Purple Haze…

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

Didn’t think much of those shirts did you? So that’s okay then we won’t be seeing them again…

Swindon’s surrender at Whaddon Road must rank as one of their worst in recent times. Okay we had a player sent off with twenty minutes gone, but surely that didn’t excuse what followed.

I hate running the Town down however in this case there were NO positives. The special FA Cup shirt turned out to have a very short shelf life much like Swindon’s recent record in the competition. It was only while chatting with this website’s main organiser that I realised not only have we not won in the cup since we beat Wigan, we haven’t scored. That’s pretty dreadful.

The news that Nathan Thompson’s red card is to be overturned is some consolation although it won’t change the result. That’s like getting a rubbish Christmas present in a nice box. It doesn’t change the fact it’s a rubbish Christmas present.

I don’t think I’ve felt as angry over a Swindon performance in a long time. Usually when we loose  it’s annoying but not the end of the world. This felt like a kick in the unmentionables.

Time though to move on. We can’t dwell on it, although I still give the occasional growl several days later. A final word on the Cheltenham debacle. Nice to see Rafael DeVita get such a great reception. Even though he was in opposition colours, he remains immensely popular with Swindon fans. A wholehearted player who always gave of his best. You can ask for no more than that.

What a way to move on from the spanking in Gloucestershire with another local derby against that lot from Ashton Gate.

Alright they’re top of the league and unbeaten but that record has to go sometime. I can think of no better place for that to happen but than our own County Ground. Great memories of great matches over the years between the two teams of course.

I still can remember the second of stunned silence after Rory Fallon’s magnificent overhead kick. Everyone in the ground was taking in what had happened at the Town End and then an explosion of delight. A magical moment that’s etched in Swindon folklore. If you haven’t seen it watch it on YouTube. It’s amazing.

Let’s get to it then and get over Cheltenham in the best possible way. Beat Bristol City in front of a packed County Ground.

Especially on Saturday keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!

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