Definitely rumours before the game as there was a banner on our coach at Wembley that read "Lou Taxman Macari, Swindon down to div 4" which was waved at any Swindon fan that passed the bus.
Was 9 and I can remember them discussing it during a WC match build up. Hill and Lynam IIRC. Not recall which game but remember running round me mates in me full kit to tell him
Mid June rings a bell for me when it was announced.
No net back then, no news channels.
I heard it on the radio and phoned a mate who had teletext and asked him to confirm
Cannot remember the whole thing but it went something like this
we went to wembley stadium on 31st may
heading for the play offs swindon town to play
we didnt win no trophy
we didnt win no cup
what really riles the mags up
we lost and still went up
it started 12 days earlier at st james park
we were freezing
we were soaking but wasnt it a lark
cannot remember the rest