Swindon Town – from Wembley to where?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Swindon Town, The Seventy Two | No Comments

The Wembley crowd watched in silence as Charlie Austin bore down on David Forde’s goal, writes Jordan Blackwell. The then 20-year-old had been plucked from Poole Town in the lower reaches of the English leagues just eight months earlier. He had racked up 20 goals in 38 games in his first season in professional football; surely he wouldn’t pass up a one-on-one opportunity like this?

Austin steadied to shoot, …

The Football League and world fame: Juventus

In the first of what will hopefully become a sporadic series of sorts, Adam Digby takes a look at former Juventus greats (and not-so-greats) who have also done their time in the Football League on these shores. You can find more of Adam’s great writing, primarily about his beloved Juve, on his blog Il Tifosi.

Upon their formation in 1897, Italian giants Juventus chose pink shirts with black trim …

Swindon Town 0 Milton Keynes Dons 1: Into the abyss

Swindon Town are staring down the barrel of relegation to League Two after their former defender Sean O’Hanlon capped a disappointing Robins performance with the only goal of the game to hand victory to the Milton Keynes Dons. Scot Munroe provides a brief match report from the County Ground on a demoralising day in Wiltshire.

The game was delayed for around seven minutes as the referee James Linington was not …

Future England stars of the Football League

During England’s European Championship qualifier with Switzerland last week, The Seventy Two asked Football League fans whether there were any players currently at their club who may play for England one day.

It is rarely that simple, of course. And it was a slightly hypocritical question given the opinion piece published on this very site on the subject of Connor Wickham a couple of months ago.

Nevertheless, here are the …

Swindon look to bounce back from forward exit

Posted by on Jul 6, 2010 in Swindon Town, The Seventy Two | One Comment

For most clubs, losing a top goalscorer usually spells out a following season of frustration in front of goal, finding that the man sent in to replace the golden boy is not up to scratch. Especially when said player had scored almost half the team’s tally that season. Well, not Swindon Town.

Simon Cox leaving for West Bromwich Albion last summer long appeared inevitable, but the resulting void was significant …