Barnet FC (A) STMI’s Big Fat Match Preview

Welcome, all Bees & Imps, to what will hopefully be a feast of Football at the New Hive, a princely venue worthy of cheers as opposed to tears. Though it will be contested between the capitol and the breadbasket of Britain, the teams & schemes will be conjured by a Dutch master and a son of York. But enough, to the costs, the head-to-head, the form, the heroes and the villains who will represent our hopes and dreams.

Thanks for reading  Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

 

Barnet FC.svg  V  Lincoln City F.C. badge.png

Saturday  14th September K.O 15:00 pm

Away Fans Pricing  Adults £17  Cons £13
U14 £9  The North Stand has 750 terrace spaces plus seats in West stand

Black & Amber meets Lincoln Green then?

 

Edgar Davids Manager Gary Simpson
4-4-3 / Various Formation 4-2-3-1 /various
3 Position 4
14 Points 13
13 Goals scored 7
6 Goals conceded 4
13 Yellow cards 12
0 Red Cards 1
Relegated Position 2012/13 16
Play-offs Forecast Play-offs
3-0 V Chester (H) & Braintree (A) Biggest win 2-0 V Wrexham (H)
1-2 V Halifax (A) Heaviest defeat 0-1 V Cambridge (A) & 0-1 V Salisbury (H)

£££ Ker-ching

5719 Total Turnstile Clicks 9928
1906 Ave Gate 2429
2543 V Chester Hi 2642 v Salisbury
1507 V Nuneaton Low 2290 V Forest Green

Form guides

G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Barnet (H) 3 2 1 0 7 3 4 7 8
Lincoln (A) 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4 8
                   
Last 5                  
Barnet 5 3 1 1 10 6 3 10 3
Lincoln 5 3 0 2 6 4 2 9 6
                   
Overall                  
  G W D L F A GD Pts  
Barnet 7 4 2 1 13 6 7 14 3
Lincoln 6 4 1 2 7 4 3 13 4

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results  
Hyde 5 Tomlinson 3 Halifax 2
Marsh-Brown 3 Fairhurst 2 Barnet 1
Byrne 2 Rowe 1 Lincoln 0
Gambin 1 Boyce 1 Salisbury 1
Weston 1     Barnet 3
Crawford 1     Hyde 2
        Dartford 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Lincoln 2
Gambin 2 Newton 2 Braintree 0
Weston 1 Boyce 1 Barnet 3
Byrne 1 Brown 1 Lincoln 2
Vihete 1     Wrexham 0
Luisma 1     Barnet 1
        Nuneaton 1
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Cambridge 1
Yiadom 3 Rowe 2 Imps 0
Weston 2 Tomlinson 2 Gateshead 1
Stack 1 Foster 2 Barnet 2
Acheampong 1 Boyce 1 Imps 2
Saville 1 Power 1 FGR 1
Stephens 1 Gray 1 Tamworth 0
Marsh-Brown 1 Miller 1 Barnet 0
Crawford 1 Newton 1 Imps 1
Casabella 1 Yussuf 1 Macc 0
Byrne 1     Barnet 3
Villains Reds Villains Reds Chester 0
N/a 0 Power 1 Woking 0
        Imps 0

 

P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Cambridge United 7 5 2 0 13 3 +10 17
2 Nuneaton Town 7 5 2 0 12 5 +7 17
3 Barnet 7 4 2 1 13 6 +7 14
4 Lincoln City 7 4 1 2 7 4 +3 13
5 FC Halifax Town 7 4 1 2 12 13 -1 13
6 Forest Green Rovers 7 3 3 1 16 6 +10 12
7 Alfreton Town 7 4 0 3 13 12 +1 12

 The Teams

Barnet FC.svg

David’s potential busy Bees

4-4-3 (off)

13 Stack

2 Yiadom Acheampong 30 Stephens 3 Johnson

24 Casabella

4 Weston           Byrne

7 Marsh-Brown                         11 Gambin

9 Hyde

*****

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Simmo’s Six-foot soldiers

4-3-1-2

Farman

Miller  Brown  Boyce Newton (Y-73)

 Foster Nolan     

Power  Rowe Sheridan

Thomlinson 

The schemes

Gary Simpson an early English exponent of the Dutch 4-2-3-1 style and guile meets Edgar Davids in a clash of two cultures.  Mr Davids has stirred up a bit of a hornets nest in the land of honey, by first making himself number one and then having two Saturdays off, if the rumours and stattos are to be believed. Both may play football, but where Edgar extols the virtue of the free and flowing, Simmo keeps it tight with 6 allowing an awesome foursome to flourish. He needs to with a budget afforded by a board that habitually proves that it can peel an orange in their pocket without wasting a drop.  Mmmm, indeed but in all seriousness the Imps are the underdogs at Barnet and who could blame them for coming and parking the bus?

Edgar’s emissaries of not quite total football, will pose Lincoln problems, forget potential bad hair day in the wind, here we are talking a man on a diet of castor oil with a cough. The Right-back Yiadom, more yellows thus far than a typical year 9 or 10 boy going through puberty, is an all-action wing-back in the Newton mould, suggesting an interesting duel down that flank. A tenner on a Newton free-kick opener could be worth a flutter, but with Marsh-Brown also a menace we must avoid any two on ones.

The two centre-backs, Acheampong & Stephens are immense and will pose problems in either box, suggesting Thomlinson or Wright will not beat them in the air in a month of Sundays. Fortunately this is on a Saturday and pace could have them if left-back Johnson can also be outwitted. One positive is that he is unlikely to cross the centre line, although he is competent at his job, allowing Miller a bit of scope with Power surely coming into his own, what with the fresh legs hunger and all.

The Barnet midfield trio would bless any side at our level, three energetic skirmishers with skill to boot, they dominated for long periods against Halifax before going down 2-1. That is one thing about the busy Bees, they do concede, even if keeper Stack is more than competent and hard to beat.  Casabella sits and protects the back four whilst Weston and Byrne get amongst among and scheme.  Marsh-Brown and Gambin are very dangerous indeed suggesting no one should criticise the manager for using defence as the best form of attack tomorrow.

Leading League marksman Hyde will be a handful for Boyce and Brown in the air and on the ground, His knock-backs have have afforded Marsh-Brown the opportunity to feed on the scraps three times this season and Byrne, with two, also appears a worry from deep.  Gambin is a tricky little customer in the old inside left mould, his creativity sees him lead the assists charts and he too has a choice goal to his name.

So draw the Sting Imps and hope to hit them on the break. It is a long journey down, but it will be all the shorter back with a hard-earned point to keep us there or thereabouts..

Historic head -to-head

This game, one fears, is set to be a tight one, although matches between the two sides are traditionally high scoring affairs.  With top Skrill marksman Hyde on 5, Tomlinson and Marsh-Brown on 3 and Fairhurst on two, the optimists will hope for a repeat treat.  We lost 4-2 at Barnet the season we were relegated but 9 of the last 15 encounters have seen between 5 and 7 goals. Here is the historic tale of the tape and the last 15 fixtures in detail

At Sincil Bank (14) At Underhill (14)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 10 71.43 Barnet 9 64.29
Barnet 3 21.43 Lincoln City 3 21.43
Draws 1 7.14 Draws 2 14.29
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 24 1.7 Barnet 32 2.3
Barnet 14 1 Lincoln City 25 1.8
Neutral Ground (0) Totals (28 games)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 n/a Lincoln City 13 46.43
Barnet 0 n/a Barnet 12 42.86
Draws 0 n/a Draws 3 10.71
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 n/a Lincoln City 49 1.75
Barnet 0 n/a Barnet 46 1.64
High scores
Highest Aggregate 8 Barnet 5 – 3 Lincoln City 1999/2000
Highest Lincoln City score: 5 Barnet 0 – 5 Lincoln City 2006/2007
Highest Barnet score: 6 Lincoln City 0 – 6 Barnet 1991/1992
DATE FIXTURE RESULT SCORE COMPETITION
22 Jan 2000 Barnet v Lincoln City L 5-3 Division 3
28 Oct 2000 Barnet v Lincoln City L 4-3 Division 3
16 Apr 2001 Lincoln City v Barnet W 2-1 Division 3
14 Jan 2006 Lincoln City v Barnet W 4-1 League Two
14 Feb 2006 Barnet v Lincoln City W 2-3 League Two
14 Oct 2006 Barnet v Lincoln City W 0-5 League Two
17 Mar 2007 Lincoln City v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
15 Dec 2007 Lincoln City v Barnet W 4-1 League Two
22 Mar 2008 Barnet v Lincoln City L 5-2 League Two
06 Sep 2008 Lincoln City v Barnet W 2-0 League Two
21 Mar 2009 Barnet v Lincoln City L 3-2 League Two
08 Aug 2009 Lincoln City v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
16 Jan 2010 Barnet v Lincoln City W 1-2 League Two
11 Sep 2010 Lincoln City v Barnet W 1-0 League Two
26 Feb 2011 Barnet v Lincoln City L 4-2 League Two

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