Match Thread: Sunderland v Lincoln City | Vital Football

Match Thread: Sunderland v Lincoln City

Jules

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#1


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

POLL: Sunderland (a - 22/05/2021): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...-a-22-05-2021-will-the-imps-win-lose-or-draw/

Michael Appleton: "Ultimately we're just going there to win the game.":

A summary of what Michael Appleton said yesterday.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk...mately-were-just-going-there-to-win-the-game/

Three Things The Imps Need To Do To Beat Sunderland (a):

"Start on the front foot, but sensibly so. Sunderland have a record of starting fast and scoring early."

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

Sunderland (a): Today's Match Officials:

Information about today's match officials.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/sunderland-a-todays-match-officials/

Who Are Ya? - Sunderland (Q&A):

"I like him. I like his style and approach. He certainly has not got every single thing right in his time so far but he has shown potential."

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/who-are-ya-sunderland-qa/

Sunderland (a): Today's Team News:

The Imps take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this afternoon. This match will be refereed by Michael Salisbury. Kick-off is at 15:30, and team news will be provided on the link below once we have it.

https://lincoln.vitalfootball.co.uk/sunderland-a-todays-team-news/
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#3
** Lincoln need one goal to equal the club record for goals scored away from home in all competitions in a season, and two to set a new record.

Lincoln currently have 50. The current record is 51, set in 2016-17.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#4
** If Lincoln win through to Wembley, it will equal the club record for the number of games played in a season.

Tonight is game number 60. The record is 61, set in 2016-17.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#5
** A goal for 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 four players in double figures for the season:
17: Jorge Grant, Anthony Scully
13: Brennan Johnson
10: Tom Hopper
9: Lewis Montsma
6: Harry Anderson, Morgan Rogers

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

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#6
** 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

Vital Football Legend
#7
** 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

Vital Football Legend
#8
** Brennan Johnson needs two goals to become the third player to reach 15 for the season.

The last time three players reached 15 in the same season was 1975-76 when John Ward (29), Percy Freeman (25) and Sam Ellis (15) hit the mark.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#9
** 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

Vital Football Legend
#12
** If Lincoln make it to Wembley, Alex Palmer has the opportunity to equal Paul Farman's club appearance record in a season for a goalkeeper.

Palmer has 56 appearances to date. Farman made 58 appearances in 2016-17.

And couldn't walk afterwards.
 

hulloutpost

Vital Football Hero
#14
Does that mean it won't be introduced by B-team presenters and B-team pundits?
Ha ha. I'm sure they'll find plenty of former Mackems to build up the Sun'lan mahoosive club.

I'm expecting after much scratching around, that somebody has pointed out that Gary Simpson and Chris Moyses are former managers and would adequately fill the 20 seconds allotted to all things LCFC for a suitably cheap appearance fee.
 

Chesterimp

Vital 1st Team Regular
#16
Ha ha. I'm sure they'll find plenty of former Mackems to build up the Sun'lan mahoosive club.

I'm expecting after much scratching around, that somebody has pointed out that Gary Simpson and Chris Moyses are former managers and would adequately fill the 20 seconds allotted to all things LCFC for a suitably cheap appearance fee.
Danny or Nicky may have nothing better to do, and they are media tarts.
 

hulloutpost

Vital Football Hero
#17
Danny or Nicky may have nothing better to do, and they are media tarts.
True but they would provide some unwelcome balance and reason to the Sun'lan love in, fest, extravaganza that is about to be unleashed.

Mute button on stand by for the first expert that mentions how 'they' will turn it around with an early goal in front of a passionate home crowd.
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#18
Sky Sports Cliché Bingo

Grab your cards and your cheap marker pens now!

Eyes down...

...Michael Appleton has done a great job...

...Sunderland is a big club...

...Lee Johnson has been here before...

...McGeady is quality for League One...

...I expect Sunderland to have too much for little Lincoln...

...Sunderland were in the Premier League only four years ago while Lincoln were in the National League...

...ambitious billionaire owner...
 

Spinimp

Vital Youth Team
#20
Sky Sports Cliché Bingo

Grab your cards and your cheap marker pens now!

Eyes down...

...Michael Appleton has done a great job...

...Sunderland is a big club...

...Lee Johnson has been here before...

...McGeady is quality for League One...

...I expect Sunderland to have too much for little Lincoln...

...Sunderland were in the Premier League only four years ago while Lincoln were in the National League...

...ambitious billionaire owner...
And don't forget the usual,

......Sunderland are having a good spell now (because they've kept the ball for more than 5 passes and they have nothing else interesting to say)