It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan.
It’s been a bit of a disappointing week hasn’t it. While last weekends defeat at Scunthorpe United wasn’t as bad as it could have been, results over the past few days mean Swindon have slipped off the League One pace.
The game at Glanford Park wasn’t the best. There was a great finish by Michael Smith, who at last got off the mark in 2015, but that was about it.
Defensively Swindon’s performance was poor. It was identical to the last time we made the long trip to Scunny, taking the lead only for the home team to hit three in reply. So not a Valentine’s Day to remember. All romance went out of the proverbial window at about a quarter to five.
Still defeats for Bristol City and MK Dons meant the Town remained second last weekend. That though changed in midweek. The aforementioned City and Dons racked up wins and teams like Sheffield United and Bradford City increased their credentials with victories.
So where does that leave us? Well still very much in the shake up but it’s looking increasingly likely that the side from Ashton Gate will take up one of the promotion places with second place the one up for grabs.
I know there’s a long way to go but Swindon’s three successive away defeats have lost us ground. Maybe it’s our blip and maybe we’ll see a return to form this Saturday against Crawley. A victory is kind of essential because three days later this season’s cup heroes Bradford come calling.
Also a time of course for season ticket renewal. With finances tight many fans might be wondering whether they can afford the initial outlay without knowing which league we’ll be in next season.
The thing is I think the early bird offer from the club is fair. To buy a seasons worth of football for the same price as last year is decent. The problem is coming up with the cash and it’s understandable if some find that difficult. It’s a club worth supporting though isn’t it? It’s ours and think how dull life would be without it.
Saturday brings one of our favourites, Crawley to the County Ground. A tough defeat there earlier in the season was an early blow. However we’ve moved on from there to be one of the top teams in the league. Let’s get our strikers firing again and back to that dominant football we’ve seen for the majority of the campaign.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!