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Zavier Austin, I owe you a beer

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One long-suffering fan tries his best to put into words his feelings at the recent goings-on at SN1 as he experiences the downs and ups of supporting Swindon Town. For those who don’t recognise the name, Zavier Austin was the man who introduced Clem Morfuni to Swindon Town back in 2014. That simple piece of […]

Rob Angus – CEO of Swindon Town FC

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TrustSTFC is absolutely delighted at the appointment of Rob Angus as Swindon Town’s Chief Executive. Rob is a dedicated supporter who has worked tirelessly for the Trust since joining the board in March 2017, after helping out from 2016.  Rob was heavily involved in setting up the Joint Venture established by the club and Trust […]

The day after: what happens next?

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Yesterday was a very significant day in Court for the future of Swindon Town.  This note considers what is likely to happen next, and when. One caveat: TrustSTFC does not have the evidence filed at Court and copies of key documents, so this is based on what we heard yesterday. In addition, the Judge has so far […]

Power v Axis Court Case Update 15th June 21

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Highlights: Court has decided that Mr Power has agreed to sell all of his shares in Swinton (and therefore STFC) to Axis The judge has decided that Axis is entitled to purchase these shares. Court has not today ordered Mr Power to transfer the shares, that will have to be dealt with in a future […]

Fan-Led Review – Questions and Answers

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You may have heard in the news recently about the Fan-Led Review. The review has been brought forward by the UK government due to controversies over the proposed European Super League, and will consider ownership, finance and supporter involvement in the game. We explain here the objectives of the Fan-Led Review and the role TrustSTFC […]

Court Hearing: Pre-Emption Rights

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At the last Court hearing between Lee Power, Michael Standing and Axis Football Investments Ltd (“Axis”) there was discussion about “pre-emption rights”.  This article by James Maton, legal adviser for TrustSTFC, explains what they are and why they are relevant to Swindon Town. Formally, Swindon Town is a company called Swindon Town Football Company Limited […]

S.T.F.C. (our club) – a call for unity

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Our club’s plight is a microcosm of that which the current Euro super league scandal portrayed, in as much that there is currently a complete disregard for the views and feelings of the fans. I am aware that football has changed in many ways, but amazingly it hasn’t changed in the degree of emotion, pride […]

Why I was wrong about Lee Power.

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In October 2016, with Swindon hovering just above the relegation zone in Division 1 (sound familiar?) I wrote a piece entitled ‘What happens when the Power goes out?’ that was posted on the Washbag website. As a long-time season ticket holder, I tried to take a balanced position on what was a hot topic for […]

Administration: What is it?

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Lee Power has suggested the club could go into administration.  Administration is an insolvency process by which a company is placed under the control of a qualified and licenced insolvency practitioner (typically a professional accountant or lawyer).  Normally, the directors could put the club in administration if it is unable to pay its debts, but […]

Joshua Hussey

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TrustSTFC, on behalf of all Swindon Town fans, were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of one of our own recently, with the passing of lifelong Town fan Joshua Hussey. Joshua was diagnosed with ewings sarcoma in April 2020, which is a form of kidney cancer. Throughout his ten months of chemotherapy, biopsies and […]