Had our chips…

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

A trip to Crewe doesn’t always fill you with great enthusiasm. I suppose if you’re a railway enthusiast and from Swindon you have a common bond with that place in Staffordshire. There’s another reason to look forward to Gresty Road and that’s the excellent chip shop situated adjacent to the ground.

Another similarity to our own revered venue. At times also when you look quickly the main grandstand it reminds you of the Arkells. Yes many things seem the same. Both clubs have spent most of their histories in the lower divisions and both have aspired to play decent football. So I guess a draw was always on the cards.

Swindon though will feel that they should have won. Certainly their possession of the football for large periods suggested they should have. However but for a comical penalty miss they would have found themselves behind at the break. When I say comical I was falling about laughing at the sheer majesty of the miss. Nathan Byrne’s extraordinary twisting run led to Ryan Harley’s first goal for the Town. A thunderous effort only matched by the home sides equaliser. So a draw and to be honest I felt that was fair and a point on the road is always acceptable. As were the chips.

No midweek game but international appearances by two Swindon midfielders. Congratulations to Massimo Luongo and Yaser Kasim. Recognition for them and for the club as well. Let’s hope it leads to more call ups from their respective countries.

As for England? Paint a wall and watch it dry, that would be far more exciting. I don’t know why I bother to watch our national team. The football is about as exciting as toothache. At least the introduction of the younger players after the break led to a bit more urgency. Of course they’re just misleading us their performance in the World Cup will be staggering and they’ll return with the trophy.

Wake up. Okay.

A Saturday home game is a real treat these days. Whether a visit from MK Dons is a treat I’ll leave you to judge. A win though would keep us in the play offs shake up. It’ll be necessary because three days later the Wolves come hunting. That’s going to be one of the highlights of the season without a doubt. Very much looking forward to a cracker if the first game in the West Midlands is anything to go by.

Busy few days then. Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.


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