Thursday, 7 June 2012
No news is not necessarily good news.
There’s been a lot of talk on twitter about more new signings and the names that come up the most are Miller and Lloyd, the latter being a prolific tweeter. Nothing about Lloyds tweets however particularly pointed to him signing on the dotted line. Now the weekly Lincolnshire Echo is out we know why; Money, as if we didn’t guess.
The Echo reports that David Holdsworth’s squad rebuilding is over for the forthcoming season. Not sure I’m entirely convinced about that but Lloyd will not be part of the Sincil scene in the future. The reason is that the player and others are still in denial about what clubs and particularly our club will pay:-
"There has been a group of players with higher expectations of what the club has in terms of finance," said the City supremo.
"Those players are still under my surveillance. However, there has been no pay rises. Some players have out priced themselves and I would like to have kept them.
"People have to understand where we are financially, and those I've brought in understand that.
"Those I've brought in want to play for Lincoln City and want to play for me. There are those which have taken a pay cut to do so.
"Finances have been used up, we have made a few new signings and the squad is developing, that's where we are at the moment. The funds are tight and we are having to work very diligently."
Having been through the agony of administration and if we are to believe what we hear that spectre is never that far away I have to say I’d sooner have a club to support than a blaze of “glory” and then implosion and there are plenty of examples of that scenario about.
One thing I am pleased about is that team rebuilding has taken place early. Whether that’s it, well, we’ll see.