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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Form on the road has gone away.

I did say yesterday I would have settled for a draw before the York fixture but in the end the Minstermen had a relatively untroubled three points as City failed to get in the Yorkshiremen’s faces which was surely the only way the Imps were going to get anything out of the game. Pilkington scored in the fourth minute, which didn’t help matters and McLaughlin added a second on fifty six minutes after which the game was effectively over.

There have been one or two questions about Joe Anyon raised following his availability for selection again after suspension. Anyon once again seems to be out of favour and was on the bench again last night, Farman preferred and it’s not as if a move is on the cards, well at least that’s what we presume as it’s all gone quiet on the Crawley front. They seem to be doing well enough without him.

Perry was hauled off after 51 minutes, taking the blame for the lack of punch up front and he seemed to be able to do little to win the fans over on Saturday at Sincil Bank although he stayed on the pitch then. We’ll know a little more of what the manager thinks when the line up is announced for the forthcoming away fixture at Newport.

Talking of the trip to Wales the team will be staying over on Friday night which will be a rarity this season, paupers that we are. The Echo are funding the hotel stay which I think is a nice gesture from the paper. Strange to think that there was some kind of spat between the Echo and Steve Tilson which certainly seemed to get under Leigh Curtis’ skin if I read the comments correctly. The Echo clearly taking the moral high ground in letting bygones be bygones. Let’s hope they and the fans that will make the trip not to mention the rest of us will be rewarded for their investment.

There was a time when virtually all City’s wins came on the road and whilst home wins will always be preferred by fans, obviously, a few away points are going to be needed after the start we have endured. Saturday would seem to present an ideal opportunity to do something about that but I’ll say no more about that as I’ve seen City come unstuck against supposedly inferior opponents more times than I’d care to remember.

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