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Catching up with ..

Phil Backway Member of the Month

Swindon Spurs

Phil Backway

Swindon Spurs

This month we sit down with Phil Backway to find out more about why he supports Spurs and a little more about this the man himself.


Football Related

What are your hopes for this season?

After such a promising start, I had hoped for Champions League qualification and winning a cup. Still hopeful on one of these fronts.

Who do you feel we should let go and sign?

The squad is full of dead. Finding a new home for these players is a must. The upcoming transfer window should be the busiest in our recent

history with many outgoings. The likes of Ollie Skip, Hojbjeg, Gil, Royal, Werner, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Davies, Reguilon, Spence, Ndommbele

and Joe Rodan all needing to be removed from the wage bill.

With Kane now gone, Sonny not getting any younger and Richarlison inconsistent, a regular goal scorer is a must. Who that would be seems to

change week on week. In my opinion, Ivan Toney is who we will end up with.

What’s your prediction for our eventual League Position in May?


Will we win any Silver ware this Season?

This chances for this season ended far too quickly (again). Surely lifting a pot should be seen as a priority in 2022/25.

How did you become a Spurs Fan?

Watched the 87 cup final. Whilst the team in blue won, I preferred the way the team in white played and thus a lifetime of “almost” began.

The New Spurs Stadium – What are your hopes from it?

Getting it paid off as quickly as possible which will inevitably increase the funds available for transfers (once Levy has taken his cut of course)


What would you consider is your greatest achievement?

Running the London Marathon. As a non-runner (and a man built for comfort not speed), taking on this challenge was daunting to

say the least. Perseverance to get up and train on a dark and wet winter morning when I would rather be in bed was hard.

Who is the most famous person you have met?

Queen Elizabeth II

Who is the most famous person’s number you have on your mobile phone?

Dom Jolly

What Hobbies/Interests do you have away from football?

I do like a long walk in the country with a pub lunch on a weekend.


Fun Facts

What type of music do you like to listen to? 80’s and 90’s pop/rock

What was the FIRST Ever Record you bought: Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf

Last CD you bought or downloaded: Sultans of SwingDire Straits

What is your all-time favourite album/artist and why? Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi. Absolute banners from start to finish

When did you last attend a Concert/Show, who did you see & how was it? Last show was a panto – “The Wizard of What” – a spinoff of the

Wizard of Oz. it was great, but I would say that - I was in it !!

Last concert was a present for my wife we saw Michael Buble in London – She loved it.

What was the last film you saw? Topgun 2

What is your favourite film of all time? Tough one, Probably Die Hard

Been to any decent restaurants lately good to recommend? The Greek Olive on Farringdon Road. Been meaning to try I for ages. Now I’ve

been, have visited 3 times in the last couple of months. I recommend the Lamb Shank !

What was your last Holiday destination; did you have a good time and if so what would you recommend about it to Swindon Spurs members

and Why?

Our last holiday was to The Algarve. Wonderful weather, great destination with fabulous beaches. Lots to do and see and the locals are very

friendly. Would definitely go again.

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