New Year Big Hope…
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
Happy New Year! As I write this a gale blows in 2015 and the cobwebs of the old year are carried away. For Swindon Town fans there’s much to be positive about in the next twelve months. Second in the League One table, although that may change for the better on Saturday, and in with a great chance of a return to the second tier.
It’s fair to say the last year has seen our club make massive strides. At the start of this season it wasn’t looked upon as one which may bring promotion. I think an outside tilt at the play offs would have brought feelings of satisfaction to many. These past few months though have exceeded those expectations and in a style which has rightly brought plaudits from those in the national media.
There have been many highlights and a few lowlights too.
I suppose our traditional first round exit from the FA Cup goes down as the season low, while wins at Chesterfield, Walsall and Peterborough, are among the high spots. The growing maturity of the team in the ability to win when things aren’t always going your way is another plus.
An example of that was last Sunday against Port Vale. The match was two days after that terrific win at the Bescott against a Walsall team that then went and won at MK Dons. So those expectations were high. Although the match never quite was the spectacle we hoped for, we got the victory. Deserved and chiselled out against a resolute and at times dangerous Vale team.
A great way to enter the new year then.
Our first action of 2015 comes on appropriately enough a new ground. It’s the first time that Swindon have played at Fleetwood and a visit to a new venue is always to be enjoyed. It’s going to be a long trip though. Departing Devon at stupid o’clock is not something I’m a great fan of. Still a chance to sleep comes on the supporters bus in readiness for the game to come.
Let’s hope for a winning start to the year and a table topping performance.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON.