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STFC: Danny Wilson's Highs

STFC: Danny Wilson's Highs

Timing aside, the departure of Danny Wilson didn't come as much of a surprise to most Swindon Town fans.

Under Wilson, Swindon went full circle in League One. Starting in a relegation battle, peaking with a Play-Off final and ending back in the mire.

Say what you want about the overwhelming majority of the 2010/11 season but Danny Wilson's legacy has many positives, here's a look at some of the highs:

01. Swindon Town 4-2 Scunthorpe United

The opening weeks were tough when Wilson came in but this victory over promotion pushing Scunny was a good indication that Town could survive the drop.

Scunthorpe go into half-time with a 2-0 lead but goals from Timlin, Wright (OG), Robson-Kanu and Peacock gave Town a good 4-2 win.

02. Gordon Greer

With Town struggling at the back, Wilson brought in the injury plagued Scotsman on loan from Doncaster Rovers. He proved to be the most significant factor behind Swindon's escape from relegation and the Play-Off campaign during the following season.

03. Brighton 2-3 Swindon Town

A vital result and the one that essentially meant that Swindon were not going down.

Old foe Adam Virgo put the Seagulls ahead but efforts from Greer, Billy Paynter and Simon Cox helped Town earn a 3-2 victory.

04. Charlie Austin

65 games and 37 goals.

05. Beating the Saints thrice!

Town always seemed to struggle against the 'big' sides in League One. Wilson helped change that for a while with three wins over Southampton. Two 1-0 wins in the League and a Johnstone's Paint Trophy victory during the 2010/11 season.

06. Swindon Town 3-0 Leeds United Twice!

Like Southampton. However, Swindon always struggled against Leeds but Wilson got it right both times during the 2009/10 season.

The County Ground fixture saw goals from Charlie Austin and a brace from Billy Paynter give Town three points.

But the Elland Road game goes down as one of Swindon's best results in recent memory.

Paynter
Paynter
Austin

07. Danny Ward

One of the most exciting and talented loan players the club have benefited from. A genuine talent who got better and better as the season went on.

08. Swindon Town 1-1 Norwich City

A draw which Town didn't give up on and were rewarded for their efforts thanks to a late, late Gordon Greer goal.

09. The Play-Offs

Swindon experienced both the highs and lows of the Play-Offs. The 1st Leg against Charlton was a brilliant occassion in perfect weather with great football on show.

The 2nd Leg was daylight robbery, Charlton deserved more but Town kept going despite losing Gordon Greer. Town improved and earned their win.

The Final was a let down, but hey, we got there.

10. Billy Paynter

Under Sturrock and Malpas, Paynter showed glimpses... Under Wilson he became a major threat.

11. Charlton Athletic 2-4 Swindon Town

The last hurrah for Danny Wilson.

Town look great in front of the Sky Sports cameras but it's a isolated case during his final season as Swindon manager.

This was the last moment where Town looked like the side Wilson should be remembered for.

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Writer:Nellup
Date:Thursday March 3 2011
Time: 6:43PM

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