Vic Morgan Blog: Good times, bad times, good times…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
As Swindon Town fans we get used to the good, the bad and the downright bizarre. Where this week fits I leave to you to decide. From one emotion to another is the only way to describe the events of the past few days.
We knew that Andrew Black wasn’t going to fund the club past January. We knew there were consortia interested. We knew the pressure was on. So when rumours started about who was going to take over on a blowy east London night, we all got rather twitchy.
Who is Jed McCrory? Does he have the money to bankroll a League One side ? If not who are the money men?
If Tuesday was confusing how about Wednesday. Early reports on some national newspaper websites suggested, wrongly, that Swindon Town were about to go into that “A” word again. Then it seemed that negotiations were going well and things looked settled. Contracts were exchanged and everything seemed geared up for a smooth transition. Phew.
Well not quite because then came the sale of Matt Ritchie.
It seemed to be online speculation that the winger was on his way to Bournemouth. But no, it was true and for a knockdown price. The shock was the cost to the Cherries. I think most people rate Matt at least in the million pound bracket and it even transpires that PDC didn’t know one of his prize assets was on his way. So watch out for fireworks.
Of his many abilities, the element of surprise is one that most Town fans love about our manager. You just never know what’s around the corner. No fireworks just a calm assessment of where we are. What’s even more heartening is he’s looking ahead to not just Crawley but beyond.
Of course things change moment by moment and anything might have happened by the time this reaches The Washbag. From what I’ve read from far off Devon though, this may have a reasonably happy ending. Always difficult to tell how things might end up with any new relationship.
I’m really hoping its red wine and roses rather than cold coffee and thorns. Its “In through the out door” and “The Song remains the Same”. You see Led Zep have an answer for everything.
See you at Crawley.
Keep it loud Keep it proud Keep it SWINDON