Simpson Chose Imps Over 2 Roles For Love Of The Fans

Gary Simpson has been a breath of fresh air at Lincoln City since notching a mind numbing 17 points with the goalposts moving by another point for Saturday. Yet in an incredible twist of fate he could have taken over the job at Stockport, the side currently occupying the final position in the bottom four.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

Gary’s deep understanding of Impdom and his desire to give the fans the success their loyalty and passion deserve, led to him not putting in his CV as Darije Kalezić  got the job unopposed.  Despite his strong Cheshire connections, there was only one mission. Simmo also turned down the chance to join a good mate, who moved between two League clubs, just as he received his Imp calling. Sometimes you keep the faith and have to wait for the football fates, in order to start a project that will hopefully see Simmo fulfil a life ambition.

Stockport travel to Kidderminster tomorrow hoping for an inspiring win if they are to have any chance of overhauling Tamworth, Gateshead or Lincoln City, in order to stay in the BSP.  We at STMI do hope they can avoid the drop, but naturally not at our expense. The sage in Simmo is mindful that our superior goal difference, 4 goals, can be wiped out by the footballing fates, but results elsewhere will also have to go against us. Gateshead will fancy Ebbsfleet and Tamworth should beat Woking, suggesting Simmo’s loyalty will be tested until the final whistle on the last day of the season.

But Simmo will be well backed by the Hordes of Impdom, set to take between 700 and 1,000 to Hyde tomorrow. That is magnificent support following on from the huge numbers that went to Nuneaton and Alfreton. Crowds are also close to the 3,000 barrier at the Bank as the belief returns. That is outstanding support, something Simmo knows will be the linchpin to him hopefully opening a bottle of Magners and toasting a job well done on Saturday night.

SATURDAY’S DAY OF RECKONING
AFC Telford v Hereford 17:15
Alfreton Town v Forest Green 17:15
Barrow v Braintree Town 17:15
Dartford v Nuneaton 17:15
Gateshead v Ebbsfleet United 17:15
Grimsby v Newport County 17:15
Hyde v Lincoln City 17:15
Kidderminster v Stockport County 17:15
Macclesfield v Cambridge Utd 17:15
Mansfield v Wrexham 17:15
Southport v Luton 17:15
Tamworth v Woking 17:15

 

BSP Standings 18/4/13

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS
1 up 8 Mansfield Town 45 29 5 11 91 52 39 92
2 up 11 Kidderminster Harriers 45 27 9 9 78 40 38 90
3 down 3 Newport County AFC 45 25 10 10 85 57 28 85
4 up 7 Wrexham 45 22 14 9 74 44 30 80
5 down 5 Grimsby Town 45 22 14 9 67 38 29 80
6 down 6 Hereford United 45 18 13 14 69 63 6 67
7 down 7 Dartford 45 19 9 17 67 62 5 66
8 up 13 Forest Green Rovers 45 18 11 16 62 47 15 65
9 down 9 Braintree Town 45 18 9 18 62 72 -10 63
10 down 10 Woking 45 18 8 19 72 79 -7 62
11 down 9 Luton Town 44 16 13 15 65 61 4 61
12 down 12 Macclesfield Town 45 16 12 17 63 69 -6 60
13 down 3 Cambridge United 45 15 14 16 67 67 0 59
14 down 14 Alfreton Town 45 15 12 18 67 73 -6 57
15 down 15 Hyde FC 45 16 7 22 62 70 -8 55
16 down 16 Nuneaton 45 13 15 17 54 63 -9 54
17 down 17 Southport 45 14 12 19 71 83 -12 54
18 down 18 Lincoln City 45 14 11 20 61 72 -11 53
19 up 1 Gateshead 45 12 16 17 56 61 -5 52
20 down 4 Tamworth 45 14 10 21 53 68 -15 52
21 down 21 Stockport County 45 13 11 21 57 72 -15 50
22 down 7 Barrow 45 11 13 21 45 82 -37 46
23 down 1 Ebbsfleet United 44 8 15 21 55 85 -30 39
24 down 24 AFC Telford United 45 6 17 22 52 75 -23 35
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Posted on April 19, 2013, in Manager's pearls of wisdom, Relegation Reprieve 2012/13, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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