Lincolnwide – Pride – The Rise Of The Imps Thanks to You!
League Football is Lincoln City and her proud citizens’s birthright. But we are going to have to earn it again – together as a City a United Impdom so to speak. There are plenty that will be arguing with that boast when the BSP kicks off in August, yet no one has made it back into the league more times than us – 4 and counting.
We owe it to those that have struggled for the Cits (Citizens) aka our Mighty Imps ever since Robert Dawber gave us a field to play on and George Hallam had Impdom on its feet with a hat-trick in our first ever game. Hats in the air and all sorts by all counts. That inspired Councillor Bainbridge and Henry Strawson to get the business community to provide ‘two hours of healthy recreation’ for the foundry workers. Lincoln City aka The Mighty Imps were one of the original members of the old second Division and we punched above our weight with the top 36 clubs in the country. Come on let’s get some Lincoln-wide-pride in our side.
This next season will be a pivotal one. We either start a resurrection or turn out the lights and follow the thousands that have lost the faith following years of scandalous under investment in a 128 year-old local institution. Its not so much the play-offs or bust but the restoration of local pride is a must.
So how can we the sons and daughters of Impdom help? Well a prayer ahead of the 3-4 up and 3-4 down vote at the Football League meeting in Portugal would help no end. As would a lottery win to help Bob Dorrian out. For all his sins he is the only one of a shameful board who is doing what a football club director should do by continuing to put in the cash to keep us going. But the Imps need the City to pitch in just as they have in the past.
Now times are hard for individuals, but together we can give this City a team to be proud of. Built and backed by the businesses and fans – a community backed fifth rise of the Imps can and will happen. Get your company to follow Jackson Building Centre’s, Bookers and Brown & Starkeys lead in backing what is becoming a reawakening of Lincoln-wide-pride for our beloved Imps. Urge your company to buy a ticket. Print off THIS in A4 or even better A3 and get it on the wall. And don’t forget at least one or maybe a pile of these too .
Lincoln – Gainsborough – Grantham
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