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Swindon Town Statement Over Suspension of Three Players

Seems they have suspended three players but are not making any more information available currently. The players involved are:

  1. Drissa Traore. A 24 year old Ivorian. He signed for Swindon in the summer of 2015 and has played at junior levels for France. He has made 26 appearances in league and cup in 2015-16 without scoring.
  2. Jeremy Balmy. A 21 year old French midfielder who had made 14 league and cup appearances in 2015-16 without scoring.
  3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill. A 20 year old English wing back signed from Arsenal in summer 2015 .

They state that they are conducting an internal investigation into the players recent conduct and will not be considered for selection. No further information will be given until that investigation is complete.

Reports in the media though already suggest that the players inhaled nitrous oxide in a video live on social media via balloons on wednesday 6th April. It is reported that between 2006-2012 there were 17 deaths in the UK after taking nitrous oxide.  Raheem Sterling ( Liverpool and England) was allegedly pictured taking nitrous oxide in 2015.


Michael Doughty Scoring For Swindon in their 4-1 victory at Colchester

The Best Football Photographs of The Weekend

A small selection of the photos I have really enjoyed seeing again from Colchester versus Swindon in League 1000005900000100800000949000009090000089200000886

Swindon Supporters At Colchester


Views From The Press Box at Colchester Football Club


A Day out at Colchester Football Club. A Lesson for many clubs who want to learn how to treat their fans

Colchester have to be one of the most friendly clubs in the lower leagues. their season is not going well. Currently sitting bottom of league 1 and seemingly destined to be visiting league 2 grounds next season. But despite this the fans were cheerful, friendly and carrried on supporting their team until the 90th minute even when losing at home 4-1 to Swindon.

These photos give some flavour to a thoroughly enjoyable day. You see friendly media folks busy at work, friendly stewards smiling,  the referee and officials having a good chat with some younger fans pre-game. Raises plenty of questions for me, why exactly can this not happen at any game?

The photos of the Press box remove the illusion that reporters and commentators sit in some luxury palace, far from it. The wind was howling even when the fans were not. The Swindon fans were here to have a good time and were nosiy from the start, a decent number in a smallish crowd.



Colchester fans look on concerned



Press Box Colchester FC



Swindon fans had lots to say



Colchester Stewards were among the best and most cheerful in League 1


Referee and Officials talking to the Crowd before the game



Michael Doughty Scores his Second goal

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