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Monday, 23 November 2015

City start to move through the gears as Christmas approaches.

It’s often said that a teams position at Christmas determines where they will end the season so with City starting to put together a real run of form, they could even rise higher up the table in view of their game in hand over the teams above us.

Whilst the away win at Torquay may be seen by some as a routine three points I don’t suppose any of the management team or indeed the players allowed themselves such optimism. Nevertheless personally I was very confident that at least something would be got from the long trip.
I believe I’m right in saying that City stopped over before the game and it’s pleasing that they are able to do this without too much fanfare, it’s gone quiet on the banking front at the moment but with a few more attending games now hopefully the financial situation is becoming manageable.

There is really no reason now for any fan of a red and white hue not to attend at Sincil Bank. The football is now of a very acceptable standard for this league, the team are doing well and winning at home and there is a good, cheerful and loud support. Whilst going to the football certainly is not a cheap hobby it’s a lot cheaper than say golf or dare I say going shopping with the good lady and at least fans get home having seen a good exciting spectacle, win , lose or draw. As the festive season approaches the Imps need your support and an extra 2-300 on the gate on a regular basis could make all the difference to the quest to return to the league.

Another plus point, for me is that we have a manager who not only is winning games but talks a good game too:-

“We had a wobble for about 10 to 15 minutes where we stopped doing the things that we should have been doing, but apart from that I was really pleased with how the team dug in," Moyses told the Lincolnshire Echo.
"Torquay deserve credit. They made life very difficult for us at times in the game. They have nothing to lose and so they came and had a real go at us in the second half.
"To get the two goals in the first half was brilliant and I was delighted for everyone – especially as Luke Waterfall's goal was a carbon copy of the one he scored the previous weekend against Tranmere Rovers.
"I did love Liam Hearn's goal as well. It might be route-one stuff, but it is effective and when you have the players can do it, well, it is different class.
"Callum Howe came to the fore when we needed him. He stood up, headed everything, tackled really well and handled a tough situation.
"We will have a look at the goal we conceded. If we had been a bit cuter and a bit wiser, maybe we would not have given the goal away so easily.
"At the end of the day, all the players have done really well and it is has been another solid squad performance."

Happy days indeed.

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