Vic Morgan Blog: Player of the Month

BBC Radio Wiltshire commentator Vic Morgan continues his weekly blog only here on The Washbag.

Before I get into events of the week, it’s once again my great honour to announce “The Washbag” player of the month.

To say it’s been a pretty good few weeks for the Town is an understatement.

The team has gone from strength to strength, and it’s a great time to be a Swindon fan right now.

It’s also fair to say that the winner of this month’s award has been in prime form in November, and is a deserved winner of the award.

So, without further ado, here are the results…

In third place, with 19% of the vote is Wes Foderingham, who went so close to those six consecutive clean sheets in the league. Mind you, one goal conceded in seven matches, isn’t bad is it…?

In second place, the incomparable Simon Ferry with 22%. Simon’s been superb, and his reputation is growing at the same rate as his barnet. The Empire State Building may have some competition soon I think.

But the winner with 36% is the skipper Paul Caddis. Paul’s been terrific, and his display against Aldershot was superb. A worthy winner, and it’s no coincidence that his great form, has meant a great month for the team. So congratulations to PAUL CADDIS, our player of the month for November.

And so what about the Aldershot game…?

Funny one wasn’t it..?

The first half contained lots of action, but with precious little happening.

A lot of box to box football, but precious little in the way of goalmouth action.

Still, the second half contained the goals we wanted. Jake Jervis got the first and was there for the second. So three points, and another win to keep the promotion push well and truly on track.

It meant a pleasant evening watching the new Brad Pitt film ‘Moneyball’, which is a fascinating look at the business of baseball. A true story about the Oakland A’s, well worth a look.

Sadly, on Sunday the news broke about Gary Speed.

I don’t know about you, but when I heard I was totally stunned.

A tremendous footballer who I loved watching. Gary was on his way to making a fine international manager. Speedo was linked a couple of times to the Town job, and I’m sure he would have been a popular choice. Seemed to me he loved football, and not only the game but life generally is poorer for his passing. To see and hear the tributes being paid to him, have been testament to just how much he was loved and respected. GARY SPEED RIP.

And so the the FA Cup…

It’s off to Essex on Saturday, a county that’s going to be quite familiar to Town fans over the next few days. First it’s the FA Cup against Colchester, before the JPT tie at Southend. Colchester’s new ground hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for Swindon, and last year we saw a heartbreaking defeat in the league after an excellent performance.

One player who might feature for the home side is Michael Rose, I’m sure he would be given a ‘warm’ reception by Town fans…..I think Michael was the first to leave after relegation last season. Well known for his thunderous free kicks, it didn’t really work out for him at the County Ground.

So a long journey from Devon awaits this weekend. I’m feeling very confident indeed…I probably require some kind of treatment.

Joking aside, I really think this is a VERY GOOD Swindon team.

If you’re not going then I’ll be joining Chris Wise on BBC Wiltshire, and you can follow me on Twitter @swindonred

Keep it loud, Keep it proud, Keep it SWINDON.

Vic

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