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Rain is a pain for Town mascot

Swindon Advertiser: Ciaran, Lee and Charlotte Bizley Ciaran, Lee and Charlotte Bizley

WHILE thousands of supporters were left frustrated when Swindon’s clash with Crawley was postponed yesterday, one young Town fan was more disappointed than most.

Eleven-year-old Ciaran Bizley was due to lead the Robins out as mascot after being given the experience as a Christmas present from his grandparents, during what has been his first return to the town of his birth since moving to Australia with parents Lee and Charlotte in 2007.

Ciaran, who plays for local side Sky United in home city Melbourne, lists Wes Foderingham as his favourite player and although he was disappointed not to have been able to meet his hero, he did manage to enjoy his visit to the County Ground despite the weather.

“We had a tour and I got to see the boardroom, the away and home dressing rooms and see all the history about the club and the best players of all-time and it was fun,” Ciaran said.

“I love Swindon but I like Chelsea as well. My favourite player is Wes Foderingham but I also like Nathan Byrne and Alex Pritchard.”

Ciaran’s father Lee, who has been a Town fan since the age of nine, has played a major part in getting Swindon games televised by Fox Sports in Australia in the past and was also disappointed his son was not able to walk out with his heroes.

“I wanted to time our visit so we were here during the Christmas period because it’s an important time for football with lots of games and we managed to get to the Coventry and Brentford matches,” he said.

“It would have been great to have seen Ciaran be a mascot but sadly it didn’t happen, although the club really looked after us and we had a great day.”

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6:55pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Pewsham Red says...

I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?
I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors? Pewsham Red
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9:20pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Siray says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?
If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?[/p][/quote]If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin Siray
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9:33pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Pewsham Red says...

Siray wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?
If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin
Ha! Good shout. I thought there must be a good reason why a grown man looked like a 22 year old league two footballer or X Factor contestant. You'd have thought his wife would have told him.
[quote][p][bold]Siray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?[/p][/quote]If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin[/p][/quote]Ha! Good shout. I thought there must be a good reason why a grown man looked like a 22 year old league two footballer or X Factor contestant. You'd have thought his wife would have told him. Pewsham Red
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10:05pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Siray says...

Pewsham Red wrote:
Siray wrote:
Pewsham Red wrote:
I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?
If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin
Ha! Good shout. I thought there must be a good reason why a grown man looked like a 22 year old league two footballer or X Factor contestant. You'd have thought his wife would have told him.
His wife would've told him... Trust me ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Siray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pewsham Red[/bold] wrote: I know it's not a comment about football, but what does this kids dad look like? Shades indoors?[/p][/quote]If you look real close, you'll see his white cane in the background... #justsayin[/p][/quote]Ha! Good shout. I thought there must be a good reason why a grown man looked like a 22 year old league two footballer or X Factor contestant. You'd have thought his wife would have told him.[/p][/quote]His wife would've told him... Trust me ;-) Siray
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