Okay, it wasn’t a win but at least it wasn’t a defeat. When you’ve been on a bad run you somehow just want that run to end. A draw then is decent. To be honest any draw away from home is not too bad. I wasn’t able to make the trip to Yorkshire on Tuesday because of work commitments but by all accounts the performance was half decent.

Nice to see Nicky Ajose get a goal and Jon Obika back on the scoresheet at one of his favourite hunting grounds. It was inevitable of course that Andy Williams would score for the opposition. “Willo” blew hot and cold for us at times, but you always felt he gave of his all and that’s all you can ask. His characteristic throwing-back-of-the-head at another close call was always a feature when he played for us. A point then after the woeful events of last weekend.

The defeat by Colchester was this season’s low point I think. At no point in the game did we look like winning and I don’t think anyone leaving the County Ground would have taken issue with the result. It’s always difficult when a team gets into a run like that. You can’t see where your next good result is going to come from and confidence drains away.

Still that draw at the Keepmoat would have lifted spirits ahead of that long trip to Bloomfield Road. No sleep for me Friday night after a 1am finish then it’s pretty much straight up the motorway! Of course, Blackpool have started to win again. Bound to aren’t they when we’re due to play them?

Sympathy is sometimes lacking in football, but most fans feel for those who support the Tangerines. Not long ago they were basking in the Premier League, now they’re looking at a possible drop to League Two. I know we’ve all been there. Their demise seems to have been a particularly brutal one though. On-pitch demonstrations against the owner and a seeming lack of investment in the team and the pitch has made the atmosphere difficult near the Golden Mile. Well, without wishing to add to private grief, an away win Saturday might add to that difficult atmosphere. For us though we’ll sympathise after the weekend. For now a Swindon win is all we want.

Keep it loud, keep it proud, keep it SWINDON!

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