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Seven tips to beat Swindon Town at home

Originally posted on The Washbag:
A League One manager gives his tips on how to play against Mark Cooper’s men at the County Ground, as told to Alex Cooke Tip One On no account play your own game. Sure, you…

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Swindon 1-4 Wolves: Town drivel as Wolves’ fans drool

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Michael Smith’s second-half goal provided scant consolation for Town fans in a stinging 4-1 home defeat by a Wolves side bustling with strength, collective effort and, Leon Clarke, writes Alex Cooke. Swindon manager Mark Cooper…

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Alex Pritchard: Why can’t a loanee can’t be loved at Swindon Town?

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With the High Court contest between Jed and Lee likely to drag on into the summer, Alex Cooke chooses to compare a loan signing from Spurs to a holiday fling with a Spanish waiter… Perhaps…

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Miles Storey: Marmite Messiah

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With Portsmouth reportedly leading Shrewsbury to sign Swindon’s quick forward on loan, Alex Cooke assess the value of a striker who has yet to turn potential into goals. It is almost impossible to have a…

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Trialist Fails: The good, the bad and Thomas Dossevi

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With trialist Anton Rogers already signed and Jonathan Vandesompele set to learn his fate soon, Alex Cooke looks at the short list of trialists who have made it at Town – and the much longer…

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‘Tis the season to be cautious at Swindon Town…

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Alex Cooke clicked 14th place for Town’s finish in our prediction poll, here he justifies why he’s feeling a bit cautious. It is not the kind of stuff to get you fully engorged, is it? The new…

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Ryan Harley, cockey rebel

Originally posted on The Washbag:
Alex Cooke looks closely at Swindon’s middling midfielder to understand why the former Brighton man has become loathed by some fans. I wasn’t at Orient. Remember those four words because they are going to be…

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Belford, boos and angry fans

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Alex Cooke reflects on a night when the ’12th man’ turned on the youngest, most inexperienced of the 11 boys. A 19-year-old ‘keeper miss-hits a clearance. BOOOOO! A 19-year-old ’keeper, making his second ever League…

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Farewell Simon Ferry

Originally posted on The Washbag:
Alex Cooke looks at the hair, the pants and the departure of Swindon Town’s long-serving player, who was told he would be released on Thursday. Swindon crowds have their favourites. They love down-the-line wingers, they…

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What is wrong with chairman Lee Power signing players for Swindon?

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Town’s owner is also the chief scout and director of football operations, but boardroom interference at Swindon isn’t unusual, or even a problem, says Alex Cooke. Does Lee Power signing players undermine Town manager Mark…

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