Never mind the prize, Lincoln City players and fans eyes were on the skies as, after a brief interlude, snow began to fall on Lincoln again on Thursday as the squad busied themselves at Lincoln County Hospital giving out presents to children unlucky enough to be in hospital over Christmas.
Next up in Npower League Two are Aldershot and all will be hoping that winters icy grip will not have reached Hampshire before Saturday and Imps will be able to view the vide-printer with more than a passing interest come five o’clock
Delroy Facey is back from his winter sunshine break in Martinique where he helped Grenada to a fourth place finish in the Caribbean Cup.
“International football is not to the battling forwards liking though, as he told the Lincolnshire Echo: “I've missed the hustle and bustle of our game because international football is different in terms of tempo and style.
"Here in England it's a lot more physical while playing for Grenada the tempo is different and the opposition go down too easy.
"Free-kicks are often given against you so I'm looking forward to using a bit of muscle in a Lincoln shirt.
"I'm feeling fit and sharp, and given the weather I've probably played more times there in the last two weeks than I have here in two months. As you can imagine, I just cannot wait to pull a shirt on for Lincoln and get going."
Young Nathan Adams has now left the club by mutual agreement, not that the fans got much of a look at the striker since he was handed a six month contract, he has recently been on loan at Stamford Town. Another Imps career that may be over before it has begun may be defender Kern Miller . Miller has been training with Barnsley and is out of contract in December. Steve Tilson is keen to keep him but he will be free to go if he does not sign on the dotted line.
Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire: "We're in the process of offering him a two-and-a-half year deal but he's been training for a couple of days at Barnsley.
"He's out of contract in December which isn't fantastic for us. At the moment he's keeping his options open but he could well go to Barnsley.
Tilson added: "Since I've come in he's done well which is why I've offered him a new contract but we'll have to see.
"If Barnsley do take him we could get compensation and a sell-on clause but that's more out of courtesy because they don't need to give us anything."
Fingers crossed for a sporting Saturday and even more reason to hang on to those weathe rgirls’ every word. You wouldn’t want anyone to think you’re an uncommitted Imp would you?
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.