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|The Mighty Flynn|
at 17:28 17 Oct 2021
What a shame for us he’s outgrown us alongside other failures last season.
|Not much killer instinct from the scouse mafia eh?|
at 18:26 16 Oct 2021
It’s just not working here is it? Wrong bloke at the wrong club at the wrong time it seems. The bad is all too frequent, too predictable and whatever parallels you draw with other managers, fans and probably players are going to struggle to trust Cook at moments of high risk or tension.
At some point it will stop being the players and him who carries the can, but this season is looking like it will never really get going without a sharp shock and some fresh life breathed into it.
at 16:23 9 Oct 2021
|Rees-Mogg in Manchester today: this is a hard watch|
at 22:09 4 Oct 2021
His robotic faux-pity and politeness as he stands there in a suit, that costs more than that bloke probably has in total, says it all about our country.
I can't tell if coming here is sheer arrogance from the Tories or a misjudgement. IDS was assaulted apparently and had a traffic cone bounced off his head.
|Cream always rise to the top|
at 18:41 2 Oct 2021
We're a very expensive turd bobbing up and down in this league. Whether this was a reality check or not, to take the lead in such a fashion with great passing, movement and another wonderful finish and not see out the game was unforgiveable.
That was a regulation away win chucked away. Even scraping a draw would have been poor, and to think Burns tried to be a hero with two players waiting to tap it in to an empty net at the end summed it up.
You can talk about individuals and blame Hladky for the second seeming to go through him as much as you can point out the times a Celina pass came off and released a man or Edwards and Burns beat a full back.
Decisions might have tipped that game into another comfortable win on another day but collectively again we just can't seem to the answer questions from teams with the simplest of game plans.
Whatever (mis) fortune you attribute to either side, we don't look like a squad that can choke the life out of teams. It was lovely on Tuesday kicking down an open door, but the slightest bit of resistance or gamesmanship and we seem completely at a loss as to what to do.
Cook's had his pick of the players in this division and some from above. Once again the inferior ones left only have to play to type and Div 3 is too much for us. That was as dreadful as anything this season after half time.
Morsy got away with a red at full time too having already been warned earlier for his rashness. Had he gone, Christ knows what would happen in the coming month.
|We will be moved off the terrace potentially this weekend |
at 17:45 30 Sep 2021
It was hammering down here early, and has been wet all week. Seems Mr Holt took my tweet seriously with good grace.
I am looking forward to Saturday regardless. Love a proper away trip even if it’s always a poor display when us fans go to Accrington
|One step closer to top half football |
at 21:23 28 Sep 2021
Bonne, Celina and Evans all with highlights but Burns is probably going to be a bit forgotten about innit. Lots of confident performances tonight
|Predatory for the goal|
at 20:01 28 Sep 2021
Burns taking the interception and putting it on a tray for Bonne innit
at 14:01 25 Sep 2021
El miz starts
|It’s vegan apparently |
at 18:14 23 Sep 2021
But I’m not sure if it’s today’s or yesterday’s dinner….
|No voice and all the points|
at 20:48 18 Sep 2021
When Cook came out and clapped us in the away end before kick off there was an almost irrational wave of optimism and appreciation. Maybe in both directions. It was a lovely moment that was even more poignant when you watch this after the events of today.
The team looked fairly good again on paper but seemed to go against what had been spoken of in terms of forming existing partnerships. Celina was getting a lot of love in the warm up from people trying to start chants or attract his attention.
When we got going it was clear his quality is going to win over fans, and win us games. Even when his luxuriant range of passing goes to noone people will assume it was the runners fault not his, such is his swagger and ambition.
At times he was on the left but a sort of inside forward with free reign and when he swapped with Fraser to go to a 10, the attacking instincts of Coulson gave us a real lopsided threat.
On the other side Donacien was excellent against Scully. it meant that Lincoln's most threatening play beyond getting past our full backs and firing across Hladky was when Bishop found his one trademark run and Evans opted not to half him. Celina turned it into a counter and it was in keeping with our superiority.
Burgess off the bar was a nice moment of chaos, and again I thought this would be deja vu. But Our goal today was probably my favourite of the season. A really nice move turned eventually into a deep whipped cross right onto Bonne. A real centre forward's finish too with a little nod to Mariner et al.
I didn't really know what MB would bring here when he signed and if it's local boy energy, the environment of being the main man or just a range of factors he really looks at home knocking them in for us and loves doing it too.
The Town that started the second half was typically contrary to the one which probably deserved a bigger lead. Kick off straight out of play, niggly possession and dispossession and a sense things just weren't sticking.
I've no idea how offside Hopper was, but it was a bigger scare than either of the side-netting rustles that drew celebrations from the minority of Lincoln fans. When the flag went up it was a relief to see a decision for once. The ref was not great for either side and plenty of Imps on the walk out bemoaned and nursed this fantasy that they were the better side.
Possibly the biggest markers of change besides actually winning and holding a lead, were the reactions to losing Coulson. It looked like Donacien would shift to the left and Woolf come on as a makeshift right back up against Scully. Burgess lined up as a centre back then slowly drifted out so we had two solid and stifling defender on the flanks.
This allowed us to sit tighter and Woolf to bring the ball out the starting defenders to continue to impress far more than in other games.
Removing Celina when we'd possibly lost the dominance was intriguing. Harper was still the most advanced midfielder but more of an 8. 4-2-3-1 really was a 4-3-3 and allowed Cook some credit for changing and showing flexibility.
Evans was a lot more aggressive today but still seems to lose the ball more than his head. Carroll would have benefited from a moment of space and time today. His range of passing is lovely and his instincts but like Dozzell, this league doesn't seem good enough to let them play their natural game at times.
There was so much time wasting and pantomime, that between the injuries and the 15 minutes of time added on you could feel the fear of conceding take hold of the fans. Burns was great all day at bursting into threatening places and may have been unlucky to see his best chance closed down late on.
When the whistle finally went and the sweaty faux-summer air filled with celebrations it was probably the best it's been in an away end for so long. The players were left to take all the credit initially and after all he's been through no one would have begrudged Cook a moment in front of us too.
Tonight it's worth raising a beer to him and his kin, the past has been awful and the future might be uncertain still but just living in the present means that on a human level alone his suffering can be eased a little with that result and performance.
Far from perfect, but that's almost what makes it such a special day.
|It’s odd that we’ve been so ruthless off the pitch |
at 22:21 14 Sep 2021
But Gamechanger kept Evans’ man in the dugout. I wonder if they thought it’d alienate the fans and look too corporate, or they just didn’t think it’d go this wrong? A shame that Cook is just a bad fit here there’s no reason to think it should have been, until you get six more weeks of that coaching team.
It’s tragic and unfortunate but it seems clear they should have had a clean sweep in every sense doesn’t it?
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