No Wycombe or Barnet Comanche For Imps Thanks Sanchez.
By Neil Hobbs
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2011
Laurie Sanchez Takes Up Barnet Crusade
With Mad Dog seemingly putting Barnet back on the right track prior to moving to Notts County, Laurie Sanchez the former Wycombe, Northern Ireland and Fulham boss takes the helm. He will hope he can repeat the Indian sign he had over the Imps back in 2001 when he rescued Wycombe from the drop at of all places Sincil Bank.
But more on that later. Sanchez great strength, given he has no movement in the transfer market, is his ability to motivate just like Martin Allen. Barnet just beaten 2-1 by Bury, the Imps opponents this, face Gillingham away on Saturday, before playing Oxford at Underhill, Accy away and then Vale back at the slope.
Sanchez knows something about overcoming the odds making the biggest FA cup final upset in history possible. He got the winner in the 1-0 win over Liverpool as the crazy gang crown a fantastic day.
On the managerial front Laurie knows the lower Leagues and Ireland well, having managed Sligo Rovers for two seasons from 1994 . He then joined Joe Kinnear at Wimbledon winning the prestigious reserve league of the time, the Football Combination in his fist season before moving up to assistant manager. Wycombe came calling in Feb 99 and he rescued them from relegation, thanks to a 1-0 win at the Imps of all places. Wycombe brought well over 2,500 that day and won thanks to the Wycombe Comanche as opposed to Paul Emblen’s 83rd minute winner.
What really gets us Imps is that the statue was purchased at a Second hand shop, allegedly on Lincoln High Street prior to the game and so endeared the Chairboys that they gave him the No 31 shirt the following season. The name comes from long serving coach Terry Evans who referred to a long ball charge ‘Comanche trick’ in training.
So we'll have no Wycombe or Barnet Comanche trick at Gillingham on Saturday thank you Laurie.