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Southport V Imps – Brabin Planning Tuesday Rumble in the 6-Pointer.

After the Nuneaton Town under Daish, Southport FC under former Luton Town & Cambridge United manager Gary Brabin is not an enticing thought on a Tuesday night.  Yes after the no show The Sandgrounders are another side who have appointed a new manager. STMI were the first to break the news last night and feared the worst – are we cursed? In truth we were also still gutted gutted that he had agreed personal terms so early in the day because Brabin can now call in favours from all his mates in the North-West (Gary’s born and bread in Liverpool so forget porridge because raw meat scouse and 4-4-2 builds football teams in these parts) and potentially have the cabs there for this afternoon.  A manager with a 49.6% win rate in the non-League has clearly been waiting for the right job since Luton discarded him in 2012. He also waited a year before returning after Cambridge – and that was for the Luton job.

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The Challenge

Bring back Martin Foyle because Gary Brabin’s side will be bang up for it. They will be wanting to prove a point to the manager and Brabin will be wanting to prove a point to a Lincoln board that  passed him by  not that long ago.  As to whether he can turn Southport who really battled back twice before going down 2-5 at home to Woking, well that is the big question.  The Imps will be missing Anderson and Hamza, while MacDonald went off injured for ‘Port at the weekend.

Brodie and Luke Foster  might also want The Imps to think they should have tried a little harder in recent years too. Challoner  and Fitzpatrick are useful yet Newton and Miller can really get to grips with that back four.  As to whether Brabin will revert to the 3-5-2 that got the smash and grab 1-0 at the Cods or go with his preferred 4-4-2 for his first game is anyone’s guess.  One thing is for sure we play a part-time side that can pay more than we can, otherwise Mr Brabin would not have put his slippers in the oven and come out on a wet and windy Tuesday night. Then again they are his local club.

Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Southport 8 April 2008 23 June 2008 7 5 0 2 71.43
Cambridge United 23 June 2008 13 July 2009 54 27 14 13 50.00
Luton Town 28 March 2011 31 March 2012 62 29 22 11 46.77
Total 123 61 36 26 49.59

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Ground guide

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The Potential teams & schemes

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Gary Brabin goes 4-4-2
19 Raja
2 Challoner 6 Foster 5 Collins 3 Fitzpatrick
12 Lynch 4 Kay 8 George 11 Brogan
 10 Brodie 17 Dyer
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23 Sam-Yorke 11 Tomlinson   22 Marshall
10 Ledsham 14 Nolan 12 Mendy
3 Newton  6 Diagne  5 Brown 17 Caprice
26 Townsend
Simmo goes 4-3-3-

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 Statistical head to head

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Gary Brabin Manager Gary Simpson
4-5-1 / 4-3-3 Formation 4-2-3-1
21 Position 15
20 Points 13
11 Goals scored 20
25 Goals conceded 24
16 Yellow cards 23
1 Red Cards 3
18th Position 2013/14 14th
Bottom half Forecast To half
n/a Biggest win 2-0 v Macc
n/a Heaviest defeat 1-3 V Gulls 

Ker-ching

5,817 Total Turnstile Clicks 20,007
821 Ave Gate 2858
1202 V Bristol R Hi 5209 V Grimsby
730 v Woking Low 2231 V Braintree

Heroes & Villains

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Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results .
Brodie 2 Burrow 6 Southport 2
Connor 2 Bencherif 4 Woking 5
Foster 2 Tomlinson 4 Nuneaton 2
Hattersley 1 Newton 3 Lincoln 1
Gorman 1 Robinson 1 Grimsby 0
Fitzpatrick 1 Miller 1 Southport 1
. . Anderson 1 Lincoln 1
. . . . Gateshead 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Southport 0
Fitzpatrick 1 Newton 7 Bristol R 1
Hattersley 1 Tomlinson 5 Lincoln 2
Gorman 1 Power 1 Macclesfield 0
. . Nolan 1 Macclesfield 3
. . . . Southport 0
. . . . Aldershot 1
. . . . Lincoln 0
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Chester 2
George 5 Newton 5 Southport 0
Brodie 3 Mendy 3 Welling 2
kay 2 Power 3 Lincoln 0
Mitchell 1 Bencherif 3 Southport 0
McDonald 1 Tomlinson 2 Alfreton 2
Challoner 1 Diagne 2 Lincoln 2
Rutherford 1 Caprice 1 Bristol R 3
Fitzpatrick 1 Nolan 1 Southport 1
 6 others 1 Marshall 1 Kidderminster 0
. . Brown 1 Lincoln 3
. . Miller 1 Grimsby 2
Villains Reds Villains Reds Eastleigh 2
Brodie 1 Bencherif 1 Southport 1
. . Brown 1 Woking 3
. . Burrow 1 Lincoln 1

Current & Overall Form 

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Form . . . . . . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Southport (H) 7 2 0 5 5 12 -7 6 21
Lincoln (A) 7 2 0 5 8 13 -3 6 15
Lincoln (H) 7 3 2 2 12 11 1 11 16
Southport (A) 7 1 2 4 6 13 -7 9 23
Last Six . . . . . . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln 6 1 1 4 6 9 -3 4 22
Southport 6 1 0 5 3 13 -4 4 24
Overall . . . . . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln 14 5 2 7 20 24 -3 16 15
Southport 14 3 2 9 11 25 -14 11 21

 Head to Head

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At Southport (33) At Lincoln City (33)
Results Total % Results Total %
Southport 16 48.48 Lincoln City 21 63.64
Lincoln City 7 21.21 Southport 5 15.15
Draws 10 30.30 Draws 7 21.21
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Southport 63 1.91 Lincoln City 81 2.45
Lincoln City 48 1.45 Southport 30 0.91
On Neutral Ground (0) Overall (66 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Southport 0 0.00 Southport 21 31.82
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 28 42.42
Draws 0 0.00 Draws 17 25.76
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Southport 0 0.00 Southport 93 1.41
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 129 1.95

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Records
Highest Aggregate 8 Southport 4 – 4 Lincoln City 1964/1965
Highest Southport score: 5 Southport 5 – 1 Lincoln City 1965/1966
Highest Lincoln City score: 7 Lincoln City 7 – 0 Southport 1931/1932

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Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Sat 09 Mar Lincoln City 1 – 0 Southport (Conference) Premier
Tue 08 Jan Southport 4 – 2 Lincoln City (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Tue 24 Jan Lincoln City 2 – 0 Southport (Conference) Premier
Sat 13 Aug Southport 2 – 2 Lincoln City (Conference) Premier
1975/1976 Wed 25 Feb Lincoln City 6 – 0 Southport Fourth Division
Wed 24 Sep Southport 1 – 2 Lincoln City Fourth Division
1974/1975 Mon 28 Apr Southport 3 – 2 Lincoln City Fourth Division
Wed 18 Sep Lincoln City 1 – 1 Southport Fourth Division
1972/1973 Sat 14 Apr Southport 1 – 0 Lincoln City Fourth Division
Wed 21 Mar Lincoln City 3 – 1 Southport Fourth D

 

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Skrill Premier Home Crowd Stats

Luton Town, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town and Cambridge United all top 3,000 with Lincoln, Chester FC, Aldershot and Kidderminster Harriers all  averaging over 2,000 home gates in the Skrill Premier League so far this season.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

The Luton Town effect has seen them not only pitch in with a seventh of the total turnstile clicks for the SPL (just under 352,000 with an 1826 average), but also feature in seven of their counterparts seasonal highs (we will cover the away crowds separately later today).  Lincoln City have featured in four, which is incredible given our mid-table position.

Home stats (to Oct 31 3013)

Team Turnstile Clicks Average Highest
1 Luton Town 51,620 6,452 7517
2 Wrexham 28,258 3,532 6037
3 Grimsby Town 27,150 3,393 4386
4 Cambridge United 24,586 3,073 3740
5 Lincoln City 19,473 2,434 2748
6 Chester City 18,714 2,339 2900
7 Aldershot Town 19,248 2,138 3138
8 Kidderminster Harriers 16,965 2,120 2866
9 Hereford United 14,274 1,784 2386
10 Barnet 12,453 1,779 2543
11 Halifax 13,515 1,501 1805
12 Woking 11,961 1,495 1955
13 Macclesfield Town 11,055 1,381 1720
14 Nuneaton Town 11,017 1,224 1634
15 Forest Green Rovers 8,397 1,199 1858
16 Tamworth 8,846 1,105 2066
17 Dartford 8,806 1,100 1386
18 Southport 7,579 1,082 2210
19 Braintree Town 8,395 1,049 1480
20 Salisbury City 7,409 926 1313
21 Welling 6,562 820 1017
22 Gateshead 5,632 704 944
23 Alfreton Town 5,392 674 783
24 Hyde 4,455 556 786

BT Vision Blanks Lincoln V Grimsby Clash

Barnet FC, Luton Town, Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Cambridge United, Braintree, Hereford Utd and managerless Forest Green Rovers are featured in the next round of BT Skrill Premier live matches but there is still no Christmas cheer for Lincoln City.

Vic Erzantartz smells something Fishy

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BT have announced the latest round of matches to cover the festive period but there is still no room at the Inn for the Imps, despite two instalments of the Lincolnshire Derby. The Cambridge V Braintree Boxing Day classic is preferred, with Luton and Barnet getting the New Year nod as opposed to a fixture that attracted one of the highest gates in the division last season.  The Sincil Bank fixture attracted 5,702 with the corresponding Jan 1st rubber seeing 7,405 willing to witness the Imps against the Fishy foe. The Imps have not been at their best in the last three weeks but this is beginning to look like a club snub. 

19-Dec Grimsby v Kidderminster
26-Dec Cambridge v Braintree
28-Dec Hereford v Forest Green
01-Jan Luton v Barnet

Hatters, Harriers & Mariners Menacing Money’s Men

Luton Town and Kidderminster trail Cambridge United while Salisbury City ended Grimsby Town’s  Hurst inspired renaissance with a 1-0 win as they continue to astound.  STMI takes a look at our pre-season tips to return to the football League. For Lincoln ‘mind the gap please’ comes to mind.

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At the beginning of the season the STMI Big Fat Conference preview saw the title as a four horse race with the remaining play-off spot going anywhere in a Division where anyone could beat anyone.  With fifteen match-days completed how are Cambridge, Luton , Grimsby and Kidderminster doing and currently Salisbury look like nicking the Imps wild card?

Last 5’s PLD W D L F A GD Pts Ranked
Cambridge Utd 5 3 2 0 6 1 5 11 2
Luton Town 5 3 2 0 15 7 8 11 2
Kidderminster 5 3 2 0 8 2 8 11 3
Salisbury 5 3 1 1 7 5 2 11 5
Grimsby Town 5 3 0 2 11 5 6 9 9

So, the Hatters double six clicks, indeed, it appears to be going the one step beyond the non-league’s super-club needs. Luton, under John Still – going for a seventh promotion have won five and drawn two in an unbeaten seven match spree.  The Hatters have only lost twice all season beating The Harriers 2-0 at Aggborough as well as holding Cambridge and Grimsby 0-0 at home.  In those last seven The Hatters have scored 4 goals and three goals on three occasions. With Andre Gray back with a hat-trick last week you feel the Hatters are coming to the boil.  With Tamworth, Gateshead, Southport, Braintree and Chester to come the Hatters could be celebrating Christmas a month early.

Saturday’s opponents, Kidderminster Harriers, look set to continue with a young strike force against the Imps, but in truth they have goal creators and takers all over the park.  The Harriers are unbeaten in five, with just the one defeat in nine, suggesting last seasons fantastic run, that saw them just fail go win the title, has started ominously early.  If the Imps get a point on Saturday we should get the flags out, against a side that has an embarrassment of riches in every department even if Dance will miss this week and next in the cup. With Lincoln, Barnet, Woking, Macc and Wrexham to come, they only need a United wobble to pounce.

Cambridge have the most balanced and in-depth squad in the division, with old sage Money able to rest or rotate to beat the big or the passing sides in the division.  His resting of Cunnington and Sam-Yorke in the 0-0 at Chester, still sees the Black and Amber gamblers remain unbeaten and six points clear with 4 strikers more than able to come in,  Despite the embarrassment of riches up front, the U’s are not big scorers, perhaps due to the policy, with just the one sufficient on most occasions, but they are a hard working side with great experience running through the side. Whether that will be sufficient to avoid the inevitable wobble is anyone’s guess.  Little Salisbury will test that tomorrow, with Southport, Macc, Aldershot and Barnet to follow.

Paul Hurst’s Grimsby do look better without ‘Mr pointy and shouty’  even if successive 0-1 defeats against Cambridge United and Salisbury brought a free-scoring three match run to an end.  The Mariners certainly have quality and strength in depth too; the strike force boasts Hannah, hit-man-Hearn, Cooke and John Lewis, with a terrific midfield that will outplay most teams, but those defeats to top clubs and a 0-0 with Luton suggests the 4-4-1-1 may not accommodate all their strengths sufficiently to be anything but play-off contenders again.  The Mariners will beat Forest Green but Woking and Welling are useful, before Tamworth and Barnet come to Town.

P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Cambridge United 15 10 5 0 23 6 +17 35
2 Kidderminster Harriers 15 9 2 4 24 16 +8 29
3 Luton Town 15 7 6 2 26 13 +13 27
4 Salisbury City 15 8 3 4 20 15 +5 27
5 Nuneaton Town 15 7 5 3 22 19 +3 26
6 Welling United 15 7 4 4 26 19 +7 25
7 Braintree Town 15 7 4 4 21 15 +6 25
8 Grimsby Town 15 7 3 5 20 15 +5 24
9 Barnet 15 5 7 3 24 18 +6 22
10 Lincoln City 15 6 4 5 16 12 +4 22
11 Gateshead 15 7 1 7 21 20 +1 22
12 FC Halifax Town 15 6 4 5 25 25 0 22
13 Alfreton Town 15 7 1 7 23 25 -2 22
14 Macclesfield Town 16 5 4 7 19 21 -2 19
15 Forest Green Rovers 15 5 3 7 28 26 +2 18
16 Southport 16 5 3 8 16 22 -6 18
17 Hereford United 15 4 5 6 15 17 -2 17
18 Wrexham 15 4 4 7 19 23 -4 16
19 Tamworth 15 4 4 7 13 21 -8 16
20 Dartford 15 4 3 8 14 24 -10 15
21 Woking 15 3 5 7 16 23 -7 14
22 Chester 15 3 4 8 11 21 -10 13
23 Aldershot Town (-10) 15 6 4 5 18 15 +3 12
24 Hyde 15 0 2 13 9 38 -29 2

Preview Harriers V Imps – Park The Bus Lads!

Kidderminster Harriers raided Doncaster Rovers, Mansfield Town, Luton Town and Cambridge United to strengthen an already enviable squad, that went from bottom to top last term with that 21 game hot streak to fall at the last in the play-offs.  The Harriers, currently second, can hurt anyone in the Skrill Premier Division. The goals and assist distribution throughout the side suggests they will be a threat all over the park tomorrow. Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson could perhaps be forgiven for parking the team coach in front of our goal and putting a padlock on the hand-break and putting the key in his pocket until half-time at least.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

But Simmo’s Imps have a team spirit and work ethic that can not only frustrate but also come away with at least a point against the injury hit Harriers. Lincoln have been facing insurmountable odds ever since the Sincil Bank computer spewed forth a budget that is laughable for the expectations of a City and fan base that screams Football league status. We make the cut for the Monopoly board but the Bank and the station is anything but able to do big business.  Yet a side has been built that has surprised us, to the extent that we are now bemoaning the fact that we are a target man and winger short of the play-offs with 100’s of the faithful following pied piper Simmo and his six-foot soldiers on their Impquest.

Fowler, the Doncaster recruit and non-League steal Lolley are going great guns even if Dance is missing through suspension with Tolley (in from Mansfield) on the bench and Gash still out. Both Blissett and Lolley scored and soared in the 2-1 win at Southport so Steve Burrs young forward line is hardly a weakness with battering ram Morgan-Smith at its apex. Ex-Imp Gowling and successful trialist Grimes are composed but they won’t fancy Tomlinson if Newton can get beyond Lee Vaughan on their right. Left-back Jackman is no slouch either, but he is beatable if Miller has the free-time given Blissett and cultured Byrne will keep him and his midfield pinned.  It looks tough with a set-piece our best chance one feels.

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Saturday 19th Oct KO 3PM

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Manager Steve Burr
Formation 4-3-3
Position 2012/13 2nd in BSP
STMI Forecast Title Contenders
Average Gate 2123 (Total 14,862)
Away following 202 (1214 Aug/Sept)

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The Potential Team

Steve Burr 4-3-3

23 N Vaughan

2 L Vaughan 15 Grimes 30 Gowling 16 jackman

4 Storer

8 Fowler              7 Byrne

21 Lolley                                      13 Blissett

22 Morgan- Smith

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The Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Assists
Gash 4 Vaughan 3
Storer 3 Storer 3
Dance 3 Fowler 2
Malbon 3 Gittings 2
Lolley 3 Malbon 2
Morgan-Smith 2 Gash 2
6 players on 1 Morgan-Smith 2
Byrne 1
Villains Yellows Villains Reds
Demitriou 3 Dance 1
Fowler 3
Gowling 2
Vaughan 2
Storer 2
Byrne 2
Gittings 2
Johnson 2
Blissett 2
5 players on 1

Form Comparison 

Form
G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Kidderminster (H) 7 5 1 1 14 6 8 16 6
Lincoln (A) 7 1 3 3 7 9 -2 6 15
Lincoln (H) 8 5 1 2 9 3 6 16 6
Kidderminster (A) 8 4 1 3 10 10 0 12 3
Last Five G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Kidderminster 5 3 2 0 8 2 8 11 3
Lincoln 5 1 2 2 5 4 1 5 13
Overall G W D L F A GD Pts
Kidderminster 15 9 2 4 24 16 8 29 2
Lincoln 15 6 4 5 16 12 4 22 10

The Summer Plans

With just Briggs and Collins released manager Steve Burr just keeps on making the Harriers stronger.  Leading BSP goal machine Gash has made the loan deal from Cambridge permanent, although 20 year old young gun Joe Lolley has also joined after banging in 88 goals in 83 games for Littleton in the Midlands Combination.  As if the midfield was not blessed enough Fowler comes in from Doncaster, Tolley from Mansfield, Dance from the Hatters and another unknown, winger Dior Angus a whippet with a wicked cross.  Grimes has also come in as back-up to a defence that has ex-Imp Gowling, Dunkley,Demetriou and Vaughen.

Burr rode out the storm, added Josh Gowling – who was no good for the Imps – then only tinkered with a well oiled machine when injury or the odd tactical change from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 was required. Fair is fair, Kiddy deserved to go up last year, the football was sublime, but two results near the end cost them. They did not choke, so lets not look back in anger, because this quality side is unlikely to need to make up that much ground again.

IN Player From Pos Fee
31st July Joe Lolley Littleton For Undis
25th July Jamie Grimes Trialist Def Free
19th June Lee Fowler Doncaster Rov Mid Free
17th June Dior Angus Solihull Winger Undis
10th June Jamie Tolley Mansfield Mid Free
6th June James Dance Luton Mid Free
1st May Michael Gash Cambridge U For Undis
OUT Player To Pos Fee
Released Keith Briggs FC Halifax Mid
Released Mike Williams Altrincham Def

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Harriers 2013/14 Squad

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Keepers
1 Daniel Lewis, 23 Nathan Vaughan

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Defenders
2 Lee Vaughan, 3 Mickey Demetriou, 6 Cheyenne Dunkley, 15 Jamie Grimes, 16 Danny Jackman,  30 Joshua Gowling, 

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Midfield
4 Kyle Storer, 5 Jamie Tolley, 7 Jack Byrne, 8 Lee Fowler, 11 Marvin Johnson, 14 Dior Angus, 17 James Dance, 18 Callum Gittings,

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Forwards
9 Michael Gash, 10 Anthony Malbon, 13 Nathan Blissett, 19 Ryan Rowe, 21 Joe Lolley, 22 Amari Morgan-Smith

 

Skrill Premier Discipline & Hardmen

Chester City, FGR, Tamworth FC and FC Halifax top the card collecting charts (Aldershot Town and Cambridge United are the Angels)  with  a Lamb head and shoulders above any other when it comes to getting into the referees notebook.

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Pos Contender Yellows Red Points
1 Chester City 29 4 37
2 Forest Green 25 4 33
3 Tamworth 26 3 32
Halifax 22 5 32
5 Macclesfield Town 28 1 30
Braintree Town 26 2 30
Wrexham 26 2 30
Hyde 24 3 30
9 Welling 27 0 27
Hyde 25 1 27
Barnet 25 1 27
12 Lincoln City 24 1 26
Grimsby 22 1 26
14 Woking 11 0 25
Alfreton 11 0 25
16 Dartford 23 0 23
Hereford 20 1 22
18 Salisbury 18 2 22
Gateshead 21 0 21
20 Luton 16 1 18
Southport 18 0 18
Nuneaton 18 0 18
23 Aldershot 15 0 15
24 Cambridge 6 0 6

Now for the men of steel.

Pos Villain Team Yellows Red Points
1 Ben Richards-Everton Tamworth 6 1 8
2 Josh Payne Woking 5 1 7
Jay Harris Wrexham 5 1 7
Michael Kay Chester 5 1 7
5 Jack Parkinson Woking 4 1 6
Jake Gallagher Welling 6 0 6
Liam Tomsett Hyde 4 1 6
James Norwood FGR 4 1 6
John McGrath Alfreton 4 1 6
10 Ben Tomlinson Lincoln 5 0 5
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Vics Rant: Give Lincoln Fans A Break

Ask Barnet FC, Cambridge United, Nuneaton Town, Woking FC and Dartford if they like  the hordes of the Imps and they give you a big Yes! Yet the top headline grabber  that greets us on Monday – this after the local police had praised both sets of fans behaviour –  gave the impression of a day of shame.

Its the Vic Erzantarz Monday morning moan

Once again the Imps support on Saturday was nothing short of fantastic with non-stop support from start to finish from the 483 that travelled to Nuneaton. So far Lincoln have taken  574 to Barnet in a gate of 1913, 447 to Cambridge in a gate of 3022, 370 to Woking (1845) and 265 to a very distant Dartford (1386). We even took 147 to Hereford on a Tuesday in a very poor crowd of under 1400 and there looked far more Imps than the figure suggested.

Whenever teams take large regular followings away, the Imps are the 4th best supported in the Premier,  there will be the odd incidents that the local press can stir up, yet in reality it gives a false overall impression and can influence families fancying a day out supporting our local club. That can hurt the bank accounts of the Imps and  our fellow Skrill Premier neighbours, many of whom need the away following to balance the books.

With so few incidents and arrests it is time to give the Imps a break!

Skrill Premier Home Crowds

Luton Town, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town, Cambridge United, The Imps, Chester City, Aldershot Town and Kidderminster Harriers are all still averaging over 2000 so far this season.  The divisional average just over 1800, with Luton Town’s magnificent 6,000 plus making up for the 6 sides failing to break the 1,000 barrier.

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Please feel free to put up a link to the site on any of your forums, to cut to the chase let us take a look at the total turnstile clicks and Average crowds up to the first week of October 2013/14

Team Total Turnstile Clicks Average Gate
Luton Town 44,539 6,362
Wrexham 22,341 3,723
Grimsby Town 19,614 3,269
Cambridge United 20,964 2,994
Lincoln City 14,122 2,353
Chester City 16,184 2,312
Aldershot Town 14,823 2,117
Kidderminster Harriers 12,618 2,103
Hereford United 11,059 1,843
Barnet 10,310 1,718
Halifax 10,973 1,567
Woking 8,996 1,499
Macclesfield Town 8,356 1,392
Nuneaton Town 9,040 1,291
Forest Green Rovers 7,216 1,202
Dartford 6,803 1,133
Southport 6,561 1,093
Braintree Town 6,144 1,024
Tamworth 6,780 968
Salisbury City 6,096 870
Welling 5,759 822
Gateshead 4,854 693
Alfreton Town 4,649 664
Hyde 4,046 578

Profs Head-2-Head Nuneaton V Lincoln

After defeats to Woking FC, Cambridge United & Salisbury City it looks a good time to take on Nuneaton Town still second in the Skrill Premier League. Then again when two big sides at the top meet, both of whom have long throws the game could go either way.

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Saturday 5th Oct KO 3 PM

Hello everyone,  it’s your learned Prof here from the University of Lincoln. After a great 3-0 win over gamely Hyde The Imps go into this one in fine fettle backed by a good away following.  Both sides have 100% records against each other, although we have only played 3 times in all.  To cut to the chase, let us look at the facts and stats and remember that games of football are only won and lost out on the pitch.

Gary Simpson Manager Kevin Wilkin
4-2-3-1 /various Formation 3-5-2 or 4-4-2
6 Position 2
17 Points 23
14 Goals scored 17
9 Goals conceded 14
18 Yellow cards 14
1 Red Cards 0
16th Position 2012/13 15th 
Play-offs Forecast Top 8
3-0 V Hyde (H) Biggest win 3-1 V Southport (H)
2-3 Luton (A) Heaviest defeat 0-3 V Cambridge (A)

Ker-ching

14,122 Total Turnstile Clicks 7,406
2353 Ave Gate 1234
2646 v Salisbury Hi 1561 V Wrexham
1879 V Southport Low 919 V Southport

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results
Moult 9 Tomlinson 5 Woking 2
Brown 4 Fairhurst 2 Nuneaton 0
Cowan 1 Dixon 2 Lincoln 3
Armson 1 Rowe 1 Hyde 0
York 1 Boyce 1 Cambridge 3
Walker 1 Nolan 1 Nuneaton 0
    Miller 1 Hereford 1
    Power 1 Lincoln 0
        Nuneaton 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Salisbury 2
Armson 5 Newton 5 Luton 3
Walker 3 Miller 2 Lincoln 2
Sleath 3 Power 2 Nuneaton 2
Brown  1 Boyce 1 Hereford 1
Streete  1 Brown 1 Lincoln 1
Moult  1 Tomlinson 1 Southport 0
        Dartford 1
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Nuneaton 2
Streete 3 Newton 3 Barnet 1
Walker 2 Tomlinson 3 Lincoln 1
Armson 2 Rowe 2 Nuneaton 2
Sleath 2 Miller 2 Wrexham 0
Cowan 1 Gray 1 Lincoln 0
Dean 1 Foster 1 Salisbury 1
Moult 1 Power 1 Grimsby 1
Brown 1 Boyce 1 Nuneaton 2
Pearson 1 Yussuf 1 Dartford 1
    Jordan 1 Lincoln 2
    Nolan 1 Nuneaton 2
    Sheridan 1 Kidderminster 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds Lincoln 2
    Power 1 Wrexham 0

Current & Overall Form

Form
G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln (A) 6 1 2 3 5 7 -2 5 13
Nuneaton (H) 6 4 1 1 11 6 5 13 5
Lincoln (H) 6 5 0 1 9 2 7 15 4
Nuneaton (A) 6 3 1 2 6 8 -2 10 2
Last Five
Lincoln 5 2 1 2 7 5 2 7 10
Nuneaton 5 2 0 3 5 9 -4 6 15
Overall
G W D L F A GD Pts
Lincoln 12 6 2 4 14 9 5 20 7
Nuneaton 12 7 2 3 17 14 3 23 2

Historic Tale of the Tape

At Lincoln City (2) At Nuneaton Town (1)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 2 100 Nuneaton Town 1 100
Nuneaton Town 0 0 Lincoln City 0 0
Draws 0 0 Draws 0 0
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 3 1.5 Nuneaton Town 1 1
Nuneaton Town 1 0.5 Lincoln City 0 0
Neutral Ground (0) Totals (3 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 0 Lincoln City 2 66.7
Nuneaton Town 0 0 Nuneaton Town 1 33.3
Draws 0 0 Draws 0 0
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 0 Lincoln City 3 1
Nuneaton Town 0 0 Nuneaton Town 2 0.7
High Scores
Highest Aggregate 3 Lincoln City  2 – 1 Nuneaton Town 2012/2013
Highest Lincoln City score: 2 Lincoln City  2 – 1 Nuneaton Town 2012/2013 
Highest Nuneaton Town score: 1 Nuneaton Town  1 – 0 Lincoln City 2012/2013 
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Sat 16 Mar Nuneaton Town 10 Lincoln City Blue Sq Premier
2012/2013 Tue 25 Sep Lincoln City 21 Nuneaton Town Blue Sq Premier
2010/2011 Sat 06 Nov Lincoln City 10 Nuneaton Town F.A. Cup

STMI Skrill Premier Crowd Stats 2013/14

Luton Town, Wrexham FC, Grimsby Town, Cambridge United, The Imps, Kidderminster, Chester City and Aldershot Town are all averaging over 2250 so far this season.  The Hatters, Dragons and Mariners are helping to keep the League average to just shy of 2,000 (1,919 to be precise).

Without further ado STMI’s first look of the season at the total turnstile clicks and average crowds of each club.

STMI Skrill Premier Home Crowd Analysis 2013/14
Team Total Turnstile clicks Average Gate
1 Luton Town 26,384 6,596
2 Wrexham 13,352 4,450
3 Grimsby Town 10,603 3,534
4 Cambridge United 8,329 2,776
5 Lincoln City 9,932 2,483
6 Kidderminster Harriers 7,259 2,419
7 Chester City 9,586 2,396
8 Aldershot Town 9,050 2,262
9 Barnet 5,719 1,906
10 Hereford United 5,424 1,808
11 Halifax 6,204 1,551
12 Macclesfield Town 4,569 1,523
13 Woking 4,505 1,501
14 Southport 4,137 1,379
15 Forest Green Rovers 4,043 1,347
16 Nuneaton Town 4,966 1,241
17 Dartford 3,603 1,201
18 Tamworth 4,304 1,076
19 Braintree Town 4,293 1,073
20 Salisbury City 2,953 984
21 Welling 3,453 863
22 Gateshead 3,145 786
23 Hyde 2,830 707
24 Alfreton Town 2,553 638