Andrew Abbott's Blog

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Onwards and er ……………

I suppose when you consider Nuneaton were on a run of four away games without securing as much as a point and given the fragile state of our heroes none of us present at Sincil Bank last night ought to have been under any illusions that City were going to do anything. Particularly the way the team lined up at the start.

I’m not normally one to harp on about formations, preferring to leave that to the experts although there are plenty amongst my fellow fans who do fancy themselves as budding managers. Suffice it to say that many Imps fans do get frustrated at watching what they consider to be a team set up for an away game, at Sincil Bank. That’s certainly the way it seemed last night and by the time things had been changed, to allow for greater attacking by then the damage was done and City were unable to claw their way back for a draw although no one could say they didn’t try.

It occurs to me that for success, as in the previous Saturday v Halifax, City have to get ahead and stay ahead, they are rarely successful chasers of the game. You can apportion blame as to who’s fault that is but the fact is we don’t often witness a stirring fight back these days. Such a shame after Saturday but last night’s team was a shadow of the one that successfully saw off the Shaymen. Tomlinson, well he looked a different player altogether, Jordan, less said the better and it’s saying something when the man of the match is announced to raucous laughter.

On then to Hyde. I’d seriously considered making this my first away game of the season provided City put on a good show against Nuneaton. You’ll not be surprised to hear I’m not going.

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