SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club treasurer Tim Keen reflects on a weekend without football (the horror!) as well as the news that Swindon Borough Council had finally agreed to sell the County Ground.

I have to admit, last Saturday afternoon was mostly spent refreshing Twitter. Sometimes, I long for the good old days of the 1980’s when Ceefax was the only source of live football scores lower down the divisions – and then you had to wait for the page to refresh!

There really is so much real-time information available now and I think this just heightens the pressure us football fans feel!

Having said the above, at 5pm on Saturday most of the results had actually gone our way – so we’ve overcome that hurdle and it’s now onto Rochdale away.

If the rumours about Harry McKirdy’s injury are true, then if we can squeeze into the play-offs this season, we will have performed nothing much short of a miracle, especially with the club being under a transfer embargo.

Did you know that the only other two clubs in League Two under a transfer embargo are currently both heading into the National League – sobering thought, eh?

Off the pitch, last week brought the fantastic news that the council have approved the ground sale. We now move into the scrutiny phase, but confidence seems high.

Looking at some of the new stadium drawings, you can’t help but feel a little bit excited at what the future might look like at the County Ground. There’s even talk of statues outside the ground – heady days indeed, and a big shout out to the Trust, Rob Angus, and Clem, as well as everyone else involved in the process.

At the OSC, we’re busy planning for the end of season presentation dinner – more details to follow on this shortly. We’ve got a host of player of the season awards to present – including the Swindon Advertiser’s player of the season. It’s always a sign of a great season when there are so many potential candidates!

For anyone travelling to Rochdale, have a safe journey and make sure you bring the noise! The players need every ounce of support we can give them for these final eight games. Let’s give it everything and you never know what might just happen.

Come on you Reds!