The wolf at the door…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest blog by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
Not much of a week was it? Two home games and two defeats. It means for the first time this season Swindon fans are looking down the table rather than up. Wretched form since the new year has seen us slip off the play off place. Instead of the thought of an extended season, some Town supporters are beginning to feel a bit twitchy. Because of the pretty good start to the campaign it now looks as if it’s about to drift along to a disappointing conclusion. Whereas had we started in this fashion and put a good run together, maybe many would look upon it as a success.
What is clear is that a lot of the County Ground clientele are seeing what many of us have seen on the road for some time. The patient passing game is becoming somewhat sterile and not producing results. It’s always been the case that as long as you perform at home then fans, board members etc, can be kept reasonably happy. After all it’s generally only the few that travel away and the club coffers don’t suffer. Poor results at home though are a different kettle of fish. Gates begin to fall and season ticket sales become sluggish.
The defeat by MK Dons featured one of the worst halves of football I’ve seen from a Swindon team in a while and I’ve seen some stinkers. No apparent passion or idea. It was quite simply dreadful. It was a real chance to keep in the shake up ahead of the toughest of challenges that was to come three days later. I felt angry, ripped off and downright disgusted. But, of course, couldn’t wait to get back on Tuesday night. That’s the drug we call football…
Sadly what we thought would happen did happen. Wolves ripped us apart. Looked a class above and gave us a complete footballing lesson. Alright we had a go in the second half but really salt was totally rubbed in when that man Clarke, as we knew he would, finished us off. I wasn’t angry this time just realistic. We were beaten by the best team in the division. What worries me is what happens next. It’s March the 15th Saturday. For those who don’t know it’s the anniversary of our greatest triumph against Arsenal in 1969. I don’t want to have that day spoiled by a local derby defeat which would be another slip down the league ladder. I want us to hold our heads high at Ashton Gate like we did at Rotherham or Port Vale. Please Mr.Cooper do your best to make that happen.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.