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SWINDON TOWN: THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Cheer up, it's not that bad
6:00am Thursday 14th March 2013 in STFC News
I’LL get some strange looks at work tomorrow. Well more than usual.
You see I have this habit of wearing a shirt on the Ides of March that for me sums up the pride I have in my football club. It’s a white replica shirt of the 1969 League Cup final against Arsenal.
Oh no, I can hear you say, not again. Always droning on about the past. Well, yes to a certain degree. The music was better then, obviously, and we were experiencing monumental times at the County Ground.
The excitement felt on that pretty dismal north London day will last a lifetime. I consider myself amazingly fortunate to have been there. There’s a downside of course.
I find it takes longer to get up the stairs now than it once did and the television has to be turned up that bit more. Generally, though, I wouldn’t swap that day for anything.
I also wouldn’t swap being a Swindon Town supporter for anything.
You see, the thing is it’s for good or bad. While sometimes it’s the worst thing in the world, it’s also the best thing in the world. I got the same feeling renewing my season ticket last weekend as I did the first time I bought one many years ago.
The thought that there’s another, the good Lord willing, year of football to look forward too. WHATEVER league we’re in. As for our club at present ? Only a few people really know what’s going on.
It’s amazing how quickly optimism turns to pessimism. I for one believe in giving people a chance.
If you want someone to be miserable I’m your man, but at the moment I’m still looking on a fairly bright side. Compared to two years ago the Town is in a great place. Still in the PROMOTION shake-up rather than the other end of the table.
We all want Swindon to win every game but that’s not going to happen. I’ve heard it said that League One is a league nobody wants to win. Looking at the results makes you think that’s true. It is wide open.
Off the field we do need answers on key questions like investment and so on. I’m sure they’ll be forthcoming, if not the questions need, and will, be asked again, that’s the way of it. I wish the new board well, though, why wouldn’t I?
Tell you what, watch that 1969 DVD this weekend. It’ll make you feel better and prove anything is possible. Then look forward to Yeovil.