New manager Graham Drury introduced himself to the Boston United fans by declaring: “I’d like my team to play like Barcelona every week.”
York Street may not be the Camp Nou, and some may argue that Marc Newsham and Messi are not quite in the same category of goalscorers.
But Drury sees himself as a motivator who can get the best out of his new charges with his own pep talk.
“I can make players feel on top of the world,” he told the fans at Monday night’s fans’ forum.
“Refs think I’m a nightmare because I can’t stay in my box, but every time the team scores I score that goal as well.
“Hopefully, my passion will rub off on the fans and players.”
Drury, a former Corby Town manager who arrived at the club from Stamford, will be joined in the dug-out by number two Paul Holden and conditioning coach Dean West.
Holden is a former academy director at Crystal Palace and was once director of football for the Gibraltar FA.
West is an ex-United defender, currently learning the managerial ropes.
“I’d like my team to play like Barcelona every week, it’s all about the team ethic,” Drury added, before sending his squad a stark warning.
“Teams must give everything they’ve got.
“But if they dip in form and don’t give me the effort, I’ll move them on.”