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Adam Tanner

1. WHO ARE YOU?

Adam Tanner. I’m 30 years old, Swindon born and bred, and have spent most of my life in or around the town.

2.WHAT’S YOUR JOB?

I’m a solicitor.

3. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A FAN OF SWINDON TOWN?

For longer than I can remember! I was lucky enough to be taken to Wembley in ‘93 by my Dad. I was 5, and that was my second ever game.

4. WHY HAVE YOU JOINED THE BOARD OF SWINDON TOWN SUPPORTERS’ TRUST?

My support of STFC has given me so many great days. I want to be sure that it will give all current and future fans so many more. If I can make any contribution at all towards that, however small, I’ll be delighted.

5. WHAT EXPERTISE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ABLE TO OFFER?

I’ve done a wide range of legal work, some of it within the Sport sector. It’s inevitable that the Trust will need some legal advice to help achieve its goals over the coming years, and I’d be happy to offer it.

6. WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR SWINDON TOWN’S FOOTBALL TEAM?

I want a team which, within its means, can give people across the town a real buzz and sense of pride. It’s been a while since we’ve had one of those, but I think it’s very realistic and achievable.

7. WHAT’S BEEN YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT AS A SWINDON TOWN FAN?

Unfortunately I was too young to appreciate what was going on in 1993 (apart from being petrified by the bursting balloons). Since then, of course, the best moments have tended to be in the semi-finals rather than the finals. I’ll never forget the confidence and energy that our young 10 men showed to turn what looked like a lost cause around in the playoffs at Charlton in 2010. I’d say the proudest moment came when those lads calmly knocked in all 5 penalties to finish off the job

8. WHO HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE SWINDON PLAYER AND MANAGER

After I first became interested in the late ‘90s, there were a few tough years. Against the tide, Sam Parkin played a massive role in turning those around, and putting us on course for a much better decade. Nobody has quite matched him in my mind.

Favourite manager is a tough one; as Dan Hunt will tell you, I can be a hard guy to please. I’m still waiting for my chance in the STFC dugout, so I might save judgment until after then!

9. WHAT’S YOUR VISION FOR SWINDON TOWN?

It’s really all about pride, and making thousands more people across the town happy to hear about, talk about and, who knows, perhaps even support our team!