Sincil Gray Asks Have The Imps Masses had Enough?

With the failure to beat the might that is Ebbsfleet on Saturday and the last gasp draw against Gateshead it seems that the masses are beginning to talk with their feet. Some out there may still think this is acceptable as they did last week, I however think it is not.

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Only just over 1600 die hard Imps turned up to watch yet another unfavourable draw against a team that will be fighting relegation come the end of the season and we should be beating with ease, (no disrespect to Ebbsfleet) seeing us give away an early lead and get outplayed in the second half.


The manager didn’t seem to be too bothered (I don’t know if he was or not) as he lent against the dugout in his usual pose, no encouragement and some rather suspect substitutions, we end up just about deserving the point. We were in a similar position last season with 5 points from our first 6 games yet neither the board or manager seemed to be concerned with our predicament.


The events of this past week have not helped the club with the exception of a 17 year old coming off the bench to secure a point at Gateshead, (did this goal save Reg’s job for another week). Josh Gowling being paid off due to reasons we will never really find out about, 2 players being released and yet another addition to the playing squad making that 45 and counting and keeping up the average of one a week coming into the club.


Members of The Lincoln City Banter Facebook Group being threatened with libel action by certain persons who, it seems have attached themselves in or around the club along with others who may or may not still be within the group waiting to slur the GOOD name of the groups founder Paul Dawson.


Many members of this group have their own opinions to the goings on within the club, but, due to the total breakdown of PR within the club some of them have to speculate what may or may not be going on. Their opinion may not be to everyones liking, which then sees certain individuals aligning themselves to persecute these individuals systematically and within every post they make with a zeal only the club could dream of. If only the team could show this sort of thing on the pitch.


Listening to the Chairman’s interview today was not pleasant as he was asked the Gowling question which he answered adequately enough, but then came the answer/statement which has tipped many fans over the edge. When asked about finances being tough he replied that the club needs to have attendances of between 2800 and 3000 to break even. Since the playing budget has been slashed to a mere £400,000 supposedly, we still need the same amount of fans as last season or we will lose £10k a home game????????????????? Someone seems to have got the business plan wrong as I cannot remember when we last had 3000 fans on a regular basis coming through the turnstiles at Sincil Bank. After the attendances of last season surely they should have revised this down to 2200 maximum.


I feel the fans have now had enough of the present regime along with the lack of progress on the field which now sees protests being organised to get back our beloved club (someone best go and check the plumbing at the club before this happens). They no longer feel they are getting Value for Money and no longer trust the present regime to get us out of this awful league. Rose Tinted won’t be very happy with this but some feel this is the only way they can get their point across to a club that it seems is no longer at the heart of the community, even though it is a community club!!!


On a personal note I would just like to wish my nephew William all the best for Tuesday night when he will be the mascot for the Alfreton game. I am hoping for a win so that he has a wonderful birthday but I am not holding my breath.



Posted on September 2, 2012, in Writers - Sincil Shades Of Gray. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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