Bonkers but brilliant..!
It’s Friday, so it must be time for the latest weekly review by BBC Devon’s Vic Morgan
That second half against Walsall on Tuesday was what we all love about football. After a dreary first forty five minutes, the game suddenly exploded into life. I guess technically it wasn’t great but who cares.
When two teams decide to throw caution to the wind and have a go it makes for wonderful entertainment. Ok, I think maybe the penalty decisions may have been a little questionable but thanks to the referee we saw a thrilling last half hour.
Credit due to the Saddlers for playing their part. So despite the fact it was two more dropped home points I went away thinking I’d had an entertaining evening. Mind you at half time I wasn’t so sure.
Still the play off berth is secure and so I suppose what happens between now and the end of the regular season is a bit irrelevant. It’s almost certain we’ll finish fourth and that makes for an amazing campaign. That also means the second leg of the semi final will be at home and hopefully gives a packed County Ground a chance to play it’s part.
What a contrast Tuesday was to the match against Yeovil three days earlier. It might seem odd to say but we saw a managerial master class by our former boss Paul Sturrock. Hardly daring to cross the half way line for an hour, the Glovers performed the perfect smash and grab.
It wasn’t pretty but it was effective and “Luggy” once again proved that he knows a trick or two. It was that game that pretty much ended our chance of automatic promotion.
What we all want to know now is how our play off path will map out. As had been said many times, if you get promotion in the end of season lottery it’s fantastic. If not it’s awful. Remember the likes of Crystal Palace, Brighton and Brentford? Of course you do. Painful wasn’t it?
Saturday sees the long trip to Preston. The result can have a massive say on who we play in any possible Wembley final. North End or MK Dons. Take your pick. Mind you, it’s a long way to go before that happens. Early start then and a very long day. Going to make the most of it though the season is nearly over.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!