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    • Get ready for rock and roll in the National League play-offs
      Meadow Lane is set to rock to another five-figure attendance tomorrow night as Grimsby defend their title in the unofficial Nottingham Song Contest. The post Get ready for rock and roll in the National League play-offs appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Cook: It’s a clean start for the Spireites
      CHESTERFIELD manager Paul Cook knows to expect ‘a very competitive game’ against FC Halifax Town – but is backing the Spireites’ fanbase to help get them over the line. The post Cook: It’s a clean start for the Spireites appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Dorking Wanderers 3-2 Ebbsfleet United: Magic Wands conjure up another piece of history
      Marc White labelled Dorking Wanderers’ dramatic promotion victory over Ebbsfleet United as ‘unbelievable’ after an astonishing late twist saved his side from play-off heartache. The post Dorking Wanderers 3-2 Ebbsfleet United: Magic Wands conjure up another piece of history appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Parky will emulate ideologies of Klopp
      Phil Parkinson reckons Liverpool-style leadership can help block out the hype around the fortnight that will shape Wrexham’s destiny. The post Parky will emulate ideologies of Klopp appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Ravens can trust Woody to discover the Wembley way
      Andy Woodman, whose Bromley side face Wrexham in the FA Trophy final today, is no stranger to Wembley. The post Ravens can trust Woody to discover the Wembley way appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
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    • Get ready for rock and roll in the National League play-offs
      Meadow Lane is set to rock to another five-figure attendance tomorrow night as Grimsby defend their title in the unofficial Nottingham Song Contest. The post Get ready for rock and roll in the National League play-offs appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Cook: It’s a clean start for the Spireites
      CHESTERFIELD manager Paul Cook knows to expect ‘a very competitive game’ against FC Halifax Town – but is backing the Spireites’ fanbase to help get them over the line. The post Cook: It’s a clean start for the Spireites appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Dorking Wanderers 3-2 Ebbsfleet United: Magic Wands conjure up another piece of history
      Marc White labelled Dorking Wanderers’ dramatic promotion victory over Ebbsfleet United as ‘unbelievable’ after an astonishing late twist saved his side from play-off heartache. The post Dorking Wanderers 3-2 Ebbsfleet United: Magic Wands conjure up another piece of history appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Parky will emulate ideologies of Klopp
      Phil Parkinson reckons Liverpool-style leadership can help block out the hype around the fortnight that will shape Wrexham’s destiny. The post Parky will emulate ideologies of Klopp appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.
    • Ravens can trust Woody to discover the Wembley way
      Andy Woodman, whose Bromley side face Wrexham in the FA Trophy final today, is no stranger to Wembley. The post Ravens can trust Woody to discover the Wembley way appeared first on The Non-League Football Paper.

Swindon Town FC 

Swindumb Rovers

Formed as Swindumb CPR in 1879 by Dr Bill Twonk, Rovers first tried their luck in the Wiltshire Ass and Equine League, winning a rosette in 1890 and gaining the nickname The Dobbins.

Turning professional in 1894 and joining the South South West Wilts League, a successful period ensued with a Charity Shield defeat to Manchester Ufugwits a highlight.

Swindumb joined the Football League in 1920, playing in a different colour kit every season. This culminated in a purple, green and red kit in 1931, and with 9 players having to wear size 15 boots after a dressing room mix up, and suffering from heavy colds and red noses, had their ground nicknamed the Clowny Ground by the opposition Oxfart.

Floodlights stolen from the railway yard were used in 1951, but then Chairman Bryan Magpie was rumbled and given bird.

In 1969, The Dobbins created a sensation by winning the League Cup, beating First Division Arsewipe Hammers. Being from Wiltshire, The Dobbins were not allowed to play in the Cup Winners Cup, but were allowed to play in the Welsh Cup. A sortie into the Anglo-Italian Hooligan Trophy was well contested, with a teargas shaped trophy claimed in 1970.

The 1980’s started a period of success with the appointment of several high profile loony managers, Lulu Macaroni, Argento Osvilla, (who had swam from The Falklands to HMS Gorblimey) and Glynn Hoodwink, an alien from the planet Vulgar.

1993 saw top flight football at The Clowny Ground, but a slightly disappointing season led to relegation with 2 points and 150 goals conceded. Another relegation followed, and the club flirted with many managers, mostly bog standard midfield shin-kickers, to no avail. They even tried Paulo De Daniels, but he couldn’t supply any magic.

Manager Phil Orange was tried in 2017 to no avail as Dumb drifted into League Two, but 2019-20 sees Phil Wellard hoping that they stop assing about and pull Swindumb up the League, dangling a carrot of promotion to the Dobbins and their braying fans.

 

 

 

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