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So, how is everyone feeling about Sunday?

Red Wimp

Vital Champions League
#85
When I started watching Lincoln in 1971, the older fans were saying they had been away from the Second Division for too long. It was ten years and counting at that point - ten years of footballing disaster, really - and here we are fifty years later still waiting for that return to the second tier.

On the basis that Fulham was away from home and this is neutral, this is the best opportunity Lincoln have had to do it.
My Dad used to refer to Division 2 (as was) as our rightful home. Not sure 60 years later could claim that.
Also used to say that we couldn’t sustain a Div 2 team on 15,000 attendances lol
 
#87
I'm confident that we will win, just have a feeling. However, should we lose I will take it on the chin and move forward to next season in League One, all things considered it's been one hell of a season. The only thing that would really piss me off is that we were cheated out of it, and as you know we do have history, mostly through inept refereeing.

Come on you Imps, stuff it up 'em!
 

Scotimp

Vital Football Legend
#88
Due to an overnighter after the game and a long journey home on Monday, I will not be able to post the ratings thread until Monday evening.

Secondly, I am leaving in the early hours and will not be able to post these milestones on the matchday thread, so here they are now. Things to look out for:

** Lincoln need one goal to break the club record for goals scored away from home in all competitions in a season.

Lincoln currently have 51, equalling the current record set in 2016-17.


** Today equals the club record for the number of games played in a season (61).

The record was set in 2016-17.


** Harry Anderson will become the only player in the club’s history to win four trophies if City are successful today.

Anderson currently holds the club record jointly with Matt Rhead (3).


** 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
11: Tom Hopper
9: Lewis Montsma
6: Harry Anderson, Morgan Rogers


** 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.


** 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)


** 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.


** 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.
 

CardiffImp

Vital Reserves Team
#89
Due to an overnighter after the game and a long journey home on Monday, I will not be able to post the ratings thread until Monday evening.

Secondly, I am leaving in the early hours and will not be able to post these milestones on the matchday thread, so here they are now. Things to look out for:

** Lincoln need one goal to break the club record for goals scored away from home in all competitions in a season.

Lincoln currently have 51, equalling the current record set in 2016-17.


** Today equals the club record for the number of games played in a season (61).

The record was set in 2016-17.


** Harry Anderson will become the only player in the club’s history to win four trophies if City are successful today.

Anderson currently holds the club record jointly with Matt Rhead (3).


** 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
11: Tom Hopper
9: Lewis Montsma
6: Harry Anderson, Morgan Rogers


** 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.


** 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)


** 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.


** 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.
…. and the ones he scored against us don’t count because they don’t - that’s that sorted 😁
 

imps_joe

Vital 1st Team Regular
#90
It's a shot to nothing because I wasn't expecting this, but I just don't feel good. As long as the players give it their all I can't ask for anything more.
 

collingham imps

Vital Squad Member
#97
All tickety boo in with the Coleby/Collingham Imps Brigade- but will tell you better at the end of the game tomorrow - the only draw-back so far is we have to be at Sinny Bank tomorrow for 7.30am