BEEN quite a week hasn't it?
It’s only a few days since the club’s owners took possession of the shiny new County Ground keys. Somehow though, to them it must have felt like a lifetime.
Barely had they been able to get their feet under the boardroom table before the sound of discontent was heard.
I write this the morning after a frustrating, bitterly cold and disappointing night. A single goal was enough to give relegation threatened Bury a win. A victory that two weeks ago would have been very unlikely.
I'm sure that in the hours between me writing this and it appearing, meetings will be held to sort out the future direction of the playing side.
I, like most supporters, attach no blame to Darren Ward and Tommy Miller for the blip in form.
After all, they were brave enough to step forward and take up the reigns in the absence of a manager. Clearly, though, there is a need for a new man at the helm. I think it was obvious to most that the lack of a full-time leader on the touchline has had a massive effect.
It would, I’m sure, have been obvious to our new board too. After all it’s their recent investment that has kept the club moving forward, an investment they’ll want to protect. Jed McCrory has already proved via social media to be open to fans’ questions and so he'll know the supporters feelings.
It’s he and the board that have to decide who leads this club in the short and long term. The squad will need strengthening, that too is clear.
Everyone will wish Jed and the directors well in their endeavours. These decisions are about as big as they get.
Just finally, I was chatting to Roger Bunce the other day. Roger and his willing volunteers make up a small but extraordinarily dedicated band called the Supporters’ Club committee.
Out in all weathers selling half time draw tickets to help fund various Swindon Town activities.
Roger, Nigel Bennett and others can be found behind the Arkell's Stand and in the car park at every home game.
Their cause is worthy. They’re always there to talk all things STFC in times good and bad. Good on ‘em and good on the 95 Bury fans there on Tuesday. That's what football's about, isn't it?