Monthly Archives: January 2011

The national media’s pisspoor reporting of lower league football

As you may have noticed, yesterday was the Fourth Round of the FA Cup. I almost didn’t, lost in the sheer euphoria of a third Imps league win in a row (last time that happened, October 2008) but, while watching … Continue reading

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Why Lincoln probably aren’t going down…

Four defeats out of four games played in 2011, bottom of the league and, well, we’ve given up haven’t we? We’ll definitely be in the Conference next season, playing against Fleetwood Town and, er, Grimsby. Or will we? When you … Continue reading

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Richard Butcher 1981-2011

Richard Butcher, who has died at the age of 29, had three¬†separate¬†spells with Lincoln City, making 128 appearances and scoring 12 goals. A central midfielder, he played a key part in the Imps sides that reached the 2003 and 2005 … Continue reading

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7 Things we learned from Lincoln City 3-4 Hereford

1. Games which no-one cares about are generally the most entertaining. Freed from the constraints of a relegation battle, and excited to be playing on FA Cup Third Round day (although actually in the Second Round) Lincoln and Hereford reverted … Continue reading

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6 things we learned from Northampton 2-1 Lincoln

1. Ben Hutchinson is lazy and arrogant. OK so we already knew this. At this level you can’t expect perfect service from your midfielders, you can’t expect fans to not be annoyed with you when you decide not to chase … Continue reading

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Northampton preview: a load of old cobblers

Who? Founded in 1897, by schoolteachers. They are the ultimate yo-yo club, in the 1960s they got promoted all the way from Division 4 to Division 1, before being relegated all the way back down again. Currently enjoying their second … Continue reading

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