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SWINDON TOWN: THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN
6:00am Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
WHAT a week.
Seven days ago we were celebrating a fine win over QPR and a home draw in the third round, while Premier League giants Chelsea are coming to the County Ground later this month.
There was a resounding cheer when Chelsea’s name came out of the hat wherever Swindon Town fans were, so life was pretty good then.
Now here we are a week later, relishing a few days that will take some beating.
Saturday’s performance was outstanding.
Whichever league you watch, you won’t see much better than that.
The only downside? A missed penalty which would have given Ryan Mason four goals and a deserved 6-0 scoreline. Wasn’t to be though, so we’ll happily take five.
I left the ground with a warm glow and a feeling that this young Swindon Town team could do rather well.
That wasn’t the end of it. A deal to bring Massimo Luongo to Wiltshire on a permanent deal had been sorted.
We’d signed new strikers.
The news kept coming. It was almost as breathtaking as the football we’d witnessed against Crewe.
I can’t remember a week when there’s been so much positive news coming out of our club. If that makes me a happy-clapper, then this week I am. This week I see nothing to get down about.
I’m not stupid enough to think that all weeks will be like this. We know they won’t, but if a well-known lager company made weeks, this would be right up there.
Now comes the scramble for Chelsea tickets and wrestling with online ticketing. Being an old fool that may prove difficult for me. However I’ll have a crack and see what happens.
Then there’s MK on Saturday. I cannot wait. All my excitement is back.
It’s why we love this game. This game which beats us over and over again but keeps pulling us back in.
Just before I finish, I’d like to pay tribute to a lifelong Town fan.
Ian Ratcliffe passed away suddenly recently and by the time you read this he will have been laid to rest.
Ian spent many hours travelling the highways and byways supporting our team, mostly through thin times, making the good times even better.
Red and white was worn at his funeral. I can say no more about Ian’s loyalty to Swindon than that. Rest in peace, Ian. We’ll think of you at MK this weekend.
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