Growing up one of my favourite game shows was “They Think it’s all Over”, an irreverent and often controversial show hosted by Nick Hancock. It took a Question of Sport as it’s inspiration but twisted it into a funny and entertaining half hour. More recently I’m told Sky have jumped on the bandwagon with something, I wouldn’t know as I won’t buy into Sky TV.
This Spring, the concept is coming to Lincoln in a unique event called ‘Cowley v Cowley’. Now, we all know Danny and Nicky are terrible competitive and together that has driven us from the depths on the National League to the top seven of League Two and a Wembley final. What if that competitive edge was turned on each other though?
We’ve seen them compete in a West Ham-based mini quiz for BT Sports and I’ve seen them battle first hand in a picture quiz at a charity dinner they’ve both done, but on March 19th it is finally going mainstream. Lincoln’s Engine Shed will host the fund-raising event that is set to be entertaining, unique and incredibly funny.
They’re not just sticking Danny and Nicky on stage though and asking questions, not one bit. There’s going to be several round of trivia, some surprises and a panel of fellow Imps faces to help them along. The first name to be linked with an appearance is Steve Thompson, he’s booked to be on one team. However, the identity of the three other panelists remains a tight-lipped secret.
The event is being organised by the Lady Imps Supporters Association and I’ve got to say, it really is a wonderful idea. Michael Hortin is involved too, your favourite radio presenter is booked to compere as well as involved in the organisation. I’ll also confess I have been approached to play a small part, as the quiz master of incredibly tough quizzes on here, they’ve got me on board to set some questions.
Having had a meeting with Maria and Martin of LISA and Michael last night, I’ve got to say it will be a night not to be missed. There’s going to be a mini fan zone outside the event where you can get food, just like at the games. The bar will be open too so it is a strictly over-16 events.
Whilst it promises to be a raucous and amusing night, lets not forget the reason behind it all. Tickets priced at £15 and all profits from the evening going to Lincoln City FC’s nominated charities: St Barnabas Hospice, Lincs2Nepal, as well as Imps in the Community. They’re on sale now, available here.
Lincs2Nepal founder Garry Goddard said: “This event will raise funds towards us adding PE to our curriculum and maybe discovering the first Nepali imp. Big thanks to L.I.S.A”.
It promises to be a light-hearted and enjoyable evening, something to take all our minds off the crucial run-in for one evening. This event simply wouldn’t work with other managers we’ve had, it wouldn’t work without the success we’ve had and to that end, it really will be a one-off. DO NOT MISS IT.