Vic Morgan: Sent to Coventry
Former BBC Wiltshire match commentator Vic Morgan writes his weekly blog…
The current run of form is, to say the least, disappointing. Looking at the fixtures Swindon Town are in the middle of, you would expect a better return than just the one point from the last three games.
A better performance against Oldham might have brought a win, but despite creating chances the problem remains, Swindon can’t score enough goals. I can’t remember our leading scorer having only five goals by the end of February. That would be pretty woeful by November, but with just two months of the season left, it’s astonishing.
What’s it meant to the campaign? Look at the table, it tells you all you need to know. I can’t ever recall Swindon Town being so shot shy. That’s why the first half last Saturday at least gave a glimmer of optimism. To be honest if we won every game by a single goal that would be good enough, at the moment though seeing us score is like a luxury.
Will it change? Well it has to, otherwise the inevitable consequence will be the drop back to League Two. I fully understand the rancour being shown by supporters. There’s no doubt this has been a terrible season, but now is the time to put things behind us for the next couple of months.
Okay if you’ve had enough and can’t be bothered anymore, most will understand how you feel. There is though, another way of looking at it. Just imagine if we, as fans, get right behind the team in the remaining matches. Stop being negative during games and leave the moaning to the post match discussions.
I know you’ve every right to voice your opinion and I would never deny you that right, but as the campaign enters a crucial phase let’s just support in a positive way.
If we do that at least we’ve done our bit, starting at Coventry on Saturday. Whatever the outcome of this season, we can have no regrets about how we supported the team. If Coventry go in front let’s not start the barracking that’s been heard at away games, let’s keep it uplifting.
I’m as fed up as anyone about the way things have gone and I’m desperately hoping there’ll be some sort of improvements in the next eight weeks.
So come on, let’s give it a go. For the next two months let’s leave the moans, however justified, to one side and get behind the Town. After all what really matters is Swindon Town football club.
Keep it loud keep it proud keep it SWINDON!