town career was a goal against Oxford reserves!
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?AuxiliaryTeam=Reserves&MatchID=1519691514




Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 19:37:34
So in that clip Steelers were in green, & it sounds like Weston(-Super-Mare?) were in red?

Vaga - did Weston have a team around that time?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Sunday, July 12, 2020, 11:51:43
Q is also for:
The Queen's Tap. A proper boozer frequented by railway-using out of town fans before or after home games.
Also a welcome venue after away-day excursion using the same method of transport.
Cheers QT!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Cheltred on Sunday, July 12, 2020, 17:24:38
That is a brilliant story - I had no idea about the "other" John Smith from the 1968/69 season.

He didn't play for the first team, but he was a regular for the reserves and "A" team in the late sixties - the pinnacle of his Town career was a goal against Oxford reserves!
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?AuxiliaryTeam=Reserves&MatchID=1519691514



Interesting. Note the gate almost 1900. Hubbard and Blick ( permanent stand in for Burrows) played in the first team


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 00:50:11
R is for Red
&
Racnarmee.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 20:26:43
S is for Sunderland.

Bryan Wade's swivel at the Town End in the League Cup.

The 1-0 annihilation at Wembley.

5-3 goal fest at the CG.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 20:38:02
Hoddle sticking it in the top corner from 35 yards, 1st game of the promotion season.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 04:34:28
That crazy Italian who used to manage them.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Panda Paws on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 07:59:38
Hoddle sticking it in the top corner from 35 yards, 1st game of the promotion season.

My first game.


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 08:27:38
Bates scoring the winner away at Mansfield in 1978.... the goal we never saw because of fog and only knew we scored when Chris Ogden run back from the halfway line to see what had happened!


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 18:28:41
And that was S for...?


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Thursday, October 15, 2020, 21:50:49
And that was S for...?

It's out of sequence or hadn't you noticed


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, October 16, 2020, 04:22:23
Sweet


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: 4D on Friday, October 16, 2020, 05:44:20
T-Rex


Title: Re: STFC related A-Z
Post by: donkey on Friday, October 16, 2020, 05:57:40
T-Rex


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