Vic Morgan Blog: Thames Valley Royals
The ramblings of BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan..
For those of us old enough to remember, there was a time when our beloved football team might have been merged with a team from along the A420, and Reading.
It was the idea of one Robert Maxwell, and he wanted to call the team Thames Valley Royals. With the local derby against those in yellow and blue upon us, ask yourself how you would have felt if that move had gone through.
Thankfully it didn’t happen. What happened with Mr. Maxwell is well documented, and thankfully that idea disappeared as well.
Can you imagine not being part of a season like this..? The feeling of well being every time you look at the League Two table, is fantastic. We are SWINDON TOWN, and always will be.
Two wins in the last few days sees us clear at the top of the league.
The victory over Accrington was a strange one. Rarely have I seen a first half of total domination like that. However you had that feeling that it was too comfortable, and that’s how it worked out. Somehow the team lost their way a little bit in the second half, and the game went rather flat. I could understand the managers reaction after the match. Ok, the team had created a new club record, but he wanted more than he got in that second half.
I couldn’t go to the match against Burton, after all I do have to work. But again a comfortable two-nil win. By all accounts we dominated, and thoroughly deserved the points. Certainly the reaction on Twitter afterwards, was one of complete satisfaction.
Ten wins in a row, yes TEN WINS IN A ROW. A fantastic performance by any team. They’re in the history books, but as Paolo will tell you, they haven’t won anything yet. You get the feeling there’ll be no easing up with this manager, until the last ball has been kicked.
I write this as the sun shines, and the spring flowers bloom. I get a distinct feeling that this Spring is going to be a wonderful time to be a Swindon fan. The only problem with daffodils is that they’re yellow, they’d be much nicer if they were red.
By the way, if you’re going to the Kassam, just remember the good name of our club is at stake. It’s great at the moment, lets keep it that way.
Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it SWINDON.
Hang on, Maxwell wanted to merge Reading and Oxford, not Swindon and Oxford?
The interesting thing about all this is that both Reading and Oxford subsequently went on to reach the Premier League. So much for the theiving Champagne Socialst’s assertion that OUFC and RFC would fold without the proposed merger.
It’s often overlooked that Maxwell did originally want to bring Swindon into his Thames Valley Royals plan. Fortunately the Town board rejected the approach and wouldn’t even consider the idea in 1983, with Town Chairman Cecil Green stating “We do not need anybody from a club just out of the Southern League to take us over. It’s just sheer damn sauce.”
Ron I hope that quote is accurate. If so, it should be put up on a plaque!! Absolutely love it!
That’s all fine, if any of it were actually true.
The proposed merger was between Oxford and Reading. Swindon had nothing to do with it.
As already stated, Maxwell had originally intended to merge all three clubs. This is well documented and TRUE…
Thankfully our usually incompetent board make a quick decision for once and told the bastard to fuck off.
You could have been in the Premiership hahahahaha
Pingback: Unexpected Rivalries 3: Reading, Swindon, Oxford and London Irish | The Two Unfortunates