The received wisdom from the media cognoscenti covering the political world is ” a week is a long time in politics”.
You could adapt that saying to the beautiful game , i.e. football ( soccer for any readers across the pond ) – in the past week my team , Swindon Town have played three games at home , one game in the Capital One Cup , one game in the FA Cup and one game in League One . As you can probably guess by the title of the blog post it hasn’t been an entirely successful week !
On Tuesday night last week we played a team two leagues above us in Aston Villa , went 2-0 down ,pulled it back to 2-2 and eventually lost 3-2 to a last minute goal . The general consensus was that we played very well and were unfortunate to lose.
Fast forward to Saturday where we play Macclesfield in the First Round of the FA Cup , a team two leagues below us and put in a truly woeful performance losing 2-0.
Last night we play Sheffield United , one of the best teams in League One , managed by our former manager Danny Wilson and put in a better performance than Saturday and in a game dominated by both defences grind out a dull 0-0 draw.
So the summary of the last week is basically the good , the bad and the ugly ……
So after supporting the Town for the last 47 years some things still remain the same – you never know what you’re going to get when you turn up at the County Ground !
Such is the joy of watching live sport – and long may it continue
Up The Town…..