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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.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

 

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
10 players joint 10th   4

Nick Knows The Sweet Smell of Lambs’ Success

Nick Wright tasted success at Tamworth FC before Mansfield Town and Kidderminster Harriers came calling, firing them to promotion to The Conference Premier, then Blue Square Premier.  Now close to fitness he is set to renew acquaintances with his old club and is determined to get off the mark.

Rose Tinted wishes Nick Wright well!

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Nick signed for the Lambs upon his release from Birmingham in 2007 and bagged 13 in his first and 10 in his second season at the club. He was a massive part of the promotion side that made it back into the BSP in 2008/9 delivering as many assists as he did goals. The first season back was a steep learning curve  with Gary Mills leaving him out of the Tamworth side before transfer listing him at the end of the 2009-10 season.

To the horror of the Lambs faithful local rivals Kidderminster stepped in and Nick would go on to rub salt into the mint sauce by bagging 8 in 2010/11 and 15 in 2011/12, despite  half of his appearances coming from the bench. It was of some surprise to Harriers fans that Cox was allowed to take him to Mansfield at the beginning of last season on a free too. Again he was used as an impact player with 1 goal in 5 starts and just 531 minutes to impress, with 9 short cameos from the bench.

Come on Nick destiny awaits –  tuck in son and feel free to ask for seconds and thirds! Nicky Wright! Wright! Wright!

STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan)
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
International Caps
2008– England C 1 (0)

October’s The Acid Test For Imps

The Imps face Nuneaton Town, Tamworth FC, Aldershot FC, Kidderminster Harriers and the FA Cup 4th Round Qualifying fixtures in what will be a pivotal month for the clubs ambitions.  The Conference clubs do not come into the FA Trophy, sponsored by Carlsberg until the 1st Round on 30th November.

Vic looks to the immediate future

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Sa 5/10/13 Nuneaton Lincoln City
Tu 8/10/13 Lincoln City Tamworth
Sa 12/10/13 Lincoln City Aldershot
Sa 19/10/13 Kidderminster Lincoln City
Sa 26/10/14 FAC 4th Qualitying TBA

October is a massive but vital month for our aspirations on both the promotion and financial fronts.  Second placed Nuneaton will either give manager Kevin Wilkin the reaction he wants tomorrow or slump to a fourth successive defeat, suggesting the early promise was just a flash in the pan.  Moult the top Skrill Premier marksman, with 9, will need to be kept quiet.  Next comes Tamworth under big spending Dale Belford, who could well bring Jones back for a revenge mission at Sincil Bank next Tuesday.  The Lambs are 20th for all the cash they have splashed, after three defeats in the last four, but they did manage a spirited 2-1 win at Forest Green.

The Saturday game also sees us at home, this time against Aldershot, back from the dead but spending merrily on some talented players. If one adds back the ten point deduction the Shots would be just two points behind the Imps.  The trip to 3rd placed Kidderminster is going to be tough with the Harriers showing their quality and promotion credentials with  4 wins a draw and just one defeat in the last 6. They, runaway leaders Cambridge and Luton will be the three to ultimately challenge for the title this season, but if the Imps can get 7-9 points from the next four the play-offs should be seen as for more than a pipe dream.

The FA Cup is Lincoln’s most lucrative potential earner this season, with £12,500 for a win in the 4th Qualifying round at the end of the month. Get through that one and we have the chance of some TV cash too, with £67,000 per team for a First Round match or £33,000 apiece for a replay plus £18,000 for the winners. These figures exclude gate receipts, with season tickets invalid suggesting a 2,000 crowd would yield each side £9600 after the FA take a cut.  These numbers will allow the flexibility and financial freedom in January to ensure Lincoln had not just hold out against predatory clubs after our existing players, but also allow for some reinforcements for a play-off push.

Fall From Grace For Walsall Winger Who Snubbed Imps

Walsall loaned Jake Jones to Lincoln but he snubbed us for Tamworth FC and now finds himself farmed out on loan to Kings Lynn. However the ambitious club back from the dead, faced disappointment yesterday in the lucrative FA Cup when they lost 3-2 against Marine with ex-Imps cast-offs Mills, Duffy and Mulready in the side.  Will the Linnets be in a position to fund his loan for the month let alone extend it and help him stat in the game?

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

 

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Jones, a left-winger, came through the Saddlers’ youth system and was given a one year pro-deal before earning a six-month extension. He played just three times for Walsall going on loan to local side Redditch United and then the those 13 appearances at the Imps. After a successful spell he verbally agreed to become Gary Simpson’s first signing, describing the move as ‘a no brainer’ but then joined The Lambs to the delight of manager Belford who said at the time:

“Jake is an exciting young talent and I am delighted he has agreed to join us. Lincoln thought he was going to sign for them and jumped the gun a bit. We had spoken to Jake and I was always keen to get him on board. He represents a real coup for this club. He’s a local lad who has been in and around the Walsall first team squad for couple of years now. He has featured for the first team several times so he has good experience for a young player. I think he’s someone our fans will enjoy watching. I think he will excite the fans. He is very quick and lively, left footed and likes to get forward as much as possible. I think, having been released by Walsall, he feels he has a point to prove next season. He wants to be playing regular football and wants a full season to show what he can do. I think it’s going to be a big year for him and I can’t wait to work with Jake.”

But after just three appearances for Tamworth, including a goal against Wrexham he is way down the pecking order behind Mark Wright and on-loan Port Vale attacker Ryan Lloyd.  Jake, for all his promise, is now down to proving himself on-loan at Kings Lynn in the Northern Premier League, two further levels down the pyramid and desperate for a break. After Wright’s first start on his return from injury it is unlikely that Simmo will throw a lifeline to one who snubbed him after he had been prepared to give him a second chance? He did seem to get the best out of a lad who has undeniable ability, yet does not seem to be able to fit in for some reason or other.

Is Former Leicester & Burton Striker Losing Imps Injury Battle

Leicester City expected great things of Adi Yussuf, but injury wrecked his chances, ditto Tamworth FC, Burton Albion and perhaps now Lincoln City. Following ground breaking treatment he had been expected to have a run out at Sleaford on 3rd September, but he was forced to pull out at the last minute as another strain ruled him out. Sadly it appears lady luck is still failing to finally smile on a player who has the ability and desire to get a second chance at championship level?

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs.

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Having impressed at the Leicester City Youth Academy under the Direction of John Rudkin and ex-Imp Trevor Peake (Nicky Eaden is also there as a coach) Adi was given a 3 year youth deal at 16.  He was a regular in the U18′s and reserves, before going on loan to Tamworth at just 17 but loan was cut short through injury after 2 goals (Eastbourne & Harriers) and 2 assists (Darlo & Harriers again) in just 6 starts.  Sven-Göran Eriksson wielded the axe as Adi left along with 10 others.

Manager Paul Peschisolido rated Adi highly enough to give him a one year deal after  an exciting pre-season . The 18 year old bided his time, scored in the 6-3 demolition of Barnet during the 2011/12 season, but failed to break into the starting line-up, with injury providing as big an obstacle as competition.  Last season was a similar story with just 3 starts, plus 8 from the bench, before injury curtailed any first team involvement from October, leading to his release in May.

Simmo also saw enough in another promising pre-season showing that was again good enough to earn him a one year deal.  It was of no surprise as his trademarks, explosive acceleration and power, see him get behind defences to lethal effect. Alas that has been his downfall,  with the mystery injury leading to an abundance of hamstring and other strain injuries, seeing him sit out seasons that have looked promising.

He has one leg slightly longer than the other leading to pain and regular strains, such as hamstring pulls which clearly hamper a large part of his natural game. It had been hoped that injections and a modification to his boots might help, but thus far he has been unable to make a single Skrill Premiership appearance, suggesting the lad, who looked brilliant in pre-season may well have to give up the game for good.  Adi, can only go one of two ways now, either finally breaking the injury sequence, or  being forced to retire from the game at just 20 years of age.

Adi’s Stats 2012/13
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
18 Adi Yussuf 3 8 409 1 14 0 11 6 1 0
Adi’s Stats 2011/12
No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
18 Adi Yussuff 2 17 473 1 9 1 11 4 0 0
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STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Abdillahie Yussuf
DATE OF BIRTH 3 October 1992 (age 20)
PLACE OF BIRTH Zanzibar, Tanzania
HEIGHT / WEIGHT 6′ 1″ (1.85m) 11 st 13 lb (76 kg)
POSITION: STRIKER
YOUTH CAREER Leicester City
IMPS CONTRACT 1 year (plus option)
SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2008–2011 Leicester City 0 (0)
2011 Tamworth (loan) 10 (2)
2011–2013 Burton Albion 25 (1)
2013– Lincoln City 0 (0)

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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
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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) 

Wright Is Right

The Chesterfield FC return of summer Mansfield Town signing and former Tamworth FC and Kidderminster Harriers striker Nick Wright was welcome news this week. Poor whippet Nick has been shackled by a hamstring injury since Macclesfield but Barnet FC on Saturday is just the game for the lightning rod to strike.

Rose Tinted says its time to get your glasses on

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Nick never really got a look in against the Stags, as Cox had Green as the undeniable first choice option, he was perhaps the most complete centre-forward at this level.  Yet Nick started well at the Imps serving up a few in the 7-1 win over Lincoln United before grabbing a hat-trick against money club Harrogate Town.

A hamstring pull in only the second game of the season forced him off 35 minutes into the Macclesfield game, but his pace and movement against the Spireites for 45 minutes was fantastic.  The Imps had their moments on the counter against League 2’s top side with Wright a constant threat. If we had got the benefit of the doubt in one of the two penalty shouts the result could have been very different.

The Barnet game could be a grudge encounter with history suggesting a battle, but also the potential for goals amidst the thrills and spills.  Lincoln went up from the Conference at the first time of asking under Murphy despite a 0-6 defeat at their place, winning the return in a fiery encounter by the odd goal. One of their lads also saw red for punching out one of ours in a hot and spicy date on and off the pitch at Sincil Bank.  Barnet perhaps got revenge of sorts when our defeat at home to Aldershot saved them as we went down.

Nick is tailor made for this one, up against the huge oaks of Acheampong and Stephens.  He has the height although that is not his real strength, but, give him a ball to run onto and he can peel off the shoulder and unload with aplomb.  He and Yussuff both have the potential to get into the double digits this season, but Nick has the ability to go far in the game, in the right team.

Come on Nick we want to be chanting Nicky Wright! Wright! Wright! Saturday night.

Mansfield 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 5 14 531 1 7 5 3 1 0

Kidderminster 2011/12 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Nick Wright 23 20 2330 15 21 35 3 1 0
STMI BIOPIC
FULL NAME Nicholas Wright
DATE OF BIRTH 25 November 1987 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Birmingham, England
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 11st 9 (75 kg)
PLAYING POSITION Striker / winger
CLUB
CURRENT CLUB Free agent
NUMBER n/a
YOUTH CAREER
2001-2005 Birmingham City
SENIOR STATS
YEARS Team Apps
(Gls)
2005–2007 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2006 Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2006 Bristol City (loan) 5 (0)
2006 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2007 Ashford Town (loan)
2007 Halesowen Town (loan)
2007–2010 Tamworth 79 (27)
2010–2012 Kidderminster Harriers 82 (23)
2012– Mansfield Town 17 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
2008– England C 1 (0)

Skrill Premier Hard Men & Discipline

FC Halifax, Wrexham FC, Tamworth FC and Woking FC are leaving other Skrill Premier sides in their wake when it comes to playing a man’s game.  Villains put the sparks into a game just as much as heroes in the toughest League to get out of in the world.  With just two up and two down you can either play your way or kick your way out.  Vic Erzantarz cherishes the gladiators that choose the latter – naturally depending on which side they are kicking for we cheer ours and jeer theirs because its a funny old game football.

Vic’s column is sponsored this week by

Ambulance Chasers 4 U – proudly unregulated by the Law Society. 

 

Congratulations to Halifax (but don’t get complacent coz its early days) the two reds against Salisbury have ensured you have gone three points clear of the fire breathing Dragons.  With 4 reds so far this season and 13 yellows our Xmas away game looks to be full of cheer and certain to be a man’s game that warms the cockles, given the Imps already have 11 yellows and a red too.  Tamworth – anything but timid Lambs – sit growling in third and Woking, fourth, with two of the usual suspects already in the top 7 of the individual discipline charts (see second table).

 

In line with the Fair Play Rules (L.O.L.) we give 1 point for a yellow and two for a red. Alas style and two-footers are down to individual awards from the FA and therefore cannot be not included in the game.

 

The Team standings

Pos Contender Yellows Red Points
1 Halifax 13 4 21
2 Wrexham 14 2 18
3 Tamworth 13 2 17
Woking 11 3 17
5 Barnet 15 0 15
Grimsby Town 13 1 15
Braintree Town 11 2 15
Chester City 11 2 15
9 Salisbury City 11 1 13
Lincoln City 11 1 13
11 Macclesfield Town 10 1 12
Luton Town 10 1 12
13 Dartford 11 0 11
Welling 11 0 11
Kidderminster 11 0 11
Forest Green 11 0 11
Hyde 7 2 11
18 Gateshead 9 0 9
Hereford 9 0 9
20 Aldershot 7 0 7
21 Southport 6 0 6
Nuneaton 6 0 6
23 Alfreton 5 0 5
24 Cambridge 3 0 3

The top 25 Hard-men

Pos Villain Team Yellows Red Points
1 Ben Richards-Everton Tamworth 5 0 5
Liam Tomsett Hyde 3 1 5
Josh Payne Woking 3 1 5
Jay Harris Wrexham 3 1 5
5 Jack Parkinson Woking 2 1 4
Steve McNulty Luton Town 2 1 4
Adam Smith Halifax 4 0 4
8 Connor Jennings Macclesfield Town 1 1 3
Matthew Pearson Halifax 3 0 3
Jake Gallagher Welling 3 0 3
Elliot Bradbrook Dartford 3 0 3
Shaun Pearson Grimsby Town 3 0 3
Andy Yiadom Barnet 3 0 3
Jordan Rose Tamworth 1 1 3
Chris Stokes Forest Green Rovers 3 0 3
Theo Lewis Salisbury City 1 1 3
Dean Wells Braintree Town 1 1 3
Michael Kay Chester City 1 1 3
Aswad Thomas Grimsby Town 1 1 3
Alan Power Lincoln City 1 1 3
Curtis Weston Barnet 3 0 3
Matthew Flynn Southport 3 0 3
Lee Fowler Kidderminster Harriers 3 0 3
Stephen Wright Wrexham 1 1 3

 

 

Conference Fans Must Back Grassroots Petition – nearly 18k have heard MP Crausby’s Call Already

STMI urge fans of Aldershot Town, Alfreton Town, Barnet FC, Braintree Town, Cambridge United, Chester FC, Dartford FC, FC Halifax, FGR, Gateshead FC, Grimsby Town, Hereford United, Hyde, Kidderminster Harriers, Luton Town, Macclesfield Town, Nuneaton Town, Salisbury City, Southport FC, Tamworth FC, Welling United, Woking FC, Wrexham FC, to back the petition to ensure grass roots football gets 7.5% of the from broadcasting rights. MP David Crausby’s petition already has 17,700 signatures so please get on board before the 20th September. Please get this on your forums.

Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

HM Government

The petition, to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, calls on the Government to ensure that grassroots football receives financial support from the Premier League. At a time when Government cuts mean that many Local Authorities are no longer able to fund grassroots football transfer fees and players wages are spiralling to obscene levels and, very much wasting the bounty.  Similarly fees for basic facilities are climbing to the point where ordinary people are being priced out of our national sport.

The Premier League continues to grow in popularity around the world. Domestic broadcasting rights for 2013-14 to 2015-16 have been sold for £3bn, combined with global rights the Premier League could bring in as much as £5bn over the next three seasons.
This cash boost must not be wasted on ever-increasing wages for players when grassroots football is struggling. Just 34% of the starting line ups during the Premiership’s opening weekend were home-based talent
The Government must encourage the FA to ensure that 7.5% of money from broadcasting rights goes to fund grassroots football. If the FA and Premier League are unable to do so voluntarily the Government must be willing to take further action to make this compulsory.
Sign this petition and pass it on to everyone you know.
Current Number of signatures: 17,700
Created by: David Crausby MP
Closing Date : 20/02/2014 10:21

Imps Great Aston Villa Find Joins Bulls

John Deehan raided Aston Villa for Paul Green and he vever let us down before moving on to  Tamworth, Forest Green and now Hereford, initially on a months loan.    Paul can play at left back, right back, centre-back and on the left or right of midfield. Greeny, still only 26, was brave as well as versatile in an Imps shirt and went on to captain Tamworth following our relegation in 2011.

thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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John Deehan signed Green for the Imps from Aston Villa in 2006. Greeny had progressed through the Youth ranks to the first team squad having been  given a pro deal but could not force his way into the first team despite his undoubted ability and versatility. The raw youngster was employed as a left back in his first season, despite being right-footed, naturally struggled initially, but, became the player of the year in 2007/8 in his more favoured right-back position.  

He then recovered from a career threatening injury and never let us down in a right-back and finally heroic centre-half birth despite his  5. 9 stature. Like Paul Morgan, he is a cultured centre-back using awareness and timing in the tackle as his key tools. Not blessed with natural pace his steady passing would make him the perfect central defensive midfielder. After being released following our relegation, Oxford United had been touted as his new employer but Tamworth stepped in and he captained the side making 43 appearances in 2011/12. The Lambs were sad to see Paul leave prior to his holiday in the United States last year and brought back defender and ex-captain Tom Marshall along with keeper Tony Breedon and young midfielder Jamie Smith, in a triple unveiling.

Following his July transfer to Forest Green Rovers he made 22 appearances (2 Assists 3 Yellows) for them during a season where injury returned to blight his contribution. Paul can certainly do a job at this level suggesting Foyle has bagged a shrewd capture in terms of cost, quality, versatility and experience.

Paul Green
Green, Paul.jpg Paul in his Lincoln days (thanks wiki)
STMI Biopic
Full name Paul Michael Green
Date of birth 15 April 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Birmingham,
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position Defender / Midfielder
Current gig-in-the-game
Current club Hereford United (on loan from FGR
Number 22
Youth career
2003–2007 Aston Villa
Senior career stats
Years Team Apps
(Gls)
2007–2011 Lincoln City 127 (4)
2011–2012 Tamworth 40 (0)
2012– Forest Green Rovers 22 (0)
2013- Hereford United (loan) 0 (0)