Vic Morgan Blog: Untying Notts…

It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.

So we’re world beaters one minute not very good the next. That seems to be the week summed up if you believe many of the comments about the Town’s two performances.

Certainly Friday against Notts County they were excellent. Some of the football was of an exquisite standard. The first 25 minutes of the second half was some of the best we’ve seen for a long time. Well since Rotherham anyway…

One of the main problems though was the inability to turn the chances into goals but as long as you’re winning it doesn’t matter right? I’m not sure how we didn’t hit six against the Magpies but that’s football.

It got the weekend off to a great start and gave me plenty to ponder as I trudged round the Dartmoor Vale half marathon on Sunday. You have a lot of time, well I do, to think when you’re running 13 miles. I was asking myself how good is this team? Which previous sides would you compare them with and where can they finish the season?

The thing is about conversations like these with yourself, you don’t tend to come to many conclusions. I suppose the answers go like this: Better than we thought, maybe in footballing terms the Hoddle and Ardilles teams and certainly top ten. We’ll see how that pans out in May.

Then all of a sudden its down to earth with a very big bump.

I wasn’t able to go Tuesday because of work commitments so I can’t really comment on the game. Suffice it to say, by common consent it doesn’t appear to have been a very good performance. Walsall drew much praise as well. That’s not too much of a shock as they were looking a very decent side at the end of last season and appeared to have carried that on.

So it was a bad night and one which everyone connected with the Town will want to move on from. That’s the key will we recover at Oldham on Saturday? What we wouldn’t want is a bad day at the office to become a slump. Can’t see that with this young side. They play with freedom. Hopefully they’ll learn and get back on track.

I’m one of those odd people who like going to places like Boundary Park. A ridiculously early start from Devon will be followed by a long day. It’s fun though whatever happens. The lack of sleep will be compensated for by the fact that we’ll be watching the Town. A pint in a northern pub before the game and a bit of a laugh. Can’t beat it. See you there and take a coat you’ll need it.

Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.


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