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David Holdsworth leaves job as Lincoln City manager

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: February 17, 2013

David Holdsworth has left Lincoln City

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David Holdsworth has left his position as manager of Lincoln City by mutual consent.

In a statement on the club's official website, the board of directors thanked Holdsworth for his efforts during his time at the club.

The news comes just a day after the Imps' 3-2 defeat at Hereford United which left the club 18th in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

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  • OldLincolnia  |  February 18 2013, 12:57PM

    When people crave a 'local' what they mean is a 'yokel'. Sorry Lincoln City is better than that, but 1200 will be at the Bank on Saturday to show how much the people of this city support the Imps.

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  • LeoLeoLeo  |  February 18 2013, 12:45PM

    Hello, my name is Leo Fortune-West, I used to play for Lincoln and you will remember my excellent goals to games ratio and fantastic partnership with Colin Alcide. I would like to offer my services to Lincoln City as player manager.

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  • MarkG79  |  February 18 2013, 12:31PM

    Not completely against Tommo as a certain KA was sacked and came back a second time and produced the goods. Only worry is the lack of recent management experience but he has been watching Lincoln for a longtime now and sees the issues on the pitch. Personally I would like to see Grant given the job until the end of the season and maybe we will see some of these kids who actually won silverware last season. At least they have a winning mentality and winning does become a habit.

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  • Hecky_imp  |  February 18 2013, 10:27AM

    Sfocata and mattyimp80 you are spot on! Macimp, Grant and another former centre half, DH have already tried and failed to sort out the defence, as for Thommo if he was any use would he not still be working in football and not running a pub!!? Bob D and Grant B are both nice guys and are Lincoln through and through but I am sorry to say there is no room for sentiment in business and a clear out is the only way forward.

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  • mattyimp80  |  February 18 2013, 9:55AM

    could not agree anymore sfocata, he hould stick to managing his pub

  • sfocata  |  February 18 2013, 9:23AM

    Why are people still so keen to have Steve Thompson in charge? He hasn't managed in any capacity for 6 years, and his only respectable spell was TWENTY YEARS AGO, when he took us from relegation threat to mid-table security. We need to be challenging for play-offs at least, in a very difficult and cash-strapped league. That's going to take some serious knowledge and experience. Compare with Jackson, Tilson and Holdsworth. We can now see that the Board were mostly wrong in these three appointments... a short spell of remarkable success with one club is just not enough of a pedigree to guarantee consistency. But it's a pedigree of sorts. Thompson's CV isn't even in the same ballpark as those three. You might as well have Chris Sutton back. And if anyone says "yeah, but he's Lincoln through and through"... well, so was Briggy.

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  • BaptImp  |  February 18 2013, 8:40AM

    Chicken man should ring big Steve Thompson today - he will work well alongside Grant Brown and if they fail to save the Imps then the Hunters Leap will have a good Sunday league team!

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  • Camboimp  |  February 18 2013, 3:26AM

    Had to happen but it is another sad day at the Bank. It does not seem to matter who is the manager at Lincoln we just go from bad to worse. Obviously there is a common denomenator here , you know who you are and we know you read these postings!!!!!!!!!!!!! What has happened to the proud football club, the community club? I hope Lincoln appoint a decent manager and things change but my fear is the free fall will continue. As much as I admire Grant Brown I feel this would be a backward step, There are some decent managers available but would they want to come to Lincoln, to a struggling club who has no money and is not really on any major link road to bigger cities and towns that would mean a long daily commute. I never thought the fall to the BSP would happen but I do fear there are more falls ahead.

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  • MrGRH  |  February 17 2013, 10:56PM

    We all know the real problem with this club don't we, it all lies down to the muppets who is running this club, or should that really be ruining this club. The problem started when Steph Wright took over he was useless had no idea and neither does this clown Mr Dorrian. Since them two have been in charge we lost a decent manager to a rivel club ( Keith Alxeander ) we lost decent players for no money, we got relegated, gates have fallen drastically, many club staff lost their jobs, the club financially in a mess yet again, no money for new players. We have gone through far to many poor managers over the years and once again we find our self's looking for another manager and yet again we are in a right relegation battle. I am sorry but whilst Mr Dorrian is in charge the club is dying a long slow painful death. Please Mr Dorrian if you got any decency you will leave this club before you completely kill it off. Let's get someone in with money and save this club before it's too late ! Up the mighty IMP'S.

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  • ChickenBob  |  February 17 2013, 10:42PM

    Holdsworth was the Sacrificial Lamb to save the skin of the Chicken Man. Who next? Who cares??!!! Same old rubbish Board, so it makes no difference who is manager. Good luck in your future Dave. You're a good man. You would have been a good manager for the Imps if you'd had the financial support the Board promised you but never delivered. (eg. ground re-naming lottery money, Cup run money, etc).

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