I quite often find myself agreeing with ardiles, bit not on this one.
This is the league game that when viewed in isolation I want to win more than any other, and want to lose even less. This is the one that will have me walking on air for a week, or have me grumpy for the same.
I hate that they won at the cg for the first time in my lifetime. I want revenge.
In the context of our season there is only 3 points at stake. But this game is so much more to me.
So being it on, even the stupid posts and nonsensical witterings.
All I ask is any violence stays away from those not looking for it. Stays away full stop.
I concur mostly. This is the game I really really want to win, particularly as I live in Oxfordshire and know many who are Poxford fans.
I do however think Ardiles has a point. We're defined by being Swindon fans first and foremost and an offshoot of that is we really want to beat Poxford. Poxford fans however appear to be defined in the main by hating us which takes prominence over love for their own team - the hate consumes them - supporting their team almost seems an afterthought.
There's a fine line between a healthy rivalry and an obsession. If Oxford suddenly didn't exist my love for Swindon would continue unabated. If we didn't exist however, I genuinely believe Poxford fans would need support lines set up (like when Take That split) and the increase in suicides would dramatically increase - their supporting lives would no longer have any meaning such is how their lives are obsessively defined by us.