01 Jan – Swindon Town 1-1 Swansea City
Over 9,000 see a 97th minute penalty by Simon Cox. Barry Corr is sent off in the 20th minute. Cox is given a standing ovation as his loan spell comes to an end.
05 Jan – Swindon Town 1-1 Barnet
F.A. draw is watched by former Dundee United legend and Scotland international Maurice Malpas.
07 Jan – Ben Tozer joins Newcastle United
11 Jan – Almost There…
Andrew Fitton’s consortium take further steps in their bid to take control of Swindon Town Football Club after long negotiations.
12 Jan – Walsall 2-2 Swindon Town
15 Jan – Fitton & Malpas
On the day that Fitton announces that his consortium are in full control of the club. Maurice Malpas is installed as the new manager of Swindon Town. Caretaker manager David Byrne is appointed his assistant.
The transfer embargo is lifted and Swindon can dabble in the market once more.
17 Jan – Bodin’s Return
Former Town favourite Paul Bodin is appointed the new youth team manager
18 Jan – Swindon in Double Signing Shock
Watford winger Anthony McNamee joins Town from Watford while his Vicarage Road teammate Moses Ashikodi joins on loan.
19 Jan – Swindon Town 2-1 Nottingham Forest
Malpas gets a win against Swindon legend Colin Calderwood’s Forest side thanks to two own goals by Perch and Breckin.
21 Jan – Pat Kanyuka joins from Queens Park Rangers
Meanwhile the next days sees the departure of Andrew Caton who is released.
22 Jan – Surely we’ll score one penalty?
Nope. Swindon are knocked out of the FA Cup by Barnet after a 1-1 draw is settled on penalties. Town join Barcelona as one of the few clubs that complete a shoot-out without scoring (2-0 on pens)
Jan 25 – Steve Adams leaves for Torquay
Kaid Mohammd goes to Plainmoor on loan
Jan 26 – Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Swindon Town
Jan 28 – You BEST leave… Now!
BEST Holdings duo Ibón Pérez Arrieta and Mauro Almeida depart the County Ground. Days later they are followed by Franklin Anzité.
29 Jan – Luton Town 0-1 Swindon Town
31 Jan – Cox to Northampton? Cobblers!
Northampton fail to secure a deal when it looked as though Swindon were going to miss out after prolonged discussions, Simon Cox joins Swindon from Reading. Lovely stuff.
02 Feb – Swindon Town 1-1 Northampton Town
09 Feb – Huddersfield 1-0 Swindon Town
12 Feb – Swindon Town 3-0 Cheltenham Town
16 Feb – Nottingham Forest 1-0 Swindon Town
19 Feb – Youth Better Belive it (Sorry)
Callum Kennedy, Sean Morrison, Ben Joyce, Kurt Hammonds, Lloyd Macklin, Jake Hyde, Sam Morris, Mark Scott and Jack Winter all sign professional contracts.
23 Feb – Swindon Town 0-3 Walsall
26 Feb – Oldham Athletic 2-2 Swindon Town
Jake Hyde joins Weymouth on loan.
01 Mar – Swindon Town 0-1 Leeds United
Cox misses a sitter in front of 13,270 fans.
04 Mar – Swindon Town 3-2 Huddersfield Town
Only 4,840 witness an eventful game which saw Anthony McNamee destroy the Terriers defence. Billy Paynter scores alongside a Craig Easton double to make it 3-0. Phil Jevons scores two penalties and Swindon have Lee Peacock and Billy Paynter both sent-off!
Meanwhile, Chris Blackburn leaves on loan joining Jake Hyde at Weymouth.
11 Mar – Leyton Orient 2-1 Swindon Town
13 Mar – Timlin Returns
Fulham’s Michael Timlin rejoins on loan for a second spell which would become a full-time deal.
15 Mar – Swindon Town 2-2 Carlisle United
22 Mar – Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 Swindon Town
22 Mar – It is confirmed that the South Stand is to be re-named the Don Rogers Stand
24 Mar Swindon Town 0-1 Southend United
05 Apr – Swindon Town 3-0 Oldham Athletic
11 Apr – Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Swindon
19 Apr – Swindon Town 6-0 Port Vale
Already relegated Port Vale are given a thorough tonking by Town with goals from Peacock, Easton, J. Smith, McNamee, Timlin and Ben Joyce, who was making his debut as a 2nd half sub.
22 Apr – Bristol Rovers 0-1 Swindon Town
26 Apr – Gillingham 1-1 Swindon Town
Late equaliser by Hasney Aljofree essentially dooms Gillingham to relegation!
Also in April former Swindon Town striker Jack Smith died aged 72.
02 May – Tom Evans signs a professional deal
03 May – Swindon Town 2-1 Millwall
Timlin’s full-time contract is confirmed
14 May – Chris Blackburn joins Aldershot
05 Jun – Stick with 4-4-2
Swindon announce that football magazine FourFourTwo will be the new Swindon shirt sponsors.
09 Jun – Kevin Amankwaah joins from Swansea
30 Jun – Cheerio chaps
Sofiane Zaaboub, Kaid Mohamed and longest serving player Andrew Nicholas are released. Multi-award winning Miguel Comminges departs for FA Cup finalists Cardiff City after turning down a new deal.
10 Jul – FC Steaua Bucuresti 1-1 Swindon Town
12 Jul – Swindon Town 1-1 Fenerbahçe SK
15 Jul – Swindon Town 1-2 FC Tescoma Zlín
Roberto Carlos can only watch in wonder as Simon Cox scores a belter!
18 Jul – Swindon Town 1-3 Portsmouth
31 Jul – Lilian Nalis joins on a Free Transfer
22 Jul – Hampton and Richmond Borough 2-1 Swindon Town
23 Jul – Salisbury City 1-0 Swindon Town
26 Jul – Chippenham Town 1-4 Swindon Town
29 Jul – Swindon Town 1-1 Cardiff City
30 Jul – Swindon Supermarine 4-3 Swindon Town
Veteran midfielder Nalis had been released by Paul Sturrock at Plymouth and delayed retirement for a season to join Malpas’ revolution.
01 Aug – Hungerford Town 2-4 Swindon Town
03 Aug – Swindon Town 3-0 Plymouth Argyle
Much to the dismay of Maurice Malpas and the home and away supporters, the Devon side field a youth team in the final friendly of Swindon’s pre-season.
07 Aug – Kasali Yinka Casal flies in
Casal joins from Dutch outfit SC Cambuur Leeuwarden for an undisclosed fee.
09 Aug – Swindon Town 3-2 Tranmere Rovers
12 Aug – Swindon Town 2-3 Queens Park Rangers
League Cup: We fall at the first hurdle.
16 Aug – Cheltenham Town 2-0 Swindon Town
23 Aug – Swindon Town 1-3 Colchester United
30 Aug – MK Dons 1-2 Swindon Town
13 Aug – Mark Marshall joins from Eastleigh
Mark Scott also joins Thatcham Town on loan.
02 Sep – Aldershot 2-2 Swindon Town
JPT: Swindon scrape through against League Two Aldershot winning 7-6 on penalties. Mark Marshall scoring the all important effort.
05 Sep – Hereford United 1-1 Swindon Town
13 Sep – Swindon Town 1-3 Leeds
20 Sep – Stockport County 1-1 Swindon Town
25 Sep – Christian Roberts retires
After an injury plagued year, the Welshman decides to retire after an eventful career in Wiltshire.
28 Sep – Swindon Town 1-2 Millwall
03 Oct – Hartlepool United 3-3 Swindon Town
Swindon surrender a 3-0 lead against Danny Wilson’s Hartlepool. Simon Cox scores a sublime hat-trick.
07 Oct – Hereford United 1-2 Swindon Town
11 Oct – Swindon Town 1-3 Huddersfield Town
18 Oct – Southend United 2-1 Swindon Town
21 Oct – Swindon Town 2-1 Northampton Town
24 Oct – Former chairman Brian Hillier Dies
25 Oct – Swindon Town 2-0 Oldham Athletic
23 Oct – Blair Sturrock joins Bournemouth on loan
01 Nov – Scunthorpe United 3-3 Swindon Town
Another Cox hat-trick
08 Nov – Histon 1-0 Swindon Town
Dear-oh-dear. The end is nigh for Malpas.
12 Nov – Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 Swindon Town
Swindon crash out of all the cups after a miserable week.
13 Nov – Malpas sacked
Andrew Fitton was left no choice but to sack the man he supported for so long. David Byrne takes the caretaker role for the second time.
15 Nov – Swindon Town 2-2 Leicester City
A late Swindon rally denies Leicester the win.
22 Nov – Bristol Rovers 2-2 Swindon Town
A late Rovers equaliser
25 Nov – Swindon Town 2-2 Peterborough United
A late Boro equaliser.
29 Nov – Walsall 2-1 Swindon Town
02 Dec – Tom Evans joins Truro City on loan
06 Dec – Swindon Town 1-1 Carlisle United
Another late equaliser courtesy of the opposition
13 Dec – Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Swindon Town
20 Dec – Swindon Town 2-3 Yeovil Town
24 Dec – Danny Wilson confirmed as manager
After every man and his dog is linked, the former Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol City, MK Dons and Hartlepool boss takes over.
26 Dec – Leyton Orient 1-2 Swindon Town
28 Dec – Swindon Town 0-2 Brighton and Hove Albion
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