Andrew Abbott's Blog

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Back to basics.

Something of an anticlimax tonight as the Imps are at home to Woking, well you might think so but if the club are to progress they have got to get fans back onside and attending regularly. They made a good start on Saturday when, after a largely forgettable first half performance they gave a good account of themselves later on in the game although that old demon of conceding last minute goals reared its ugly head, as we all know. Hopefully a good proportion of the fans in attendance will come and have another look, especially at £5 entry.

Long term, and unusually for City lately the omens could be good, especially if the Imps could get through to play Liverpool at Sincil Bank following a good payday at Mansfield, with the match being on TV. The scene would then be set for something of a renaissance with, we are told, the relegation hangover debt cleared and hopefully fans starting to return, I’m getting a little carried away here I know but if, and of course it’s a big if, City did face the Reds and the climb up the league continues then presumably the board may be far more disposed to invest further in the squad and have a tilt at the playoffs. That would certainly be something I thought would be several seasons away.

Well that’s quite enough conjecture although the team are perfectly capable of progressing at Mansfield, given they’re got this far by drawing at home and finishing off the tie away. Tonight we are back to the league and the visit of Woking. If ever there was a team there for the taking it’s the Cards, smashed 7.0 in their last outing at Hyde although they themselves put 7 past Farnborough the week before in the Trophy. Away, they are frightful and hopefully we can look forward to plenty of goals to warm us on what promises to be a thermals sort of a night. It could be we will see our old friend Gavin McCallum but we certainly won’t have John Nutter to contend with as he is not allowed to play under the terms of his loan from City to Woking. Apart from the fact that it’s going to be chilly, at £5 a pop I can’t see why there shouldn’t be a decent crowd at the Bank tonight to see the Imps in a game they should win at a canter. Famous last words!

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