Town seal Turnbull deal

Jordan Turnbull

Jordan Turnbull

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JORDAN Turnbull has completed his season's long loan move to Swindon Town.

The youngster, who featured at the County Ground in Swindon's pre-season friendly against Leeds United, returns to his hometown club from Premier League Southampton.

Turnbull, who hails from Trowbridge, joins Town on a season-long youth loan deal.

The defender joined Saints from the Swindon's Centre of Excellence in 2007 and has featured regularly for the Under-21 side at St Mary's in recent seasons.

 

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11:20am Fri 8 Aug 14

andy5364 says...

Welcome aboard im sure ur be a great asset . Coyr
Welcome aboard im sure ur be a great asset . Coyr andy5364
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11:33am Fri 8 Aug 14

moonraker909 says...

Good thing is he is only 19 so won't get snatched away when he hits 21 like we've fallen foul of before. Can't wait till tomorrow, looking forward to seeing the lads run out for the next roller coaster season of highs and lows, above all though its Swindon and i ****ing love it!
Good thing is he is only 19 so won't get snatched away when he hits 21 like we've fallen foul of before. Can't wait till tomorrow, looking forward to seeing the lads run out for the next roller coaster season of highs and lows, above all though its Swindon and i ****ing love it! moonraker909
  • Score: 20

12:07pm Fri 8 Aug 14

The Nomis says...

Fair play......Lets hope we can draft in a half decent striker or possibly two? before the end of August, then hopefully we will have enough on board to hopefully survive the drop to league 2
Fair play......Lets hope we can draft in a half decent striker or possibly two? before the end of August, then hopefully we will have enough on board to hopefully survive the drop to league 2 The Nomis
  • Score: -31

12:31pm Fri 8 Aug 14

STFC Boyo says...

Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?
Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b? STFC Boyo
  • Score: -5

12:33pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

moonraker909 wrote:
Good thing is he is only 19 so won't get snatched away when he hits 21 like we've fallen foul of before. Can't wait till tomorrow, looking forward to seeing the lads run out for the next roller coaster season of highs and lows, above all though its Swindon and i ****ing love it!
Bingo! Sure that's how we're all feeling. Win lose or draw it's back to football, feels like it's been ages (sorry bu the world cup doesn't count!)
[quote][p][bold]moonraker909[/bold] wrote: Good thing is he is only 19 so won't get snatched away when he hits 21 like we've fallen foul of before. Can't wait till tomorrow, looking forward to seeing the lads run out for the next roller coaster season of highs and lows, above all though its Swindon and i ****ing love it![/p][/quote]Bingo! Sure that's how we're all feeling. Win lose or draw it's back to football, feels like it's been ages (sorry bu the world cup doesn't count!) Swindon1984
  • Score: 6

12:34pm Fri 8 Aug 14

London Red says...

Intweresting:
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Technical Director Martin Hunter said of Turnbull’s move: “We treat everybody as individuals and, like we did with Jack Stephens last year, we think that going out on loan will escalate Jordan’s development.
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“We’ve got a good link with Swindon – they try to play good football, and that’s one of the reasons why we let Jack go last year and Jordan this year.
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“Jordan and Jack formed one of the better partnerships in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League last year, and now we need to push him on.
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“We look forward to him returning in a year’s time as a stronger, more experienced"
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I'm still certain they will want to see the best partnership in action in real competitive football and Jack will join Jordan here
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Turnbull got 6 so Stephens will get 5 then
Intweresting: . Technical Director Martin Hunter said of Turnbull’s move: “We treat everybody as individuals and, like we did with Jack Stephens last year, we think that going out on loan will escalate Jordan’s development. . “We’ve got a good link with Swindon – they try to play good football, and that’s one of the reasons why we let Jack go last year and Jordan this year. . “Jordan and Jack formed one of the better partnerships in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League last year, and now we need to push him on. . “We look forward to him returning in a year’s time as a stronger, more experienced" . I'm still certain they will want to see the best partnership in action in real competitive football and Jack will join Jordan here . Turnbull got 6 so Stephens will get 5 then London Red
  • Score: 13

1:05pm Fri 8 Aug 14

bluesharpbob says...

He looks promising and is local to boot! Things look reasonably promising at CC. Lets hope for one or two more useful additions and then.....who knows. Always best to be optimistic and have faith in all those on and off the pitch at CC. After all, things went at least quite well last season, despite the constant moans and groans from some.
He looks promising and is local to boot! Things look reasonably promising at CC. Lets hope for one or two more useful additions and then.....who knows. Always best to be optimistic and have faith in all those on and off the pitch at CC. After all, things went at least quite well last season, despite the constant moans and groans from some. bluesharpbob
  • Score: 5

1:23pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Not so Smart Roger says...

I've probably missed this info from somewhere else but, if we do make it into the play-offs, will we lose Smith and Turnbull beforehand? We lost Pritchard just before the end of last season because, I think, he was also on a Youth loan. Hope I'm wrong - wouldn't be the first time!
I've probably missed this info from somewhere else but, if we do make it into the play-offs, will we lose Smith and Turnbull beforehand? We lost Pritchard just before the end of last season because, I think, he was also on a Youth loan. Hope I'm wrong - wouldn't be the first time! Not so Smart Roger
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Swindonian63 says...

This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned. Swindonian63
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2:08pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Swindon1984 says...

Not so Smart Roger wrote:
I've probably missed this info from somewhere else but, if we do make it into the play-offs, will we lose Smith and Turnbull beforehand? We lost Pritchard just before the end of last season because, I think, he was also on a Youth loan. Hope I'm wrong - wouldn't be the first time!
Think I saw somewhere Turnbull is twenty now and will have to go back to his parent club by the time he's twenty one which will be in April, so would miss the play offs - think we're jumping the gun a bit thinking that far ahead but love the optimism!
[quote][p][bold]Not so Smart Roger[/bold] wrote: I've probably missed this info from somewhere else but, if we do make it into the play-offs, will we lose Smith and Turnbull beforehand? We lost Pritchard just before the end of last season because, I think, he was also on a Youth loan. Hope I'm wrong - wouldn't be the first time![/p][/quote]Think I saw somewhere Turnbull is twenty now and will have to go back to his parent club by the time he's twenty one which will be in April, so would miss the play offs - think we're jumping the gun a bit thinking that far ahead but love the optimism! Swindon1984
  • Score: -1

2:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

umpcah says...

Happy clappers and Doom mongers are both invited to name tomorrow`s starting eleven + benchwarmers. Let`s hear from you !
Happy clappers and Doom mongers are both invited to name tomorrow`s starting eleven + benchwarmers. Let`s hear from you ! umpcah
  • Score: -3

2:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Wayne Allison Bromham says...

umpcah wrote:
Happy clappers and Doom mongers are both invited to name tomorrow`s starting eleven + benchwarmers. Let`s hear from you !
Foderingham- Lelan-Branco-Turnbul
l-Smith (B)Kasim-Thompson (l) Thompson N- Luongo- Smith (M), Williams. Subs. Belford, Byrne, Gladwin, Randall, Barker.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Happy clappers and Doom mongers are both invited to name tomorrow`s starting eleven + benchwarmers. Let`s hear from you ![/p][/quote]Foderingham- Lelan-Branco-Turnbul l-Smith (B)Kasim-Thompson (l) Thompson N- Luongo- Smith (M), Williams. Subs. Belford, Byrne, Gladwin, Randall, Barker. Wayne Allison Bromham
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3:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

London Red says...

Fodders
Turnbull Lelan Branco
N.Thompson Kasim Luongo L.Thomspon Byrne
M.Smith Williams
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Belford Barthram B.Smith Rodgers Gladwin Barker Waldon
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If Stephens arrives today he will replace Lelan who will drop to the bench with Barthram making way
Fodders Turnbull Lelan Branco N.Thompson Kasim Luongo L.Thomspon Byrne M.Smith Williams . Belford Barthram B.Smith Rodgers Gladwin Barker Waldon . If Stephens arrives today he will replace Lelan who will drop to the bench with Barthram making way London Red
  • Score: -2

3:20pm Fri 8 Aug 14

oz ashes says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
a paper round and a rattle brings back memories lol i had a rattle and i only took it to my 1st game my dad hid it from me the night before games after that
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]a paper round and a rattle brings back memories lol i had a rattle and i only took it to my 1st game my dad hid it from me the night before games after that oz ashes
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3:39pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

London Red wrote:
Fodders
Turnbull Lelan Branco
N.Thompson Kasim Luongo L.Thomspon Byrne
M.Smith Williams
.
Belford Barthram B.Smith Rodgers Gladwin Barker Waldon
.
If Stephens arrives today he will replace Lelan who will drop to the bench with Barthram making way
You seem pretty certain Stephens is coming L. R. how can you be so sure.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Fodders Turnbull Lelan Branco N.Thompson Kasim Luongo L.Thomspon Byrne M.Smith Williams . Belford Barthram B.Smith Rodgers Gladwin Barker Waldon . If Stephens arrives today he will replace Lelan who will drop to the bench with Barthram making way[/p][/quote]You seem pretty certain Stephens is coming L. R. how can you be so sure. lifelong red
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3:41pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mcenirm says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?
Maybe No 5 or 6. You could call the club shop and they may know. COYR
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?[/p][/quote]Maybe No 5 or 6. You could call the club shop and they may know. COYR mcenirm
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3:44pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mcenirm says...

STFC website says he is No 6. COYR
STFC website says he is No 6. COYR mcenirm
  • Score: 0

3:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

London Red says...

Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack
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Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive
.
I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here
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He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season
Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack . Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive . I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here . He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season London Red
  • Score: 3

3:52pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mcenirm says...

mcenirm wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?
Maybe No 5 or 6. You could call the club shop and they may know. COYR
STFC website says Jordan Turnbull is No 6. COYR
[quote][p][bold]mcenirm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?[/p][/quote]Maybe No 5 or 6. You could call the club shop and they may know. COYR[/p][/quote]STFC website says Jordan Turnbull is No 6. COYR mcenirm
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4:24pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I remember it well '63
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I remember it well '63 Bassett Hound
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4:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

I must admit I'm a little lost when it comes to the rules on loan issues , but if Stephens does come , that will mean we have 3 central defenders and a L.B. who are all loans , so in the event of us reaching the P.O. s , does that then mean that we"ll be minus these 4 , not getting ahead of myself here, we might not get anywhere near , but would like to know.
I must admit I'm a little lost when it comes to the rules on loan issues , but if Stephens does come , that will mean we have 3 central defenders and a L.B. who are all loans , so in the event of us reaching the P.O. s , does that then mean that we"ll be minus these 4 , not getting ahead of myself here, we might not get anywhere near , but would like to know. lifelong red
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4:27pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Bassett Hound says...

London Red wrote:
Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack
.
Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive
.
I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here
.
He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season
I agree LR I thought it was completely off beam and not thought through
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack . Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive . I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here . He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season[/p][/quote]I agree LR I thought it was completely off beam and not thought through Bassett Hound
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5:09pm Fri 8 Aug 14

smirg kcab says...

Have you got nothing better to do in your life lol
Coymr
Have you got nothing better to do in your life lol Coymr smirg kcab
  • Score: -5

6:23pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63...
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63... Chish and Fips
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6:26pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63...
or should I say 'programme' ... oops...
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63...[/p][/quote]or should I say 'programme' ... oops... Chish and Fips
  • Score: 0

6:45pm Fri 8 Aug 14

London Red says...

London Red wrote:
Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack
.
Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive
.
I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here
.
He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season
Andrew @ FLIC has now responded to a tweet saying "yes Stephens will arrive - it's just a question of when"
.
That's why I'm certain!
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack . Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive . I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here . He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season[/p][/quote]Andrew @ FLIC has now responded to a tweet saying "yes Stephens will arrive - it's just a question of when" . That's why I'm certain! London Red
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Fri 8 Aug 14

BuryTown 63 says...

Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
[quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ). BuryTown 63
  • Score: 4

7:04pm Fri 8 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
[quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers. mancrobin
  • Score: 3

7:22pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Swindonian63 says...

Chish and Fips wrote:
Chish and Fips wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63...
or should I say 'programme' ... oops...
Somewhere I have a box with every home programme for 63/64 and 64/65...one day I'll find it!
[quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chish and Fips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]Wow ..... v Scunthorpe 1963 I think that was my first game out there - I may still even have the program... thanks for the memories 63...[/p][/quote]or should I say 'programme' ... oops...[/p][/quote]Somewhere I have a box with every home programme for 63/64 and 64/65...one day I'll find it! Swindonian63
  • Score: 2

7:46pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season.

Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper.

COYMR
Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season. Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper. COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 5

8:56pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Paddy's wigwam says...

Love the nostalgia guys...
I was but a twinkle in my old mans eye's.. Great stuff
Love the nostalgia guys... I was but a twinkle in my old mans eye's.. Great stuff Paddy's wigwam
  • Score: 1

9:09pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Oxon-Red says...

Will Swindon beat Chelsea in tonights Capital One Cup tie ?

Ballot is now closed, thenk you for voting !!!!

Anyone else wonder why this poll is still displayed ?

COYMR
Will Swindon beat Chelsea in tonights Capital One Cup tie ? Ballot is now closed, thenk you for voting !!!! Anyone else wonder why this poll is still displayed ? COYMR Oxon-Red
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Fri 8 Aug 14

dazzastfc says...

London Red wrote:
Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack
.
Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive
.
I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here
.
He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season
IF he is back that would be good news all round..
Hope your right for once
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: Because Power was on record on the BBC a week or so ago saying once Southampton complete their business we WILL get Jack . Sam has now tweeted that he expects Stephens to be the next one to arrive . I just take our owner and local media source more at face value than a poster who likes to be negative all the time on here . He may not come today but as I said I'm pretty certain Stephens will be given the 5 shirt at STFC this season[/p][/quote]IF he is back that would be good news all round.. Hope your right for once dazzastfc
  • Score: 0

10:09pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot.
Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot. lifelong red
  • Score: 3

10:44pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right . lifelong red
  • Score: 1

10:53pm Fri 8 Aug 14

London Red says...

lifelong red wrote:
Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot.
Pretty certain Branco has played a few league one games!
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot.[/p][/quote]Pretty certain Branco has played a few league one games! London Red
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .
Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans . lifelong red
  • Score: 3

11:18pm Fri 8 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

London Red wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot.
Pretty certain Branco has played a few league one games!
Was referring to the 2 saints lads and the Liverpool lad, that's assuming they all play of course.
[quote][p][bold]London Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Looks like we"ll have 3 young lads playing in our back line tomorrow - I don't think they have a league game between them - are bound to feel the nerves , especially in front the home crowd - so will need plenty of encouragement , not just from their team- mates but the fans also . If the team can show the grit and determination they displayed at the latter part of last season , then I think we can put the skids under scunny . Best of luck boys - give it your best shot.[/p][/quote]Pretty certain Branco has played a few league one games![/p][/quote]Was referring to the 2 saints lads and the Liverpool lad, that's assuming they all play of course. lifelong red
  • Score: 1

12:26am Sat 9 Aug 14

david waldron says...

mancrobin wrote:
BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
Best post I have ever read!!!
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.[/p][/quote]Best post I have ever read!!! david waldron
  • Score: -2

12:29am Sat 9 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

lifelong red wrote:
Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .
A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all .
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .[/p][/quote]A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all . lifelong red
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1:36am Sat 9 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories! mancrobin
  • Score: 0

7:59am Sat 9 Aug 14

umpcah says...

lifelong red wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .
A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all .
FRED Thompson ? What about Harry Lunn and Jimmy Bain ? My Dad would continually shout " Give it to Owen " ! Not sure what year it would have been but I well remember Tony Gough and his sensational input after joining Swindon from Bath !
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .[/p][/quote]A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all .[/p][/quote]FRED Thompson ? What about Harry Lunn and Jimmy Bain ? My Dad would continually shout " Give it to Owen " ! Not sure what year it would have been but I well remember Tony Gough and his sensational input after joining Swindon from Bath ! umpcah
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8:04am Sat 9 Aug 14

umpcah says...

mancrobin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
Apparently it`s within CG minutes that Fred Ford , then Town`s manager, asked Bill Shankly for his opinion on Kevin Keegan. Bill watched him and signed him up for Liverpool straightaway ! I have no idea what happened to Cassidy.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories![/p][/quote]Apparently it`s within CG minutes that Fred Ford , then Town`s manager, asked Bill Shankly for his opinion on Kevin Keegan. Bill watched him and signed him up for Liverpool straightaway ! I have no idea what happened to Cassidy. umpcah
  • Score: -1

8:38am Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

Oxon-Red wrote:
Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season.

Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper.

COYMR
I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake!
[quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season. Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper. COYMR[/p][/quote]I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake! The Jockster
  • Score: -4

8:43am Sat 9 Aug 14

umpcah says...

The Jockster wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season.

Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper.

COYMR
I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake!
I cant see Dave lasting very long at Leeds ! He may try to clean them up a bit though. It`s a nice day for the return of footie. Anyone going to the CG this afternoon ?
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season. Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper. COYMR[/p][/quote]I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake![/p][/quote]I cant see Dave lasting very long at Leeds ! He may try to clean them up a bit though. It`s a nice day for the return of footie. Anyone going to the CG this afternoon ? umpcah
  • Score: 0

8:44am Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

STFC Boyo wrote:
Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?
No idea wot number, y do u want to no? Ur spellin reely is bad u no. U shud get sum ellocueshun or litterarsy lessons I fink!
[quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?[/p][/quote]No idea wot number, y do u want to no? Ur spellin reely is bad u no. U shud get sum ellocueshun or litterarsy lessons I fink! The Jockster
  • Score: -3

8:49am Sat 9 Aug 14

The Jockster says...

umpcah wrote:
The Jockster wrote:
Oxon-Red wrote:
Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season.

Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper.

COYMR
I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake!
I cant see Dave lasting very long at Leeds ! He may try to clean them up a bit though. It`s a nice day for the return of footie. Anyone going to the CG this afternoon ?
I'll be there Umps!
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oxon-Red[/bold] wrote: Best wishes to the lads tomorrow and for the rest of the season. Also wish Dave Hockaday well, a manager who is probably undergoing similar forum scrutiny to Mark Cooper. COYMR[/p][/quote]I don't wish Hockaday well - nothing personal you understand decent bloke but he's managing "dirty" Leeds for goodness sake![/p][/quote]I cant see Dave lasting very long at Leeds ! He may try to clean them up a bit though. It`s a nice day for the return of footie. Anyone going to the CG this afternoon ?[/p][/quote]I'll be there Umps! The Jockster
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9:23am Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

The Jockster wrote:
STFC Boyo wrote:
Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?
No idea wot number, y do u want to no? Ur spellin reely is bad u no. U shud get sum ellocueshun or litterarsy lessons I fink!
Boyo do yourself a favour - could I suggest you cut out this lazy and irritating ' text speak ' - continuing posting please but lets have it without this.
I have problems with spelling and grammar so tend to use a spell checker etc.., this works for me.
[quote][p][bold]The Jockster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]STFC Boyo[/bold] wrote: Welcome to Swindon Town.good luck.Any1 know what number he's going 2 b?[/p][/quote]No idea wot number, y do u want to no? Ur spellin reely is bad u no. U shud get sum ellocueshun or litterarsy lessons I fink![/p][/quote]Boyo do yourself a favour - could I suggest you cut out this lazy and irritating ' text speak ' - continuing posting please but lets have it without this. I have problems with spelling and grammar so tend to use a spell checker etc.., this works for me. Chish and Fips
  • Score: -1

9:33am Sat 9 Aug 14

Swindonian63 says...

david waldron wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
Best post I have ever read!!!
Thanks Dave
[quote][p][bold]david waldron[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.[/p][/quote]Best post I have ever read!!![/p][/quote]Thanks Dave Swindonian63
  • Score: -1

9:46am Sat 9 Aug 14

Swindonian63 says...

For those of you who like a bit of nostalgia last year I wrote a monthly account of the 63/64 season on:

www.thewashbag.com

It's still on there and I'll be doing the same this season for 64/65, starting at the end of this month.
For those of you who like a bit of nostalgia last year I wrote a monthly account of the 63/64 season on: www.thewashbag.com It's still on there and I'll be doing the same this season for 64/65, starting at the end of this month. Swindonian63
  • Score: 0

9:50am Sat 9 Aug 14

Wilesy says...

I see on the other thread Cooper is worried the fans may turn on the players if his young boys don't look the part. If he gees them up and plays some incisive attacking football then I'm sure the fans will be onside.

Looking forward to the game, I've made my concerns clear about the formation and personnel, and I am very concerned, but let's see how it goes over the first 10 games. I would love to be proved wrong and we get off to a great start!

Attendance will be interesting appreciate it's the holiday season and Scunthorpe not likely to bring many so 7,500 tops imo.
I see on the other thread Cooper is worried the fans may turn on the players if his young boys don't look the part. If he gees them up and plays some incisive attacking football then I'm sure the fans will be onside. Looking forward to the game, I've made my concerns clear about the formation and personnel, and I am very concerned, but let's see how it goes over the first 10 games. I would love to be proved wrong and we get off to a great start! Attendance will be interesting appreciate it's the holiday season and Scunthorpe not likely to bring many so 7,500 tops imo. Wilesy
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9:53am Sat 9 Aug 14

london paolo says...

mancrobin wrote:
BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
Is Peter Noble injured? :-(
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.[/p][/quote]Is Peter Noble injured? :-( london paolo
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10:19am Sat 9 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

umpcah wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .
A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all .
FRED Thompson ? What about Harry Lunn and Jimmy Bain ? My Dad would continually shout " Give it to Owen " ! Not sure what year it would have been but I well remember Tony Gough and his sensational input after joining Swindon from Bath !
Ah that's him Freddie Thompson -Harry Lunn - jimmy Bain- just a bit Mbefore I started going out there - and Maurice Owen best player ever to don a town shirt , played in every position on the pitch , when coming towards the twilight of his career - centre half- full back- midfield -- on the wing - you name it Maurice done it all - a perfect gentleman on and of the pitch and a great pro. Manc- correct it was seventies. Tony Gough - I believe was about the time Fred Ford was in charge - I think somewhere around mid seventies .
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember my first game at the C.G, as a young lad - I believe the season 54-55 , a night game I remember , against - wait for it - bormuff - and we lost 2-0 , C.G. looked like Wembley stadium to me back then - team then was,,, Burton- Page - Hilton- Cross- Hudson - McShane- Bull - Mclleland - Owen - Lambert and Beards - The players then would often ride bikes to the ground and chat to the fans .[/p][/quote]A few more names might ring a bell with some of you older guys from that era ...... Roy Onslow - Slacker Williams - George Hunt - Ted Bachelor - Peter Chamberlain - Roy Chandler - Peter Risebrough - Vincent Jack- Matt Gemmill - and another Thompson , cant remember his first name - and moving on a year or 2 - Andy Micklewright - Bob Edwards - David Gibson - John Richards - Roy Agar - Arnold Darcy - I could go on and on but getting late , hope it brings back memories to some . nite all .[/p][/quote]FRED Thompson ? What about Harry Lunn and Jimmy Bain ? My Dad would continually shout " Give it to Owen " ! Not sure what year it would have been but I well remember Tony Gough and his sensational input after joining Swindon from Bath ![/p][/quote]Ah that's him Freddie Thompson -Harry Lunn - jimmy Bain- just a bit Mbefore I started going out there - and Maurice Owen best player ever to don a town shirt , played in every position on the pitch , when coming towards the twilight of his career - centre half- full back- midfield -- on the wing - you name it Maurice done it all - a perfect gentleman on and of the pitch and a great pro. Manc- correct it was seventies. Tony Gough - I believe was about the time Fred Ford was in charge - I think somewhere around mid seventies . lifelong red
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11:02am Sat 9 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

mancrobin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
Can"t remember the exact detail - but Nigel Cassidy did finish up at Oxford eventually - can remember Oxford fans singing his name .
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories![/p][/quote]Can"t remember the exact detail - but Nigel Cassidy did finish up at Oxford eventually - can remember Oxford fans singing his name . lifelong red
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11:30am Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

lifelong red wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
Can"t remember the exact detail - but Nigel Cassidy did finish up at Oxford eventually - can remember Oxford fans singing his name .
Sure that wasn't Hop-a-long Cassidy .... Lifelong ☺
[quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories![/p][/quote]Can"t remember the exact detail - but Nigel Cassidy did finish up at Oxford eventually - can remember Oxford fans singing his name .[/p][/quote]Sure that wasn't Hop-a-long Cassidy .... Lifelong ☺ Chish and Fips
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11:47am Sat 9 Aug 14

lifelong red says...

Ahhh ! the days of old when the majority of men wore trilby hats and smoked pipes , the smell of pipe smoke was sometimes overwhelming inside the C.G. how times have changed .
Ahhh ! the days of old when the majority of men wore trilby hats and smoked pipes , the smell of pipe smoke was sometimes overwhelming inside the C.G. how times have changed . lifelong red
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12:38pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

What stuck in my mind from the days of old, was when they made a charity collection at half-time, they had a large white tarpaulin on two large sticks. One or two men at each would walk along the touchline and the crowd would aim and throw their donated coins at this ... fine for those at the back of the crowd but not for us nippers at the front ... Health and safety ?? bah...
What stuck in my mind from the days of old, was when they made a charity collection at half-time, they had a large white tarpaulin on two large sticks. One or two men at each would walk along the touchline and the crowd would aim and throw their donated coins at this ... fine for those at the back of the crowd but not for us nippers at the front ... Health and safety ?? bah... Chish and Fips
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12:42pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Chish and Fips says...

''One or two men at each END would..
''One or two men at each END would.. Chish and Fips
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1:13pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Oi Den! says...

london paolo wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
Is Peter Noble injured? :-(
Clearly convalescing with Joe Butler.
[quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.[/p][/quote]Is Peter Noble injured? :-([/p][/quote]Clearly convalescing with Joe Butler. Oi Den!
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1:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Brainy_60 says...

mancrobin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
My first STFC game was in 1970 v Scunthorpe. Keegan was a teenager and in the squad. Don't know if he played as he was an unknown then and I was only a young lad. We won 3 - 1.
[quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories![/p][/quote]My first STFC game was in 1970 v Scunthorpe. Keegan was a teenager and in the squad. Don't know if he played as he was an unknown then and I was only a young lad. We won 3 - 1. Brainy_60
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2:22pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Oi Den! wrote:
london paolo wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
BuryTown 63 wrote:
Swindonian63 wrote:
This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be.

A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now:

I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence.

I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000.

There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'.

Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.
I love Nostalgia.
I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline.
I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores.
After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ".
Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).
Me too. Team for tomorrow:
Downsborough
Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope
Smith, Penman and Heath
Rogers, Smart and Jones.

Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.
Is Peter Noble injured? :-(
Clearly convalescing with Joe Butler.
Both been sold I'm afraid down to our 'special relationship' with Barcelona :)

Seriously, how could I have forgotten those 2! The power of real ale!
[quote][p][bold]Oi Den![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]london paolo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuryTown 63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Swindonian63[/bold] wrote: This is great news, things are coming together and, as ever, I'm looking forward to the season in prospect as all true fans will be. A bit off topic but I'm reminded that our first game in the then Division 2 was against Scunthorpe, fifty one years ago this month. For those who like a bit of nostalgia here are my memories of that game. For those who don't stop reading now: I can well remember the anticipation of the occasion. On the previous Sunday I checked the pools predictions in the Sunday papers whilst doing my paper round. Nearly all went for a draw as Scunthorpe were perceived as an unspectacular but steady and reliable Division 2 presence. I went along to the game hoping we'd get a point. I had my rattle with me (don't laugh, you could take a rattle into a game then, it wasn't regarded as an offensive weapon) which I'd carefully painted red and white during the school holiday. It was a beautiful, sunny August Saturday afternoon, the pitch was a wonderful green, everything seemed to be in technicolour. There was a big crowd, not quite so many as had seen the Shrewsbury game where promotion had been clinched, but still a healthy 18,000. There was a great atmosphere when the game kicked off. An Ernie Hunt goal gave us an early lead and we never looked in trouble. In fact we were all over them and running their somewhat creaking defence ragged. I was struck by how old some of their players looked in comparison to ours. Their right back and captain, Jackie Brownsword, looked as old as my Dad. In fact at 40 he was almost twice as old as some of Bert's 'babes'. Two second half goals, another from Ernie and one a minute from time by John Stevens gave us a comfortable and thoroughly deserved win. We'd shown that we were worthy of our place in Division 2 and could play attractive attacking football. I went home on a high to give a blow by blow account to my Dad. The next home game was scheduled for the following Tuesday evening; Grimsby Town, it couldn't come soon enough as far as I was concerned.[/p][/quote]I love Nostalgia. I remember taking a rattle to a game in the 60's when you could pay 1s 3d ( I think thats right ) and sit on the touchline. I took my rattle, newly painted after purchase from the Army and Navy stores. After an opening burst to warm up the bloke in front of me said " if you use that thing again I'll wrap it round your neck ". Such a friendly club ! although I admit it was used down the trenches as a gas warning Boy was it loud !! too loud for the old ones ( I think he was about 30 ).[/p][/quote]Me too. Team for tomorrow: Downsborough Thomas, Harland, Burrows and Trollope Smith, Penman and Heath Rogers, Smart and Jones. Best hasn't arrived in time on loan from Man U to replace Rogers.[/p][/quote]Is Peter Noble injured? :-([/p][/quote]Clearly convalescing with Joe Butler.[/p][/quote]Both been sold I'm afraid down to our 'special relationship' with Barcelona :) Seriously, how could I have forgotten those 2! The power of real ale! mancrobin
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2:24pm Sat 9 Aug 14

mancrobin says...

Brainy_60 wrote:
mancrobin wrote:
lifelong red wrote:
Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .
I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good.

Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories!
My first STFC game was in 1970 v Scunthorpe. Keegan was a teenager and in the squad. Don't know if he played as he was an unknown then and I was only a young lad. We won 3 - 1.
Thanks Brainy, your memory is better than mine.
[quote][p][bold]Brainy_60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mancrobin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong red[/bold] wrote: Can remember a certain Kevin Keegan turning out for Scunny , I think that was back in the sixties if my memory serves me right .[/p][/quote]I think it was the seventies Lifelong, I was at the match. It was a great game and he was up front with a centre forward called Cassidy. Keegan was very young at the time but clearly had potential. We either won or lost 5-2. Can't remember which, the game was so good. Oxford at the time wanted to buy Cassidy but Scunny would only sell as a dual deal with Keegan, so Oxford pulled out. Wonderful memories![/p][/quote]My first STFC game was in 1970 v Scunthorpe. Keegan was a teenager and in the squad. Don't know if he played as he was an unknown then and I was only a young lad. We won 3 - 1.[/p][/quote]Thanks Brainy, your memory is better than mine. mancrobin
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