SWINDON TOWN: Town confirm Digby as goalkeeping coach

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fraser Digby in action for Swindon during his playing days Fraser Digby in action for Swindon during his playing days

SWINDON Town have confirmed that Fraser Digby will return to the club as interim goalkeeping coach.

The former Town stopper is a cult hero at the County Ground, having made more than 500 appearances for the Robins during a 12-year playing career in Wiltshire.

Digby has been brought in to work alongside caretaker player managers Tommy Miller and Darren Ward while a new boss is sought for Swindon following the departure of Paolo Di Canio and his backroom team.

Digby took to Twitter this morning to talk about his appointment, saying: "Thanks for all your fantastic tweets, I am delighted to confirm that I will be returning to the CG as GK coach in the interim period.

"I am delighted to help out @STFC as I had a great 12 years here and to support Darren, Tommy & the rest of the squad to promotion."

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11:42am Thu 21 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.
Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders. Is that you Lovesey
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11:43am Thu 21 Feb 13

jontyg says...

Good appointment.
Good appointment. jontyg
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11:44am Thu 21 Feb 13

Jets there'd says...

Very positive, good luck Fraser
Very positive, good luck Fraser Jets there'd
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11:45am Thu 21 Feb 13

TelSTFC says...

Welcome back Fraser you were a great servant to the club and long may it continue
Welcome back Fraser you were a great servant to the club and long may it continue TelSTFC
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11:49am Thu 21 Feb 13

the wizard says...

A most welcome ship steadying appointment. Class.
A most welcome ship steadying appointment. Class. the wizard
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11:50am Thu 21 Feb 13

Custodian says...

As Del-Boy would say, 'you know it makes sense'.
As Del-Boy would say, 'you know it makes sense'. Custodian
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11:52am Thu 21 Feb 13

deviant in the tupping pen says...

What? Good news? Not sure I can take much more! I'm off to lie down.
What? Good news? Not sure I can take much more! I'm off to lie down. deviant in the tupping pen
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11:55am Thu 21 Feb 13

deviant in the tupping pen says...

Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.
Better than Peter Downsborough?
[quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.[/p][/quote]Better than Peter Downsborough? deviant in the tupping pen
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11:55am Thu 21 Feb 13

cueball says...

I said to my wife last night Fraser Digby would come in as goalkeeping coach Good on him for stepping into the uncertainty! Welcome back Fraser!!
I said to my wife last night Fraser Digby would come in as goalkeeping coach Good on him for stepping into the uncertainty! Welcome back Fraser!! cueball
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11:57am Thu 21 Feb 13

Another view says...

Well done, Fraser. It's good to see everyone pulling together. We might not have a manager, or a sponge man, or owners, but we've got players who did it on Tuesday when they must have felt let down by so many people above them.

A big turnout on Saturday, please, for the guys who really matter.
Well done, Fraser. It's good to see everyone pulling together. We might not have a manager, or a sponge man, or owners, but we've got players who did it on Tuesday when they must have felt let down by so many people above them. A big turnout on Saturday, please, for the guys who really matter. Another view
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12:02pm Thu 21 Feb 13

eastmidsred says...

deviant in the tupping pen wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.
Better than Peter Downsborough?
Different era but I would say Fraser shades it over 'Dapper' Downsborough.
Fodders potentially best of the three in time.
[quote][p][bold]deviant in the tupping pen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.[/p][/quote]Better than Peter Downsborough?[/p][/quote]Different era but I would say Fraser shades it over 'Dapper' Downsborough. Fodders potentially best of the three in time. eastmidsred
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12:05pm Thu 21 Feb 13

billbst says...

A good man to have around.
A good man to have around. billbst
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12:06pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Davethered says...

The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ?
The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ? Davethered
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12:07pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Lazaat says...

A great appointment! I watched Fraser make his debut for Swindon and what a great keeper he turned out to be? I would rate him and Peter Downsborough as our 2 greatest ever keepers but Fodders has the potential to join them in the top 3! I feel something positive has happened and boy do we need good news right now, i also am very pleased with Darren Ward and Tommy Miller being put in temporary charge of team affairs...lets hope the takeover goes through today and then we get a decent manager in and not one of the ex-Luton ones please.
A great appointment! I watched Fraser make his debut for Swindon and what a great keeper he turned out to be? I would rate him and Peter Downsborough as our 2 greatest ever keepers but Fodders has the potential to join them in the top 3! I feel something positive has happened and boy do we need good news right now, i also am very pleased with Darren Ward and Tommy Miller being put in temporary charge of team affairs...lets hope the takeover goes through today and then we get a decent manager in and not one of the ex-Luton ones please. Lazaat
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12:09pm Thu 21 Feb 13

oncearedalwaysared says...

An obvious choice, and no great surprise really!

Good news all the same.

A great player and a great friend of the club.

Probably still only short term, but another experienced head to work with and strengthen the interim Management team.

3 points Saturday with Bournemouth, Doncaster, Yeovil and Sheffield United all picking up 1 point each would be the perfect end to the week. As well as the FL ratification of course, but that's probably expecting too much.....

Sadly for them, I can't see Tranmere staying with the group now. They have done well to stay near the top for so long with their limited resources. Perhaps PDC should go in there and show them how it's done (spending a huge wedge of money I mean!!)
An obvious choice, and no great surprise really! Good news all the same. A great player and a great friend of the club. Probably still only short term, but another experienced head to work with and strengthen the interim Management team. 3 points Saturday with Bournemouth, Doncaster, Yeovil and Sheffield United all picking up 1 point each would be the perfect end to the week. As well as the FL ratification of course, but that's probably expecting too much..... Sadly for them, I can't see Tranmere staying with the group now. They have done well to stay near the top for so long with their limited resources. Perhaps PDC should go in there and show them how it's done (spending a huge wedge of money I mean!!) oncearedalwaysared
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12:09pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers says...

Davethered wrote:
The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ?
Didn't Alan Mac pass away?
[quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ?[/p][/quote]Didn't Alan Mac pass away? Leo Sayers Leather Trousers
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12:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ucrhtt says...

Welcome back FD. A good guy and can offer the steady head that Fodders will no doubt benefit from. As said above, good news. I still whole heartedly stick by my comment of yesterday that we should stick with the two lads in charge until the end of the season and just hire a couple of "consultants" to do the prep work, scouting of oppo etc
Welcome back FD. A good guy and can offer the steady head that Fodders will no doubt benefit from. As said above, good news. I still whole heartedly stick by my comment of yesterday that we should stick with the two lads in charge until the end of the season and just hire a couple of "consultants" to do the prep work, scouting of oppo etc ucrhtt
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12:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

hertz says...

Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin"
Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin" hertz
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12:21pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

hertz wrote:
Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin"
and Rogers is better than Usabio and Preston are in for a thrashin'!

Ah, the good ol' days.
[quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin"[/p][/quote]and Rogers is better than Usabio and Preston are in for a thrashin'! Ah, the good ol' days. Since 1950
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12:22pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Redgollum says...

Maybe not the time for a debate about best keepers. But PD could throw a ball accurately upfield as far as FD could kick it.
Maybe not the time for a debate about best keepers. But PD could throw a ball accurately upfield as far as FD could kick it. Redgollum
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12:22pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Since 1950 says...

Since 1950 wrote:
hertz wrote: Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin"
and Rogers is better than Usabio and Preston are in for a thrashin'! Ah, the good ol' days.
Sorry, Eusabio.
[quote][p][bold]Since 1950[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hertz[/bold] wrote: Ah!" but Hicks was better than Yashin"[/p][/quote]and Rogers is better than Usabio and Preston are in for a thrashin'! Ah, the good ol' days.[/p][/quote]Sorry, Eusabio. Since 1950
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12:25pm Thu 21 Feb 13

southside7 says...

Absolutely, undeniabley, emphatically great news. So nice to have some positive news. Let's show Paolo which men have a backbone and true commitment. Welcome back Fraser, the legend returns to assist a modern legend.
Absolutely, undeniabley, emphatically great news. So nice to have some positive news. Let's show Paolo which men have a backbone and true commitment. Welcome back Fraser, the legend returns to assist a modern legend. southside7
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12:33pm Thu 21 Feb 13

chrystovski says...

Legend!!! Best keeper I've seen in a Town shirt.

Fodders will need to maintain his high performance levels for a few seasons yet to overtake Diggers.
Legend!!! Best keeper I've seen in a Town shirt. Fodders will need to maintain his high performance levels for a few seasons yet to overtake Diggers. chrystovski
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12:43pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Swindon1984 says...

Fantastic, will be an inspiration to the lads having a true Swindon legend in their midst. How about Chris Kamara for manager, keeping with the nutty as a fruitcake theme we had with PDC? :-) In a good way of course.
Fantastic, will be an inspiration to the lads having a true Swindon legend in their midst. How about Chris Kamara for manager, keeping with the nutty as a fruitcake theme we had with PDC? :-) In a good way of course. Swindon1984
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12:49pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Stilloyal says...

I did tell you all on the previous thread. IMHO Diggers is way far the best and he copuld throw the ball. Luigi said it was better than his kick.

Ahhhh Tony Hicks legend , only 5.6 but geez he could get from post to post horizontally.+
I did tell you all on the previous thread. IMHO Diggers is way far the best and he copuld throw the ball. Luigi said it was better than his kick. Ahhhh Tony Hicks legend , only 5.6 but geez he could get from post to post horizontally.+ Stilloyal
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12:55pm Thu 21 Feb 13

the don69 says...

Sir Wes better be on his toes,or Digger's will kick @ss lol!!!!
Sir Wes better be on his toes,or Digger's will kick @ss lol!!!! the don69
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12:58pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Oi Den! says...

Leo Sayers Leather Trousers wrote:
Davethered wrote:
The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ?
Didn't Alan Mac pass away?
Wrong Alan Mac, I think.
[quote][p][bold]Leo Sayers Leather Trousers[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davethered[/bold] wrote: The people who really care about Swindon Town are coming back to help out at their club , welcome back frazer , it's great to have you on board again , I don't think you'll be the last of the ex players coming in to help out , I recon Alan Mac will be here soon as well. Nice to see you back well done. What's happened to Paul Bodin ?[/p][/quote]Didn't Alan Mac pass away?[/p][/quote]Wrong Alan Mac, I think. Oi Den!
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1:05pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Red & White Dragon says...

The one good thing to come out of all this upheaval following PDC departure is the way the team and ex-players are pulling together for the good of our club. Thoes who love and value our football club are doing their best to hold things together. We can all do our bit by supporting them at the games.
See you at the CG this saturday.
The one good thing to come out of all this upheaval following PDC departure is the way the team and ex-players are pulling together for the good of our club. Thoes who love and value our football club are doing their best to hold things together. We can all do our bit by supporting them at the games. See you at the CG this saturday. Red & White Dragon
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1:11pm Thu 21 Feb 13

STFCman&boy1973 says...

Great shout for Kamara,, I think he still has a shop in Swindon...

I spoke to FD in the 90s to get his autograph, we beat Pompey, 1-0, bodin I think scored, Alan McLaughlin went of injured for them...any way, he's a great guy, glad he's back...

COYMRs
Great shout for Kamara,, I think he still has a shop in Swindon... I spoke to FD in the 90s to get his autograph, we beat Pompey, 1-0, bodin I think scored, Alan McLaughlin went of injured for them...any way, he's a great guy, glad he's back... COYMRs STFCman&boy1973
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1:12pm Thu 21 Feb 13

igiwigi says...

Will the board try and get Paulo back???
Will the board try and get Paulo back??? igiwigi
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1:30pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Is that you Lovesey says...

deviant in the tupping pen wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote: Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.
Better than Peter Downsborough?
Yep !!
[quote][p][bold]deviant in the tupping pen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.[/p][/quote]Better than Peter Downsborough?[/p][/quote]Yep !! Is that you Lovesey
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1:59pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Wonder Strike says...

Good news. Diggers is a legend.
Good news. Diggers is a legend. Wonder Strike
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2:17pm Thu 21 Feb 13

FenlandRed says...

What are Alan Mayes and Andy Rowland up to these days? Seriously, fantastic news about the one whose made washbags fashionable. Welcome back Fraser!
What are Alan Mayes and Andy Rowland up to these days? Seriously, fantastic news about the one whose made washbags fashionable. Welcome back Fraser! FenlandRed
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2:24pm Thu 21 Feb 13

peatmoor pirate says...

eastmidsred wrote:
deviant in the tupping pen wrote:
Is that you Lovesey wrote:
Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.
Better than Peter Downsborough?
Different era but I would say Fraser shades it over 'Dapper' Downsborough.
Fodders potentially best of the three in time.
Great to see Fraser back. Fodders will do well to end up being anywhere near as good as he was back in the day; he's made a great start and will benefit from Fraser's coaching.
[quote][p][bold]eastmidsred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]deviant in the tupping pen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Is that you Lovesey[/bold] wrote: Frazer frazer Digby, best keeper we have ever had, apart from Fodders.[/p][/quote]Better than Peter Downsborough?[/p][/quote]Different era but I would say Fraser shades it over 'Dapper' Downsborough. Fodders potentially best of the three in time.[/p][/quote]Great to see Fraser back. Fodders will do well to end up being anywhere near as good as he was back in the day; he's made a great start and will benefit from Fraser's coaching. peatmoor pirate
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2:41pm Thu 21 Feb 13

stfcflag says...

Excellent appointment, that's more reassuring
Excellent appointment, that's more reassuring stfcflag
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3:41pm Thu 21 Feb 13

old town robin says...

FenlandRed wrote:
What are Alan Mayes and Andy Rowland up to these days? Seriously, fantastic news about the one whose made washbags fashionable. Welcome back Fraser!
Andy has some health problems since taking over the Plough from Roger Smart. It's a pity the football union are only seen to support high profile players like gazza, all ex-players should be given help to adapt to life after football.
[quote][p][bold]FenlandRed[/bold] wrote: What are Alan Mayes and Andy Rowland up to these days? Seriously, fantastic news about the one whose made washbags fashionable. Welcome back Fraser![/p][/quote]Andy has some health problems since taking over the Plough from Roger Smart. It's a pity the football union are only seen to support high profile players like gazza, all ex-players should be given help to adapt to life after football. old town robin
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4:32pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Rebel_phish says...

Another view wrote:
Well done, Fraser. It's good to see everyone pulling together. We might not have a manager, or a sponge man, or owners, but we've got players who did it on Tuesday when they must have felt let down by so many people above them.

A big turnout on Saturday, please, for the guys who really matter.
Its ok... Fazer's bringing in his wash-bag
[quote][p][bold]Another view[/bold] wrote: Well done, Fraser. It's good to see everyone pulling together. We might not have a manager, or a sponge man, or owners, but we've got players who did it on Tuesday when they must have felt let down by so many people above them. A big turnout on Saturday, please, for the guys who really matter.[/p][/quote]Its ok... Fazer's bringing in his wash-bag Rebel_phish
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5:49pm Thu 21 Feb 13

FenlandRed says...

Old Town Robin: thanks for letting me know. As an 'out of towner' these days, I'd not realised. Agree 100% with your comment.
Old Town Robin: thanks for letting me know. As an 'out of towner' these days, I'd not realised. Agree 100% with your comment. FenlandRed
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