Smith Becomes A Free Agent

Lincoln can thankfully join Aldershot, Mansfield, York City, Chesterfield and Gainsborough Trinity, on the list of a growing number of clubs fortunate enough to get Adam Smith off the wage bill. The Latin phrase ‘caveat emptor’ – colloquially known as ‘buyer beware’ comes to mind with a player who will frustrate more than Captain Hook at a volleyball tournament. If he had a feather for every time he went missing in action last season he would surely be the first winger to actually fly!

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It is not as if he does not have the ability. The Stags certainly bought into and wore that T shirt before throwing it out. Well Holdsworth did and will doubtless sign him again some time soon.  Adam can, although rarely dare he, have the ground on its feet, toying with opponents. He can undo the foe with a cameo twinkle toe that will stop the show.  Assists for Aldershot  in season 2011/12 saw him run Dagenham (5-2) and Burton (2-0) ragged, but alas The Shots struggled in  October, November and December before sending him back to the Stags.

Although Adam started 8 of the 9 games he played upon his return to the Stags, netting 2 goals, he rarely finished a game.  An example of his impact potential saw him come on and bag a vital equaliser against Tamworth, a game the Stags would go on to win 2-1. Then in April he scored the opener against a resolute Stockport side as the Stags grabbed two in 8 second half minutes before being sacrificed as they held out for an invaluable 2-1 home win.
Adam underperformed at Lincoln big time, 2 goals and 4 assists apart. Allegedly he is comfortable on either flank, in a conventional 4-4-2 or more advanced role in a three pronged attack.  But in reality he is a passenger in games – opportunities that he could win on his own. At 5′ 11″ he can also been used as a central striker although his counter-attacking style sees him work best from wide positions. For every fan that says he deserves to be on the stage, another ten will say ‘what the first one out of town?’
Sorry to slate you for your time at the Imps Adam and the best of luck in the future.
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
7 Adam Smith 23 11 1964 2 44 4 18 17 4 1
pic thanks to wiki
FULL NAME Nathan Adam Smith
DATE OF BIRTH 20 February 1985 (age 27)
PLACE OF BIRTH Huddersfield,
HEIGHT 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
WEIGHT 12st (76.27kg)
CURRENT CLUB Mansfield Town
?–2001 Chesterfield
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Chesterfield 74 (3)
2008 Lincoln City (loan) 4 (0)
2008–2009 Gainsborough Trinity 11 (2)
2008–2009 York City (loan) 16 (2)
2009–2010 York City 29 (2)
2010–2012 Mansfield Town 44 (8)
2011-2012 Aldershot Town (loan x 2) 7 (0)
2012–2013 Lincoln City 34 (2)

Posted on May 9, 2013, in Transfer News, Writers - Rose Tinted and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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