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Lincoln City vs Alfreton Town: More misery for Imps

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: September 05, 2012

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Alfreton came from behind to see off Lincoln 2-1 and secure only their second league win of the season, piling the misery on their hosts who still have just one solitary win to their name.

Nicky Nicolau lit up a tame opening with a stunning right-wing free-kick for the hosts which found the bottom corner from fully 30 yards in the 27th minute.

Imps keeper Paul Farman preserved the lead when he parried Nathan Arnold's strike to safety but the visitors did level matters after the break.

Arnold's header from the left side of the penalty area found Anthony Wilson and he fired home right-footed from 12 yards.

Farman again had to be at his best to keep out a cross-come-shot from Danny Meadows before opposite number Jon Stewart denied Jamie Taylor from the centre of the area.

But the visitors completed the turnaround when Darran Kempson headed home from close range 10 minutes from time.

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  • franky68  |  September 06 2012, 7:02PM

    It would be interesting to go and have a look at the Under 18 boys against York on Saturday, to see som proper football for a change would a breath of fresh air.Yes I do still and will support the club. come on boys

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  • franky68  |  September 06 2012, 6:54PM

    I agree wholeheartedly with you Nigel, I made comment in the echo stand about pumping the long ball up field, and my veiw is if this is happening it creates an immediate counter attack, just like what happened with macc's 2nd goal.Through the whole game with Alfreton this happened, and it was constantly pumped back. Anyway in the second half Alfreton changed it a bit playing to feet, and as aresult won the game. I said to aguy behind me DH wants to let them play football, as the majority of those boys out there could well do so. His reply was , one of those boys lives with me and if they don't do as they are told and it goes wrong they are s---ting themselve as to what will happen after game in dressing room. He also stated another load of rubbish, that most of them being on £150-200 could'nt do it.What rubbish, especially as maitained he had been an Ex Pro at Aston Villa.

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  • nrimp  |  September 06 2012, 10:15AM

    Did I go to the same match as the Echo on Tuesday night ? I have just read their report and they give Taylor and Bore the same rating. It has to be a joke.

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  • franky68  |  September 06 2012, 7:40AM

    I agree with most of what you all say,yes youth does need a chance, but if DH were to give them that team their heads they could plasy football. He must have more confidence in HIS team HE put together.They do have alot of football in them, and maybe with Robinson& Cunningham added make a good team.LET THEM PLAY FOOTBALL. Alfreton should never be in this league, their plan from the start was just to kick city off the park.and a whole lot of a disgrace for a referee.For two of the fouls they got away with he was just laughing with the Alfreton players.

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  • ChickenBob  |  September 05 2012, 11:50PM

    Bapttimp - I don't disagree with anything you say mate, but please stop spreading the (untrue) myth that Bobby D has put £500k,000 into the club. I realise you completelely innocent and are just just repeating stuff other people have said, but you are helping the LCFC Public Relations jugernaut by repeating this untrue rubbish. You can go on Companies House website and (for just a mere one quid) download all the annual returns of the club and view all the financials. The biggest shareholders are the Co-op, Lindum Group, etc...even Keith Roe who isn't even allowed into the ground by the cabal...and he is the biggest individual shareholder!!!!!! Bobby Dorrian has put some money in the club, yes, but only a relatively small amount compared to others, and a lot of that money is just loans that he will get generously re-paid (many times over) when he sells out and the Lindum group start building luxury flats on our hallowed turf. I am not saying anything untrue. This is all total fact and is public domain information if you do financial research in the right places all on official websites, so Echo please don't delete my post or try to cover up the truth because this is journalistic FACT. Bob Dorrian is a supporter, yes, but he is only a two-bit supporter of theclub who has put money in, yes, but not £500,000 (or even anywhere near this figure). If you repeat this lie then you are just helping the cabal's lie-merchants who will do anythign to cling onto power UNTIL the council's sports-useage covenant runs out in a few years time and the CABAL can make some big money by selling the ground Please wake up everyopne. They are killing our club. Those of you saying 'Holsworth Out' are just re-arranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. The problems we face are far more deep-rooted than stuff like who is the manager. Sacking Holdsworth will appease a few naive brainless people, but will solve NOTHING in the long term. Anyone want to put down a deposit on a new bungalow...nice area of Lincoln with good development potential? You read it hear first.

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  • Croozey  |  September 05 2012, 8:14PM

    Robinson had no. 39 on his back on Saturday. Is that his favourite number or have we really got 39 professional players on the books? Anyway, going to watch any team on a regular basis has to become an enjoyable habit. A regular recreational past-time. It needs to be enjoyable and most importantly, value for money. Two ways to give better value for money- either a considerable drop in admission prices- say to £13 adults and £10 concessions, that would be about right for a club in this part of the country in this division.(taking local average incomes into consideration). That gesture would at least make supporters feel less angry towards the club when they lose and play poorly. The value for money would be about right, and I do think the fans would start coming back. Thing is, it could go even lower than it is now. Alternatively, I think that the style of football is important to the fan in the stand, not so much the result. The result is more important to the fan who tuts at the football result on Final Score, or when he opens his Sunday paper. Personally I dont think you can beat an attack minded 1 or 2 quick tricky wingers that get you off your seat - running the ball down to the byeline and putting in crosses, and a big tank as centre forward. This apply's at any level. It's not long ball - but work the ball. Yeah I'd be more likely to watch that through rain or shine. I'd call that entertainment. If we got beat I wouldnt mind so much and would feel i'd had my moneys worth. I always think about the John Barnes rap - he was right when he said..... You've got to hold and give, but do it at the right time You can be slow or fast, but you must get to the line They'll always hit you and hurt you, Defend and attack There's only one way to beat them, Get round the back Catch me if you can, 'Cause I'm the Lincoln man And what you're looking at, Is the master plan.

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  • Sweepclean  |  September 05 2012, 7:54PM

    Hi All Just coming back to Jackson when he was manager he was doing fairly well while his assistant was MacDonald but as soon as MacDonald left to be the assistant manager at Blackburn Rovers Jackson reign deteriorated as his tactical knowledge was poor and he relied on MacDonald for tactics and picking new players. So probably what DH needs is someone as his assistant with some tactical knowledge probably an older manager that needs work on a part time basis

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  • nigelsparky  |  September 05 2012, 7:54PM

    When Jackson was in charge, if my memory serves me correctly, Lincoln were 13th in league 2 having played 8 games, about mid table. The club had it's own training ground, reserve team, and some decent players. Funding was, for the foreseeable future, secure for the centre of excellence and things didn't look too bad from where I was standing, so why did the board decide to sack Jackson? Since that day the club has never been so high in the league. 3 years on, Lincoln are sitting in 20th place after 7 games, having employed the services of 5 managers ( 2 caretaker managers), no training ground, no reserve team, no league status, funding for the youth set up looking pretty grim, and dwindling gates. So when you look at it like that, you can't help thinking that there has been way too many hasty decisions taken by the board,don't you. Anyway it's been done now, and you can't turn the clock back, we have to move forward, and playing football the way Lincoln are at the moment, using archaic tactics of pumping aimless long balls into the channels or wherever, is not moving forward. However I'm not surprised as English football generally play that way at all levels, but what really puzzles me is, why on earth do the coaches not change it? How can little Jamie Taylor be expected to challenge giant centre halves in the air? Is it not obvious that Taylor at 5"8 or whatever he is, really isn't going to win an aerial battle with 6" plus defenders!. Why when one of the fullbacks is in possession, and there is nothing on, does he always knock the ball into the "channel" . The answer is because that is how he has been coached. All you succeed in doing is giving the opposition the ball. So why keep doing it!!!

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  • bbh11  |  September 05 2012, 6:59PM

    Logically as you go down the leagues,like the players the standard of the officials deteriorates. One of the obvious things to note is the lack of the buzzer/earpiece system for all the officials to communicate together with. But one of the other obvious things to me is the lack of confidence by the officials to make an important desicion particularly by the linesman. (The Boyce penalty against Macclesfield aside a clear foul but I thought outside the area). The problem Lincoln will always encounter is when they play the big physical teams they get away with alot of things that in higher leagues would encounter cards of both colours and alot more fouls. Having said all this if they were stronger Sheridan would of been sent off for his excessive abuse of the linesman, although I could very much understand his frustrations the fourth official and linesman should of got the referee over to give him the bad news.

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  • tombstone888  |  September 05 2012, 6:27PM

    Well Bumbling Bob Dorrian,you have bumbled with every manager you have appointed,you dont know what you are doing,the manager doesnt know what he is doing,and the players dont know what they are doing.so for the sake of LCFC . concentrate on your chickens. for the next owner of LCFC visit NEWS NOW .CO. and type in lincoln city football club.

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