Vic Morgan Blog: Crewe-se Control…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
When was the last time you saw a Swindon Town side so dominate a game?
When Town got the third against Crewe just after the break, it was all one way traffic. At what football it was. Really attractive on the eye. Anybody watching that (apart from the visiting supporters) must surely have enjoyed it and gone away thinking this was a team which has massive potential. I don’t think I spoke to anyone who was there who wasn’t impressed. They weren’t getting carried away. We’ve seen false dawns in the past and we will again. But surely this is a side which will only get better.
The afternoon’s events were quickly followed by news of a three year contract for Massimo Luongo. Early season has shown he’s a player that shows great promise and it’s a great piece of business for Swindon. Massimo is likely to have a huge impact in how we play in the future. Along with the likes of Yasser Kasim, and the two Ryan’s Harley and Mason, he helps make up a very useful midfield. As I say early days but the signs are more than good.
No need to moan this week then.
It makes the anticipation for the MK Dons match even greater. I don’t think anyone is under any illusions that our away form hasn’t been good in the league. But perhaps this Saturday is a good time to put it right in an almost local derby. We also have new forwards to see. It appeared at one stage that National Express had been hired to bring Swindon’s latest signings to the County Ground. Much to get excited about, but as I say, not get carried away.
On Wednesday I attended the funeral of Ian Ratcliffe. A life-long Swindon fan who died at the shockingly young age of 50. It’s at times like that when you realise the amount of friends you’ve come to know because of following a football team. Normally you only get to see them on a Saturday. But there’s a bond between us that won’t ever be broken. I’m not a sentimental person normally. However I couldn’t help but reflect on the train back to Devon that football isn’t just a game it’s a way of life for many of us. Without it, and the friends we make, our lives wouldn’t be the same. Maybe at times we’d be happier, but we’d miss out of the huge range of emotions that go with 22 men kicking a ball about. Rest in Peace Ian, you got the send-off you deserved.
So to the weekend and an early start for the trip to Milton Keynes. TV coverage again means our kick off time is moved from the traditional 3 0’clock. I’m very much looking forward to the game in the comfort of the vast and under populated Stadium MK. Our record in recent times isn’t great in Buckinghamshire but with a decent surface and our current form it’s a game we can approach with confidence.