BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan is back for 2012/13, continuing his weekly blog – telling you what he really thinks – only here on The Washbag.
Wow. Season’s started. Plenty of reason to moan about being a Swindon Town fan. After all, the club has just won a championship, brought in shed loads of new players, made it through to round two of a major cup competition, and hasn’t conceded a goal in three competitive fixtures.
I was certainly unhappy about the way we played Crawley off the pitch on Tuesday. I’d much rather we’d struggled and lost, that would have made me much happier. After all what’s this with being fourth in League One ? Unbeaten and flying in home games.
I’ve been accused this week of towing the party line, and being boring as my team does well. True I haven’t expressed a strong feeling about the Paul Caddis affair unlike many who’ve had a go on the keyboards of various forums, I don’t know the full story. Until I do, I can’t offer a judgement.
It seems to be the way of things these days that there’s right and wrong. People decide on issues before they know the facts.
There is no greater admirer of Caddis than me. Last season he was magnificent. I said so many times. But, I don’t know what’s gone on behind the closed doors of the County Ground. That’s not towing the party line, that’s sitting back and trying to find out. I’ve criticised the club many times in the past when I’ve felt it justified. If anyone can give me a definitive answer on the Caddis story, then maybe I will again.
At the moment though, all I see from a distance in Devon is a team on the up. It may all go horribly wrong, and then we can all bleat endlessly on about the glory days when we where fourth in League One, just won a championship, made it through to round two of a cup competition, and hadn’t conceded a goal in three games of a new season.
Gosh, I can’t wait for the MK Dons game on Saturday so I can again moan endlessly about the wonderful playing surface and sparkling football.
All I saw on Tuesday night was Swindon fans with smiles on their faces. Obviously they were the odd few who would. like me seemingly put up with any old rubbish. Sometimes I wonder what people want. Can’t wait for the slagging after this, bring it on.
To other matters, and something else I’m annoyed about. Drums in football grounds.
Don’t know about you, but that racket on Tuesday from the Crawley drummer drove me to distraction. I can’t see why they’re allowed to bring them in. Just imagine if you were sitting in front of the bleep bleep thing. I think I may be escorted out for doing something physically impossible with the instrument.
I’ve always hated drum solos. Whenever they occur at a gig, I’m out to the bar. I’ve sat through some which have lasted 45 minutes or more…just not for me. So why in the days when there are so many restrictions at grounds, tops taken off plastic bottles etc, do we have that infernal noise. Please make it STOP.
So to the weekend and MK. Its a massive test, and will give us a real indication of where we are in the scheme of things. Personally, I’d be delighted with top ten this season. The club has obviously set its sights on promotion. Something else to moan about I guess.
Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it SWINDON