Tomorrow, ten weeks on from one of the worst (footballing) days in the clubs history, a Lincoln City XI far removed from the one that lined up against Aldershot will take to the field at Ilkeston to begin preparations for the Blue Square Premier.
I’ve always liked pre-season, it’s given me some of my favourite Imps memories like, er, the time the raffle prize at Lincoln United was a lottery ticket and, um… Ok I can’t remember many specific pre-season incidents.
Which is my main point. Tomorrow a load of guys who’ll have known each other as a group for maybe a week will step on to a football field and play as a team. The initial results might not be pretty. Imps fans need to avoid rushing to judgement, regardless of what happens over the next few weeks.
No-one wins promotion in July.