THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Don't go overboard, this is just a blip (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Don't go overboard, this is just a blip
6:00am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Sport
MUCH of the discussion among Town fans this week has been about the recent dip in results.
Two defeats in a row has led to many theories about how you go about returning to the form we saw against Rotherham, Notts County, Bristol City and the like.
What we saw in those games was a team full of confidence and playing marvellous football.
What we saw at Oldham was a side that didn’t muster a shot on goal for the first 50 minutes of the match.
There’s no disguising it, Saturday’s visit to Boundary Park was poor. I’m sure Mark Cooper and the squad were well-aware of that.
The Swindon manager has already said he remains calm about the last two games and will work hard to get things right against Port Vale this weekend.
I'm sure that’s the case. Two successive losses may be a blip, three in a row may start a few alarm bells ringing.
Is that realistic though?
After all this is a young side.
Many of these players haven’t had a full campaign of league football.
What’s been refreshing is that many of the comments I’ve read have been constructive and not destructive.
The divisions that were evident at the start of the season appear to have disappeared.
I think the general consensus is that we want this team to succeed, whatever that success is measured in.
For many of us, just having a team to watch is a massive bonus. While we’ll get frustrated from time to time, we’ve already had some terrific football to watch. If the possibility of the play-offs come along that’ll be great. At the moment though, let’s see how the team reacts against a tough Port Vale side.
Weve seen turbulent times over the past few months. What we have at the moment is a bit of stability and a bit of promise.
Let’s not go overboard about things and, as Cooper says, remain calm.
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