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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Who’d have thought that?

Last Friday I wrote of the Wrexham game : “It’s difficult to be too optimistic although stranger things have happened.” Well a very strange thing did happen, City broke their duck away in spectacular fashion, winning in Wales. Not only that but there have been one or two signs lately that the much maligned manager might be starting to turn round another disappointing season. Firstly the Luton game which really ought to have been a home win but for a most uncharacteristic error by Paul Farman and an all too familiar defensive clanger to gift Hatters a two goal advantage. The general display was good though. The manager does not need telling however, he needs to address these lapses of concentration.

The home reverse was followed by a good point against Mansfield, although they are having their problems at the moment. A win at home to Forest Green put the Imps effort into context though and now our heroes go to second placed Wrexham and put four goals away to burst their bubble. Two goals conceded, essentially when the game was won admittedly serves to underline the fragility that is still an unwanted part of City’s persona.

So October is so far not proving to be quite the mountain we all thought it may be and with Jamie Taylor hitting the net regularly and indeed goals coming from all over the place including a deserved reward for young Connor Robinson, things are certainly starting to look up.

Of course, Taylors goalscoring exploits are bound to have eyes turning to Sincil Bank and the problem with such a well publicised tale of financial doom and gloom coming out of the club, as used to be the case during John Reames’ tenure, is that other clubs start to get the impression that the waving of a relatively small amount of cash in City’s direction usually does the trick when it comes to the spiriting away of prized assets at knockdown prices. City really don’t help themselves sometimes.

However, let’s not get too critical but instead allow ourselves to enjoy this surprising development. It’s fair to say that David Holdsworth has not so far won over the fans but there can’t be any who actually want him to fail surely?

Next weekend a change from the league programme with the arrival of the FA Cup. Not a respite from the need for wins though as progress is vital if City’s economic hoodoo is to be overcome.

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