Date: 21st November 2008 at 8:24pm
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The weekends defeat against 10 man Darlo saw Adrian Patulea point out that it should have been 9 men. Foran stamped on Hones head before setting up their first and scoring the second. 10 men can be hard to beat especially if they change formation and a lacklustre Imps do not at least compensate. Sticking to your guns is one thing failing to adapt is suicidal arrogance Mr Onoura.

Tuesday saw a disappointing Imps take the lead against Kettering before giving them two goals. Again the 4-3-3 formation came in for criticism from fans before the players admitted they were not really up for it. Despite a 42 year old Kettering fan being arrested for the Racial abuse two hours before the game, it would be sour grapes to ask why Imraan Ladak failed to apologise for his disgraceful comments against our club and supporters. Not only did he decline to apologise to Steff Wright but he refused to even sit in the directors box, choosing instead to stand with the fans. I wonder how many were lucky enough to get a lift home in the hired stretch Limo, parked outside the turnstiles to the Home End.. Mike Ashley might have some interesting advice about trying to forge long-term relationships with fans.

The Boards decision to cancel a press conference at 9 a.m on Wednesday in part gave rise to Jackogate. With the big man for once silent he got all kinds of stick on top of the Cup fiasco the night before. Vital learnt that nothing should be read into this including the groundless Bradford and Huddersfield rumours. The Board decide when and where a contract is signed contrary to popular belief and both Jacko and the board merely saw the timing and circumstances to be the problem and not the contract itself.

That evening the good old fountain of youth came through as the under 18`s showed the full side how to progress in a Football Association cup tournament with a 3-1 win over Mansfield. Nathan Adams, James Cooper and Andy Hutchinson staggered the Staglets to earn a tie at Birmingham City in the third round. Big ‘Hutch` is more than mixing it two years above his age! The Youth Team remain in two cup competitions, the other being the Midland Youth Cup (away at Rushden & Diamonds) The Trust and LCFC announced plans for a 125th anniversary shirt with all proceeds raised from the ‘Fans Shirt` going towards the youth department, helping develop generations of City stars to come. The Umbro deal only permits the youth team to wear it, but priced at £27.95 for Juniors and £29.95 for adults, it will be green and give fans the chance to have their names woven into history for £12.95
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Amidst some admissions of guilt from the players Thursday saw doom gloom and a ray of hope to improve both on and off the field in time for Saturday`s biggy against Shrewsbury. Music and atmosphere were the topic of conversation too. Fans voiced their concerns that the club DJ played the Benny Hill Music as Kettering ran out second half. Enough said, questions will be raised in the House.

On a more positive note Vital announced that the Stacey West Drum would be ready for Saturday`s home game. Our thanks go to Malcolm at Music Makers for the drum and giant lollipops, Chris at A1 signs for the artwork and Steff Wright, Dave Roberts, John Vickers and new media man Rob Noble for coordinating everything. Vital would also like to thank Michael Hortin and James at the BBC plus Lee Curtis and Chris at the Lincolnshire Echo .
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Here is this Weeks City Slickers, with Lee proving his whit is mightier than his pen.