Andrew Abbott's Blog

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Great start to the Cowley era gives fans the feelgood factor.

I think its fair to say the nature of the capture of the Cowley brothers for the Imps, the squad rebuilding, the publicity and the quality of the recruits have got City fans wondering if this new regime, coupled with the positive influence of Clive Nates in the boardroom is starting to usher in a new golden period for the club. We could definitely do with it.

Certainly Danny Cowley seems to be here there and everywhere at the moment and it was really no surprise to hear him on the first Friday Football of the season, along with the Blues and Pilgrim managers. BBC Radio Lincolnshire must be delighted to have three such eloquent speakers at the helms of their clubs.

Danny Cowley speaks authoritatively and energetically in sharp contrast to some predecessors particularly compared to poor old Gary Simpson who seemed to implode on the airwaves as his tenure in the City hotseat ground to a frustrated halt.

Most of us will be waiting for Tuesday for a first glimpse of the new look Imps line-up although the Cowley brothers hopefully had confirmed to them City’s big club potential as over 400 Imps made the trip down south to cheer the team on.

The supporters had plenty to cheer too as the new players conspired to get the season off to a winning start against a club the Imps have previously struggled with. The pre Cowley team members did their bit as well with Matt Rhead surely putting a smile on the faces of the management, rewarding all that close season diplomacy and effort with a two goal performance. Whether Rhead is a true penalty taker, one converted, one not, is something I’m not convinced about but Cowley does not seem to me to be a manager who will do something for old times sake so he must be convinced Matt is the man for that job. We shall see next time City are awarded a spot kick.

So all in all a highly satisfactory start to the new season and the new dynasty. Lets hope it’s a long and profitable one and let’s hope the team and management are rewarded for that brilliant start with a bumper crowd for the visit of North Ferriby United.

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