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« on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 09:56:13 »

Just to say how much I enjoyed reading the '160 Swindon Heroes' in the Adver  on March 21st.  It assisted my imperfect memory to recollect many of those I've seen play on the hallowed turf, since my first match in about 1948.
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:05:32 »

Just to say how much I enjoyed reading the '160 Swindon Heroes' in the Adver  on March 21st.  It assisted my imperfect memory to recollect many of those I've seen play on the hallowed turf, since my first match in about 1948.
You have done well to survive watching the Town for that long.

Well done !!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:31:56 »

I would argue that some of those names were anything but heroes. Mark Robinson? David Duke?
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:46:18 »

Agreed, but the criteria were greatest length of service or contributed significantly to the club. I was surprised that Tommy Mooney was not included, I particularly enjoyed watching him play.
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:58:22 »

I would argue that some of those names were anything but heroes. Mark Robinson? David Duke?

Yeah I don't agree with those 2 may as well put in Drysdale while you are at it.

Agreed, but the criteria were greatest length of service or contributed significantly to the club. I was surprised that Tommy Mooney was not included, I particularly enjoyed watching him play.
I don't think any player can be put in "all time greats" for playing just one solitary season at the club.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:41:45 »

and then wearing the yellow
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:44:49 »

Ah we're harsh to Duke and Robinson and we always will be.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:55:55 »

Was this online at all?
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 19:58:42 »

Agreed, but the criteria were greatest length of service or contributed significantly to the club. I was surprised that Tommy Mooney was not included, I particularly enjoyed watching him play.
Oh and Joey Beauchamp wasn't so bad either ...
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