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« on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 16:51:09 »

Afternoon folks, not sure if anyone's bored on a Thursday afternoon (as you'll be able to tell, I certainly am) but a potential mildly diverting quiz for you all.

Since the success of our starting strikers in the Stevenage game, I've been thinking a bit about the success or otherwise of our youth team/academy set up in recent years. Being a bit data-nerdy and needing to learn to use a couple of new visualisation tools, I thought I'd build myself a data set using the marvellous work of the good people (person?) over at www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/

Rather than expecting you all to be interested in my shiny infographics about this, I stuck them all into a Sporcle quiz. So... can you name the 85 Swindon Town youth products to get a squad number since the 2000/2001 season?

https://www.sporcle.com/games/nemostfc/stfc-academy-graduates

To be honest, if I'd not written it I doubt I'd have reached 30!

(Please shout if you see any typos/assorted fuck ups in the quiz, they're entirely likely)

In case anyone is wondering, the qualification is being at Town before signing their first pro contract and being given a squad number at some point. Stats cover the 19 seasons from 2000/1 up until this season (2018/19) which obviously is incomplete. Appearances listed are league only.
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:07:21 »

Good stuff. Managed 28 in the time. A few with same surnames helped.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:12:32 »

Good stuff. Managed 28 in the time. A few with same surnames helped.  Smiley

I got 26.
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:20:23 »

Got 32, took me bloody ages to get the one with 109 appearances....
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:20:30 »

Good stuff. Managed 28 in the time. A few with same surnames helped.  Smiley

Yeah, I debated turning on full names but that seemed a bit harsh.
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:23:43 »

36... enjoyed that
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:37:14 »

Managed to get 53. Shall account that for far too much time spent playing Football Manager over the years!
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 17:41:54 »

Surprisingly 34 but forgot look and a few others I should have remembered
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 18:33:10 »

26 although loads more that I should have got. 1 or 2 I'd never heard of though.
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 19:25:27 »

34

Managed to miss out goalscoring superstar Miles Storey
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 20:20:32 »

Got 32, took me bloody ages to get the one with 109 appearances....

36. Couldn't get Mr.109 though. I got "him" instead. Should've got the goalscorer from Sunday and one who went to Newcastle. Can we ever dream of getting £1m for a 17 year old again? The irony being that he plays in the same league as the Town now.
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 20:56:43 »

24.  No

Surely the one who went to Newcastle made more than 2 appearances for us?

And how did the buzzing legend (and son of legend) figure in a post-2000 quiz?
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 21:13:46 »

24.  No

Surely the one who went to Newcastle made more than 2 appearances for us?

And how did the buzzing legend (and son of legend) figure in a post-2000 quiz?

Good point! Hmmm
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 21:22:29 »

24.  No

Surely the one who went to Newcastle made more than 2 appearances for us?

And how did the buzzing legend (and son of legend) figure in a post-2000 quiz?

He came back and played a game v Forest, in 05, one of the last games of King. Amazingly we won 2-1.

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 23:31:45 »

I think Swindon-Town-fc.co.uk may be fallible, for the first time ever. One was a Samsung player, and another a freebie from West Ham.
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