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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

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) 

Luton Held, Stags Felled & Dragons dethrone The Silkmen King

Not so dark horses Euromillions AFC Newport stun the Stags and Luton are held by Gateshead. Wrexham beat new-boys Woking and Hereford Foyle big spending Macclesfield.  Cambridge are also held at Forest Green, but as a nine goal thriller at Nuneaton suggests The Fleet are not sunk yet. Awesome opening day in a League that demands the right to 3 up 3 down. Welcome back to the STMI stat attack.

STMI’s synopsis goals and stats.

 

Luton had to come from behind twice in front of a fantastic 6,743 faithful. Hatch and Odubade put the heed two ahead before Shaw (had to be) and Fleetwood restored some pride against his old side.  Mansfield suffered the same fate twice but did not have enough to level on the second occasion.  Big-spending Cox must be starting to worry after some Keystone Cops defending saw Newport go two goals ahead twice, through Yakubu & James and then O’Connor and Jefferson Louis.  Speight and Green got them level the first time but Speight’s 89th minute effort to complete his brace left it just too late to overcome an opening day humbling at the hands of the Euromillions club.

 

Wrexham were dominant with Ogleby (18) and Keates (41) putting them two up before Bubb got a 66th minute lifeline.  Creighton (74) finished the job.  Macclesfield’s new King was brought down to earth with a bump by crafty Foyle.  Canham gave  the Bulls the lead, Barnes-Homer  got a penalty back on 59 before action Jackson restored the advantage on 66.  The Imps stifled the Harriers and got a superb chip from Taylor, setting up a lively local affair against Smiths Cambridge who were stunned by a 90th minute penalty equaliser by Klukowski after Elliott gave them a first half lead.

 

The game of the day came at BSP debs Nuneaton as they narrowly went down in a 9 goal thriller against Ebbsfleet.  Brown (8) gave the hosts the lead,  before Walker (17) doubled the advantage. Phipp (20) replied and then Elder equalised.  Ashikodi (32) then put the visitors in front with returning hero Enveer-Marum (50) making it 2-4. Thompson-Brown (56) gave the new boys some hope but Phipp (88) completed his brace for 3-5. Still Town would not lay down but Brown (90+4) brace left things just to late to even the spoils.

 

 

Saturday’s Games
Barrow 0 0 AFC Telford
1,041
Braintree Town 2 2 Hyde
Sheppard (47)
Quinton (90)
Spencer (23 & pen 36)
sent off Pearson (46)
598
Dartford 2 3 Tamworth
Bradbrook (45+3)
Crawford (79)
Till (27)
Cunnington (40 & 76)
1,370
Forest Green 1 1 Cambridge Utd
Klukowski (Pen 90) Elliott (33) 1,128
Lincoln City 1 0 Kidderminster
Taylor (39) 2,112
Luton 2 2 Gateshead
Shaw (61)
Fleetwood (71)
Hatch (25)
Odubade (35)
6,743
Mansfield 3 4 Newport County
Speight (48 & 89)
Green (50)
James (13)
O’Connor (56)
Louis (66)
Yakubu (10)
2,924
Nuneaton 4 5 Ebbsfleet United
Brown (8 & 94)
Thompson-Brown (56)
Walker (17)
Phipp (20 & 88)
Elder (23)
Ashikodi (32)
Enveer-Marum (50)
1,088
Southport 1 1 Grimsby
 Grand (87)  Disley (74) 1,743
Stockport 1 0 Alfreton Town
 Hattersley (36) 3,448
Wrexham 3 1 Woking
Ogleby (18)
Keates (41)
Creighton (74)
Bubb (66) 4,088
Friday’s Live game
Hereford 2 1 Macclesfield
 Canham (15)
Jackson (66)
 Barnes-Homer (Pen 59) 2,139

Leading scorers

note an Imp in the top 6 / 38

The BSP Muddy boot
Player Team Goals
1 Jake Speight Mansfield Town 2
Scott Spencer Hyde 2
Andy Brown Nuneaton Town 2
Tom Phipp Ebbsfleet United 2
Adam Cunnington Tamworth 2
6 Jamie Taylor Lincoln 1
32 more Various 1

 Crowds –

all 1 game of them

BSP Average Gates
Team Total Average
1 Luton Town 6,743 6,743
2 Wrexham 4,088 4,088
3 Stockport County 3,448 3,448
4 Mansfield Town 2,924 2,924
5 Hereford United 2,139 2,139
6 Lincoln City 2,112 2,112
7 Southport 1,743 1,743
8 Dartford 1,370 1,370
9 Forest Green Rovers 1,128 1,128
10 Nuneaton Town 1,088 1,088
11 Barrow 1,041 1,041
12 Braintree Town 598 598
13 Woking 0 0

League table (surely you jest)

os Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 up 10 Wrexham 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
2 up 20 Ebbsfleet United 1 1 0 0 5 4 1 3
3 down 3 Newport County 1 1 0 0 4 3 1 3
4 up 12 Tamworth 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
5 down 5 Hereford United 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3
6 down 6 Lincoln City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 down 7 Stockport County 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 down 8 Braintree Town 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
9 up 11 Gateshead 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
10 down 10 Hyde FC 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
11 down 9 Luton Town 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
12 down 2 Cambridge United 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
13 up 8 Forest Green Rovers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
14 down 14 Grimsby Town 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
15 down 15 Southport 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
16 down 16 AFC Telford United 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
17 down 2 Barrow 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
18 down 18 Nuneaton 1 0 0 1 4 5 -1 0
19 down 10 Mansfield Town 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1 0
20 down 20 Dartford 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
21 down 21 Macclesfield Town 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
22 down 22 Alfreton Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
23 down 10 Kidderminster Harriers 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
24 down 24 Woking 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0

Imps Unholy Trinity Set For Exit.

David Holdsworth has made Gavin McCallum, Adam Watts and Ali Fuseini available for loan in order to fund  his wish-list.  The manager’s popularity appears to be growing and this is sure to please many Imps with one Lincoln City Banter humorist and ‘cabbie’  already offering to ferry them out of town for FREE

Maybe a bit harsh, but certainly they are luxury players that we cannot  utilise or afford at the current time, if we are to continue to climb from the jaws of a crisis.  All three can undoubtedly do a job elsewhere and perhaps even higher up the slippery pyramid that is the world of football.

Gavin McCallum

McCallum has been a busted flush since arriving from the Bulls in 2010, making 53 League appearances and netting 6 goals. He is one of the highest earners at the club so any contribution would be a useful one. In the right side Gavin could be a great impact player even if he has  struggled at the Imps.

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League career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Yeovil Town 1 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 13 (0)
2006–2007 Dorchester Town (loan) 2 (0)
2007 Crawley Town (loan) 15 (5)
2007–2008 Weymouth 24 (6)
2008 Havant & Waterlooville 12 (2)
2008–2009 Sutton United 41 (14)
2009–2010 Hereford United 27 (8)
2010– Lincoln City 53 (6)
National team
2006 Canada U-20 4 (0)
2010– Canada 1 (1)

Adam Watts

Adam Watts arrived on loan from Fulham, before being signed by Sutton. After a serious and lengthy leg break in the derby against Grimsby, he has never been the same player in most Imps eyes. However the rough and tumble at the sharp end of League 2 and the BSP  are not exactly conducive to the development of a young centre half. It has been a steep learning curve Adam and a parting of the ways would serve both parties you feel starting with a loan at maybe Barnet to resurrect a promising career.

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League career
Years Team App (Gls)
2007–2010 Fulham 0 (0)
2007 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2 (0)
2009 Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2009 Lincoln City (loan) 18 (0)
2010– Lincoln City 47 (1)

Ali Fuseini
Ali , 22,  has been a massive disappointment since he signed for the Imps on a free transfer in January 2011. His release by Championship club Millwall turned from a dream to a nightmare as he struggled to get into games. He is most certainly a gifted player, one who could well come back to haunt us, but you cannot be a play maker unless you have the ball at your feet and Ali is not built to earn the right to play to be honest. Put a ball winner next to him however and you have a whole different ball game.
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League career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Millwall 76 (2)
2011 Lewes 1 (0)
2011– Lincoln City 32 (1)