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Vanarama Premiership Previews, Fixtures Forecasts & Form

Barnet FC,  Torquay United,  FC Halifax,  Bristol Rovers,  Gateshead & Wrexham FC lead the pack with Woking FC, Kidderminster Harriers, Forest Green Rovers, Macclesfield Town and and Eastleigh FC chasing. The Pulsating People’s Premiership plays out again this Tuesday with heroes and villains putting life and limb on the line for their living.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngEven though many of the lovers and fighters of the People’s Premiership have not got their breath back from the weekend, its a full programme again on the  morrow. Barnet go to Braintree fresh from a 0-0 that put high-flying Halifax in their place. Once Christened the pub team from Essex the Iron are climbing again, perched 11th with enough Devonshire  magnetism to pull any team apart.   Not exactly brown and mild and a pass round of a capstan full strength at half time nowadays but this is a derby fixture suggesting a clash of cultures where anything can happen. Mad Dod also has a 124 goal a season man up his sleeve. That sleeve must on a par with a clowns pocket, or maybe even a magician’s one because he is storing more fire-power than Guy Fawkes on a night out in Westminster.

Vanarama Conference logo.png The Shaymen will be beating their boss drum then? Apologies showing my age a bit there. Halifax have climbed back to second by virtue of the Braintree stalemate at the weekend and will hope to stay there with a trip to Alfreton. The Reds lost 1-0 at Dover after a 1-0 home win over Nuneaton but who would fancy them to get any points against Aspin’s finely tuned machine even if the Port Vale job may be tugging at his heart strings a little.  An end to the run that was looking as lengthy as a flight south for Gulls then Yes Torquay were finally stopped by the referee twice and  the Bucks shot four times. The Gulls went down to nine men as the wheels came of at Telford. They still only lost by the odd goal in seven but Forest Green could pose some problems as the Green Army pushed Barnet all the way before going down 1-2 at home to the Bees.

Vanarama Conference logo.png Bristol Rovers could make up over half the 3500 crowd at Eastleigh tonight following an additional 300 tickets on top of the ground being granted a licence to hold more fans. With building work not yet complete Eastleigh did not want to miss out on a pay-day.  Although the teams are a 100 miles apart this is a bit of a local one with the stuttering spitfires determined to regain that early season optimism. The Dragons slayed them 3-0 on Saturday but they are a different animal on their own battle of Britain patch. A big performance and a big win for the Gas that could see them saying amen to second or third depending on results for the Gulls and the Shaymen.

Vanarama Conference logo.png The Imps must Heed the Tynesiders who will come crashing at the gates of Impdom tomorrow night. Although a win halted the slide on Saturday with that great 10-man win over Macclesfield, we face a side very much on the rise. It is as if the clubs trajectory is a mirror of each other in all honesty. The Imp in me says a backs to the wall win, the realistic feels Gateshead could be anywhere between second and fourth tomorrow.

Vanarama Conference logo.png If anyone does slip, the Dragons or Harriers could pounce. Wrexham host Kidderminster in a massive between two quality sides that look destined to be there or thereabouts.  Wrexham blew a play-off berth last week despite dominating at Chester. Buoyed by Wilkin’s intentions to stay whether Tranmere make a move or not.  They have to win as Woking will get back to winning ways against Nuneaton.

 

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Tuesday 30th September 2014
Score draw AFC Telford United v Chester
Away win Alfreton Town v FC Halifax Town
score draw Altrincham v Macclesfield Town
Away win Braintree Town v Barnet
Home win Dover Athletic v Aldershot Town
Away win Eastleigh v Bristol Rovers
Away win Forest Green Rovers v Torquay United
Home win Grimsby Town v Southport
Draw Lincoln City v Gateshead
Home win Welling United v Dartford
Score draw Woking v Nuneaton Town
Home win Wrexham v Kidderminster Harriers

 

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Conference Table
P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 12 9 1 2 30 7 +23 28
2 FC Halifax Town 12 7 3 2 22 9 +13 24
3 Torquay United 12 7 3 2 22 9 +13 24
4 Bristol Rovers 12 7 2 3 15 11 +4 23
5 Gateshead 12 6 4 2 21 16 +5 22
6 Wrexham 12 7 1 4 17 14 +3 22
7 Woking 12 6 3 3 20 12 +8 21
8 Kidderminster Harriers 12 6 3 3 16 9 +7 21
9 Macclesfield Town 12 5 5 2 14 9 +5 20
10 Grimsby Town 12 5 4 3 24 10 +14 19
11 Braintree Town 12 6 1 5 18 11 +7 19
12 Forest Green Rovers 12 5 4 3 15 11 +4 19
13 Eastleigh 12 5 4 3 20 18 +2 19
14 Aldershot Town 12 4 4 4 13 12 +1 16
15 Lincoln City 12 5 1 6 18 21 -3 16
16 Welling United 12 3 4 5 14 18 -4 13
17 Chester 12 4 1 7 12 22 -10 13
18 Dartford 12 3 3 6 12 18 -6 12
19 Dover Athletic 12 3 1 8 10 22 -12 10
20 Alfreton Town 12 3 1 8 11 26 -15 10
21 Southport 12 2 2 8 8 20 -12 8
22 Nuneaton Town 12 2 2 8 6 20 -14 8
23 Altrincham 12 2 2 8 12 29 -17 8
24 AFC Telford United 12 1 3 8 17 33 -16 6

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Vanarama Conference Premier Fans Forums

STMI have compiled the Vanarama  Conference Premier clubs main fans forums for 2014/15 for AFC Telford,  Aldershot Town,  Alfreton,  Altrincham, Barnet FC,  Braintree Town,  Bristol Rovers,  Chester,  Dartford,  Dover Athletic,  Eastleigh, Forest Freen Rovers, Gateshead FC,  FC Halifax,  Grimsby Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Lincoln City,  Macclesfield Town,  Southport FC,  Torquay United, Welling,  Woking and Wrexham . As ever if we have missed any or you want to be added just leave a link in the comment box at the bottom of the article. For those wanting to check out those who have left the fold last years list is below that of this season. It is well worth stopping by the Hereford and Salisbury sites.

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Vanarama Conference logo.pngSo what are we all talking about? Do our beloved teams give us nice dreams, fill us with screams or are we gossiping about those behind the scenes? Here are the forums the chat rooms warts and all……………..

Club Forum name and link
Aldershot http://www.shotsweb.co.uk/mb/viewforum.php?f=1
Alfreton http://www.alfretontownfc.com/forum/default.asp
Altrincham http://www.altyfans.co.uk/index.php?
Barnet FC http://www.onlybarnet.com/forum/
Braintree http://braintreeforum.proboards.com/index.cgi
Bristol Rovers http://www.gasheads.org/board/2/gas-guzzler
Chester FC http://www.devachat.com/
Dartford http://puredfc.com/site/
Dover Athletic http://doverathletic.freeforums.org/dafc-discussion-f3.html
Eastleigh http://tssc-eastleighfc.proboards.com/board/5/eastleigh-fc-unofficial-talk
FC Halifax http://www.theshaymen.net/ipb/
Forest Green Rovers http://forum.fgrfc.net/
Gateshead http://www.heedarmy.co.uk/
Grimsby http://www.thefishy.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b-B2/
Kidderminster http://www.harriers-online.co.uk/forum/index.php?
Lincoln City http://www.facebook.com/groups/162363193834614/or http://www.lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=5
Macclesfield http://fansonline.net/macclesfieldtown/mb/
Nuneaton http://forums.footballwebpages.co.uk/forum.jsp?id=14
Southport http://www.portchat.net/
Torquay Utd http://forum.torquayfans.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=73c96757fc10e54ba44fc6f5dffedb0f
Telford http://z6.invisionfree.com/Bucks_Chat/index.php?
Welling United http://wellingunited.activeboard.com/
Woking http://www.cardsboard.co.uk/
Wrexham http://www.redpassion.co.uk/forums/

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For those wanting to check out those who have left the fold here is last years list. It is well worth stopping by the Hereford and Salisbury sites.

Conference top Forums 2013/14
http://www.shotsweb.co.uk/mb/viewforum.php?f=1 Aldershot
http://www.alfretontownfc.com/forum/default.asp Alfreton
http://www.onlybarnet.com/forum/ Barnet FC
http://braintreeforum.proboards.com/index.cgi Braintree
http://www.cambridgefansunited.org/ Cambridge Utd
http://www.devachat.com/ Chester FC
http://puredfc.com/site/ Dartford
http://www.theshaymen.net/ipb/ FC Halifax
http://forum.fgrfc.net/ Forest Green Rovers
http://www.heedarmy.co.uk/ Gateshead
http://www.thefishy.co.uk/cgi-bin/forum/Blah.pl?b-B2/ Grimsby
http://unofficialbulls.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general Hereford
http://www.hydefans.co.uk/ Hyde FC
http://www.harriers-online.co.uk/forum/index.php? Kidderminster
http://www.facebook.com/groups/162363193834614/ Lincoln City
http://members.boardhost.com/lutonoutlaws/ Luton
http://fansonline.net/macclesfieldtown/mb/ Macclesfield
http://forums.footballwebpages.co.uk/forum.jsp?id=14 Nuneaton
http://www.salisburycitysupporters.co.uk/whitesonline.html Salisbury City
http://www.portchat.net/ Southport
http://www.tamworthfans.co.uk/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=1 Tamworth
http://wellingunited.activeboard.com/ Welling United
http://www.cardsboard.co.uk/ Woking
http://www.redpassion.co.uk/forums/ Wrexham

Conference Preview: Derbies, Dragons, Imps? It’s Time for Mythical creatures and Heroes Tonight

Woking FC, Kidderminster Harriers, Eastleigh, Gateshead FC, Wrexham FC and Grimsby Town will look to get into the play-off spots on a night where the emotions of local derbies could play a big part.  We preview the games for tonight  – love and peace to all people’s premiership fans.

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With Barnet facing Dover in the live one on Wednesday FC Halifax will be hoping the manager of the month curse will not curtail the bid to go top at Macclesfield Town.  It wont be easy in a derby atmosphere although Macc lost their first game of the season at Chester (0-1) on Non-League day, whereas Aspin’s Shaymen went to Chester and humiliated them 3-0. Macc beat Eastleigh the week before and have four clean sheets under their belt, with ex-Imp Fairhurst on fire.

The Mariners manager is already playing the ‘please be strong ref ‘ card ahead of the trip to Lincoln . The Lincolnshire Derby has never been one for the faint hearted, the incredibly named yellow bellies have changed the confrontation from Christmas so the cards and cash can come early. He has a point there have been six red cards in the last six games –  a score of three all.

Woking travel to Aldershot in another derby fixture that will test that unbeaten record that has seen a climb to third. Kidderminster, in third, will not relish a trip to Southport, who are not the force they have been these last few years. Then again the Harriers wont be if the financial rumours and threat to the playing budget is true.  Surprise package Eastleigh could top fifth by tonight, with a long trip to Dartford, down in 20th and struggling.

 

Gateshead look ready to pounce and, at the very least leapfrog a few, with a plumb home clash with Telford, second from bottom and struggling to adjust to the sunnier climbs of the People’s Premiership.  So do Wrexham, although a tough trip to Bristol Rovers, will be a real test, for the Dragons.

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Aldershot Town v
Woking
Alfreton Town v
Altrincham
Bristol Rovers v Wrexham
Chester FC v Torquay United
Dartford v
Eastleigh
Gateshead FC v AFC Telford Utd
Lincoln City FC v Grimsby Town
Macclesfield Town v
FC Halifax Town
Nuneaton Town v Forest Green Rovers
Southport v Kidderminster Harriers
Welling United v Braintree Town

 

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P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Barnet 7 6 0 1 18 3 +15 18
2 FC Halifax Town 7 6 0 1 15 5 +10 18
3 Woking 7 4 3 0 16 6 +10 15
4 Kidderminster Harriers 7 4 3 0 9 3 +6 15
5 Eastleigh 7 4 1 2 12 8 +4 13
6 Gateshead 7 4 1 2 13 12 +1 13
7 Wrexham 7 4 1 2 10 10 0 13
8 Grimsby Town 7 3 3 1 17 4 +13 12
9 Torquay United 7 3 3 1 12 5 +7 12
10 Braintree Town 7 4 0 3 12 7 +5 12
11 Forest Green Rovers 7 3 3 1 8 5 +3 12
12 Macclesfield Town 7 3 3 1 8 5 +3 12
13 Aldershot Town 7 3 2 2 9 6 +3 11
14 Lincoln City 7 3 1 3 11 13 -2 10
15 Bristol Rovers 7 2 2 3 5 8 -3 8
16 Dover Athletic 7 2 1 4 8 14 -6 7
17 Chester 7 2 1 4 8 15 -7 7
18 Altrincham 7 2 0 5 8 12 -4 6
19 Southport 7 1 2 4 7 12 -5 5
20 Dartford 7 1 2 4 5 11 -6 5
21 Nuneaton Town 7 1 1 5 2 13 -11 4
22 Welling United 7 0 3 4 4 14 -10 3
23 AFC Telford United 7 0 2 5 8 16 -8 2
24 Alfreton Town 7 0 0 7 4 22 -18 0

FA Must Implement 1% Levy on £842.7M Transfer Circus

Fans of  Barnet FC ,  Wrexham FC , FC Halifax, Kidderminster Harriers , Grimsby, Forest Green Rovers, Lincoln and every other Conference Premier, North and South club must have been disgusted by the amount of money that changed hands in the summer window.  £842.7M is is a kings ransom and far to close to a billion for comfort.

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The 2014 summer transfer window reached new heights, staggering fans and pundits alike. One could argue that the Financial Fair Play initiative is beginning to work, but given the pace of increase fanned by the new TV deal, valued at £5.4Bn over three years, no one should be surprised at the feeding frenzy at the golden trough. If a transfer levy of just one 1% was shared amongst League 1,Two or the three Conference divisions, just think what it could do for the foutue of The England team and grass roots football as a whole.

It was records across the board as six clubs broke their transfer records with Manchester United topping them all to set a new British record of £59.7 million for Di Maria. Hull City, West Bromwich Albion and Leicester all signed eleven players.  Indeed the window saw the movement of 163 players, with 26 moving on the final day.  A relatively anticlimactic £70 million changed hands on the last day with Sky having to nurse the deadline day story until the early hours of the day after when Falcao (£6m loan) and Welbeck (£16m fee) contributed the final £22 millions.

 

Summer Window
201 £200,000,000
2011 £350,000,000
2012 £490,000,000
2013 £630,000,000
2014 £843,000,000

 

As for the Financial Fair Play factor, do me a favour. Manchester City and PSG were certainly quieter this summer after £50 million fines, however Chelsea continue to spend, spend, spend thanks to the Russian funding.  City still spent £51.5 million on 4 players plus Sagna on a free and Lampard’s wages on loan.

Top 5
Manchester United £145,700,000
Liverpool £117,000,000
Chelsea £91,300,000
Arsenal £82,700,000
Southampton £56,900,000

 

 The average spent on a player moved to  £6,696,428 with United averaging£24,283,333 (6 players) against Liverpool’s somewhat frugal £14.6m on their crazy eight. United dug deep, to put it mildly necessity is the mother of invention, whereas  the former forward ‘Fangs’ funded half of the Merseyside red mist.  What would English grassroots football do with a 1% transfer levy. Over to you Greg Dyke……..

Conference Wrap: Barnet leapfrog Halifax As Bristol Rovers & Hard Up Harriers Profit.

Barnet FC overtook FC Halifax with Gateshead FC, Woking FC and Kidderminster Harriers all climbing a place as Forest Green Rovers, Eastleigh Lincoln and Wrexham FC all lost ground on the play-off chasing pack.

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Barnet’s unstoppable away form continued at Southport one of the most inhospitable places in the Division both on and off the pitch.  Lee Cook scored a goal that would grace any Premiership stadium, leaving two in his wake before unleashing an unstoppable world class dipping drive. Not to be upstaged Akinde doubled the lead before the break curling a cute one into the top corner to have the Bees buzzing in the aisles.  Barnet go top on goal difference, boast more clean sheets than a kleto matron and fear no one away from home.

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FC Halifax dropped to second as the wheels flew off the promotion cart.  Bristol Rovers, roared on by 5,394 fans who continued to keep the faith through relegation and a faultering start to non-league life.  Cunnington the scurge of the Conference Premier these last two seasons headed home an inviting cross from White. On the hour Boden roasted three Rovers players before thundering a hay-maker between Mildenhall and the near post.  Boss Clarke lit the spark by sending on Sinclair and Harrison to ensure a profitable rebate for the Division’s highest gate. Rovers upped the gas but still had to wait until a minute before time when Sinclair duly despatched a difficult but decisive delivery that Harrison forced home at the far post to lift the roof. Five thousand faithful will be cooking on gas in Bristol tonight then!

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Craig Hobson exploited some shocking defending to give Chester an early lead at the Heed then hit the post to allow the hosts to keep a foothold in the game.  Shaw got a penalty in the 67th minute and then Gateshead piled on the style with Shaw close to grabbing two more.  Guy played in Chandler who cracked a crisp right footer into the top left corner.  Gateshead move up one to third.

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Woking won at Wrexham to move fourth.  The Welsh wizards, aka the passing princes of the People’s Premiership, had the best of things until  Rendell got a 25-yard worldie into the top corner,  against the run of play.    A typical flowing move evened things before the interval when Durrel gave Moult  the opportunity to cannon one inside the far corner from twenty yards.  It could have been 3-3 before Morgan twisted and turned before drilling inside the near post with twenty-five minutes still on the clock.  Clarke should have made it three when he almost broke the cross-bar in half after connecting with a Morgan cross.

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Kidderminster could well be losing the talented squad that has seen the Harriers jump to fifth.  Host’s Dover paid the price of missed opportunities when Byrne converted Storers centre with a glorious volley from ten yards.  The visitors then got into gear but were denied by two stunning Walkers saves. First he parried Johnson’s drive and then palmed Nicholsons twenty-yard free-kick for a corner.

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Forest Green and Lincoln fell from the play-offs after disappointing results.  FGR had to come from behind at winless Welling when Norwood headed home just before the break to equalise Fagan’s scrambled lead.  They say money doesn’t grow on trees but he definately picked a pocket or two at the far post after Hudson cross created havoc in the Green machine’s defence.

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Lincoln – down to ten men as ever – had to play 80 minutes with ten and then another ten with 9 players until Robinson was glued together and sent back on.  The Gulls conceded the lead despite the advantage when Tomlinson was bundled over before recovering to thump home the spot- kick.  Acheampong equalised from close range before cometh tte hour, cometh the man, Richards, hit a glorious twenty-five yarder to give Townsend no chance. Acheampong was then teed up by Young to convert his brace with 18 minutes to go.  It was not surprising that the Gulls had more shots than a flock of pigeons bombing tourists at Trafalgar Square – 30 apparentl. The real stains on the copy book have to go the officials again they ruined a great game for both sides.

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 The Table

P W D L F A +/- PTS
1 Barnet 6 5 0 1 16 2 +14 15
2 FC Halifax Town 6 5 0 1 14 5 +9 15
3 Gateshead 6 4 1 1 12 10 +2 13
4 Woking 6 3 3 0 13 5 +8 12
5 Kidderminster Harriers 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 12
6 Forest Green Rovers 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
7 Macclesfield Town 6 3 3 0 8 4 +4 12
8 Aldershot Town 6 3 2 1 9 5 +4 11
9 Eastleigh 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
10 Lincoln City 6 3 1 2 10 10 0 10
11 Wrexham 6 3 1 2 9 10 -1 10
12 Grimsby Town 6 2 3 1 15 4 +11 9
13 Braintree Town 6 3 0 3 10 7 +3 9
14 Torquay United 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 9
15 Bristol Rovers 6 2 2 2 5 6 -1 8
16 Southport 6 1 2 3 6 10 -4 5
17 Dartford 6 1 2 3 4 9 -5 5
18 Nuneaton Town 6 1 1 4 2 9 -7 4
19 Chester 6 1 1 4 7 15 -8 4
20 Dover Athletic 6 1 1 4 4 13 -9 4
21 Altrincham 6 1 0 5 6 11 -5 3
22 Welling United 6 0 3 3 4 12 -8 3
23 AFC Telford United 6 0 2 4 7 12 -5 2
24 Alfreton Town 6 0 0 6 3 20 -17 0

 

Teams, Schemes, Stats and A Braintree Battle For The Resurgent Imps.

Jordan Burrow is two in two, equalling his last two terms hauls at Stevenage FC and Morecambe FC , as is Massey, who should be a familiar name  in these parts. But after Altrincham and Barnet FC back to back away wins, we Imps are back at the unbeaten Bank to battle Braintree Town.  Together with the 0-0 against Kidderminster Harriers in the season’s opener, the Imps sit sixth with the Iron an unlucky thirteenth.  But these are early days, where stats startle and that doubtless proves the point, or three, that football matches are contested and won on the field.  League tables mean nothing when the Imps away form sees us top of the pile, whilst our home form puts us 17th and our Iron foe 19th on away current form. So its close then and, with the teams and schemes and stats to follow fortune will favour the brave over 90 minutes tomorrow.   Mmmm Sincil Salivates…………..

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Saturday 23rd August KO 3PM

With the giant and prolific Sean Marks up front with Walker from Hereford, Brown and Diagne will need to be on the ‘tippiest of their toes’. Caprice must quell Daniel Sparks, the sorcerer southpaw, mercurial and more than able to deliver a knockout it seems, with two assists in his first three outings of the season.  Centre-back Massey, a name well-known name on Lincolnshire’s agricultural plains, has top scored with two headers so far this season, but play-maker Davis really pulls the strings in midfield and, has thus far pitched in with a penalty and plenty more besides.

In the red corner, Impdon might just dare to dream. Our own lefty, Sean Newton, is on fire down the flank, suggesting Peters pace could be put to the test, as he aims to add to his three assists in two games. Joyous Jordan Burrow has plundered two of them although Tommo, yet to get off the mark, is not about to handover the crown as goal king at Sincil bank, despite coming from deeper this season.

In the engine room Hamza Bencherif will be stoking the boiler alongside Nolan, a duet akin to beauty and the beast, that could be the spine of the Imps determination to return to the League despite the financial odds. Simmo’s six foot soldiers may be paupers in many ways, but they taught the comparably bejewelled princes of North London a lesson last time out. This despite having to travel down on the day in their own motors, after a mysterious coach mix up to boot. Win this and get a point at top dogs Halifax and Lincoln could have a taste for more than jelly babies this season.

Then again Braintree has a pedigree for passion and upsetting the odds, finishing 6th last season, despite a meagre budget. Devonshire and Simmo it appears can both make silk purses from sows ears, but then they need to in this the people’s Premier League.

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Potential teams & schemes

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Simmo goes 4-2-3-1

26 Townsend

17 Caprice 23 Brown 6 Diagne 3 Newton

5 Bencherif 14 Nolan

22 Marshall 8 Power 11 Tomlinson 

9 Burrow

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7 Walker 9 Marks

11 Sparks                                      26 Mulley 

8 Davis 4 Isaac

3 Habergham 2 Brundle 6 Massey 23 Peters

1 Hamann

Devonshire goes  4-4-2

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Statistical head to head

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Saturday 12th Oct KO 3PM

Gary Simpson Manager Alan Devonshire
4-2-3-1 Formation 4-4-2 off
6 Position 13
7 Points 3
4 Goals scored 4
2 Goals conceded 4
0 Yellow cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
14th Position 2012/13 6th
Play-offs Forecast P/off fringes
2-1 V Barnet   Biggest win 3-0 v Dover
n/a Heaviest defeat 1-3 v Chester

Ker-ching

2,598 Total Turnstile Clicks 1,586
2598 Ave Gate 793
2598 v Harriers Hi 800 v Chester
2598 v Harriers Low 786 v Dover

Heroes & Villains

Heroes Goals Heroes Goals
Burrow 2 Massey 2
Robinson 1 Davis 1
Bencherif 1 Mulley 1
Heroes Assists Heroes Assists
Newton 3 Sparkes 2
Power 1    
Villains Yellows Villains Yellows
Power 1 Marks 1
Nolan 1 Cox 1
Bencherif 1    
Newton 1    
Mendy 1    
Marshall 1
Villains Reds Villains Reds
n/a 0 n/a 0

Current & Overall Form

Form
G W D L F A GD Pts Rank
Lincoln (H) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 17
Braintree(A) 1 0 2 1 0 1 -1 0 19
Lincoln (A) 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6 1
Braintree( (H) 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 3 8
Last Five
Lincoln 5 2 1 0 4 2 2 7 6
Braintree 5 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 13
Overall
G W D L F A GD Pts
Lincoln 5 2 1 0 4 2 2 7 6
Braintree 5 1 0 2 4 4 0 3 13

Historic Tale of the Tape

AT SINCIL BANK (2) AT THE Amlin  (2)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 1 50 Braintree. 1 50
Braintree. 0 0 Lincoln City 1 50
Draws 1 50 Draws 0 0
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 6 3 Braintree. 1 0.5
Braintree. 3 1.5 Lincoln City 3 1.5
ON NEUTRAL GROUND (0) OVERALL (4) MATCHES)
Results Total % Results Total %
Lincoln City 0 0 Lincoln City 2 50
Braintree. 0 0   Braintree. 1 25
Draws 0 0 Draws 1 25
Goals Total Ave Goals Total Ave
Lincoln City 0 0   Lincoln City 9 2.3
Braintree. 0 0   Braintree. 4 1

 The highlights

HIGH SCORING HIGHLIGHTS
Highest Aggregate 6 Lincoln City  3 –3 Braintree. 2011/12
Best Imps home win 4 Lincoln City  3 – 0 Braintree. 2012/13
Best Iron home win 3 Braintree. 1 – 0 Lincoln City 2011/12

All 4 meetings

Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2012/2013 Tue 26 Mar Braintree  03 Lincoln City Skrill Premier
2012/2013 Tue 06 Nov Lincoln City 30 Braintree  Skrill Premier
2011/2012 Tue 14 Feb Lincoln City 33 Braintree  BSP
2011/2012 Sat 03 Sep Braintree  10 Lincoln City BSP

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

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.

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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

Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall & Peterborough trailing Striker

Scouts from Sheffield WednesdayMillwall FC and Peterborough United were at the Kidderminster Harriers V Lincoln City match on Saturday keen to keep tabs on Joe Lolley. They must have been licking their lips as the 3 goals in 11 striker was only denied his fourth of the campaign due to his 55th minute effort being put down as an own goal for Andrew Boyce.

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The Owls, The Posh and The Lions will need to get in quick ahead of the winter window with Steve Burr’s find of the season having another life and soul performance on the right against Newton, the finest left back in the Skrill Premier Division.  The 21 year-old winger cum centre-forward was playing for Littleton in the Midlands Combination up until last season banging in an incredible 88 goals in 83 games.

Burr signed him for an undisclosed fee on July 31st, he has bridged the gap with aplomb and, although Harriers could well be playing League football next season, Joe could well beat them to it by six months.  Burr would probably prefer to keep hold of the lad but with several other clubs interested a big fee will surely test the harriers resolve sooner rather than later.  Take a look at this entry on his growing CV.