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Match Thread: Lincoln City v Sunderland

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Jules

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QUIZ: Lincoln City v Sunderland (19/05/2021):
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/snack-quiz/quiz-lincoln-city-v-sunderland-19-05-2021/

POLL: Sunderland (h - 19/05/2021): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...-h-19-05-2021-will-the-imps-win-lose-or-draw/

Sunderland (h): Three Things The Imps Need To Do To Win:

"Take the chances which present themselves. These two games I expect to be quite tight. Chances will be at a premium."

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/sunderland-h-three-things-the-imps-need-to-do-to-win/

Michael Appleton: "We've got a young group of players who hopefully will thrive on that.":

A summary of what Michael Appleton has said ahead of this match.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...of-players-who-hopefully-will-thrive-on-that/

Match Officials Confirmed For Sunderland Play-Off Clash (h):

Information about the match officials.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/match-officials-confirmed-for-sunderland-play-off-clash-h/

Q&A With One Sunderland Supporter (Who Are Ya?):

"I think he's been a bit of a mixed bag so far. He gets my backing regardless of what division we are in next season."

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/qa-with-one-sunderland-supporter/

Sunderland (h): Tonight's Team News:

The Imps take on Sunderland at Sincil Bank this evening. This match will be refereed by Craig Hicks. Kick-off is at 18:00, and team news will be provided on the link below once we have it.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/sunderland-h-tonights-team-news/
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
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** One goal will take City to a century of goals for the eleventh time in the club’s history.

Lincoln have scored 99 goals in all competitions this season. They have reached the magic century on ten occasions previously:

128: 1951-52
127: 1975-76
114: 1930-31
112: 1931-32, 1987-88
109: 1936-37, 2016-17
103: 1920-21
100: 1927-28, 1982-83

By happy coincidence, the 100th goal has been scored at Sincil Bank on all five occasions since the war. In the last 40 years, Marshall Burke scored the 100th goal of 1982-83 in the 72nd minute of the final game of the season against Gillingham; Mark Sertori got numbers 99 and 100 in the second half of the 5-1 win over Boston in 1987-88; and Matt Rhead hit the century in 2016-17 in the 2-0 televised win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

So, who will get the hundredth goal this time around?
 

Scotimp

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** A goal each from Tom Hopper and Lewis Montsma will equal the club record for players reaching double figures in a season.

The club record is five players, set in 1930-31, 1946-47 and 1951-52.

Lincoln currently have three players in double figures for the season:

17: Jorge Grant, Anthony Scully
12: Brennan Johnson
9: Tom Hopper, Lewis Montsma
6: Harry Anderson, Morgan Rogers

The last time Lincoln had four players in double figures in the same season was 1987-88 (Phil Brown 20, John McGinley 20, Paul M Smith 13, Bob Cumming 10).

We have never had six players reach double figures in the same season; Morgan Rogers and Harry Anderson are four goals behind.
 

Scotimp

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** A goal for Lewis Montsma will make him the fourth defender in the club’s history to reach double figures in a season.

The only defenders to do so are:

1974-75: Sam Ellis, 15 including 10 penalties
1975-76: Sam Ellis, 15 including 10 penalties again
1976-77: Sam Ellis, 10 including 8 penalties
2000-01: Steve Holmes, 11 including 5 penalties
2002-03: Ben Futcher, 11 including no penalties

Therefore Ben Futcher is the first and so far only defender in the club’s history to reach double figures from open play. Lewis would be the second.
 

Scotimp

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** Jorge Grant and Anthony Scully need three goals each to reach 20 for the season.

It has been done on 42 occasions previously, by 34 different players.

The last player to reach 20 in a season for Lincoln was Matt Rhead, who scored 23 in 2015-16.

Lincoln have not had two players reach 20 goals in the same season since 1987-88. It has only happened on 8 previous occasions:

1911-12 (Walter Miller 21, Sandy McCubbin 20)
1920-21 (Pip Rippon 27, Oscar Brentnall 26)
1926-27 (Billy Dinsdale 25, Harold Andrews 21)
1930-31 (Billy Dinsdale 25, Walter Lax 20)
1950-51 (John Garvie 21, Andy Graver 20)
1951-52 (Andy Graver 39, John Garvie 21, Ernie Whittle 20)
1975-76 (John Ward 29, Percy Freeman 25)
1987-88 (Phil Brown 20, John McGinley 20)
 

Scotimp

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** Jorge Grant needs three goals to make this his most successful season in front of goal.

Grant scored 19 for Notts County in 2017-18 including a goal in each league game against Lincoln. However, none of those 19 came from the penalty spot.
 

Scotimp

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** Tom Hopper needs one goal to make this his most successful season in front of goal.

Hopper scored 9 for Scunthorpe in 2017-18.
 

kickingimp

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1/2 day flexi day for me, heading off for lincoln early afternoon. No idea where to park as I usually park on sincil bank and walk down the sincil drain path up to the ground, but I'm in the stacey west tonight so have to access from cross street.
 

Rasenimp

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** Jorge Grant needs three goals to make this his most successful season in front of goal.

Grant scored 19 for Notts County in 2017-18 including a goal in each league game against Lincoln. However, none of those 19 came from the penalty spot.
That 19 was a quite ridiculous season looking back. I know it's a level down but still. I think I remember him scoring a bunch of free kicks? Against us maybe haha
 

clanford

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No ticket for me but my dad, brother and nephew all got lucky. Makes no difference though as beers are in the fridge and Now TV pass at the ready. Despite that huge blow for Palmer I have every confidence that Josef will be the business. Looking forward to this so much. Come on lads 👊💥👏👏👏
 

Davidimp

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That 19 was a quite ridiculous season looking back. I know it's a level down but still. I think I remember him scoring a bunch of free kicks? Against us maybe haha
Free kick at their place and he scored in the draw here but that wasn't a free kick, poor clearance that fell to him to make it 2 2.
 
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