Tom Miller does not appear to be going to Wycombe Wanderers FC after all. The former Norwich City, Rangers and Newport County midfielder come defender has been pivotal in the Imps battle to beat the drop. By his own admission he enjoyed the run-in last season and the Bank brave-heart’s award for away player of the season 2012/13, was richly deserved. Thankfully a lack of any official bids does seem to suggest that he will join close pal, Andrew Boyce, in signing a new two year deal at the Imps after the completion of he and the manager’s holidays. That will be fantastic news for Imps scurrying to purchase discounted season tickets.
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Tom is a hero and together with Andrew and Nat Brown, the Imps look set for a terrific season next term. A utility defender/midfielder with a throw like a javelin, Tom epitomise the none-shall-pass, never say die, attitude of the Sincil Six-foot Soldiers along with Boycey. These two throw life and limb on the line for the whole 90 minutes, week in week out. So does Dan Gray and Brownie, suggesting our back-four are Sincil Bank brave-hearts, dependable Dogs of War home and away.
Come on Tom, you are our heartbeat, sign and be the inspiration for the Rise of The Imps.
|Tom Miller’s Imp stats 2012/13|
|Tom Miller’s Imp stats 2011/12|
|Tom Miller’s Exiles stats 2011/12|
|FULL NAME||Thomas William Miller|
|DATE OF BIRTH||29 June 1990 (age 21)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ely,|
|HEIGHT||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|WEIGHT||11 st 8 lb 75.54 KG|
|PLAYING POSITION DEFENDER / MIDFIELDER|
|CURRENT CLUB||Lincoln City|
He may be a Mansfield Town player now, but Alan Marriott was the undisputed number one for a long time at Lincoln City. Who can forget his fabulous clean sheet that kept Schofield’s Sincil sorcerers third and in the running with a 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Imps 1- Wycombe 0 Arise Sir Mazza ….. A view from the Stacey West
Imps 1 Wycombe 0 (HT 0-0)
Scorer Geoff Hughes 72
Att: 5,465 ( 5,165 Imps 300 Chairboys)
The Team & Scheme – 4-4-2
12 Eaden 5 Morgan 23 Brown (Y-66) 2 Beevers
14 Amoo 7 Frecklington 11 Kerr 24 Hughes (Y-73)
9 Stallard 22 Forrester
31 Shane Nicholson (on for Hughes 86) 4 Moses 15 Gritton 33 Birley 13 Rayner
But to the game fellow Imps to the game …………….
Knives have been drawn dividing fans on the good old-fashioned terrace, the atmosphere the strangler that it is to the modern seated stand and newest fangled of all the Internet chat forum. He’s loyal, makes mistakes costing points some days and then on others he is the master. A Juggler, acrobat and Fred Astaire, apt at Christmas that a saviour was born and that all Sincil Bank swayed to his parables. On 16 minutes up to wave one going in the top corner, normally his height lets him down here. The bank had been tense for this one and immediately to support their keeper of the Promotion Holy Grail they hailed him.
“England’sEngland’s number one”. He gave a wry old smile, this was his day. A second superb full stretch right handed save from a bullet. Two more in the second half and one at the feet of the Villain of the peace to Imps fans Mooney. The Imps fans constantly questioned his age and continence. To be fair he is a Chair boy, semi retired and living inSpain, any chance we can have your accountants telephone number mate? Or should that be m8.
The Lincoln Green Theatre of Dreams saw poetry, romance and if you’re a Wycombe fan tragedy. This was a true free flowing football contest, despite the interruption of the cretinous officials, played by two of the best three connoisseurs in League Two. It was end to end, not hoof ball, but passing. Eaden, please sign, with his trade mark diagonals. The four midfield matadors reunited at last in a return to 4-4-2. Hughes on a spring positioned to the left of the 18-yard box, Frecklington and Kerr box to box, Amoo smouldering throughout. One 35 yard second half curler saw the FIRE unleashed as he polished the top right hand corner. Another earthquake as The Co-Op joined the Stacey West to rally the lads after a constant 20-minute barrage from Wycombe to rally the troops. We’d have been happy with nil nil here, but the team’s rear guard action to Damnbusters was immense.
The weary legs galvanised and the trademarkLincolncounter attacking charge on seventy-two minutes carried the day. It was only fair, despite both Forester and Stallard always looking to bring the midfield into play, that Hughes would finish proceedings and demand a starting place in the side. 4 into 3, Hughes won’t go. Stallard carved open the offside trap in the middle and Hughes at full stride controlled, waived goodbye to a static back 4, left goalie Jamie Young on his **** before thundering a left footer into the Stacey West goal. Oh the release of a goal in a game like this.
The Angels wept, The Stacey West rushed to greet their hero and he was in amongst us curing one season ticket holders back problem, swear on the Gospel of the two John’s. Miracles too eh Hughesie? Par for the course referee Russell booked him. We’re gonna do it could be heard whirring inside every Imps fans brain. Only 10 wins to go. Then the whole ground went into Ee Eye, Ee Eye, Ee Eye –O up the football league we go, whilst Wycombe huffed and puffed but couldn’t blow Mazza’s house down. They tested the woodwork a few times and Kerr, Beevers and Brown acted as the bricks but we held out. People have commented that I draw inspiration from Stuart Hall, fare dues. But it is to Eric Hall that I turn to close. Monster! Monster! Monster Win!