Date:Friday December 25 2009
Didn't he play for Swindon?
The youngster brother of former Blackburn Rovers and Celtic favourite Chris Sutton, John signed in December 2002 on a Free Transfer from Tottenham Hotspur.
With Town already 3-0 down at home to Crewe Alexandra, Sutton replaced Éric Sabin after 65 minutes. Despite Sam Parkin pulling one back while he was on the pitch, Sutton was failed to impress. He was released days later.
After Town, Sutton found form in Scotland with Raith Rovers before earning a move to Millwall where he failed to make an impact but had a decent loan spell with Dundee. Next up was St. Mirren where he scored 30 goals in 64 games before trying once again to succeed in England - this time with Wycombe Wanderers. Sadly for Sutton it didn't work out again and has since found his goalscoring form once again in Scotland with Motherwell.
The forward was signed by Andy King on a free transfer in the summer of 2004. He made one appearance for Swindon - the 1-0 win over Rushden & Diamonds in the League Cup.
Opara has become a journeyman striker since playing for the following [takes a breath]
St. Albans City, Bishop's Stortford, Redbridge, Chelmsford City (loan), Cheshunt
Peterborough United (loan), Peterborough United, Burton Albion (loan)
Cheshunt, Windsor & Eton, Harlow Town, Potters Bar Town, Waltham Forest, Arlesey Town, Cheshunt, Arlesey Town and Broxbourne Borough [phew].
The Frenchman was brought in by Paul Sturrock in 2007 to stregthen Swindon's successful promotion push from League Two.
Noubissie played three times for Swindon - the 1-0 win over Chester City, the 3-0 loss against Stockport County and the 1-0 loss at Grimsby Town before he was sent on his merry way at the end of the season.
Somewhat surprisingly Noubissie ended up in the Scottish Premier League with Hibernian but only featured four times - he also spent time out on loan with Livingston and Dundee before being released.
Since he has turned out for Ayia Napa and currently plays in the Blue Square Premier with Kettering Town.
Would he join? Wouldn't he? Dennis Wise spent months trying to persuade his mate Ince to join the club in 2006. Ince joined as a player who would also assist in the coaching.
Ince made his debut in the loss at Wrexham but made his full debut days later as Town beat Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 at the County Ground - Ince himself earning a penalty.
The former Manchester United, Internazionale, Liverpool and England favourite made one more appearance before disappearing from view.
His arrival caused much problems behind the scenes as it was believed that Chief Executive Mark Devlin signed Ince without the full permission of the board. This led to Bill Power (who was popular with the fans) to withdraw his interest as an investor.
In hindsight it's possible that Ince could have been the next manager of Swindon after Dennis Wise's' departure. It didn't happen and Paul Ince went on to perform a minor miracle at Macclesfield Town by keeping them in the Football League.
He eventually sold out and joined the Franchise club in Milton Keynes before failing as manager at Blackburn Rovers. He's now back in the comfort of his office at Stadium:MK.
THE BEST HOLDINGS THREE
A murky period in Town's immediate history. For a while it looked as though a foreign consortium would takeover Swindon with the American Jim Little installed as Chairman designate.
So in came Ibon Perez Arrieta, a Spanish journeyman striker who had played in Spain, Portugal, Israel and Greece before arriving in Wiltshire.
He played in 6 fixtures for Swindon scoring an impressive overhead kick in the JPT win over Brentford.
Mauro Almeida's arrival was surprising. No announcement had been made about the Portuguese players arrival until the teamsheet for the JPT fixture against Brentford was announced! He played the whole game but didn't play again. He re-emerged as a sub several months later but eventually agreed to leave the club.
The third player was Central African Republic midfielder Franklin Anzite who failed to break into the first team.
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