2012–13 Swindon Town F.C. season

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Swindon Town
2012–13 season
Chairman Jeremy Wray (until October 2012)
Sir William Patey (until February 2013)
Jed McCrory
Manager Paolo Di Canio (until 18 February 2013)
Fabrizio Piccareta (until 20 February 2013)
Tommy Miller & Darren Ward (until 28 February 2013)
Kevin MacDonald
Ground County Ground, Swindon
League One 6th
F.A. Cup Round 1
League Cup Round 4
Football League Trophy Round 1
Top goalscorer League:
James Collins (15)
All:
James Collins (18)
Highest home attendance 14,434 vs. Aston Villa - (League Cup)
Lowest home attendance 5,737 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - (League Cup)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season will be Swindon Town's first season in the League One since 2010–11. Swindon will seek to achieve back-to-back promotions after winning promotion from League Two. The club will also compete in the FA Cup, League Cup and the Football League Trophy.

Chronological list of events[edit]

  • 6 October 2012: The club are placed under a Football League transfer embargo for breaking limits on wages and transfer fees.[1]
  • 15 October 2012: Jeremy Wray is replaced by former British diplomat Sir William Patey as chairman.[1]
  • 6 November 2012: The transfer embargo is lifted by the Football League.[2]
  • 3 January 2013: Sir William Patey tells the BBC that no money will be available for transfers.[1]
  • 5 January 2013: Paolo Di Canio offers to spend between £20,000-£30,000 of his own money to keep his loan players at the club.[3]
  • 12 January 2013: Swindon Town officially back the Football Supporters' Federation's 'Safe Standing' campaign after a poll conducted by fan website, 'The Washbag', shows overwhelming support in favour of the return of stadia terracing.[4]
  • 13 January 2013: On-loan midfielder John Bostock returns to Tottenham Hotspur.[5]
  • 16 January 2013: Majority shareholder Andrew Black confirms that he is actively trying to sell the club.[6]
  • 20 January 2013: Paolo Di Canio, club staff and supporters successfully rally together to clear snow from the County Ground pitch ahead of the League One fixture with Shrewsbury Town.[7]
  • 22 January 2013: Swindon Town accept an apology from The League Paper after staff writer, Chris Dunlavy, suggested the club committed "financial doping" and "virtually cheated" their way to the League Two title during the 2011/12 season.[8]
  • 25 January 2013: Chairman Sir William Patey announces that he will quit once the takeover of the club is completed.[9]
  • 30 January 2013: The club announce that an agreement had been made to sell the Swindon Town to a consortium fronted by businessman Jed McCrory. The takeover is subject to Football League approval.[10]
  • 30 January 2013: Matt Ritchie joins Bournemouth for £500,000. Swindon Town state that the transfer was a necessity as the club try and avoid administration.[11]
  • 31 January 2013: The loan-to-permanent transfer of Cheltenham Town midfielder Marlon Pack along with loan deals for Charlton Athletic duo Bradley Wright-Phillips and Danny Green are blocked by the Football League, who refuse to ratify the deals before the takeover of the club is approved.[12]
  • 1 February 2013: Paolo Di Canio releases a statement announcing that he is considering his future with the club.[13]
  • 1 February 2013: The Board release a statement to assure supporters that work is continuing to secure the sale of the club and responds to Paolo Di Canio's statement by reiterating the Italian manager still has the support of the club.[14]
  • 18 February 2013: Paolo Di Canio resigns.[15]
  • 19 February 2013: Fabrizio Piccareta is caretaker manager for the 3-1 victory at Tranmere Rovers. However, Di Canio's former assistant resigns shortly afterwards.[16]
  • 20 February 2013: Senior players Tommy Miller & Darren Ward are appointed co-caretaker managers.[17]
  • 21 February 2013: Jed McCrory's consortium take full control of the club.[18]
  • 21 February 2013: Swindon Town legend Fraser Digby is appointed interim goalkeeper coach as a temporary replacement for Domenico Doardo who resigned days before.[19]
  • 21 February 2013: It is reported by the Mail Online that on the night of 20 February, Paolo Di Canio "stole into the manager’s office under darkness and caused damage by tearing down pictures of his successful reign at the club".[20]
  • 21/22 February 2013: Majority shareholder Andrew Black uses social network website Twitter to explain his decision to sell the club.[21]
  • 22 February 2013: Exiled midfielder Luke Rooney returns to the first team set-up.[22]
  • 22 February 2013: Michael Peacock is appointed interim fitness & conditioning coach.[23]
  • 28 February 2013: Kevin MacDonald is appointed manager.[24]
  • 6 March 2013: Chief Executive Nick Watkins leaves the club.[25]
  • 28 March 2013: The Football League lift transfer embargo.[26]

League data[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Doncaster Rovers 46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84
P Bournemouth 46 24 11 11 76 53 +23 83
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79
P Yeovil Town 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74
7 Leyton Orient 46 21 8 17 55 48 +7 71
8 Milton Keynes Dons 46 19 13 14 62 45 +17 70
9 Walsall 46 17 17 12 65 58 +7 68
10 Crawley Town 46 18 14 14 59 58 +1 68
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 58 48 +10 67
12 Notts County 46 16 17 13 61 49 +12 65
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 10 18 54 62 −8 64
14 Preston North End 46 14 17 15 54 49 +5 59
15 Coventry City* 46 18 11 17 66 59 +7 55
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 16 17 54 60 −6 55
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
R Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48
R Bury 46 9 14 23 45 73 −28 41
R Hartlepool United 46 9 14 23 39 67 −28 41
R Portsmouth* 46 10 12 24 51 69 −18 32

* – Coventry City and Portsmouth deducted ten points

Promotion to Championship
Qualification to League One playoffs
Relegation to League Two


Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A A H A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H H H A H A A A H A H H A H A A H H A A A H H A
Result D W W L L D W W W L W D D L W D W W L L D W W W W D W D D W D W D L W D L W D D L L L W W L
Position 18 4 3 8 10 10 8 5 4 8 4 6 6 7 7 7 6 3 6 8 8 7 5 5 5 5 3 3 4 3 3 1 2 4 3 3 4 3 2 4 5 6 6 6 5 6

Last updated: 28 March 2013.
Source: [1]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Sponsors[edit]

Adidas
Samsung

Supplier: Adidas
Sponsor(s): Samsung (Home), EA Sports (Away), The People (F.A. Cup)

Pre-Season[edit]

During the final stages of the 2011/12 season Swindon Town confirmed two pre-season friendlies, the first confirmed fixture was a home tie against Championship side Crystal Palace (8 August). Shortly afterwards the club announced that a local friendly with fellow Wiltshire outfit Salisbury City was confirmed to take place at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium on 3 August.[27]

In June 2012, it was announced that the club would be spending two weeks of pre-season training in Italy between Sunday 1st - Saturday 14 July. The team based themselves close to Bardolino near Lake Garda.[28] It was later confirmed that Swindon would play a local Select XI consisting on Serie D standard players[29] and Bayern Munich II.[30] An away fixture against Non-League side Weston-super-Mare was later confirmed.[31]

Results[edit]

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League One[edit]

The fixture list for the 2012/13 season was announced on 18 June 2012. It was confirmed that Swindon would begin their campaign with an away fixture at Hartlepool United.[32]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

The F.A. Cup[edit]

Results[edit]

The League Cup[edit]

Results[edit]

2012–13 Football League Trophy[edit]

Results[edit]

Matchday squads[edit]

League One[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
18/8/12 Hartlepool United A 0–0 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Henville Navarro2 Ritchie Miller Benson3 Williams De Vita1 L. Rooney1 Ferry2 Collins3 Flint N.Thompson Risser Bedwell
21/8/12 Crawley Town H 3-0 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Flint Miller3 Ritchie Ferry Collins Williams2 De Vita1 Navarro1 Benson2 L. Rooney3 Storey Cibocchi Risser Bedwell
25/8/12 MK Dons H 1-0 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Flint Miller Ritchie Ferry Collins2 Williams De Vita1 Navarro1 Storey2 L.Rooney N.Thompson Smith Risser Bedwell
2/9/12 Preston North End A 1-4 Foderingham1 Devera McEveley McCormack Flint Navarro3 L.Rooney2 Miller Collins Williams De Vita Bostock2 Ferry3 Ward Benson Bessone A.Rooney Bedwell1
8/9/12 Leyton Orient H 0-1 Foderingham Devera Bessone McCormack Flint Navarro1 Ritchie Miller Collins2 Williams3 De Vita Ferry1 A. Rooney2 Benson3 Ward Bostock McEveley Bedwell
15/9/12 Carlisle United A 2-2 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Ward Miller Ritchie Ferry3 Benson2 A. Rooney1 Williams Roberts1 Collins2 Coke3 Henville N.Thompson Bessone Bedwell
18/9/12 Portsmouth A 2-1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley3 McCormack Ward Navarro2 Ritchie Miller Collins1 Williams Roberts A.Rooney1 Coke2 Bessone3 Henville Benson Devera Bostock
22/9/12 Bournemouth H 4-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley McCormack Ward Navarro2 Ritchie Miller Collins1 Williams3 Roberts A.Rooney1 Ferry2 Coke3 Henville Benson Bessone Bedwell
29/9/12 Shrewsbury Town A 1-0 Foderingham Bessone McEveley McCormack Ward Coke2 Ritchie Ferry Collins3 Williams De Vita1 Roberts1 Miller2 A.Rooney3 Henville Benson Navarro Bedwell
2/10/12 Colchester United H 0-1 Foderingham Bessone McEveley McCormack Henville Navarro2 Ritchie Miller Benson1 Williams De Vita3 Collins1 Ferry2 A.Rooney3 Devera Bostock Ward Bedwell
6/10/12 Bury A 1-0 Foderingham N.Thompson3 McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ritchie Ferry Collins2 Williams1 Bessone A.Rooney1 Benson2 Devera3 Henville Bostock Navarro Bedwell
13/10/12 Coventry City H 2-2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ritchie3 Ferry Benson2 Bostock1 Roberts A.Rooney1 Collins2 Navarro3 Henville De Vita Bessone Bedwell
20/10/12 Scunthorpe United H 1-1 Foderingham N.Thompson2 McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ritchie Ferry Collins3 Benson1 Roberts McCormack1 Henville2 A.Rooney3 Bostock Storey De Vita Bedwell
23/10/12 Crewe Alexandra A 1-2 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Henville Miller De Vita2 Ferry Collins A.Rooney1 Roberts Storey1 Ritchie2 Bostock L.Thompson Ward Oakley Bedwell
27/10/12 Stevenage A 4-0 Foderingham Devera McCormack Flint Ward Miller Ritchie1 Bostock Benson3 Storey2 De Vita Roberts1 A.Rooney2 Ferry3 L.Thompson McEveley Collins Bedwell
6/11/12 Sheffield United H 0-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Devera Ward L.Thompson3 Ritchie Ferry Collins2 Williams Roberts1 De Vita1 Storey2 Henville3 Oakley Benson A. Rooney Bedwell
10/11/12 Walsall A 2-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Devera Ward Bostock3 Ritchie Ferry Collins1 Williams Roberts2 Storey1 De Vita2 L.Thompson3 Henville Benson A. Rooney Bedwell
17/11/12 Yeovil Town H 4-1 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Ward Bostock2 Ritchie Ferry Collins Williams1 Roberts3 Martin1 Hollands2 De Vita3 Henville N.Thompson A.Rooney Bedwell
20/11/12 Brentford H 0-1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie Ferry2 Collins1 Martin Roberts3 Storey1 Bostock2 A.Rooney3 Henville McCormack De Vita Bedwell
24/11/12 Notts County A 0-1 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Ward Bostock1 Ritchie Ferry Collins2 Williams De Vita3 Hollands1 Martin2 Roberts3 Henville Flint Storey Bedwell
8/12/12 Doncaster Rovers H 1-1 Foderingham N.Thompson Devera Flint Ward Hollands2 Ritchie Bostock Martin1 Williams De Vita3 Collins1 Ferry2 Roberts3 Henville Storey A.Rooney Bedwell
15/12/12 Oldham Athletic A 2-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie Ferry3 Martin2 Williams De Vita1 Roberts1 Collins2 Miller3 Henville Bostock A.Rooney Bedwell
21/12/12 Tranmere Rovers H 5-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie Ferry1 Martin Williams3 De Vita2 Miller1 Roberts2 Collins3 Henville Bostock A.Rooney Bedwell
1/1/13 Portsmouth H 5-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie Miller2 Martin3 Williams De Vita1 Roberts1 Ferry2 Collins3 Flint Navarro A.Rooney Bedwell
5/1/13 Carlisle United H 4-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie2 Ferry3 Collins Williams1 Roberts Martin1 De Vita2 Miller3 Flint Navarro A.Rooney Bedwell
12/1/13 Bournemouth A 1-1 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera Ward Hollands Ritchie Miller3 Collins1 Williams Roberts2 Martin1 De Vita2 Ferry3 Flint Navarro A.Rooney Bedwell
19/1/13 Shrewsbury Town H 2-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack3 Flint Ward Hollands1 Ritchie Ferry Martin2 Williams Roberts Miller1 Collins2 McEveley3 De Vita Navarro A.Rooney Bedwell
29/1/13 Leyton Orient A 0-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Devera1 Ward Miller Ritchie Ferry Collins2 Williams De Vita3 Flint1 Martin2 Roberts3 McEveley Navarro A.Rooney Bedwell
25/1/13 Crawley Town A 1-1 Foderingham McCormack McEveley2 Flint Ward Miller Roberts3 Ferry Collins1 Williams De Vita A.Rooney1 N.Thompson2 Martin3 Navarro Oakley Bedwell
2/2/13 Colchester United A 1-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Miller Roberts Navarro2 A.Rooney3 Williams De Vita1 Collins1 Ferry2 McCormack3 Bedwell
9/2/13 Hartlepool United H 1-1 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Flint Ward Miller Roberts Ferry A.Rooney1 Williams2 De Vita Collins1 Storey2 McEvely Navarro Oakley Bedwell
19/2/13 Tranmere Rovers A 3-1 Foderingham McCormack McEveley Flint Ward Miller Roberts Ferry2 Collins Storey1 De Vita3 Williams1 Navarro2 N.Thompson3 A.Rooney Smith Bedwell
23/2/13 Preston North End H 1-1 Foderingham McCormack McEveley Flint Ward Miller Roberts Ferry1 Collins Williams De Vita2 Navarro1 A.Rooney2 L.Rooney N.Thompson L.Thompson Oakley Bedwell
26/2/13 Bury H 0-1 Foderingham McCormack McEveley Flint Ward Miller Roberts3 Navarro1 Collins Williams De Vita2 N.Thompson1 A.Rooney2 L.Rooney3 L.Thompson Oakley Bedwell
2/3/13 Coventry City A 2-1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ferry1 McCormack Collins2 Williams Roberts3 L.Rooney1 A.Rooney2 De Vita3 Devera Navarro L.Thompson Bedwell
9/3/13 Walsall H 2-2 Foderingham N.Thompson3 McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ferry McCormack Collins1 Williams Roberts2 A.Rooney1 De Vita2 Devera3 L.Rooney Navarro L.Thompson Bedwell
12/3/13 Brentford A 1-2 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Miller2 Ferry McCormack A.Rooney Williams3 Roberts1 L.Rooney1 Collins2 R. De Vita3 Devera Navarro L.Thompson Bedwell
19/3/13 Yeovil Town A 2-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Miller Ferry1 McCormack A.Rooney Williams3 Roberts2 Collins1 De Vita2 L.Rooney3 Devera Ferguson Waldon Bedwell
23/3/13 Notts County H 0-0 Foderingham N.Thompson McCormack Flint Ward Miller1 Ferry Navarro A.Rooney3 Williams Roberts2 L.Thompson1 Collins2 De Vita3 L.Rooney Devera Waldon Bedwell
30/3/13 Oldham Athletic H 1-1 Foderingham N.Thompson1 McCormack Flint Ward Navarro Parrett Ferry A.Williams2 Luongo Roberts1 Byrne1 Collins2 A.Rooney3 De Vita Devera L.Thompson Bedwell
1/4/13 Doncaster Rovers A 0-1 Foderingham Byrne McCormack Flint Ward Navarro1 Ferry Luongo Collins A.Rooney Parrett2 Roberts1 De Vita2 L.Rooney Devera L.Thompson Francis Bedwell
9/4/13 MK Dons A 0-2 Foderingham McCormack Byrne Flint Ward Navarro2 Ferry Luongo Parrett3 Williams Roberts1 Collins1 De Vita2 A.Rooney3 L.Rooney Devera Ferguson Bedwell
13/4/13 Sheffield United A 0-2 Foderingham McCormack Byrne Flint Ward Luongo De Vita1 Ferry Collins3 Williams Roberts2 A.Rooney1 L.Rooney2 Francis3 Devera Navarro Waldon Bedwell
16/4/13 Crewe Alexandra H 4-1 Foderingham Devera Byrne Flint Ward Luongo Ferry1 McCormack A.Rooney3 Williams2 Roberts Collins1 Francis2 L.Rooney3 De Vita Jones Waldon Bedwell
20/4/13 Stevenage H 3-0 Foderingham Devera Byrne Flint Ward Luongo De Vita McCormack A.Rooney1 Williams3 Roberts2 Collins1 L.Rooney2 Waldon3 Francis Jones Ferguson Bedwell
27/4/13 Scunthorpe United A 1-3 Foderingham Devera Byrne Flint Ward Luongo De Vita1 McCormack Collins A.Rooney2 Roberts3 Miller1 Williams2 L.Rooney3 Francis Waldon Jones Bedwell

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

The Play-Offs[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
4/5/13 Brentford H 1-1 Foderingham Byrne Devera Flint Ward McCormack Ferry1 Luongo Williams A.Rooney Roberts Collins1 De Vita Storey Navarro L.Rooney Miller Bedwell
6/5/13 Brentford A 3-3 Foderingham Byrne Devera Flint Ward McCormack Ferry3 Luongo Williams2 A.Rooney1 Roberts Collins1 De Vita2 Storey3 Navarro L.Rooney Miller Bedwell

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

F.A. Cup[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
3/11/12 FAC1 Macclesfield Town H 0–2 Foderingham N. Thompson McEveley Flint Ward Henville3 De Vita2 Ferry A.Rooney1 Williams Roberts Collins1 Ritchie2 L.Thompson3 Oakley Devera Storey Bedwell

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

League Cup[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
14/8/12 LC1 Brighton H 3–0 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Henville Miller Ritchie Navarro Benson Williams De Vita Ferry1 L. Rooney2 Storey3 Flint N.Thompson Risser Bedwell
18/8/12 LC2 Stoke City A 4–3 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Flint Miller Ritchie Navarro Collins Williams De Vita Ferry1 N.Thompson2 L.Rooney Storey Smith Risser Bedwell
25/8/12 LC3 Burnley H 3–1 Foderingham N.Thompson McEveley McCormack Henville Miller Ritchie Navarro Benson Williams Roberts Ferry1 Flint2 Collins3 Bostock Bessone De Vita Bedwell
30/10/12 LC4 Aston Villa H 2–3 Foderingham Devera McEveley McCormack Flint Miller Ritchie Ferry Benson Collins Roberts Williams1 De Vita2 Storey3 Henville N.Thompson L.Thompson Bedwell

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Opposition V Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
5/9/2012 JPT Oxford United A 0–1 Foderingham Devera Bessone McCormack Ward Coke De Vita Ferry A. Rooney Benson Williams Miller1 Bostock2 Flint3 N. Thompson Storey

1 1st Substitution, 2 2nd Substitution, 3 3rd Substitution.

Club Information[edit]

Andrew Black Era (up until 21 February 2013)[edit]

In June 2012 Paolo Di Canio signed a new deal scheduled to keep him at Swindon until 2015[33] but resigned in 2013.
Position Name
Chairman England Jeremy Wray (Until 15 October)
Scotland Sir William Patey (Until 21 February)
Directors England Sir William Patey, Russell Backhouse, Andrew Black, Nick Watkins
Chief Executive England Nick Watkins
Manager Italy Paolo Di Canio
Assistant Manager Italy Fabrizio Piccareta
Goalkeeper Coach Italy Domenico Doardo
Fitness Coach Italy Claudio Donatelli
Youth Team Manager Wales Paul Bodin
Centre of Excellence England Jeremy Newton
Physio England Paul Godfrey

Jed McCrory Era (from 21 February 2013)[edit]

Former Aston Villa coach Kevin MacDonald was appointed manager on 28 February 2013.
Position Name
Chairman England Jed McCrory
Directors England Jed McCrory
Republic of Ireland Lee Power
General Manager England Steve Murrall
Manager Scotland Kevin MacDonald
Assistant Manager England Mark Cooper
Goalkeeper Coach England Fraser Digby (interim)
Fitness & Conditioning Coach England Michael Peacock (interim)
Youth Team Manager Wales Paul Bodin
Centre of Excellence England Jeremy Newton
Physio England Paul Godfrey

Manager Season Stats[edit]

As of 1 May 2013. Only competitive matches for the 2012/13 season are counted

Name Nat From To Record
P W D L F A
Paolo Di Canio Italy Season Start 18/02/2013 37 18 10 9 63 31
Fabrizio Piccareta (caretaker) Italy 18/02/2013 20/02/2013 1 1 0 0 3 1
Tommy Miller & Darren Ward (joint-caretakers) England 20/02/2013 28/02/2013 2 0 1 1 1 2
Kevin MacDonald Scotland 28/02/2013 Season End 14 4 5 5 20 19

Squad Details[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 1 May 2013
Gary Roberts joined the club after being released by Huddersfield Town.[34]
No. Nat Pos Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Wes Foderingham 52 0 46 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
2 England DF Troy Archibald-Henville 8 1 3+2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
3 Scotland DF Jay McEevely 33 0 27+1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
4 England DF Aden Flint 34 3 28+1 2 1+0 0 2+1 1 0+1 0
5 England DF Joe Devera 29 0 23+2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
6 England MF Alan Navarro 20 2 12+5 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
7 England MF Luke Rooney 12 0 1+10 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
8 Scotland MF Simon Ferry 48 3 32+10 3 1 0 1+3 0 1 0
9 Republic of Ireland FW James Collins 49 18 27+18 15 0+1 0 2+1 3 0 0
11 England MF Gary Roberts 42 4 29+10 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
12 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McCormack 45 0 38+2 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
15 England DF Nathan Thompson 30 0 24+3 0 1 0 1+1 0 0 0
16 England MF Andy Williams 46 12 38+2 11 1 0 3+1 1 1 0
18 England MF Tommy Miller 39 1 28+6 1 0 0 4 0 0+1 0
19 England MF Louis Thompson 5 0 1+2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
20 England FW Miles Storey 10 3 2+6 1 0 0 0+2 2 0 0
22 England MF Darren Ward 41 2 39+0 2 1+0 0 0 0 1+0 0
23 Italy FW Raffaele De Vita 40 8 24+12 8 1 0 2 0 1 0
24 England DF Nathan Byrne (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 7 0 6+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Australia MF Massimo Luongo (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 7 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Republic of Ireland FW Adam Rooney (on loan from Birmingham City) 30 9 11+18 9 0 0 0 0 1+0 0
30 England GK Leigh Bedwell 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF Chris Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF Alex Ferguson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 England FW Connor Waldon 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England MF Aaron Ferris 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England MF Jake Simpson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 England FW Mark Francis 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 England DF Matt Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- England MF Lee Cox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who are contracted to Swindon Town but are currently out on loan:
14 England FW Paul Benson (on loan to Cheltenham Town) 13 3 6+3 1 0 0 3 2 1 0
Players who were contracted to Swindon Town but have since departed on a permanent basis:
10 England MF Matt Ritchie 31 9 26+1 9 0+1 0 3 0 0 0
13 Namibia MF Oliver Risser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Argentina DF Fede Bessone 6 0 4+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 England FW Chris Martin (on loan from Norwich City) 12 1 6+6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England MF Giles Coke (on loan from Sheffield Wednesday) 5 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 0 1+0 0
26 England MF Danny Hollands (on loan from Charlton Athletic) 10 2 8+2 2 0 0 0 0 0+0 0
26 England MF Dean Parrett (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England MF John Bostock (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur) 9 0 6+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0

Captains[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 1 May 2013.
No. Pos. Nat. Name Games
12 MF Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack 42
8 DF Scotland Simon Ferry 5
18 MF England Tommy Miller 4
5 DF England Joe Devera 1

Goalscorers[edit]

Accounts for all competitions. Last updated on 1 May 2013.
Name League FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
James Collins 15 0 3 0 18
Andy Williams 11 0 1 0 12
Matt Ritchie 9 0 0 0 9
Adam Rooney 9 0 0 0 9
Raffaele De Vita 8 0 0 0 8
Simon Ferry 5 0 0 0 5
Paul Benson 1 0 2 0 3
Gary Roberts 4 0 0 0 4
Miles Storey 1 0 2 0 3
Danny Hollands 2 0 0 0 2
Alan Navarro 0 0 2 0 2
Troy Archibald-Henville 0 0 1 0 1
Aden Flint 2 0 1 0 3
Darren Ward 2 0 0 0 2
Massimo Luongo 1 0 0 0 1
Chris Martin 1 0 0 0 1
Tommy Miller 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 0 0 0 0 0
Total 72 0 12 0 84

Hat-tricks[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name Competition Opposition Goals Final Score
1 9 FW Republic of Ireland James Collins Capital One Cup vs. Stoke City (28/08/12) Goal 27' Goal 41' Goal 119' 4-3 WIN
2 9 FW Republic of Ireland James Collins League One vs. Portsmouth (1/1/13) Goal 61' Goal 66' Goal 73' Goal 83' 5-0 WIN

Last updated: 19 January 2013
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Penalties awarded[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name Competition Opposition Success Final Score
1 18 MF England Tommy Miller League One vs. Hartlepool United (18/08/12) Red XN 0-0 TIE
2 18 MF England Tommy Miller League One vs. Stevenage (27/10/12) Red XN 4-0 WIN
3 16 FW England Andy Williams League One vs. Tranmere Rovers (21/12/12) Red XN 5-0 WIN
4 24 FW England Chris Martin League One vs. Shrewsbury Town (19/01/13) Green tickY 2-0 WIN
5 28 FW England Adam Rooney League One vs. Crawley Town (02/02/13) Green tickY 1-1 TIE
6 28 FW England Adam Rooney League One vs. Yeovil Town (19/03/13) Green tickY 1-0 WIN

Last updated: 5 February 2013
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Clean sheets[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

R No. Pos Nat Name League One FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 1 GK England Wes Foderingham 19 0 1 0 20
TOTALS 19 0 1 0 20

Last updated: 28 March 2013
Source: Match reports in Competitive matches

Disciplinary[edit]

Name League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Troy Archibald-Henville 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Paul Benson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Federico Bessone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
John Bostock 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nathan Byrne 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
James Collins 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Joe Devera 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Simon Ferry 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Aden Flint 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 8 2
Wes Foderingham 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Danny Hollands 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Chris Martin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Alan McCormack 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Jay McEveley 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Tommy Miller 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Alan Navarro 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Matt Ritchie 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Gary Roberts 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Luke Rooney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nathan Thompson 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Darren Ward 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Andy Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 68 1 3 1 8 0 0 0 79 2

Suspensions[edit]

Date Suspended Player Reason Punishment Missed Opponents
20 October 2012 England Aden Flint BookedRed card vs. Scunthorpe United 3 Matches Crewe Alexandra (A), Stevenage (A), Aston Villa (H)
3 November 2012 England Aden Flint Red card vs. Macclesfield Town 4 Matches Sheffield United (H), Walsall (A), Yeovil Town (H), Brentford (H)
24 November 2012 Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack Booked Fifth Booking vs. Notts County 1 Match Doncaster Rovers (H)

Monthly & Weekly Awards[edit]

Jay McEveley was among the several Swindon players to earn places within the League One Team of the Week.
Date Player Award
28/08/12 England Matt Ritchie League One Team of the Week
24/09/12 England Darren Ward League One Team of the Week
01/10/12 Scotland Jay McEveley League One Team of the Week
01/10/12 Scotland Simon Ferry League One Team of the Week
08/10/12 England Aden Flint League One Team of the Week
15/10/12 Scotland Jay McEveley League One Team of the Week
22/10/12 England Nathan Thompson League One Team of the Week
29/10/12 England Wes Foderingham League One Team of the Week
12/11/12 England Wes Foderingham League One Team of the Week
12/11/12 England Matt Ritchie League One Team of the Week
19/11/12 Republic of Ireland James Collins League One Team of the Week
17/12/12 England Wes Foderingham League One Team of the Week
17/12/12 Italy Raffaele De Vita League One Team of the Week
22/01/13 England Wes Foderingham League One Team of the Week
22/01/13 Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack League One Team of the Week
12/02/13 Scotland Simon Ferry League One Team of the Week
11/03/13 Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack League One Team of the Week
25/03/13 Republic of Ireland Alan McCormack League One Team of the Week
22/03/12 England Aden Flint League One Team of the Week
22/03/12 England Gary Roberts League One Team of the Week
2012/13 England Nathan Thompson Swindon Town Player of the Season
2013/13 England Wes Foderingham PFA Team of the Year (League One)

Transfers[edit]

James Collins joined the club from Shrewsbury Town after a move to Coventry City fell through.[35]
Veteran midfielder Tommy Miller joined the club after being released by Huddersfield Town.[34]
Players transferred in
No. Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
1 18 June 2012 FW Republic of Ireland James Collins England Shrewsbury Town Bosman [36]
2 18 June 2012 MF England Gary Roberts England Huddersfield Town Free [36]
3 18 June 2012 FW England Andy Williams England Yeovil Town Free [36]
4 21 June 2012 DF Scotland Jay McEevely England Barnsley Free [37]
5 21 June 2012 MF England Tommy Miller England Huddersfield Town Free [38]
6 21 June 2012 MF England Alan Navarro England Brighton & Hove Albion Free [39]
7 26 June 2012 DF England Troy Archibald-Henville England Exeter City Bosman [40]
8 31 August 2012 DF Argentina Federico Bessone Wales Swansea City Free [41]
9 4 January 2013 DF England Darren Ward England Millwall Free [42]
Players transferred out
No. Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
1 10 May 2012 MF Somalia Abdul Said European Union Released Free [43]
2 24 May 2012 MF Netherlands Etiënne Esajas European Union Released Released [44]
3 26 June 2012 FW Algeria Mehdi Kerrouche Algeria CS Constantine Free [45]
4 27 June 2012 FW Czech Republic Lukáš Magera Czech Republic FK Mladá Boleslav Free [46]
5 29 June 2012 GK Italy Mattia Lanzano Italy Gavorrano Released [47]
6 1 July 2012 MF Spain Lander Gabilondo Spain SD Amorebieta Released [48]
7 1 July 2012 DF England Callum Kennedy England Scunthorpe United Released [49]
8 1 July 2012 GK England Mark Scott England Salisbury City Released [48]
9 1 July 2012 GK England Phil Smith England Portsmouth Released [50]
10 4 July 2012 FW Wales Billy Bodin England Torquay United Undisclosed [51]
11 20 July 2012 FW England Alan Connell England Bradford City Free [52]
12 21 July 2012 MF England Jonathan Smith England York City Free [53]
13 22 August 2012 DF Italy Alessandro Cibocchi European Union Released Free [54]
14 31 December 2012 DF Argentina Federico Bessone European Union Released Free [55]
15 7 January 2013 MF Namibia Oliver Risser England Aldershot Town Free [56]
16 30 January 2013 MF England Matt Ritchie England Bournemouth £500,000 [57]
Players loaned in
No. Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
1 30 August 2012 DF England Darren Ward England Millwall January 2013 [58]
2 30 August 2012 MF England John Bostock England Tottenham Hotspur January 2013 [59]
3 31 August 2012 MF England Giles Coke England Sheffield Wednesday January 2013 [41]
4 31 August 2012 FW Republic of Ireland Adam Rooney England Birmingham City June 2013 [60]
5 15 November 2012 MF England Danny Hollands England Charlton Athletic February 2013 [61]
6 15 November 2012 FW England Chris Martin England Norwich City February 2013 [61]
7 28 March 2013 DF England Nathan Byrne England Tottenham Hotspur End of the Season [62]
8 28 March 2013 MF Australia Massimo Luongo England Tottenham Hotspur End of the Season [62]
9 28 March 2013 MF England Dean Parrett England Tottenham Hotspur End of the Season [62]
Players loaned out
No. Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.
1 20 July 2012 MF England Lee Cox England Oxford United January 2013 [63]
2 31 August 2012 DF Scotland Paul Caddis England Birmingham City June 2013 [60]
3 31 August 2012 MF Namibia Oliver Risser England Stevenage January 2013 [64]
4 28 September 2012 MF England Luke Rooney England Burton Albion October 2012 [65]
5 11 October 2012 DF England Chris Smith England Northampton Town January 2013 [66]
6 9 November 2012 MF England Luke Rooney England Rotherham United January 2013 [67]
7 15 November 2012 FW England Paul Benson England Portsmouth January 2013 [68]
8 29 January 2013 FW England Paul Benson England Cheltenham Town End of the Season [69]
9 8 February 2013 MF England Lee Cox England Plymouth Argyle End of the Season [70]

Trial players[edit]

Iain Turner joined on trial in August 2012
Nat. Player Notes Ref
England Luke McCormick Rehabilitation [71]
England Paul Mooney Trial [72]
Italy Simone Materazzi Trial [73]
England Zavon Hines Trial [74]
Scotland Iain Turner Trial [75]
England Claudio Hoban Samsung Win A Pro Contract finalist [76]
England Kayden Jackson Samsung Win A Pro Contract finalist [76]
England Jack Sherratt Samsung Win A Pro Contract finalist [76]

Development Squad[edit]

In June 2011 it was announced that Swindon Town would not compete in a Reserve League for the 2011/12 season and would therefore arrange friendlies with other clubs.[77] This decision remained in place for the following season.

Development Squad Results[edit]

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