“Operation Spank The Monkey” a Success

Last updated : 24 July 2002 By Jonathan Hall

Despite the tidy-up being completed successfully, Keracher was a little disappointed with the turn-out, but pointed out that large numbers could not have been expected due to the circumstances.


“I was a bit disappointed with the response, but then, it was a wet weekend and a lot of people will have started their holidays with the schools breaking up, which wouldn’t encourage people to come down,” he explained.


Those who chose to grin and bear it throughout damp conditions over the weekend can be very pleased with the results. The Sincil Bank stadium is now entirely ITV Digital sticker-free following the “Spank The Monkey” process. Furthermore, “steps have been painted, seats are clean, signs have been put up and much more,” said Keracher.


Even Lincoln City chairman, Rob Bradley, was fully involved and present on both days, once again showing how he is such a great credit to the football club. Also, amongst those in attendance were, the infamous Imp Chris Ashton, groundsman Nigel Dennis, and LCST Chief Exec. John Roddam. Mr Ron Burnett of Double M Catering kindly provided the food and drink.


On show over the weekend, in the Executive Club, was the new Lincoln City home shirt for the 2002/03 campaign. Keracher, himself impressed with the shirts, said, “The response to the new shirts was very encouraging, everyone who has seen it says they will be buying one.”


Tony Wilders, who must be commended for making the journey from Kent to help out over the weekend, reckoned “it’s the best looking shirt for years.” And this seems to be the general consensus among Imps supporters at the moment.


Keracher was especially pleased with how the new strip is “back to the traditional look supporters have been asking for.”


“Let’s hope it sells extremely well, which can only help the club,” he finished.


The club are highly grateful to all who participated in the event and now, the stadium is all set for the coming season which is almost upon us…