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ginnywings
October 9, 2020, 9:46am

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We do have a plan. Bringing in a manager who has had success at a higher level. A manger who has put in a dollop of cash and has taken a seat on the board, who wants to be a part of all aspects of the club, has moved to the area and is clearly enthusiastic about bringing in young talent and developing them for the benefit of the club on the pitch, and hopefully future sales, which will give us more financial clout.

We were starting to look a lot better when the pandemic hit, playing good attacking football. It does seem that we have regressed more than others during the lockdown and it remains to be seen how long it takes us to get back up to speed, but I think there is a plan there.

I think we as fans are sceptical because of what has happened in the past, and looking at the poor start we have made to the season just reinforces that scepticism. If we are still struggling badly come January, then that will be the time to start questioning our direction. I'm still hopeful that Ollie has what it takes to drag us up the leagues.
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October 9, 2020, 12:41pm
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Personally Lincoln have never been a bigger club than us (Scunthorpe) and you cant count your 10,000 crowds as 6000 are plastics that don't count. I understand you got 5-6000 regularly when Alexander was in charge but nothing like the 10,000 you have been getting last few years.
Admittedly, Lincoln look like a club going places and I don't think it'll be long before we are hit in pursuit and we will be getting crowds like you have been getting.

I do feel for Grimsby as they have got Holloway in but can only see it all ending in tears. Cods simply don't look as though they have any plan whatsoever. A long hard struggle for you is in store this season I'm afraid
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October 9, 2020, 12:50pm

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Personally Lincoln have never been a bigger club than us (Scunthorpe) and you cant count your 10,000 crowds as 6000 are plastics that don't count. I understand you got 5-6000 regularly when Alexander was in charge but nothing like the 10,000 you have been getting last few years.
Admittedly, Lincoln look like a club going places and I don't think it'll be long before we are hit in pursuit and we will be getting crowds like you have been getting.

I do feel for Grimsby as they have got Holloway in but can only see it all ending in tears. Cods simply don't look as though they have any plan whatsoever. A long hard struggle for you is in store this season I'm afraid


Do you want to put your money where your mouth is?

A £50 charity bet that we finish higher in the table than you this season?

If Scunny finish higher then I will donate £50 to a charity of your choice, if we finish higher then you donate £50 to The Brain Tumour Charity. If the season doesn't run it's full course then a void bet.



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October 9, 2020, 1:17pm
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You mean an atmosphere like this?

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What did Simon Inglis write in his ‘bible’ about Sincil Bank back in the 50’s ... a mini Hampden Roar?






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Lincs Iron man
October 9, 2020, 1:25pm
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Yeah for sure.

I'll have a bet with you lad

Without doubt we will be in playoff spot

Can only see you trying to play catch up
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October 9, 2020, 1:28pm

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Yeah for sure.

I'll have a bet with you lad

Without doubt we will be in playoff spot

Can only see you trying to play catch up


Okay, your on and no disappearing off the site early next year when we're top half and you're languishing in the bottom 2.  



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Lincs Iron man
October 9, 2020, 1:42pm
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I won't be disappearing as very very confident this season now we have Cox in place and someone who knows the club.
Like I say it won't be king til we overtake Lincoln

I'm very surprised you want a bet tbh looking at your current plight

My charity is NSPCC lad

MIND THE GAP 😉
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We do have a plan. Bringing in a manager who has had success at a higher level. A manger who has put in a dollop of cash and has taken a seat on the board, who wants to be a part of all aspects of the club, has moved to the area and is clearly enthusiastic about bringing in young talent and developing them for the benefit of the club on the pitch, and hopefully future sales, which will give us more financial clout.

We were starting to look a lot better when the pandemic hit, playing good attacking football. It does seem that we have regressed more than others during the lockdown and it remains to be seen how long it takes us to get back up to speed, but I think there is a plan there.

I think we as fans are sceptical because of what has happened in the past, and looking at the poor start we have made to the season just reinforces that scepticism. If we are still struggling badly come January, then that will be the time to start questioning our direction. I'm still hopeful that Ollie has what it takes to drag us up the leagues.


I don’t disagree with any of this and to a degree I’m feeling as Ginny describes. Clearly pre COVID IH knew how he wanted to play and a fair amount of that revolves around Clarke and Chas with some additions.

What I would say in all of the above nothing provides a guaranteed income stream which we can build infrastructure on especially in an era when anyone with any money will look abroad for talent as it tends to cost less.

Like I say until this board can attract and work with other investors which BTW was I believe another reason for brining in Holloway we’re always going to be “possibles” rather than “probables” when it comes to moving up the league.

A lot of people paid and unpaid at GTFC work just as hard as anyone at Lincoln or Scunthorpe and we shouldn’t lose sight of that, I personally think we’ll improve on the field but any growth will be organic rather than radical.

Let’s not get too hung up on what other clubs do as unless you’re one of about 10 or so elite clubs football is cyclical and we’ll come good again.



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Personally Lincoln have never been a bigger club than us (Scunthorpe) and you cant count your 10,000 crowds as 6000 are plastics that don't count. I understand you got 5-6000 regularly when Alexander was in charge but nothing like the 10,000 you have been getting last few years.
Admittedly, Lincoln look like a club going places and I don't think it'll be long before we are hit in pursuit and we will be getting crowds like you have been getting.

I do feel for Grimsby as they have got Holloway in but can only see it all ending in tears. Cods simply don't look as though they have any plan whatsoever. A long hard struggle for you is in store this season I'm afraid


Is the smoke from the steelworks finally getting to you Iron man? Unless you get the Cowley's in as Manager you are going nowhere fast, as you are at back at your natural level i.e. bottom half of the 4th Tier.

A paltry average of 6,464 a decade ago when in the 2nd Tier that's despite a packed away end every fortnight, is as good as it is ever going to be, with an equally dismal 8-10k max at Wembley for your recent visits, Imps took 29k btw.






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Love this, both of our 6 fingers cousins going at each other... I'll just go grab another beer and watch the entertainment from the side lines, crack on lads!!🤣🤣
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