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

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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  We also have Vadaine Oliver at 100% along with Taylor who was withdrawn.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.

Alfreton Town v Tamworth 19:45
Dartford v Braintree Town 19:45
Newport County v Macclesfield 19:45
Braintree Town v Mansfield 15:00
Cambridge Utd v Barrow 15:00
Ebbsfleet United v AFC Telford 15:00
Forest Green v Southport 15:00
Hereford v Gateshead 15:00
Lincoln City v Tamworth 15:00
Newport County v Alfreton Town 15:00
Nuneaton v Hyde 15:00
Stockport County v Dartford 15:00
Ebbsfleet United v Tamworth 19:45
Forest Green v Dartford 19:45
Gateshead v Stockport County 19:45

BSP Table 10/4/13

1 up 8 Mansfield Town 43 28 5 10 88 49 39 89
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 44 26 9 9 76 39 37 87
15 down 15 Alfreton Town 43 14 12 17 64 71 -7 54
16 No Change Tamworth 42 14 9 19 51 62 -11 51
17 down 17 Nuneaton 44 12 15 17 51 62 -11 51
18 down 18 Southport 44 13 12 19 70 83 -13 51
19 up 1 Gateshead 43 12 14 17 54 59 -5 50
20 down 20 Lincoln City 44 13 11 20 59 71 -12 50
21 down 21 Stockport County 43 13 10 20 56 70 -14 49
22 down 7 Barrow 44 11 13 20 44 80 -36 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 42 8 14 20 53 81 -28 38
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 44 5 17 22 49 74 -25 32

Posted on April 10, 2013, in Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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