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Taylor Joins Ambitious Sutton United

Former Aldershot, AFC Wimbledon, Dagenham & Redbridge and Lincoln City goal machine, Jamie Taylor, will ply his trade for ambitious Sutton United next season as the The U’s look for promotion from the Conference South.  This is a massive statement of intent from Chairman Bruce Elliott and manager Paul Doswell as  JT has the pedigree – scoring for fun to get Eastbourne and Grays promoted.

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The U’s unveiled two signings last night, two strikers and two Jamies, in Messers Slabber and Taylor. JT will be given the number 10 shirt for next season.  They join one of football’s tallest and most unique mascots in Jenny The Giraffe.  This is a good move for JT who has a big goal pedigree at this level with a decent midfield including ex-Imp Ali Fuseini and former Charlton and England C Sam Rents in the engine room supplying the bullets.

Jamie, one of the highest paid Lincoln City players last term, will join an ambitious club who finished 6th in the BSS last season. He is unlikely to have to take a pay-cut either, even if he has needed to turn his hand to painting and decorating, as a fill in. The U’s were Isthmian League Champions in 2010-11, but have ambitious plans to be in the BSP after 7 wins took them to within two points of Chelmsford City.

JT is a modern predator, an infectious player who likes to get into the action in and out of the penalty box. Not the tallest, perhaps the very personification of an Imp, when he gets the ball there is a sense of expectation and an immediate increase in the teams threat and momentum.  He bagged a goal every 230 minutes plus 7 credited assistance, as well as untold nuisance value that also earned him 6 yellow cards. He gave us the lead in the Cup game against Walsall, but his braces against Telford and Stockport were inspirational in securing 4 vital points for the club at pivotal stages of the season.

Thanks Jamie and good luck.

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Jamie Taylor’s  Imp stats 2012/13
No 7 Comp Starts Sub Goals Assists Shots Fouls Fouled Mins YC RC
Striker L & C 37 7 15 7 82 39 50 3458 6 0
Jamie Taylor’s  Imp stats 2011/12
No 7 Comp Starts Sub Goals Assists Shots Fouls Fouled Mins YC RC
Striker BSP 10 14 3 1 35 8 12 1114 0 0
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STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Jamie Taylor
DATE OF BIRTH 16 December 1982 (age 31)
PLACE OF BIRTH Crawley,
HEIGHT 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
WEIGHT 12st 6lb (76.99kg)
POSITION: STRIKER
CURRENT CLUB Sutton United
NUMBER 10
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
? –2001 Broadbridge Heath n/a (?)
2001–2002 Horsham n/a (?)
2002–2004 Aldershot Town 32 (5)
2003 Horsham (loan) n/a (?)
2003 Carshalton Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2004 AFC Wimbledon 25 (10)
2004–2006 Horsham 6 (11)
2006–2007 Woking 11 (1)
2007–2008 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 (2)
2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 16 (9)
2008–2009 Grays Athletic 18 (3)
2009–2011 Eastbourne Borough 90 (28)
2011–2013 Lincoln City 68 (19)

Goodbye Jamie Taylor.

Jamie Taylor is a goal machine, plying his trade at Aldershot, AFC Wimbledon, Dagenham & Redbridge Grays and Eastbourne. Alas, his time at Impdom has come to an end due to a family decision to return to the south. Thanks Jamie, you repaid our faith in full, Save The Mighty Imps will always remember your mercurial style and vital goals in a struggling side.

Jamie is a modern predator, an infectious player who likes to get into the action in and out of the penalty box. Not the tallest, perhaps the very personification of an Imp, when he gets the ball there is a sense of expectation and an immediate increase in the teams threat and momentum.  He bagged a goal every 230 minutes plus 7 credited assistance, as well as untold nuisance value that also earned him 6 yellow cards. He gave us the lead in the Cup game against Walsall, but his braces against Telford and Stockport were inspirational in securing 4 vital points for the club at pivotal stages of the season.

Thanks Jamie and good luck. Will you return to Eastbourne where you bagged 28 goals in a glorious couple of seasons or will ambitious Sutton woo you?

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Jamie Taylor’s  Imp stats 2012/13
No 7 Comp Starts Sub Goals Assists Shots Fouls Fouled Mins YC RC
Striker L & C 37 7 15 7 82 39 50 3458 6 0
Jamie Taylor’s  Imp stats 2011/12
No 7 Comp Starts Sub Goals Assists Shots Fouls Fouled Mins YC RC
Striker BSP 10 14 3 1 35 8 12 1114 0 0
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STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Jamie Taylor
DATE OF BIRTH 16 December 1982 (age 31)
PLACE OF BIRTH Crawley,
HEIGHT 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
WEIGHT 12st 6lb (76.99kg)
POSITION: STRIKER
CURRENT CLUB Lincoln City
NUMBER 7
SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
? –2001 Broadbridge Heath n/a (?)
2001–2002 Horsham n/a (?)
2002–2004 Aldershot Town 32 (5)
2003 Horsham (loan) n/a (?)
2003 Carshalton Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2004 AFC Wimbledon 25 (10)
2004–2006 Horsham 6 (11)
2006–2007 Woking 11 (1)
2007–2008 Dagenham & Redbridge 17 (2)
2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 16 (9)
2008–2009 Grays Athletic 18 (3)
2009–2011 Eastbourne Borough 90 (28)
2011– Lincoln City 68 (19)

The Case for The Defence

Tonight at Cambridge we face 6′ 5″ Stockport County steal  Tom Elliott, new wingers Robbie Wilmott (Luton Town) and Adriano Moke (York City) and a battle of attrition in the middle with Ricky Wellard (AFC Wimbledon) and Rossi Jarvis, with Keiran Murtagh (Macclesfield) unable to even get in the side. This is indeed a test for our new back-four dubbed Holdsworth’s underdogs of war.

Thanks for reading the oracle of Optimism.

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Tuesday  14 th August K.O at 7.45 pm

Cambridge Away end seating (terrace in brackets) 18 (15) 12 (10) 8 (5) South Stand seats (1600) LCFC official site confirmed that  terracing is available for this evening’s game £15 adults£10 concessions and £5 for U16sU5s are free.

Ground Guide & directions

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It certainly shows how times have changed, with up to 400 Imps set to travel, more in hope than expectation,  to rivals we  once looked down upon.  Cambridge have spent big in their centenary year, something we failed to do when we were 125, but you feel another tight performance from our back four could give serious credence to a play-off push. The consensus at STMI optimistically suggests a 1-0 smash and grab, a 0-0 and a hiding that will bring us down to earth. Trainee journalist Rose Tinted already has ribbons in her hair, Bacardi Breezers on her breath and is going for 2-0 with a knighthood for Reg and Bob coming in the post.

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Cambridge like Kidderminster have injuries, or did on Saturday despite only being pegged back by a last minute penalty at Forest Green. FGR brought in 4 strikers over the summer but they found United a tough nut to crack. Jez George  fielded five of his new faces that day, but could also welcome back  Michael Gash and Andy Pugh, and Adam Marriott was confined to his bed.  Huge 6’5″ striker Tom Elliott (ankle knock) should be fit to lead the line,  as could  Berry who suffered mild concussion.  Gash you feel would be the man to replace them with ex-Imp Smith.

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Gray and Nutter were superb at right and left full-back respectively, whilst Boyce and Miller were consummate in the centre. But that was against a one plus the foragers, tonight they will face 4-3-3 or 4-4-2.  Gray you feel will have the edge on Moke as he has the pace, positional sense and pedigree to play much higher. Nutter will need Smith to be at his best if he is to deal with Wilmott.

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For Boyce this is both a test of his undoubted quality and temperament, ditto Miller to an extent, for both will undoubtedly collect cards this term. Whether 5-3-2 would work is anyone’s guess as Hutchison could be a fine and cultured sweeper. It we can hold out, with questions over Captain Mills, the lynch-pin holding midfielder, then a smash and grab could be on.  But  Mills, who was everywhere despite the pain on Saturday, will have a tough ask himself against a quality midfield.

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Good luck Imps, every game is a cup final to win the lost fans back. The games are coming thick and fast and creditable draws or 4 points from these two would certainly restore the faith and get the turnstiles clicking.

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United 4-4-2

1 Hedge

2 Roberts 4 Coulson 14 Garner 3 Jennings

22 Wilmott 16 Jarvis  8 Wellard 21 Moke

9 Gash 10 Elliott

 

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(White away kit debuts)

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Farman 

Gray Hutchison Boyce Nutter

Dayley Power Mills Smith

Taylor Duffy

Who Is Homeless Hatter Danny Gleeson?

Luton Town have released former Cambridge United right back Danny Gleeson, alerting a posse of BSP clubs.  Proven at this level, last season saw his chances limited by injury  and competition from on-loan AFC Wimbledon defender Curtis Osanu.  The 6′ 3″ lad is already understood to be in discussions with 4 BSP clubs after failing to get a new deal along with striker Danny Crowe and left back Shane Blackett.

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The big issues as ever for the Imps would be wages and budget, plus the fact that we already have Paul Robson signed up for another season.  David Holdsworth is however mindful of the fact that a big side will pose problems for some of the footballing sides and  Danny would certainly provide that.  He has been capped 7 times for England C, suggesting Paul Fairclough the non-league guru also has confidence in his ability.

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Born a stones throw from the Abbey Stadium Danny came up through the ranks before tasting League football at both Cambridge and Notts County following a free transfer.  He then rejoined the U’s on loan before making the deal permanent in 2007, making 110 appearances over 3 seasons as well as receiving his England call-ups.  In 2010 Luton signed him for free on a two year deal that saw him become an integral part of the side that tasted defeat in the play-off final against Wimbledon.  This season saw one of the don’s fringe players came back to haunt him by keeping him out of the side.  Let us hope Janos Kovacs has nothing but good things to say about him should we pursue an interest.

 
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STMI Biopic
Full name Daniel Edwin Gleeson
Date of birth 17 February 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth Cambridge
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position 13st 2lb (83.45kg)
Position: Right back.
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Cambridge United 62 (1)
2003 Welling United (loan) 2 (0)
2006–2007 Notts County 21 (0)
2007 Cambridge United (loan) 8 (1)
2007–2010 Cambridge United 116 (1)
2010–2012 Luton Town 49 (0)
National team
2007– England C 7 (0)

Sincil Saviour Jamie Taylor?

Jamie Taylor, Lincoln City’s lethal Long bow will be 29 on Friday, reaching what Arsene Wenger described as ‘the peak’ when referring to Dennis Bergkamp.  Like Dennis and so many other quality forwards he does get some knocks with first a back and then a knee injury restricting his appearances to just 3 starts and 7 substitute appearances prior to yesterday.

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In the style of a coiled spring he certainly made up for lost time, giving us a glimpse of what we have been missing. coiled spring made up. Covering every blade of grass he put travelling Imps in mind of another Jamie – bow now for we refer to the Forester – as he and Platt became the hub, nay creative spark as they made hay while the sun shone at the Seagulls nest.   Taylors brace comprised a caressing touch with a crisp half volley followed by  a thunderbolt on the turn from the right-hand corner of the box to give us the cushion we needed to see out the tie.

So double top Taylor tames ten Seagulls then? Surely we are expecting too much of him to  live up to the twenty goal tag with half of the season still gone and some tough games to come.  Perhaps not but he will run it close this season and possibly next for he has a non-league pedigree and not unlike unlike ex King Cod Connell at this level, he will deliver.   Undeniably, a Jamie Taylor, would in the right side, fire us to the promised land and Holdsworth knows it,  the only doubt is can he finally go one step beyond and do the business in the Football League?. If he can keep him protected from his own bravery Platt, Sheridan and Russell can and will supply the bullets.

Back to that pedigree.  Jamie found the non-league knack in the 2000-1 season with Broadbridge bagging 17 before moving up a notch to Horsham hammering 35 in 37 appearances. Aldershot stepped in but he rarely got a look in grabbing 1 in 3 before being loaned back to Horsham for a month. He sparked a promotion push while he was there averaging a goal a game although another loan at Carshalton did not suit his style. The stats range from a wee 5′ 6″  – more descriptive of his aerial prowess –  to 5′ 9″  with a solid 12 stone frame for a whippet with glue on his boots.

AFC Wimbledon took him on and were rewarded with ten goals in 25 starts and promotion to the Isthmian First Division before he then returned to Horsham followed by a move to Woking and then Dagenham.  Again it seemed a step to far as he managed 2 goals in 15 starts as against 9 in 16 when loaned to Grays Athletic who he subsequently signed for.  Eastbourne stepped in after a season as Jamie went on to bang in 25 goals with 15 of them coming in last years relegation season from the Conference.

The Imps are a big deal for Jamie –  and Sincil Bank is clearly a dream stage for the lad.  As he told BBC Radio Lincs Sportin Hortin,  when he joined us

“I’ve played here once and I’ve just walked into the ground and it looks even bigger. I can’t wait,”

Bring it on Jamie the Cods on Boxing Day awaits & Sincil Salivates………….

Jamie Taylor
Jamie Taylor
2011/12 – Games 11 (7 sub) Goals 2 Shots 17
Date of birth 16 December 1982 (age 28)
Place of birth Crawley,
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 77.1 kg 12st 2lb
Playing position Forward
Club information
Contract Details July 2009 – June 2013
Number 7
Senior Stats (Lge & Cup)
Duration Team Apps (Goals)
2000 –2001 Broadbridge Heath 28 (17)
2001–2002 Horsham 37 (35)
2002–2004 Aldershot Town 3 (1)
2003 Horsham (loan) 4 (5)
2003 Carshalton Athletic (loan) 7 (1)
2004 AFC Wimbledon 25 (10)
2004–2006 Horsham ? (?)
2006–2007 Woking 11 (1)
2007–2008 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 (2)
2008  Grays Athletic (loan) 16 (9)
2008–2009 Grays Athletic 18 (3)
2009–2011 Eastbourne Borough 88 (25)
2011– date Lincoln City 11 (2)