Having stepped back from the blink of oblivion on more than occasion with Aussies having shared in the highs and lows at the club over the years, you can now join in the promotion fever with a chance to win a FourFourTwo-emblazoned Swindon keeper's shirt (size, erm, small as it was all the only one we could find that hadn't sold out).

To win, just tell us which A-League club we should sponsor and why. Whoever sends in the wittiest answer to enquiries@fourfourtwo.net.au by Monday will scoop the shirt.

Town fans more than most deserve their day in the sun at Wembley (they take on Millwall in the League One play-off final) as there has been little to cheer about at the club since it last tasted second tier football  back in 1999-2000 (JR - I should know having covered their fortunes in the UK for seven years).

Now they are just 90 minutes from the Championship once again and the Wiltshire town will head for the capital in force to cheer on its side.

Australians will be among those keeping a close eye on events with the club's former stars including current Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell, goalkeeper Frank Talia, Kilmarnock attacker Danny Invincibile, ex Sydney FC man Mark Robertson, former Olyroo Gareth Edds and ex Wellington Phoenix striker Royce Brownlie.  Former Leeds United youngster Jamie McMaster also had a loan spell at the County Ground.

Invincibile scored a crucial injury-time goal  that saved Town from relegation to the bottom tier in 2001 - he is still remembered fondly in Wiltshire for that. Mitchell too is another player who's contribution has not been forgotten.

Until current chairman Andrew Fitton and his board came to the rescue in January 2008, the club lurched from one financial disaster to another over a 10 year spell.

After enjoying a year in the Premier League in 1993-94, Swindon began to find life tough and money woes led to two periods of administration in 2000 and 2002 (the man now trying to steer Portsmouth out of a financial hole was also at the helm as Swindon looked to emerge from administration).

In March 2002, following a 2-0 defeat at Brentford on a gloomy London evening, the then board were said to be a matter of minutes away from padlocking the gates of the County Ground for good until a temporary financial strategy was found to keep the club afloat.

Boardroom battles, takeover talk, the ever-present threat of winding up orders and a community largely disengaged from the club made progress almost impossible.

There were moments of hope. In 2003-4 Swindon reached the League One play-off semi-finals and were seconds away from a Wembley final and the financial benefits that went with a showpiece occasion.  A goal from New Zealand striker Rory Fallon looked to have done the trick, only for opponents Brighton to grab a last-gasp goal and take the tie to penalties - which Swindon lost. Another night of tears for the club.

Relegation to English football's basement was suffered in 2005-6 although instant promotion was secured the following year. Former Chelsea star Dennis Wise led the club to a great start before departing to take over at Leeds United. His replacement Paul Sturrock then steered the club home that year.

But it was the rescue act of Andrew Fitton, fresh investment and fresh hope that triggered  the real recovery, that and the appointment of current coach Danny Wilson.

It seems Swindon is no longer a club living on its knees with matters on and off the pitch now geared towards success.

Swindon, who normally play in red, will play in white this weekend. That was the colour the team displayed on their most famous day out at Wembley - a 1969 shock League Cup final win over Arsenal. A good omen hopefully.

But whatever the colour, the Swindon fans will get behind their side at Wembley as they at last taste the good times again and hope for a long overdue happy ending. They deserve it.