SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen reflects on the life of Jamie Vincent, the FA Cup game against Man City, and an exciting upcoming event.

I’d like to start by passing on our thoughts and condolences to Jamie Vincent’s family and friends. It was such a shock to hear of his sudden death earlier this week at such a young age. Part of a promotion-winning side, Jamie made 89 appearances in total. RIP Jamie.

Such a lot has happened since our last column a fortnight ago, but I’ll begin with a match that will live long in Swindon fans’ memories – Man City at home in the third round of the FA Cup.

It really was a night to remember, and the anticipation when the team sheets came out was palpable. Town really didn’t let themselves down, and against a Man City side packed full of international stars, to only concede four and score a cracker themselves is a fantastic result.

Seeing the County Ground packed and rocking makes you realise what potential this club has, and with the fans’ support, we have a brilliant opportunity to have wonderful nights like that again in the future.

In fact, there’s another big match at the County Ground this weekend - a feisty local derby against our friends from down the M4, so grab yourself a ticket and get down to the County Ground!

Going back to the Man City match, thanks to the members of the OSC committee who helped out with the hospitality events and stewarding before the match – it all ran very smoothly.

Looking ahead, here’s a date for your diary: On Monday February 21 at 7pm in the Legends Lounge we’ll be holding our first live event for very nearly two years!

It will be a Monday Night Panel Live with Vic Morgan hosting an evening with Alan Mayes, Andy Rowland and Jimmy Allan. They’ll be reminiscing about some of those big matches in the early 80’s. Tickets for the event will go on sale shortly with all proceeds going to the Head for Change charity.

Earlier this week, Vic Morgan had the legend that is Jimmy Quinn “On the Sofa” and they spent almost an hour and a half sharing some great stories about Jimmy’s career and those years when he both played for and managed Swindon Town. It’s well worth a watch and can be found on our YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Now, onto Rovers - COYR!