Swindon Town have erased the past 23 years of history from their club website in order to present a more positive image.
The Robins made headlines in recent days by forgetting to mention their relegation to League Two in their website’s report of the match that sent them down.
The club has now gone one step further by deleting everything from March 1994 on the history section of its website.
After a 3000 word summary of the club’s 1969 League Cup win, the page now finishes by stating:
“Following Glen Hoddle’s departure, the Robins have been battling to keep their top-flight status against the odds under John Gorman.
“With Jan Age Fjortoft in fine scoring form, can Swindon stay up and emerge as one of the powers of the new Premier League?
“The league has been far from easy, as Swindon are competing against great players like Eric Cantona and Tim Sherwood, an incredible young midfielder who has inspired Blackburn to second in the table.”
There is no mention of the club’s countless relegations since then.
A section entitled “Hope returns then dies”, which summarised Paulo Di Canio’s time at the club and the subsequent lost League One play-off final in 2014/15, has also been deleted – as has a section called ‘Oh shit!’ covering the current season.
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