Keep The Faith – Plug In Imps Power Will Flow!
Tamworth at home was always destined to be the defining moment and Hyde, on the final day, was always going to be the last chance for salvation. But as we prepare for a BSP swansong in the last chance saloon, we Imps need to unite, drag a mate or two to the Bank on Saturday and back the manager and our team. We need to keep the faith if we are to Save The Mighty Imps.
Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
The manager is being chastised for keeping his aces fit and up his sleeve for Saturday. Yet Alan Power will face a Tamworth side, who play on Thursday, fit, fresh and raring to go. He is far more effective as a gambolling lamb, a free spirit so to speak. Better that, than one who would have been mentally and physically sapped, not to mention shorn of confidence , after being mangled by Lawless and Robinson at the heart of Still’s double 6. Lawless has already robbed us of Boyce. Alan would have been playing to his weaknesses, chasing shadows. We also have Vadaine Oliver at 100% along with Taylor who was withdrawn.
To get any kind of a result at Kidderminster and the wounded Hatters, we would have needed the sort of luck this club never gets. We have ground out results against the lower sides through a desire to battle. Heroic – yes heroic performances from players who had become so demoralised – who cannot fail to be so at a club that has become an utter shambles and laughing stock off the field – that it needed a miracle to even leave us with our destiny in our own hands with the two winnable games still to come.
Barrow need to win both their games now. Even then 3 points mean there is only one relegation place we need to worry about. Stockport have a game in hand next Tuesday at Gateshead who beat Luton 5-1. The Heed lost to Nuneaton last night and are level on points and games with us, whilst Nuneaton are a point above us both. Beat Tamworth and a draw between the Heed & The Hatters, or a win for one will put us in a decent position.
Tamworth, a point ahead of us, have two games in hand, but, play 3 games in 6 days. We need to knock the stuffing out of them before they entertain Ebbsfleet next Tuesday. Stockport go to wherever Gateshead are laying their hat on the same night. Three points on Saturday will be a massive psychological blow for three of our foes. Southport are unlikely to get anything at FGR and Nuneaton and Hyde play each other in a game where both of them cannot get three points.
So unite, 1 drum 1 voice 1 passion and let’s keep on fighting the battles we can win. Otherwise the committee culture and self indulgent agendas and procrastinations of those who have always blocked any fans initiatives will have won. Because the green shoots need to be cherished if they are to blossom next season……. that long overdue Imp Spring after many a harsh winter of discontent.
|SATURDAY 13 APR|
|Ebbsfleet United||v||AFC Telford||15:00|
|Newport County||v||Alfreton Town||15:00|
|TUESDAY 16 APR|
BSP Table 10/4/13
|24||AFC Telford United||44||5||17||22||49||74||-25||32|