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« on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 18:01:25 »



Bob Edwards was an inside forward and moved to Swindon from Chelsea way back in the mid 50’s. Bob was at Swindon from '55 to '59, and became top scorer for the club with a total 64 league goals in 173 appearances. Bob was my Grandad, and sadly passed away last month at the age of 88. I was trying to collect more info from his football days. Does anyone here have (or know people with) memories, memorabilia or knowledge on team mates from his time at the club? A long time ago, I know, but we’d be really grateful for any info.

Some more info on Bob:
http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/Person.asp?PersonID=EDWARDSR
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« Reply #1 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 18:13:02 »

rip Bob, condolences to you and your family 01trayj.

Was a bit before my time so can't help,  but I'll raise a beer to him now.
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 18:47:46 »

Paul Reg is the guy you need to talk to, no idea of how to contact him though.
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 19:20:23 »

rip Bob, condolences to you and your family 01trayj.

Was a bit before my time so can't help,  but I'll raise a beer to him now.

Cheers, Batch.

Paul Reg is the guy you need to talk to, no idea of how to contact him though.

ronnie21, who is Paul Reg (player, swindon buff, ...)?
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« Reply #4 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 19:22:30 »

Sorry to hear that Bob has passed.

swindon-town-fc.co.uk has a newspaper archive so you can pull various match reports.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19570133

Paul P l o w m a n (who is on Twitter) might be able to help?
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 19:37:38 »

Paul Reg is the guy you need to talk to, no idea of how to contact him though.

Bob was just before my time.... I know he scored 26 goals one season but inexplicably we finished 23rd  Smiley

 I do  have a copy of the Ipswich Football Star from 55 , when we got stuffed by the Tractor Boys 6-2 who had just installed Alf Ramsey as gaffer, having finished playing at 35. Bob got one of the 2 but there's little in the account of the goal,  or pics which mostly seem to be of Sammy Burton replete with flat cap watching balls sail past him.
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« Reply #6 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 19:38:47 »

Sorry to hear that Bob has passed.

swindon-town-fc.co.uk has a newspaper archive so you can pull various match reports.

http://swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=19570133

Paul P l o w m a n (who is on Twitter) might be able to help?

Fantastic, what a great find on the article ('Two for Edwards...') found Paul Reg on twitter too. Thanks so much for your help.
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« Reply #7 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 19:56:33 »

Cheers, Batch.

ronnie21, who is Paul Reg (player, swindon buff, ...)?
Paul Reg  I have now idea why
 that keeps coming up as Reg but it is Paul P l o w m a n  who is the official STFC archivist (though that may be self-appointed) 
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« Reply #8 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 20:51:58 »

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« Reply #9 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 21:03:20 »

Bob was just before my time.... I know he scored 26 goals one season but inexplicably we finished 23rd  Smiley

 I do  have a copy of the Ipswich Football Star from 55 , when we got stuffed by the Tractor Boys 6-2 who had just installed Alf Ramsey as gaffer, having finished playing at 35. Bob got one of the 2 but there's little in the account of the goal,  or pics which mostly seem to be of Sammy Burton replete with flat cap watching balls sail past him.

Great account, thanks for sharing Smiley Presumably you aren't the fabled paul p l o w m a n I've messaged on twitter?
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« Reply #10 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 21:28:59 »

Great account, thanks for sharing Smiley Presumably you aren't the fabled paul p l o w m a n I've messaged on twitter?

No, that’ll be Reg - (P a u l - P l o w m a n) - Smeeton. The resident site know it all, been there, done that, remember when, twice as big, more often, has friend, etc, etc. He’s harmless though. Just don’t ask him a question. If you do Pauld will chirp up on his behalf.

PS. Good luck with your search, always sad to hear of the loss of a town player. They all made the club what it is now.
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 22:10:42 »

So Reg = PP?! Only took me the best part of 20 yrs to find that out. Makes sense, though.
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« Reply #12 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 22:14:21 »

Quote from: Ardiles
So Reg = PP?! Only took me the best part of 20 yrs to find that out. Makes sense, though.

no, he's not.

or is he?
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« Reply #13 on: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 23:36:15 »

Reg and Paul P are two completely separate people. I & a few others will have definitely met them both.

A certain member on here kept referring to Reg as Paul P annoyingly so. The swear filter or whatever the technical term is obviously autocorrects Plow Man to Reg to avoid such dull ‘banter’

As it has always done with soapy tit wank & r o f l
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