Holdsworth’s Last 5 Imps Trials – The first By TV.
Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Wrexham FC and Stockport County follow the FGR Friday TV match. After wins against Hyde FC and Nuneaton, draws against Ebbsfleet and AFC Telford, losses against Alfreton and Tamworth; Forest Green Rovers are arguably the toughest of the seven games, that many felt would define Holdsworth’s Imps.
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The Imps sit 15th, having garnered eight points from a possible 18 so far, with the next three points a tough ask and the next four games nothing short of a mountain to climb. The Chairman stated that we need to give him a chance at the anticlimactic meeting with the 8 fans representatives. Just 1486 die-hards did on Tuesday, suggesting the fans have just stopped caring, trusting little of what seems to be doing the rounds, via The Boardroom Blog, the media and the forums.
We seem to need sides to just role up at Sincil Bank and hand us three points, although divine intervention seems to have helped where it can. Yet Ebbsfleet should have been a win, as should Telford who are just two places and two points above us. We lost to Alfreton who are level on points with us, two places below us, albeit with a game in hand. The 1-0 defeat at Tamworth, may be excusable, but an 8 point haul against these sides is not. Especially with the next 5 fixtures coming up on the horizon.
Whatever the excuses, for the missing thousands to venture a return any time soon, at between £16 and £18 pounds, the team need to win. We have certainly blown the easier chances, now comes the really tough questions. The history with the Stags, the Wrexham and Luton challenges, plus Gannon’s County, suggest none of the above will be rolling over for us. This month is massive. To stay alive, we must not only get results but inspire against these five. October is the key to the future destinies of both Lincoln City and David Holdsworth. Whether Bob wants rid or not.
Is this the biggest challenge in our history, one that will pave the way on and off the field for our club? Or will, poor and uninspiring Lincoln City Football Club, be on our way to the unthinkable all over again. Because Bob will not go, Lincoln City Holdings will not come cheap and David Holdsworth looks like he will outlive us all. Remember how he stated he would never bankrupt a football club? We may well have enough to avoid going down without any points deduction complications, but perhaps his tenure might still see that come to pass after all. Because without enough fans, who are the lifeblood and the raison d’etre of a Football Club. The sums will simply never add up.
|The September Seven|
|Sat 01st||Lincoln City||1-1||Ebbsfleet United|
|Tue 04th||Lincoln City||1-2||Alfreton Town|
|Sat 08th||AFC Telford||1-1||Lincoln City|
|Sat 15th||Lincoln City||3-2||Hyde|
|Sat 22nd||Tamworth||1-0||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Tue 25th||Lincoln City||2-1||Nuneaton||19:45|
|Fri 28th||Forest Green||v||Lincoln City||19:45|
|Sat 6th||Lincoln City||v||Luton||15:00|
|Tue 9th||Mansfield||v||Lincoln City||19:45|
|Sat 13th||Wrexham||v||Lincoln City||15:00|
|Sat 27th||Lincoln City||v||Stockport||15:00|
|Forest Green Rovers||11||7||3||1||10||24|
Posted on September 27, 2012, in Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged AFC Telford, Alfreton Town, Ebbsfleet United FC, Forest Green Rovers FC, Hyde FC, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Nuneaton Town FC, Stockport County, Tamworth FC, Wrexham FC. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.