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Imps V Gateshead – Preview Teams Schemes Form Heroes & Villains

Gateshead FC had Luton Town and Cambridge Utd in front of them last year and have Torquay United, FC Halifax and Barnet FC this.  Can a  terrific attacking side with some quality players and a canny manager go one better in the play-off final this season? Perhaps for  The Head are stronger and more experienced and have not given the rest of the division the head start they did last year.

Sincil Bank Salivates…………..

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs


The challenge:

A very tough game indeed against a top four side who finished third last season and look destined to challenge again.  For those who think we should be beating sides like this, think again. Last season the Heed attracted 8,144 to their play-off game with Grimsby. They have not kept hold of too many of those floaters but crowds are up 60% this season and almost three times the season before.  This is a side on the rise, indeed we are like two ships going in the opposite direction. The Heed are ambitious with the ability to tie players to contracts and sell them on.  Mills bagged 250,000 from Posh for Maddison which should go to at least £600,000 with add-ons.

They have players than can hurt us all over the park unless we are really on our game.  Four years this fixture would not have been seen as a tough one. Now Gateshead have a budget more than double ours with a core support that is 60% of our own over the season. Good luck lads you are going to need it.

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Potential Teams & Schemes

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Tuesday 30th Sept

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Potential teams & schemes

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Simmo goes 4-2-3-1

26 Townsend

5 Miller  25  Anderson 6 Brown 6 Diagne

12 Mendy 14 Nolan

23 Sam-Yorke 5 Bencherif  10 Ledsham

11 Tomlinson

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29 Wright  

14  Brown 8 Turnbull 23 Rodman 7 Oster  11 Finnigan

318 O’Donnell 6 Clark 5 Curtis   2 Jones

1 Taylor

Mills goes  4-4-2

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Statistical head to head…………

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Gary Simpson Manager Gary Mills
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-5-1 / 4-3-3
15 Position 5
13 Points 20
16 Goals scored 21
21 Goals conceded 16
17 Yellow cards 10
3 Red Cards 0
14th Position 2013/14 3rd
Play-offs Forecast Play-offs
2-0 v Macc Biggest win 4-1 V Telford
1-3 V Gulls  Heaviest defeat 1-6 v Grimsby

Ker-ching

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17,613 Total Turnstile Clicks 8,568
2935 Ave Gate 1428
5209 V Grimsby Hi 1782 v Grimsby
2231 V Braintree Low 1093 v Telford

Heroes & Villains + Recent Results

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Heroes Goals Heroes Goals Results .
Burrow 6 Wright 5 Gateshead 1
Bencherif 4 Chandler 4 Aldershot 1
Tomlinson 4 Madison 4 Lincoln 2
Newton 3 Shaw 3 Macclesfield 0
Robinson 1 Guy 2 Welling 1
Miller 1 Turnbull 1 Gateshead 1
. . Rodman 1 Aldershot 2
. . Finnigan 1 Lincoln 0
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists Macclesfield 1
Newton 7 Rodman 4 Gateshead 1
Tomlinson 4 Maddison 3 Welling 2
Power 1 Guy 2 Lincoln 0
Nolan 1 Jones 2 Gateshead 1
. . Curtis/Wright 1 Dartford 0
. . O’Donnell/Shaw . Lincoln 3
. . Brown/Wilson . Bristol R 2
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows Gateshead 4
Newton 5 Turnbull 3 Telford 1
Mendy 3 Curtis  1 Lincoln 3
Power 3 O’Donnell 1 Grimsby 2
Bencherif 3 Allan 1 Kidderminster 2
Tomlinson 2 Chandler 1 Gateshead 1
Marshall 1 Rodman 1 Woking 1
Caprice 1 Jones 1 Lincoln 3
Nolan 1 Maddison 1 Gateshead 2
Diagne 1 . . Chester 1
Brown 1 . . Lincoln 1
Miller 1 . . Torquay 3
Villains Reds Villains Reds Altrincham 0
Bencherif 1 . . Gateshead 1
Brown 1 . . FC Halifax 2
Burrow 1 . . Lincoln 3

Current & Overall Form

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Form . . . . . . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln (H) 6 3 1 2 11 10 -1 10 14
Gateshead (A) 6 2 3 1 9 6 3 9 7
Gateshead  (H) 6 4 1 1 12 10 2 13 5
Lincoln (A) 6 2 0 4 7 10 -3 6 14
Last Six . . . . . . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Gateshead  6 3 2 1 8 3 5 11 6
Lincoln 6 1 0 5 7 14 -7 3 22
Overall . . . .   . . . .
. G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Gateshead  12 6 4 2 21 16 5 22 14
Lincoln 12 5 1 6 18 21 -3 16 15


Historic Tale of the Tape

At Lincoln City (14) At Gateshead (14)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 12 85.71 Gateshead 6 42.86
Gateshead 0 0.00 Lincoln City 5 35.71
Draws 2 14.29 Draws 3 21.43
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Lincoln City 33 2.36 Gateshead 27 1.93
Gateshead 4 0.29 Lincoln City 22 1.57
On Neutral Ground (0) Overall (28 matches)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 17 60.71
Gateshead 0 0.00 Gateshead 6 21.43
Draws 0 0.00 Draws 5 17.86
Goals Total Av.pg Goals Total Av.pg
Lincoln City 0 0.00 Lincoln City 55 1.96
Gateshead 0 0.00 Gateshead 31 1.11
The Highlights​
Records
Highest Aggregate 6 Gateshead 3 – 3 Lincoln City 2011/2012
Highest Lincoln City score: 5 Gateshead 0 – 5 Lincoln City 1936/1937
Highest Gateshead score: 4 Gateshead 4 – 0 Lincoln City 1938/1939
Last 10 meetings   
Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Sat 29 Dec Lincoln City 1 – 1 Gateshead (Conference) Premier
Mon 27 Aug Gateshead 1 – 1 Lincoln City (Conference) Premier
2011/2012 Sat 21 Jan Gateshead 3 – 3 Lincoln City (Conference) Premier
Tue 20 Sep Lincoln City 1 – 0 Gateshead (Conference) Premier
1951/1952 Sat 26 Jan Lincoln City 1 – 0 Gateshead Third Division (North)
Sat 22 Sep Gateshead 3 – 1 Lincoln City Third Division (North)
1950/1951 Mon 26 Mar Gateshead 1 – 2 Lincoln City Third Division (North)
Fri 23 Mar Lincoln City 2 – 1 Gateshead Third Division (North)
1949/1950 Sat 18 Feb Gateshead 2 – 1 Lincoln City Third Division (North)
Sat 01 Oct Lincoln City 2 – 0 Gateshead Third Division (North)


Skrill Premier Away Support (Aug-Oct)

Luton Town, Chester FC, Cambridge Utd, Lincoln & Grimsby Town still top the Away stats, with Wrexham FC,  Barnet FC, Aldershot Town, FC Halifax and Kidderminster Harriers all still above the 200 mark.

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The Hatters hordes continue to raise the bar with an unbelievable take to Tamworth – 1199 (and that is/was some round trip). Aldershot also took a credible 193 to Impdom, with Grimsby taking 285 & 272 all the way to Salisbury & Aldershot respectively, to move within 10 of the Imps average away support. The Lincoln legions topped the Fishy foe however with 483 to Nuneaton.

Cambridge are travelling well too with 331 at Chester who continue to confound their League position with 220 at Alfreton.  The League leaders also took 239 to the Fishy foe on a Tuesday night.

The second highest for the month was the Hatters once again with 840 trooping down to Aldershot.  Barnet mustered 358 for Welling, with 260 Shaymen at Luton and The Harriers also took 259 to Chester.

Outstanding support as ever with every regular traveller deserving a medal for what they shell out financially and emotionally for the cause.  Here is the table in full, please feel free to put a link on your forums to ensure STMI get the reads. Our prof is a sad so and so but he his harmless really.

Total turnstile clicks Away-days Average
1 Luton 5856 8 732
2 Chester 3248 8 406
3 Cambridge 3064 8 383
4 Lincoln 2552 8 319
5 Grimsby 2472 8 309
6 Wrexham 1864 8 233
7 Barnet 1498 7 214
8 Aldershot 1908 9 212
9 Halifax 1477 7 211
10 Kidderminster 1616 8 202
11 Hereford 1104 8 138
12 Woking 959 7 137
13 Nuneaton 910 7 130
14 Southport 882 9 98
15 Dartford 712 8 89
16 Macclesfield 704 8 88
17 Salisbury 616 8 77
18 Forest Green 603 9 67
19 Welling 456 8 57
20 Alfreton 424 8 53
21 Tamworth 392 8 49
22 Gateshead 352 8 44
23 Hyde 328 8 41
24 Braintree 256 8 32

Former legend Defends John Becks New FA Gig

Former QPR, Coventry City, Fulham, AFC Bournemouth and Cambridge Utd midfielder John Beck was a superb footballer – according to Huddersfield Town & Lincoln legend Big Colin Alcide – so it is wrong for the papers to slate his appointment as an FA coach due to his long-ball tactics as a manager. So says legendary Imp Colin Alcide who took him from obscurity  at Emley for £15,000 in December 1995 by Beck in the The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs 

Following his appointment by the FA to a Level 2 and UEFA B coaching role, John has been pigeon-holed by the red tops and broadsheets alike based on stories and tactics from 20 years ago that fly in the face of his superb technique and vision. I saw him as a lad at QPR with my late father  operating within the passing midfield of QPR,  before he moved to Fulham and Bournemouth. Yes he might have make a few shudder at Lincoln but as the first to use icebaths in English football he was ahead of his time.

According to big Colin Alcide.

“The other interesting thing was that while his tactics might have been predominantly long passing, he had fantastic technical ability from his times as a player (with QPR, Coventry, Fulham, Bournemouth and Cambridge). Some of the things he could do were amazing.”

Colin’s full interview in The Huddersfield Daily Examiner is HERE

Skrill Premier Away Support 2013/14 (Aug & Sept)

Luton Town, Chester FC, Cambridge United, The Imps & Grimsby Town are all averaging 300+ with Wrexham FCFC Halifax, Barnet FC, Aldershot Town and Kidderminster all averaging over 200. You all deserve away season tickets and there have been some outstanding takes already. Please feel free to put a link to this article on any forums and credit STMI so that we get the reads.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

The Hatters have already taken 837 to Southport and 821 to Kidderminster, but Cambridge still boast the highest with 963 going to Luton. Chester just pip the Hatters into third on the individual away-days with 888 travelling to Wrexham. Lincoln kicked off last month’s highs with 574 to Barnet, which was topped by the Hatters who took 731 to Woking and 580 to Hereford. Chester and Grimsby also boosted the Halifax coffers with over 450 and 428 respectively.

Total turnstile clicks Awaydays Average
1 Luton 3812 6 635
2 Chester 2711 6 452
3 Cambridge 2475 6 412
4 Lincoln 2030 6 338
5 Grimsby 1839 6 306
6 Wrexham 1566 6 261
7 Halifax 1121 5 224
8 Barnet 1287 6 215
9 Aldershot 1294 6 216
10 Kidderminster 1214 6 202
11 Woking 1052 6 175
12 Nuneaton 1014 6 169
13 Hereford 917 6 153
14 Southport 837 7 120
15 Dartford 579 6 97
16 Macclesfield 478 5 96
17 Salisbury 454 6 76
18 Forest Green 421 6 70
19 Tamworth 367 6 61
20 Alfreton 349 6 58
21 Welling 329 6 55
22 Gateshead 268 5 54
23 Hyde 266 6 44
24 Braintree 208 6 35

Neil’s Stats on Wednesday

Nuneaton Town beat Hereford Utd 2-1,  Cambridge Utd drew 1-1 at Alfreton Town and Kidderminster won away at Tamworth 3-0 , but the Imps still sneak up to 4th thanks to a draw for Barnet, and defeats for Grimsby and Forest Green Rovers. It was another terrific team performance with Farman and Miller rating a 9 just behind Newton who edges it with a 10.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

 

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To follow a combined stats on Wednesday, as ever lets get straight in ‘Boycie style’,  starting with the match stats & table plus the normal player ratings, minutes, fouls cards and of course concise heroes & villains (goal machines, creators & card collectors count). The full blow by blow a view from the Stacey West Match report is available here – it shows the Imps superiority, even though Southport had more shots off target,

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Tuesday 17th September KO 19.45

H/T 1-0

 scorers  26′ Miller

Attendance 1879   (1848 Imps 31 Sandgrounders)

Ref Mr Kavanagh

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The  teams & Schemes

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Simmo 4-2-3-1

Farman

Miller  Brown  Boyce Newton 

Fofana  Jordan     

Power Nolan Sheridan

Tomlinson 

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Substitutions

71 Wright on for Tomlinson 80 Dixon on for Sheridan 90 Foster on for Power.

The Bench 

15 Gray, 27 Foster, 17 Dixon, 9 Rowe, 10 Wright

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Wright goes 5-3-2

Hurst

4 Akrigg  2 Smith 18 George 

12 Challoner                                                    20 Fitzpatrick

26 Irie-Bi

10 Ledsham (Y-14)                                    6 Brown 

15 Hattersley 9 Tames 

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Substitutions

D/S 66 Almond on for Akrigg & Osawe for Hattersley 73 Milligan on for Irie-Bi.

The Bench 

7 Chalmers, 8 Milligan, 11 Almond 19 Stevenson, 21 Osawe

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Stats

Note:

shots on includes  goals and saves includes crosses claimed

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(thanks WIKI)

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51% Ball 49%

4 Shots on 3

4 Misses 6

3 Saves 5

10 Corners 5

5 Offside 3

5 Fouls 4

0 Yellows 1

0 Reds 0

 

 The Table 17/9/13

P W D L F A +/- PTS
1 Nuneaton Town 9 7 2 0 16 7 +9 23
2 Cambridge United 9 6 3 0 15 4 +11 21
3 Kidderminster Harriers 9 6 0 3 16 11 +5 18
4 Lincoln City 9 5 2 2 9 5 +4 17
5 Barnet 9 4 4 1 17 10 +7 16
6 FC Halifax Town 9 5 1 3 17 15 +2 16
7 Alfreton Town 9 5 1 3 15 13 +2 16
8 Forest Green Rovers 9 4 3 2 20 12 +8 15
9 Salisbury City 9 4 2 3 11 9 +2 14
10 Grimsby Town 9 4 2 3 9 10 -1 14
11 Luton Town 9 3 4 2 8 4 +4 13
12 Southport 9 4 1 4 10 13 -3 13
16 Hereford 9 3 2 4 11 12 -1 11

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Match stats

Sq No Starts Sub Mins Saves Let In C/S YC
1 Paul Farman  9  0  810  25  5  4  0
31 David Preece  0  0  0  0  0  0  0

Outfield Heroes

(nb: St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards) 
No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
2 Miller 5 0 450 1 1 0 0 4 6 1 0
3 Newton 9 0 810 0 4 4 4 7 3 1 0
4 Jordan 3 0 229 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
5 Boyce 8 0 720 1 3 3 1 14 5 1 0
6 Fofana 7 1 640 0 1 1 0 6 6 0  0
7 Fairhurst 4 0 311 2 3 6 0 2 1 0  0
8 Power 6 0 540 0 2 6 0 7 4 1 1
9 Rowe 5 2 429 1 6 6 0 6 4 2 0
10 Wright 2 2 146 0 2 1 0 2 3 0 0
11 Tomlinson 9 0 791 3 12 7 0 17 9 2 0
12 Sheridan 4 2 389 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0
14 Yussuf 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
15 Gray 4 0 360 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0
16 Robinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Nolan 8 0 810 1 7 4 0 7 5 0 0
20 Dixon 0 6 135 0 3 4 0 3 2 0 0
23 Brown 9 0 810 0 1 1 0 6 4 0 0
24 KK 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Foster 5 3 428 0 1 3 0 9 7 1 0
29 Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 KEY = St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards. 

 Heroes & Villains

Goal Machines   Card Collectors    
  Goals   Yel Red
Tomlinson 3 Power 1 1
Fairhurst 2 Rowe 2 0
Rowe 1 Tomlinson 2 0
Boyce 1 Boyce 1 0
Nolan 1 Gray 1 0
Miller 1 Foster 1 0
Assists   Miller 1 0
Newton 4 Newton 1 0
Boyce 1 Yussuf 1 0
Brown 1  

STMI Man of match awards 2013/14

 

  MOMS                      
  Foster 1                    
  Brown 1                    
  Newton 1 1 1 1              
  Boyce 1                    
  Fofana 1                    
  Tomlinson 1                    

STMI Average ratings.

As the season progresses STMI will detail up to the the last 7 appearances along with the Cumulative average and total.

Name                     Tot Ave
Farman 7 6 6 7 8 8 7 7 9   65 7.2
Miller       8 7 8 7 8 9   47 7.8
Newton 7 7 9 8 8 9 7 9 10   74 8.2
Jordan       7       8 8   23 7.7
Boyce 8 7 8 9 9 9 7 8 8   73 8.1
Fofana 7 6 8   10 8 7 8 8   62 7.7
Fairhurst     9   7 8 7       31 7.8
Power 6 7 7 7       9 8   44 7.3
Rowe   7 7 8 7 8 7 7     51 7.3
Wright 6 7           7 7   27 6.7
Tomlinson 6 7 8 8 9 9 8 8 8   71 7.9
Sheridan       7 7 7 7 8 8   44 7.3
Yussuf             7          
Gray 7 7 7   8           29 7.3
Robinson                        
Nolan 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 9 8   67 7.4
Dixon 7 7   7 7   8 7 7   50 7.1
Brown 8 9 8 8 9 8 7 8 7   72 8
KK                        
Foster 9 8 7 8 7 9 8   7   63 7.9
Thomas

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The Mighty Imps 2013/14 Squad & Contract Status

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Goalkeepers

1  Paul Farman   (contracted to June 2015) 31 David Preece  (contracted to June 2014) 

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Defenders

Tom Miller  (contracted to June 2015)   3   Sean Newton   (contracted to June 2015) 5  Andrew Boyce   (contracted to June 2015)  15  Dan Gray,  (contracted to June 2014)  23 Nat Brown   (contracted to June 2014)   27 Luke Foster  (contracted to June 2014) 

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Midfielders

Todd Jordan  (contracted to June 2014)  6 Mamadou Fofana  (contracted to June 2014)  7  Wade Fairhurst   (contracted to June 2014)  Alan Power  (contracted to June 2015) 

Danny Rowe  (contracted to June 2014)  12 Jake Sheridan   (contracted to June 2014)  19 Jon Nolan   (contracted to June 2014)  24 Karl Cunningham  (contracted to Dec 2013) 

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Strikers

10 Nick Wright   (contracted to June 2014) 11 Ben Tomlinson  (contracted to June 2015)  14  Adi Yussuf   (contracted to June 2014) 16 Conner Robinson   (contracted to June 2014)  20 Bohan Dixon  (contracted to June 2014)  29 Jordan Thomas  (contracted to June 2014) 

Rendell Off To Woking Then!

Current Luton Town and former Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford  UtdCambridge Utd and Crawley Town target man Scott Rendell has signed on loan for Woking FC  today.

Thank you for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Rendell was put up for loan after manager John Still announced that 6′ 1″  was not going to fit in with his plans. This has alerted a posse of clubs, to the misfit who had to endure transfer day heartbreak after a mystery club failed to come up with the transfer fee.  He would have been perfect for the Imps but Woking have the money to match the Hatters loan valuation.

Rendell does not fit into Still’s plans despite a credible 12 strikes in 32 starts and 10 substitute appearances since moving from Wycombe in the summer of 2012. He bagged 17 from 27 starts for Wanders. Rendell would be the perfect supporting striker having got 12 for Torquay the season before and 15 for Cambridge UTD having returned to them on loan after an unsuccessful spell at Posh, who laid out £115,000 for his services.

We asked the question on Monday as to whether A Scott Rendell or a new ground should come first – HERE .

STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Scott David Rendell
DATE OF BIRTH 21 October 1986 (age 26)
PLACE OF BIRTH Ashford, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 1 in  / 12 st 4lb
PLAYING POSITION Striker
CLUB INFORMATION
CURRENT CLUB Luton Town
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Aldershot Town 0 (0)
2004–2006 Reading 0 (0)
2005 Aldershot Town (loan) 7 (0)
2005–2006 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 16 (2)
2006 Hayes (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2007 Crawley Town (loan) 21 (8)
2007 Crawley Town 21 (3)
2007–2008 Cambridge United 32 (19)
2008 Peterborough United (loan) 10 (3)
2008–2010 Peterborough United 3 (1)
2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Cambridge United (loan) 27 (15)
2009–2010 Torquay United (loan) 39 (13)
2010–2012 Wycombe Wanderers 50 (17)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 18 (3)
2012– Luton Town 42 (12)

A Scott Rendell Or Will New Ground Come First?

Current Luton Town and former Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford  UtdCambridge Utd and Crawley Town target man Scott Rendell is available for loan after manager John Still announced that 6′ 1″  is not going to fit in with his plans. This has alerted a posse of clubs, to the misfit who had to endure transfer day heartbreak after a mystery club failed to come up with the transfer fee.

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With our previous big lad starting to score at Crewe and The Imps failing to break down Salisbury due to a plan B, the 6′ 1″ 12st 4 powerhouse could be just what the Imps are looking for.  With rumours circulating around the forums that the Imps have found land for a new stadium (allegedly behind Morrisons), the question is what comes first the team or the stadium?

Rendell does not fit into Still’s plans despite a credible 12 strikes in 32 starts and 10 substitute appearances since moving from Wycombe in the summer of 2012. He bagged 17 from 27 starts for Wanders. Rendell would be the perfect supporting striker having got 12 for Torquay the season before and 15 for Cambridge UTD having returned to them on loan after an unsuccessful spell at Posh, who laid out £115,000 for his services.

Question is will the loan budget stretch to him and if why not? Season ticket sales are up crowds looking promising and even enough confidence around the place to fund plans for a move.

The team is the heart of the football club and a £400k budget does not suggest that given a ground sale will surely generate millions and change if we are only going to end up with a soulless 4-5,000 capacity ground. It will be fit for purpose, but what purpose if the funds are not going to a team that might fill it back in the Football League.  Surely this season is the best opportunity for promotion for half a decade, so the priority has to be to get a plan B in before its too late?. These should be the sort of questions the critical friend must start asking, Otherwise the great share give-away wont be the only thing to take the fans by surprise.

STMI Biopic
Full name Scott David Rendell
Date of birth 21 October 1986 (age 26)
Place of birth Ashford, England
Height/weight 6 ft 1 in  / 12 st 4lb
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Luton Town
Senior stats
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Aldershot Town 0 (0)
2004–2006 Reading 0 (0)
2005 Aldershot Town (loan) 7 (0)
2005–2006 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 16 (2)
2006 Hayes (loan) 8 (0)
2006–2007 Crawley Town (loan) 21 (8)
2007 Crawley Town 21 (3)
2007–2008 Cambridge United 32 (19)
2008 Peterborough United (loan) 10 (3)
2008–2010 Peterborough United 3 (1)
2008 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2009 Cambridge United (loan) 27 (15)
2009–2010 Torquay United (loan) 39 (13)
2010–2012 Wycombe Wanderers 50 (17)
2011 Bristol Rovers (loan) 5 (0)
2012 Oxford United (loan) 18 (3)
2012– Luton Town 42 (12)

Skrill Premier Away Support 2013/14 – Hatters & Chester unreal

Luton Town, Chester FC, Cambridge UTD, The Imps & Wrexham FC are all averaging 300+ with FC Halifax, Grimsby Town, Woking FC and Barnet FC not far behind. You all deserve away season tickets and there have been some outstanding takes already.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

The Hatters have already taken 837 to Southport, 821 to Kidderminster, but Cambridge still boast the highest with 963 going to Luton. Chester just pip the Hatters into third on the individual awaydays with 888 travelling to Wrexham for the non-League’s first bubble derby (a horrible experience where you have to go from ground to ground on an escorted coach before getting your ticket just before you are led into the stadium). Chester also took 670 to Barnet and 396 to Kidderminster but still trail the Hatters who average 770.  The Imps average of 361 is all the more impressive when considering two of the games have seen over 3 hours away at Dartford and Woking.  Barnet took 500 to Braintree and must be rubbing their hands with glee knowing the Imps will be inhabiting the New Hive on Saturday. Woking also took an impressive 652 to Aldershot

Total turnstile clicks Awaydays Average
1 Luton 2311 3 770
2 Chester 1954 3 651
3 Cambridge 1978 4 495
4 Lincoln 1082 3 361
5 Wrexham 1300 4 325
6 Halifax 847 3 282
7 Grimsby 1061 4 265
8 Woking 970 4 243
9 Barnet 955 4 239
10 Aldershot 719 3 239
11 Kidderminster 901 4 225
12 Nuneaton 620 3 207
13 Southport 736 4 184
14 Hereford 573 4 143
15 Dartford 420 4 105
16 Tamworth 272 3 91
17 Macclesfield 233 3 78
18 Forest Green 308 4 77
19 Salisbury 303 4 76
20 Welling 197 3 66
21 Hyde 171 3 57
22 Alfreton 171 3 57
23 Gateshead 151 3 50
24 Braintree 136 3 45

Skrill Premier Goal Machines – Imps 9th & 21st

Barnet FC’s Jake Hyde and Nuneaton Town’s Louis Moult, on 5 strikes each, are a goal ahead of Cambridge United marksman Adam Cunnington along with 5 others. However Forest Green Rovers apart, the names and the marksmen show just how close this League could be again this year.

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Hyde (5) and Marsh-Brown (3) will come face to face with the Imps mean defence next week and enjoy a shoot out with Ben Tomlinson (3), who sits joint 9th with the Barnet man and Waide Fairhurst, who is knocking on the door of the top 20 and just a goal behind in 21st position. Ben & Keanu share 3 goals and 9th with the 10 others who  make up the top 20 hotshots.

Pos Goal Machine Team & Strikes
1 Jake Hyde Barnet 5
Louis Moult Nuneaton Town 5
3 Gavin Williams Woking 4
John Akinde Alfreton Town 4
Andy Brown Nuneaton Town 4
James Norwood Forest Green Rovers 4
Lee Gregory Halifax 4
Adam Cunnington Cambridge United 4
9 Ben Tomlinson Lincoln City 3
Tom Shaw Alfreton Town 3
Scott Boden Macclesfield Town 3
Kevin Holsgrove Halifax 3
Luke Berry Cambridge United 3
Keanu Marsh-Brown Barnet 3
Ross Lafayette Welling 3
Danny Wright Forest Green Rovers 3
Daniel Bradley Alfreton Town 3
Liam Tomsett Hyde 3
Marcus Kelly Forest Green Rovers 3
Tom Collins Hyde 3

Imps To Go 3rd As Cambridge and Barnet Profit From Curse?

Cambridge Utd, Barnet FC , Nuneaton Town and Salisbury City  stand between Lincoln City and top spot tomorrow night. With Southport, Forest Green and Hereford breathing down our necks three points and the continuance of the 100% home record is vital.

Vics verdict on the Saturday fixtures.

 

Top-dogs Cambridge must be favourites to stay there, travelling to Hyde who lost 2-3 at busy bees Barnet last week.  They have had a tough start, but managed 2-2 draws against Wrexham and Hereford after crashing 8-1 against Forest Green on opening day. Hyde. with just 2 points on the board, only escape bottom thanks to Aldershot’s 10 point deduction. Cambridge, with Berry and Co, look set to dish out another hiding.

Barnet go to Halifax, the side that lost 3-1 to tomorrows opponents Salisbury, after going down to 9 men.   The Bees have scored three in their prvious two games yet still United’s goal difference denies them top spot. Byrne, Hyde and Marsh-Brown got the goals in the 3-0 demolition of Braintree and Byrne and Marsh-Brown got the goals again against Hyde with Crawford finishing things off. Halifax manager Neil Aspin was not a happy man last week with 2 sendings off ending a 4-match unbeaten run.  Everyone is due a bad day at the office, the previous week they beat 5th placed Southport 1-0.  A draw could well play into the Imps hands.

Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin bears the manager of the month curse and opposite number Andy Morrell will take anything he can get at the moment. Wilkin inspired successive 2-1 wins over Kidderminster Harriers and Grimsby Town, suggesting home advantage could see the same again.  For Wrexham this is the watershed, with defeat not an option for the manager or a side that plays the game the way it should be.  The Dragons will get a result here giving the Imps the chance to move up at least another place.

To do that we must beat Salisbury who lost their first three only to strengthen and go three unbeaten.  With Fairhurst and Miller fit you would fancy us with the 100% home record.  But this one will be close, the weather will play a part along with a set-piece decider methinks with either side capable of getting it. The Whites are a quick, strong powerful side who will raise their game on an ex-League stage.

These are the games that will show whether we have what it takes to challenge for the play-offs, because plenty of top sides drop points at the supposed underdogs in this league.  Mind you with our budget we are one of the ones punching above our weight so any slip could let in Southport (at improving big spenders Tamworth) and Forest Green who will not fancy the trip to Braintree.

 The Table 31/8/13

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