Andrew Abbott's Blog

Friday, 7 October 2016

Keep smiling through.

I don’t know whether you’ve noticed this but every time a new photo of Danny Cowley appears in the Echo he seems to have a little bit more of a grin on his face. You can say that about most of us I suspect.

My son (who knows about these things) tells me City are now second favourites for the league in some quarters and I’m starting to think I ought to have had a cheeky tenner on the Imps right at the start of the season. Even then it seemed something was in the wind.

The irony is the Imps aren’t particularly firing on all cylinders at the moment yet six points in seven days is, well, you can’t do any better than that can you?

Talking of the Echo, Cowley underlined his belief that City are still far from the finished article:-

“We showed great character and dug in, even though some people weren't playing well and we weren't playing well as a collective,"

“It's a nice feeling when you know you can trust the players in terms of their work ethic and their determination."

As the saying goes it’s a marathon not a sprint and the idea is to finish at the top at the end of the season, not before Christmas but a good (let’s face it, unexpectedly good) league position will keep those turnstiles clicking unlocking City’s trump card, support. An extra thousand on the gate represents a very substantial increase in income, putting the Imps on a more level playing field with some of those fancy Dan newcomers we’re all delighted to see in our league.

Cowley isn’t about to let the team or ourselves get over complacent commenting on the forthcoming away trip to Bromley:-

“They're a very powerful team and are good from set-pieces," .

“They have a lot of pace about them. It will be a tough game."

We’ve been warned.

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