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Swindon Survive the Drop

It was a good weekend for Swindon Town fans. Rarely have I had the relief of writing such a statement this season. It's been a poor campaign, at times it's felt dire.

However it's odd that we haven't yet endured a emphatic loss - we somehow lost 2-0 at Cheltenham (we dominated that one) and also lost 2-0 at home to Brighton (we were terrible). However, final score wise that's as bad as it got (Peterborough coming up could result in a tonking but it won't matter!)

We've massively underperformed and hopefully this season is a case of lesson learned for everyone at the club.

Yesterday, Simon Cox scored his 29th and 30th goals of the season (49 matches) to secure a win against Bristol Rovers and avoid relegation from the 3rd tier. Time will tell as to whether we'll see Cox in a Swindon shirt at the County Ground ever again - I certainly hope so.

In the next couple of weeks we'll begin to learn the fates of the out-of-contract 17. I would imagine 4 or 5 will be offered new deals (whether they accept is another thing).

Oh, and Oxford United lost today at home in front of 10,000 to relegated Northwich Victoria today.

Like I mentioned, a good weekend.



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Writer: Nellup  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 26 2009

Time: 7:04PM

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Oh dear what a shame about Poxford.... the rent-a-crowd idea failed miserably too.... ho hum !!
APG_STFC
Oh dear what a shame about Poxford.... the rent-a-crowd idea failed miserably too.... ho hum !!
APG_STFC
great news we are staying up Does any one know when the club will annouce the new design of the kits for next year?
swindon247
great news we are staying up Does any one know when the club will annouce the new design of the kits for next year?
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