SWINDON Town Official Supporters Club board member Tim Keen begin’s this week’s column with news about something other than the club’s ownership situation! He does talk about it straight after though...

First some good news! We’ve been busy planning some new events for the coming season.

It looks like we’ll have no limits on attendances next season, so we look forward to selling our Match Day Draw tickets outside the ground.

We are also planning the inaugural Alan McLoughlin Walking Football Tournament on 22nd August – raising money for the Prospect Hospice and Head for Change. Watch this space for more information.

But now the bad news…

The close season. Usually a time of hope and optimism. New signings are rumoured, along with subsequent Google searches and YouTube video watching. Sometimes a new manager and his staff are setting up their stall for the new season. Pre-season friendlies give the fans a chance to see some of the new playing staff and maybe grab a few selfies and autographs pitch-side. And then maybe a glimpse of the new kit and the first view of the freshly laid turf at the County Ground – resembling more of a snooker table than a playing field.

But alas. Not this close season. Instead, we have a revolving door swinging so fast the hinges are probably at breaking point. A new manager and his assistant are appointed – and then promptly resign less than a month later. One of only two players signed also decides to pack his bags.

After eight years at the helm, Swindon Town’s CEO heads into the sunset and we hear rumours that Swindon’s director of football has left as well.

Add to this the lack of wages paid to players and non-playing staff at the club, threats of transfer embargoes from the EFL and finally Swindon Borough Council taking the club to the courts for rent arrears.

There really isn’t much left that could go wrong that hasn’t, frankly, gone very wrong.

So, we wait patiently for Clem Morfuni and the Axis Group to become the club’s saviour and as the Official Supporters Club, we very much look forward to working with Clem and bringing back those heady days of fan engagement from the Richie Wellens era.

We can only hope this happens as soon as possible.