Monthly Archives: December 2012

Save The Mighty Imps – 2012 in review

A massive thanks to all the Blue Square fans that have read the blog along with fans of the Mighty Imps. STMI hopes you all have a great 2013. Be healthy, wealthy and wise. Though we are no longer able to cover games and therefore write the blog, here is how we did thanks to the WordPress.com stats folks, who prepared a 2012 annual report for Save The Mighty Imps.

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Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 670,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 12 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

In 2012, there were 778 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 882 posts. There were 557 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4 MB. That’s about 2 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was July 26th with 16,222 views. The most popular post that day was Pompey Plight Despite Leeds Leaves Westwood In Limbo.

The top referring sites in 2012 were:

  1. newsnow.co.uk
  2. mobile.newsnow.co.uk
  3. Social media Twitter /facebook.com (imps fan & LCB)
  4. hattersnews.co.uk
  5. members3.boardhost.com

The most viewed sections were

  1. A View From The Stacey West
  2. Blue Square zone
  3. Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at
  4. Squad
  5. The Form of The Foe

Any Imps fans who wish to view a month by month recap of the events of 2012 (up until we ceased in October (after Wrexham and the start of the run) please click any month below

 

A Dog’s Not Just For Xmas its for Life

Have you room at your Lincolnshire Inn at Christmas for a greyhound in need of a home?

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Greyhound ADIE - Lincs Greyhound Trust

 

Adie is the longest stayer at Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust (LGT) and really deserves to find a loving home soon.

Despite LGT re-homing 124 different greyhounds in 2012 poor Adie has been overlooked as he is a big strong lad who’d need a good responsible owner.

All LGT dogs are neutered, vaccinated up to date and microchipped and we provide a collar, lead, coat and muzzle plus 4 weeks free insurance with every greyhound we re-home.

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If you’d like to know more about Adie or any of the other greyhounds in our care please contact me or check out our websitewww.lincolnshiregreyhoundtrust.com or our facebook chat pagehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/459650180720240/

The Form Of The Mighty Imps

Shorn of Bradford city marksman Hannah and the caresses of Crawley winger Neilson, the Imps can continue to prove their play-off credentials against table topping Grimsby town. We can obtain at least a home draw one feels and, as the most in-form away side, go to town and land a big-un.

A merry Impmas and thank you for reading Bank exile Neil Gentleman-Hobbs. 

Lincoln City F.C. badge.png   Grimb Badge.png

Wednesday  26th December 

 

The Mariners sit 1st whilst the Imps sit 10th but the recent form for both sides has been equally impressive.

CLUB P W D L GD PTS
Grimsby 23 12 7 4 21 43
Newport 22 13 3 6 18 42
Wrexham 22 11 6 5 19 39
F Green 22 11 5 6 12 38
Luton 21 11 3 7 5 36
Kid’minster 23 9 8 6 12 35
Dartford 23 10 3 10 2 33
Mansfield 20 9 5 6 2 32
Macclesfield 22 9 5 8 -2 32
Lincoln City 21 8 5 8 1 29

 

Lincoln City F.C. badge.pngThe Imps Form

Recent BSP Results (last game 1st)
Results breakdown
Dartford
2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imps
4
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Imps
0
Home
11
5
2
4
20
18
2
17
11
Woking
2
Away
10
3
3
4
14
15
-1
12
13
Imps
3
Overall
21
8
5
8
34
33
1
29
10
Hereford
2
The last 5′s
Barrow
1
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Imps
2
Overall
5
4
0
1
12
7
5
12
3
Imps
3
Home
5
2
1
2
10
9
1
7
11
Braintree
0
Away
5
3
1
1
10
8
2
10
1
Imps
3
Last 3 Months form
Stockport
3
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Wrexham
2
October
4
1
2
1
8
7
1
5
12
Imps
4
November
3
3
0
0
8
3
5
9
1
December
2
1
 0
1
4
4
0
 3
9

 

Lincoln City F.C. badge.png£££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate
2970
Luton Town
Lowest home gate
1455
Braintree Town
Average Home Gate
1977
 
Total Turnstile Clicks
21,750
 

   

Lincoln City F.C. badge.pngHeroes & Villains

 BSP only
 
 
 
Heroes
Goals
 
Assists
Taylor
9
Gray
3
Larkin
7
Taylor
3
Nicolau
4
Nicolau
3
Boyce
3
4 Imps
2
Oliver
3
Villains
Yellows
 
Reds
Boyce
4
Mills
1
Sheridan
4
Taylor
4
Smith
3
Gray
3
 
 
YELLOWS
33
 REDS
 1

   

Keeper corner– Paul Farman

Games
Sub
Conceded
Saves
Mins Played
Clean sheets
Mins per goal
Yc’s
Rc’s
20
0
25
77
1800
3
72
1
0

Imps V Grimsby – The Form of The Fishy Foe

Grimsby come to the Bank on Boxing day in the first of two of the festive all Lincolnshire double headers. They will have to do it without 9 goals in 14 Ross Hannah, who got the winner on Friday against Wrexham.  With his try before you buy loan spell completed Bradford will seek hard cash on the table for him to return to Blundell Park in time for round two on January 1st. Exciting wideboy and fellow loanee Scott Neilson has also completed his loan spell and will return to Crawley evening things up a tad, as the table topping Mariners travel to the Mighty Imps, who fancy a play-off place after a fine run of form including a 10 match unbeaten run.

A big welcome to the Mariners, thank you for reading the form of the Foe courtesy of Bank exile Neil Gentleman-Hobbs. 

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Wednesday  26th December 

Away Fans Prices
Adults £18
Cons £13
U18 £7
Co Op stand seating (Capacity 1850)

 

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GROUND GUIDE

   Grimb Badge.pngThe Mariners sit 1st whilst the Imps sit 10th.

CLUB P W D L GD PTS
Grimsby 23 12 7 4 21 43
Newport 22 13 3 6 18 42
Wrexham 22 11 6 5 19 39
F Green 22 11 5 6 12 38
Luton 21 11 3 7 5 36
Kid’minster 23 9 8 6 12 35
Dartford 23 10 3 10 2 33
Mansfield 20 9 5 6 2 32
Macclesfield 22 9 5 8 -2 32
Lincoln City 21 8 5 8 1 29

 

   Grimb Badge.pngThe Mariners Form

The Mariners have cast off the long-term loss of hit-man Hearn and really got their act together over the last 3 months. The win over big rivals Wrexham on Friday shows a robust and resilient squad has what it takes to beat those around them as well as the BSP’s stubborn sides that have seen them enjoy a successful, albeit relatively clement, recent run.

Recent Results (last game 1st)
Results breakdown
Grimsby
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wrexham
0
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Grimsby
2
Home
12
8
1
3
24
8
16
25
2
Tamworth
0
Away
11
4
6
1
13
8
5
18
2
Ebbsfleet
1
Overall
23
12
7
4
37
16
21
43
1
Grimsby
1
The last 5′s
Grimsby
3
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Braintree
0
Overall
5
4
1
0
12
2
10
13
2
Grimsby
5
Home
5
4
0
1
11
2
9
12
3
Woking
1
Away
5
3
1
1
8
5
3
10
1
Hyde
3
Last 3 Months form
Grimsby
2
 
G
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
Position
Tamworth
0
October
4
2
0
2
5
4
4
6
9
Grimsby
1
November
4
3
0
1
11
4
7
9
1
December
3
2
 1
0
4
1
3
 7
2

 

   Grimb Badge.png£££ – Ker-ching 

Highest Home Gate
40302
Wrexham
Lowest home gate
3014
Macc Town
Average Home Gate
3523
 
Total Turnstile Clicks
42,282
 

   Grimb Badge.pngHeroes & Villains

 
 
 
 
Heroes
Goals
 
Assists
Hannah
10
Colbeck
5
Disley
4
Thomas
3
Pond (on loan)
2
Pond
3
Cook
3
Neilson
3
Elding (+ 3 others)
2
Cook
2
Villains
Yellows
 
Reds
Niven
6
Neilson
1
Pearson
5
Thomas
5
Disley & Pond
3
(3 lads)
2
 
 
YELLOWS
35
 REDS
 1

   Grimb Badge.png Summer Transfer dealings

Excluding the loan signings of Hannah (a name to conjure with for older Imps) and Neilson, the Mariners managerial duo were backed generously again by John Fenty. In came defenders Simon Ford from Chesterfield, Sam Hatton from AFC Wimbledon, Aswad Thomas from Braintree;  keeper Greg Flemming from Chesterfield; Right winger Joe Colbeck from Hereford United; and strikers Greg Pearson from Burton Albion and Andy Cook from Barrow. Trialist midfielder Derek Niven also got a 1 year deal.  Coulson left for York City and Scott Garner went to Cambridge, plus Anthony Church,  Kiernan Hughes- Mason,  Peter Winn,  Gary Silk and Charlie I’Anson were also released.

IN– Defender Simon Ford from Chesterfield
IN– keeper Greg Flemming from Chesterfield
IN– midfield trialist  Derek Niven
IN– Striker Greg Pearson from Burton.
IN– Defender Aswad Thomas from Braintree 
IN– Right winger Joe Colbeck from Hereford
IN– Defender Sam Hatton from AFC Wimbledon
OUT- Coulson to York City
OUT- Scott Garner to Cambridge
IN- Striker Andy Cook from Barrow (undisclosed)
OUT Rob Duffy Lincoln City


Keeper corner– James McKeown

Just 16 conceded all season with 9 clean sheets.

Games
Sub
Conceded
Saves
Mins Played
Clean sheets
Mins per goal
Yc’s
Rc’s
23
0
16
106
2070
9
129
1
0