Opening day defeat an omen for a good season?
Town fan Nick Judd on an opening day to forget for Swindon...
So, how was it for you?
The Football League kicked off last Friday thanks to MiddlesboreÃ¢ÂÂs home stalemate with Sheffield United.
And while itÃ¢ÂÂs only one game down and 45 to go, fans across the country will already either be tearing their hair out in frustration, or booking hotel rooms in the Wembley area ready for the play-offs.
Me? Well, IÃ¢ÂÂll be doing neither of those things, although if I had to put myself in one category, it would have to be the former.
Sadly, the Reds lost a close-fought game at Gillingham 5-0.
Still, it could be worseÃ¢ÂÂ¦ I wonder how Norwich City fans are feeling this morning. The Canaries are among the favourites to win League One, yet were spanked 7-1 by Colchester. At home. LetÃ¢ÂÂs be havinÃ¢ÂÂ you, indeed. Ouch!
"Come on, sing you fairweathers! It's only 7-1..."
I must admit, I didnÃ¢ÂÂt see Swindon rolling over like that.
I was a little concerned after our pre-season defeat to Plymouth a week earlier, but I put our poor performance down to players not wanting to get injured a week before the season started, and playing a team from a higher division.
I had other worries, of course. With only one eligible striker to name following the selling of Simon Cox and Barry Corr, and injury to Lee Peacock, I wondered where the goals would come from.
Yet we had all seen enough, and heard enough positive vibes from the management to suggest we would be difficult to beat.
That theory was blown out of the water in just 87 minutes!
Still, I trust Danny Wilson, and I put it down to a bad day at the office.
As one Gills fan pointed out while gloating on a Swindon forum, they were tonked 7-0 by Shrewsbury in September last season, then went on to gain revenge in the play-off final. IÃ¢ÂÂd take a repeat of that, thank you very much.
"That's for tonking us 7-0 in September!"
ThereÃ¢ÂÂs also the statistics. One particularly optimistic Town fan has pointed out that of the teams who finished in the top half in League One last season, seven lost on the opening day.
In contrast, six teams that won on day one finished in the bottom half. You only need to look at WalsallÃ¢ÂÂs opening day demolition of West Brom in August 2003 to find this theory actually has some substance.
The Saddlers sent the Baggies boinging back across Birmingham after a 4-1 mauling. Nine months later, Walsall were reeling after relegation to League One, West Brom were celebrating promotion to the top flight.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs to a cracking season, then. Colchester fans, meanwhile, IÃ¢ÂÂd be sh*tting myself if I were youÃ¢ÂÂ¦