WESTLIFE A LINCOLN THE CHAIN; Pop group flop concert leads to a football power struggle.Byline: By KEVIN McDONNELL
WESTLIFE have been caught up in a bitter power struggle involving one of England's oldest football clubs.
The pop sensations' gig at Sincil Bank Sincil Bank is the stadium of Lincoln City F.C.. The club has played at the ground since 1894. Previously, City played at the John O'Gaunts ground after the club's inception in 1884. It has an overall capacity of 10,127 and is more colloquially known to fans as "The Bank". failed to sell out, and now potential new investors are using the money-losing concert as a reason to slam the club's present board of directors.
The mystery consortium believes the pounds 44,000 loss was evidence of how badly the club was being run.
They say the club could be plunged into oblivion.
But last night Lincoln City Lincoln City can refer to:
He said: "We have not hidden the fact the concert made a loss.
"Our break-even figure was based on 14,000 tickets being sold, but we only sold 13,000.
"But Westlife were fantastic and did Lincoln City proud.
"In fact we are planning to do it again next year but will not be inviting Westlife.
"But that is no reflection on the band."
Known as The Imps, the team is languishing lan·guish
intr.v. lan·guished, lan·guish·ing, lan·guish·es
1. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor.
2. in League 2, the lowest tier of English professional football.
Shane Filan at the Lincoln gig