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Keshi Anderson has long had to win over Swindon fans, but this season he has another challenge to overcome: his manager.

There’s a pause. A short one, but it feels longer as Keshi Anderson deliberates over his answer. “Yeah, of course. I obviously have a relationship with the manager, things happen in football,” he replies, while taking time to think, to a question regarding what can only be described as a ‘mixed’ summer with his boss, Richie Wellens.

August ends with a comfortable 3–1 win for Swindon Town over Morecambe, and the Robins are perched in the League Two play-off…

Picture courtesy of Swindon Town Football Club.

The first round of the FA Cup is a landmark weekend in the English football calendar, particularly of course for the clubs that participate in it.

Its importance lies heavily in the idea that anything is possible — the potential of shock, surprise, and dreams becoming reality — often labelled as ‘The Magic’ of said cup.

League Two Swindon Town hosted National League North (tier six) York City in their first-round tie. Despite Swindon’s abysmal record against non-league sides prior to this weekend (four defeats from the last five), an on-paper upset did not occur, Swindon won.

A shock continued…

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It was never going to take long, but the mood among Swindon Town fans slumped on Tuesday night after the club’s 1–0 defeat at Crewe Alexandra, an on-paper beatable team that Town looked distinctly average against for large periods, if not the entirety.

The Robins now occupy 11th in League Two following a run of just one win from their last four league matches and pre-season hopes of promotion back to third tier already do not look ideal, just as they didn’t this time last season as the side stuttered and spluttered during David Flitcroft’s reign as boss.

Phil Brown’s…

A trip to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night was not expected to end well for Lyon.

Premier League champions and Centurions Manchester City were billed to comfortably overcome their French counterparts as the hosts attempt to celebrate 10 years of Sheikh Mansour’s ownership with the club’s maiden Champions League title.

City suffered a setback, however, as they were well-beaten by a Lyon team who are on a steady climb back to being one of the heavyweights in France again.

While mega-rich commercial giants Paris Saint-Germain are currently the undisputed kings of country, having won five of the last six…

Benjamin Wills

Freelance sports journalist. Ex-Sports Reporter for @TotalSportSwin, now cover Swindon Town home matches for @TheLeaguePaper. Also published by @Guardian_Sport.

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