DAN THE FAN: Nothing to show for inspired performance
5:20pm Thursday 19th September 2013 in Latest Sport News
A HEINOUS, unjust crime took place at Molineux last Saturday.
Town weren’t just robbed of three points, they were robbed after one of the best attacking displays seen in many years.
Mark Cooper’s side outclassed their opponents, but bad luck and dodgy defending ultimately cost them the game.
With the ball at our feet, we looked like a team who could fight for promotion this season, but defensive frailties are starting to emerge.
Too many goals have been scored due to huge gaps emerging between the centre backs. Darren Ward and Grant Hall are good defenders, but communication between them has to be sorted.
Ryan Mason showed why lots of people at Tottenham are excited at the player they have produced.
The midfield triangle of Kasim, Luongo and Mason has been outstanding so far this season.
The free transfer signing of Yasir Kasim has also got to be one of the best transfers the club has made for many years.
Mason and Alex Pritchard ran rings around Championship-standard defenders and if some of our finishing had been more clinical, we would have walked away with three points.
After an eight-year gap, Swindon Town host Bristol City in the 114th meeting between the two clubs.
The 109-year rivalry has seen huge highs and lows for Town, whether it’s Rory Fallon’s breathtaking overhead kick in front of the Town End in April 2004, or when Town found themselves 3-0 up inside 10 minutes at the County Ground in September 1998.
Since the club’s relegation from the Premier League in 1994, a whole generation of Town fans haven’t seen a world-famous club visit the County Ground, until next Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho brings Chelsea to Swindon for the third round of the Capital One Cup and, sandwiched in-between London derbies against Fulham and Tottenham, I expect he will bring a weakened side.
But I’d still envisage that side to include some of the best players in European football.
Town are huge underdogs going into the game, but if our young side needs any inspiration to overcome the odds in the League Cup, there’s a man who works in a sport shop on Swindon’s Faringdon Road who they could look to.
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