Andrew Abbott's Blog

Friday, 7 February 2014

Simpson admits. We’ve nowhere to Hyde if we lose tomorrow.

With a little luck Lincoln City won’t have to play Hyde next season although the possibilities are endless for corny headlines. (See above) It would be catastrophic if we do play next term as they are virtually certain of relegation and we know what that means don’t we? It happened to Stockport and sure can happen to City.

I have to admit I went along to Tuesdays match hoping for a repeat of the performance against Halifax but was swiftly disabused of any notions of that as the team set off giving every impression they had never met each other before. Those pre match hugs and handshakes taking on new meaning.

Still, where better to put all that right than a visit to the basement boys. Clear our heads with a few easily taken sucker goals? Not according to Gary Simpson:-

“We will be expected to win the game, but to be honest I think we are expected to win most games in the fans’ eyes,” The City supremo told the Lincolnshire Echo
“They are bottom of the league, they have won a game recently and they have drawn quite a few, but they are bottom of the league for a reason and people will be looking at us to go and win the game. It always puts added pressure on.
"If we had won the other night we would be going into it full of confidence but football has a habit of kicking you up the backside and we go into it having had a defeat, so obviously there is added pressure.”

Actually, you’re wrong there Gaffer. Most of us turn up at Sincil Bank most definitely not expecting a win but ever optimistic bunch that we are and all that, we’re more than happy to be proved wrong.

Is the manager trying to prepare us for yet more disappointment?

“We are hoping we can get a win at Hyde. But I suppose everyone would have been saying the same thing when Hyde played Welling and they won that game. Then they got a draw at Southport so things happen in games.
“We approach every game in a positive manner and it will be no different. They are not bad going forward and they always play football. They have Scott Spencer who scores quite a few goals for them, but they have had a tough season. Who would have thought they would go to Welling and beat them. On a given day, anyone can beat anyone.”

Remember where you heard it first. I’m sure Simmo is just winding us up - Isn’t he?

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