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STFC IN THE 00's: Part One

STFC IN THE 00's: Part One

In the first on several end of decade statistics coming up this week on Vital Swindon - we list the players that joined Swindon Town on a loan basis.

So for every Simon Cox, James Milner, Jimmy Davis, Darius Henderson, Jerel Ifil, Simon Ferry and Lee Holmes you get a Marko Tuomela, Ben Hutchinson, Jamie Slabber, Albert Jarrett, Kevin James and Petr Mikolanda.

Judge for yourself... Here's the list of every player who joined the club on loan from 01/01/00 - 31/12/09.


1999/2000 (4)

MARK McCAMMON (Charlton Athletic)

NOTE: McCammon later featured for Millwall as a 2nd half sub in the 2004 F.A. Cup Final.

WAYNE GRAY (Wimbledon)

MICHAEL MEAKER (Bristol Rovers)

NOTE: Despite playing as a midfielder who was not known for his goalscoring exploits during his professional career. Meaker would become a something of a goal machine for Hounslow Borough in his mid-30`s (he scored 44 goals in one season), quite bizarrely Meaker was linked to a move back to Swindon Town during this time. Meaker would join Mangotsfield United instead!

BART GRIEMINK (Peterborough United)

2000/20001 (5)


NOTE: Injury cut his Town spell short. He now manages Bermuda Hogges.

JIM WHITLEY (Manchester City)

NOTE: Upon retirement Whitley became something of a crooner Following his retirement, appearing in productions called Christmas Crooners and The Rat Pack's Back, performing as Nat King Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr.!

MICHAEL REDDY (Sunderland)


NOTE: Sami Hyypia's international team mate was not of the same standard.

RICHARD DRYDEN (Southampton)

2001-2002 (3)

JO KUFFOUR (Arsenal)

WAYNE CARLISLE (Crystal Palace)


NOTE: After being sent out on loan 8 times during his playing career in England, Foley has now settled in Belgium with K.A.A. Gent
and then Cercle Brugge.

2002-2003 (7)

JOHNNIE JACKSON (Tottenham Hotspur)

DEAN MARNEY (Tottenham Hotspur)

JUNIOR LEWIS (Leicester City)

JIMMY DAVIS (Manchester United)

NOTE: Tragically died in 2003.

JEREL IFIL (Watford)

JON BESWETHERICK (Sheffield Wednesday)


NOTE: Later became a prolific goalscorer in Non-League with Bognor Regis Town.

2003-2004 (5)

JEREL IFIL (Watford)

JUNIOR LEWIS (Leicester City)

JAMES MILNER (Leeds United)

NOTE: One of the few players who have lived up to their early promise.

He made a record 46 appearances for the England under-21 side and has since become a regular name in Fabio Capello's senior side, he has 6 caps to his name and has impressed. Good for him!

DEON BURTON (Portsmouth)

EDDIE HOWE (Portsmouth)

NOTE: Did not play.

2004-2005 (8)

JAMIE SLABBER (Tottenham Hotspur)

NOTE: Later represented England C.

PAUL MITCHELL (Wigan Athletic)

STEVE JENKINS (Peterborough United)


NOTE: The loan that got away no thanks to his agent. Henderson would later play in the Premiership with Watford. Now with Sheffield United.

JAMIE McMASTER (Leeds United)

NOTE: Australian midfielder with England youth caps. McMaster was last seen playing for Wollongong CFC in the New South Wales Premier League.

LEE HOLMES (Derby County)

MARK YEATES (Tottenham Hotspur)

NOTE: Came in as part of the Leigh Mills transfer. Yeates would go on to play for Middlesbrough and Mills vanished without a trace.


NOTE: Transfer funded by the Red Army Fund.

2005-2006 (9)

PATRICK COLLINS (Sheffield Wednesday)


NOTE: Now at Gateshead. His legacy remains his goal against Bristol City and celebrating it in the appropriate way.

CHRIS McPHEE (Brighton & Hove Albion)

COLIN HEATH (Manchester United)

ALBERT JARRETT (Brighton & Hove Albion)

NOTE: Somehow earned a move to Premiership Watford after his release from Brighton and represented the Sierra Leone national team. Now plays for Barnet.


TOM HEATON (Manchester United)

NOTE: Went on to earn England under-21 caps under Stuart Pearce.


NOTE: Now an Algeria international.

PETR MIKOLANDA (West Ham United)

NOTE: Was forced to retire due to ill health. Now coaches youngsters in the Czech Republic.

2006-2007 (6)


NOTE: Lived up to the hype Dennis Wise promised until the broken arm injury that clearly dented his confidence - he was never really the same again.

ANDY LONERGAN (Preston North End)



KEVIN JAMES (Nottingham Forest)

NOTE: Last seen playing for Chelmsford City.

ASHLEY GRIMES (Manchester City)


NOTE: Did not play. Now in Ireland with St. Patricks Athletic.

2007-2008 (4)



SIMON COX (Reading)

NOTE: Possibly Town's best loan signing? Well done Paul Sturrock!


NOTE: Was recently released by Kettering Town due to throwing a hissy fit after being subbed in the F.A. Cup tie with Leeds United.

2008-2009 (3)


GORDON GREER (Doncaster Rovers)

NOTE: The Red Army Fund assisted in completing this transfer.



ALAN SHEEHAN (Leeds United)


TOPE OBADEYI (Bolton Wanderers)

DANNY WARD (Bolton Wanderers)


ALEX REVELL (Southend United)

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Date:Friday December 25 2009
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