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Just What Is Going On At Swindon Town?

It all seemed a bit bizarre, then it all seemed rosy, now we are all wondering what the hell is going on? Yup its just another week in the life of being a Swindon Town supporter.

At the start of pre-season we thought to ourselves, we have no players. In the end players started to trickle through the doors of the County Ground with one common denominator. The were all from Tottenham Hotspur. We had dealt with Spurs before. A long time ago we sold a young player called Leigh Mills to Spurs. In return they were supposed to send us some loan players. We ended up with a useless lump called Jamie Slabber and a yet proven Mark Yeates who went on to forge a decent career, AFTER Swindon. Anyway the whole saga left a bad taste in everyone`s mouths but this time it looks as if we are getting all the top players.

Heading into pre-season we expected to see many youth players arrive with quite a selection from Aston Villa, purely on the basis Villa were the former employers of manager Kevin MacDonald.

As the weeks moved on, Town`s recruitment policy seemed to centre around bringing in the cream of the crop of Tottenham`s reserve team. Whilst there is unquestionably some talent there it soon became apparent that K-Mac wasn`t the one calling the shots and in fact his involvement in the transfer policy appeared to be minimal. Knowing what we do now, its quite possible MacDonald was told that apart from the young players all senior pros had to go to reduce the wage bill, hence why fan`s favourite Simon Ferry is still looking for a club.

Last week rumours began to surface that MacDonald had quite, the club said all was fine and that MacDonald was not about due to personal issues. Those personal issues appear to indicate either abuse from fans via email or social media, or he was plain just fed up of the board bringing in who they want as opposed to MacDonald bringing in the players he wanted. On Saturday MacDonald was gone and now we are about 15 days from the new season without a manager.

Now we ask the question. What the heck is going on at Swindon Town? Last week began with a wave of optimism following the business plan presentations by the board and now all of a sudden its slitting wrist time again among the Swindon Town fan base.

Fans want to know why Kevin MacDonald had quit his role as Town boss? Will we get any answers? Maybe in time but it may very well be that the club and K-Mac have signed a non-disclosure agreement meaning, we may never know. Once again fans are left in the dark. Hopefully the board will learn and continue communication regarding important events at the club.




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Writer: SN1 Red Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 16 2013

Time: 9:15AM

 

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