FOOTBALL Manager is the greatest game on earth, I’ve been an avid fan for nearly two decades.

But today I have to admit something.

In the past when I’ve lost a huge game or, in my wisdom, thought the game was being ‘unfair’ I would sometimes press the reset button on the PC.

A damning revelation - and I hope you can all forgive me. Regrettably over the Easter weekend all those feeling’s came flooding back.

By 9.45pm on Tuesday evening I would have loved a reset button to take Swindon Town and myself back to 12.15pm on Saturday afternoon.

I can’t think of a worst Easter period since I’ve been watching the club, and sadly a more important one for the club in many years.

It’s pretty safe to say that Town’s dreams of automatic promotion are now flatlining after defeats to promotion rivals Milton Keynes and Bristol City.

Despite losing both games 3-0, the two performances were completely different.

Against the Dons they let themselves and the support down with a dreadful performance. Against City they looked back to the team we’ve enjoyed watching this season and for a 20-minute period in the first half should have scored a couple of times.

Alas, Bristol took their chances, but it’s important to remember that Bristol City are only hitting par in League One this season with a huge budget. Swindon are hugely overachieving with a budget of just over £1.5M.

That has proven to be the difference as City earn promotion at a canter.

It’s now all about gaining vital momentum in the remaining seven league games, as Town have found out in the past, you can’t go into a play-off campaign out of form.

When Swindon reached the play-offs in 2013 they barely made it over the line as they finished the season with a whimper, winning just three of their last 11 games.

It resulted in Town failing to win their first leg at home, and going out at the semi-final stage.

Finishing third will also be vital going into the play-off campaign, as we would avoid cup specialists Sheffield Utd, and play the second semi-final leg at home.