The League Two club are in utter disarray three weeks before the new season with staff not having been paid in full
They beat Sunderland in the 1990 play-off final to go into the top tier but Sunderland went up because Swindon broke league rules.Were they promoted to the EPL one year then refused promotion then went up the next year?
Think Fjortoft scored a fair few goals for them
Was that when Jordan asked Power if he held, "debentures"?Current owner was on the TalkSport this morning. Knew owner pending just needs to be approved by the football league then the takeover goes through. Simon Jordan quizzed him quite a bit and seemed to accept the position, but hit out with a good question at the end, noting the current owner is a secured creditor, so will get paid some return if the club goes down the tubes.
Really good game that, despite the Wembley quagmire. Arsenal just couldn't handle Rogers that day.It's always sad to hear about Clubs, especially smaller Clubs, who have long been the fabric of British football going through troubled times.
Anyone of my vintage, when you mention Swindon thinks of the charismatic Don Rogers, he of the Pancho Villa moustache, who scored those goals to beat Arsenal in the League Cup back in the day.
Yeah that was the question, agreed he did come across quite well. Can understand why the staff left and why Power won’t put any money in from that interview.Was that when Jordan asked Power if he held, "debentures"?
On face value, I thought Power came across quite well with his answers but seemed to get knocked out of his stride with Jordan's last question.
Hope they get it sorted sharpish though - like they said, nobody wants another Bury.
I lived in Swindon for a couple of years around 1999/2000… the people of Swindon aren’t really that engaged or bothered about their football club is the sad truth of it.My father in law has had a season ticket since the early 90s.
They are a club that always seem to be on the brink of disaster in some way but this is unheard of even for them.
Must confess they aren’t a club I hold much affection for, having been to a few games I’ve always found it a fairly miserable place but it would be a tragedy if/when they go under and a massive shock to the Swindon area. Can’t really see another outcome.
I remember when my uncle's family moved there in the 70s he said Swindon people were into speedway rather than football. I don't know if speedway still takes place there.I lived in Swindon for a couple of years around 1999/2000… the people of Swindon aren’t really that engaged or bothered about their football club is the sad truth of it.
At the same time, Swindon are that time we’re wanting ridiculous amounts of money for match tickets - in 1999 the standard ticket was about £25, it was crazy.
The town is full of Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham, Liverpool & Man Utd fans. I dare say that a good cup run would have seen Swindon flags everywhere but in general there is much apathy.
In this instance, the owner is not actually at fault.Football authorities should have the power to enforce the sale of a club if the owner is a thieving scumbag like this and a hardship fund to stop them going to the wall. As it is, it'll be points deductions and fines instead - pushing them closer to the brink. It's terribly sad and you hate to see it. That guy Power sounds like an utter bastard.