Andrew Abbott's Blog

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Lights, camera, action!

Any notion that two games in three days would dampen the enthusiasm of either Lincoln City players or fans was dispelled last night in front of the BT Sport cameras as City ripped in to Dagenham & Redbridge in front of the biggest league gate of the season.

In the pub, or rather outside it as it was rammed, it was apparent that this was going to be another special night under the Sincil Bank lights and the fans were turning out in force, once again on a lovely early April evening. Everyone seemed in very good spirits, Daggers fans included as we all warmed up for the big event.

Inside the ground and it was pulsating as we approached kick off. I think with Alan Longs microphone playing tricks again making him sound like that bloke who was on the telly years ago we might as well put the announcements on the scoreboard as even on those occasions when you can hear anything it’s drowned out by the crowd.

As an occasion, not necessarily the game although that was a 100% improvement on Saturday, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a better match at Lincoln with the fans revved up and the stands nicely filled but it was a good game and a marked contrast with Saturdays offering although it does help when the opposition come to play rather than spectate.

The excitement generated, the quality of the players, the energy and drive displayed, Danny Cowley was right, if you can’t enjoy this take up chess or something. It quite literally can’t be improved upon as a spectacle.

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