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Friday, 23 February 2018

Important game blah blah blah.

One of the joys of writing a blog as opposed to a publication is that there’s no editor. When I started writing, for the PFA, I thought long and hard about each headline as it’s that which draws the reader’s attention to the article. Without exception the editor altered the headline but left the article virtually untouched.

Now, as we enter the business end of the season the headlines write themselves. Imps in vital season defining match, or something along those lines. Come to think of it in a season like this, where it’s tight all through the term you could say that for all of the games City have played.

Last week was something of a damp squib after all the excitement of the publication of last year’s financial results and highly successful fans forum where Danny Cowley spoke so eloquently and convincingly of the days and weeks ahead. No wonder he’s so adept at motivating the players. If he’d asked us all to scale down the outside of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, where the AGM was held rather than by the lift I’m sure most of us would have done it.

It was a wakeup call when City failed miserably to impose themselves on last weekend’s match although probably not all that much of a surprise to those of us who witnessed the home game against Crawley Town when they gave a resolute performance.

As we regroup for the weekend the talk, once again is of sold out stands and general anticipation but as we know a full stadium is no guarantee of a win, if only it was we’d be home and dry. In fact the Crewe game has banana skin written all over it after Alex’s snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory effort last time out that will have stung them viciously.

The Imps will, I’m sure have the management’s words ringing in their ears and will be primed not to slip up and we must make sure the wall of support is as loud as ever to stiffen their resolve. We can maybe take Neal Eardleys encouraging comments on the possibility of a renewed contract as our motivation. That revelation at yesterday’s press conference certainly gave me a shot in the arm.

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