Farman a 10 – We Rate Holdsworth’s Heroes & Zeroes.

Against Forest Green Rovers, Paul Farman earned the first 10 out of 10 grade of  the season (England C manager Paul Fairclough take note), although Andy Boyce also warranted a 9 and, Miller an 8,  in the face of an onslaught. Both were even prepared to get forward and have a go when they could.

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It is very easy in another season of dross to forget the heroes, though that is a relative notion, it has to be said. Nicky Nicolau, not everyone’s cup of tea, has stuck to his guns, is now joint top scorer and, has shown an ability when it comes to corners, free-kicks and some eye-catching goals. For this he deserves credit.

In truth,  the defence has been nothing short of outstanding.  It has needed to be. Quite why Gray, who lacks just pace, is not in the centre of midfield, when Robson is more than competent beggars questions, given the centre of midfield  is still the clubs achilles heel.  That we play 4 in there, ineffectively, most weeks, almost sees us play 9-10 against 11.

The strikers at Lincoln City are starved. Nicolau is now joint top scorer yet he was a bit part player in the opening games. Taylor, on 3 with him, is our little ray of light and it is a travesty to see him on the bench. Larkin, for all his gifts, does not inspire the fans like Jamie does. Both are the little man to Oliver, who will go on to better things. He would do so sooner rather than later, if he got the service.

We do have the side and the spirit.  Perhaps formation is the key and taking one from midfield does stand out. As to whether that should go into defence or attack is anyone’s guess.  I am not a manager, although just a 5% chance of success, according to the chairman, is a little pessimistic, not to mention a broad brush stroke on the part of managerial chances. Success in football is again relative.  Although only 2 go up in the BSP (sub 5%), a bad example,  the play-offs also equate to 16%. In most Divisions 3 -4 will go up (13-16%), with the play-offs affording 16%-18% on top. Surely reaching the play-offs or Champions League places are a mark of success. As is consolidation, top half finishes and when the chips are down, avoiding relegation at the other end of the scale.

Relativity again, but, being a man of stats, let us get back to the tale of the tape of the Mighty Imps this season.  Only you can be the judge as to whether the stats do in fact sometimes lie. Indeed only you can judge as to whether, as an overall product and entertainment package, they are worth the entry fee even with the six-pack making its return.

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Player Ratings

The table below shows the full cumulative total, seasonal average and all 12 games ratings for each player. The ex-Imps (McCammon & Daley), are in a separate table below the first.

 
 
Tot
Ave
KH
CU
NC
MT
G
EU
AT
TE
H
Ta
Nu
FG
1
Paul Farman
93
7.75
8
7
6
8
8
8
9
8
7
7
7
10
27
Jake Turner
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
Paul Robson
24
6
 
 
 
 
6
6
6
 
 
 
 
6
3
John Nutter
66
6
6
6
6
6
6
5
6
6
7
6
6
 
4
Gary Mills
64
6.4
7
7
6
5
7
7
6
7
8
4
 
 
5
Andy Boyce
80
7.27
7
8
7
7
 
7
7
7
7
7
7
9
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7
Adam Smith
32
6.4
6
8
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
6
8
Alan Power
37
5.28
5
6
6
5
6
5
4
 
 
 
 
 
9
Rob Duffey
18
6
6
6
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10
Jamie Taylor
76
6.9
8
7
7
8
7
6
8
7
 
6
6
6
11
Conal Platt
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12
 Jake Sheridan
73
6.08
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
7
6
6
6
14
Vadaine Oliver
68
6.18
6
6
 
5
5
6
6
8
8
6
6
6
15
Dan Gray
80
6.66
7
7
6
6
7
7
7
7
7
6
7
6
16
Nicky Nicolau
70
6.36
6
6
5
6
6
6
8
7
7
 
7
6
17
Bradley Baraclough
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
18
Peter Bore
24
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
6
6
6
 
 
19
Graham Hutchison
46
6.57
 
 
 
6
7
7
6
7
7
6
 
 
20
Tom Miller
36
7.2
7
7
7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7
8
22
Frazer Cobb
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
23
Elliot Green
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
26
Geoffrey Gouveia
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29
Connor Robinson 
39
6.5
 
 
 
 
8
6
 
 
7
6
6
6
31
David Morgan
25
6.25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7
6
6
6
34
Colin Larkin
50
6.25
 
 
 
6
7
6
6
6
7
 
6
6
37
Mamadou Fofana
32
6.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6
7
7
6
6
EX IMPS
35
Luke Dayley
33
6.6
7
7
7
6
6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
37
Mark McCammon
6
6
.
 
6
 
 

Last update 29 Sep12 11.00 a.m.

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