Is It Power Or Luck With Reg’s Imps?

Given he was Nottingham Forest reserve Captain, got a two year deal at Hartlepool United and was the life and soul at Rushden for a season; Alan Power needs to find that spark and make his mark against Alfreton tonight.  It may seem unfair to have a go at a player prior to a game, but if the arm round the shoulder does not work and, in the absence of the carrot, just maybe it is time for the stick to make a gifted lad click.

Thank you for reading Vic Erzantarz

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As a 19 year-old Alan made one first team appearance for Forest against the Posh in  (2007)  in the FL trophy. Colin Calderwood liked the lad, making him part of his first team squad towards the end of 2006/7. Alan was made reserves captain, putting in some creative performances before it was reasoned that he needed more match time, with Forest later closing the reserves as cost cutting measures crept in.  He was loaned to Grays, then a BSP club, but,  after his contract at Forest ran down, The Monkey-hangers of  Hartlepool stepped in and offered him a two year deal. He made just 8 appearances and was unable to break into the first 11, before going to Rushden. Here he was reborn, albeit at a struggling club, with the Imps stepping in at the end of the season.

Time is running out for Holdsworth and Chairman Bob Dorian. Some might argue we need a change of luck but the weakness and lack of creativity is clearly in the midfield area. Alan you have the ability. You have the brain and the technique. You have the opportunity in front of you tonight to kick-start our season and your own. Yes it is pressure, yes it is unfair, but you are the man who can may us click. After six pretty much no shows and the fan-base and club dead on its feet. You have to help us deliver and quick.

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At times you feel he has the ability to run the show, to bob and weave and find that killer pass. His four assists show what can be when he is on his game. But so often, games and midfield battles would pass him by. Perhaps it was the off-field turmoil and morale sapping  defeats endured by a side who genuinely expected to fair much better; that saw most of the side disappear into their shells for large periods.

When we were level or a goal ahead he would be a different player, a schemer, someone to up the tempo and quicken the pace. That is what we need more of this season – the positive side of his game. But for that to happen he and Mills must contest and win the mid-field this term.  They will come up against some cunning and determined adversaries who also want to fight for the ball and earn the right to play.  Good luck Alan, at 24 you are at the cross-roads, as are we, with both parties needing a leg-up and quick.

2012/13

Sq no Player name Starts on as sub BSP Mins Goals Shots Shots on Assists YC RC
8 Alan Power 6 0 540 0 7 4 0 0 0

2011/12

Sq no Player name Starts on as sub BSP Mins Goals Shots Shots on Assists YC RC
8 Alan Power 40 0 3579 4 33 16 4 7 1
8 Alan Power
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STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Alan Thomas Daniel Power
DATE OF BIRTH 23 January 1988 (age 24)
PLACE OF BIRTH Dublin, Ireland
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)/11st 4lb (71.66kg)
PLAYING POSITION Midfielder
CLUB INFORMATION
CURRENT CLUB Lincoln City
NUMBER 8
YOUTH CAREER
Nottingham Forest
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Nottingham Forest 1 (0)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 6 (2)
2008–2010 Hartlepool United 8 (0)
2010–2011 Rushden & Diamonds 42 (3)
2011– Lincoln City 42 (4)
INTERNATIONAL
2002 – 2007 Ireland Youth & U-21 no data no data

 

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