Vital Football

Latest Lincoln City News

Q&A with Scotimp

Q&A with Scotimp

<div style='background-color: #fa0a0a;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/' title='rsspump'>rsspump</a></div>

Q - How long have you been following the Mighty Imps and what was your first game?

43 years of hurt and counting.

First game was the League Cup 2nd round replay against Blackburn on 15 September 1971. We had just moved back to Lincs from the Midlands where I had watched my first games at Coventry. Phil Hubbard scored a hat-trick that night against our higher division opponents and soon earned himself a move away after scoring 19 goals in 24 games. A 4-1 win over 3rd Division opposition meant I was hooked. A life sentence.

Q - What is your most memorable moment as an Imp? Good and Bad.

Most memorable moment was the Wycombe match on 2 May 1988. We simply had to succeed that season, and we did. A great feeling. We had escaped from non-league football and we were never going back.....

Worst moment was probably the 2-1 home defeat by Scumthorpe on our way down the previous season. We had been leading 1-0 with around 5 minutes to go before Andy Flounders did his usual hatchet job on us, aided and abetted by a hopeless Gary West back header. Results elsewhere had gone against us and I just knew we were going down. The result at Swansea the following week was no surprise.

Q - Since you have been following LCFC, what would your best eleven be?

Oh, so difficult! How about:

Dave Felgate; Ian Branfoot, Phil Neale, Glenn Cockerill, Sam Ellis, Trevor Peake, Dick Krzywicki, John Ward, Gordon Hobson, Bob Cumming, Dave Smith.

No one from the last 25 years, I'm afraid. I'm actually quite shocked by this myself.

Q - Who is your all time favourite player?

I would have to say Gordon Hobson; if only we could find one like him.

Q - What would you say is the best goal you have seen The Imps score?

Bob Cumming v Cheltenham Town, 31 October 1987. Collected the ball on the wing in front of the SB terrace, cut inside beating 3 or 4 players before curling the ball around the keeper and inside the far top corner at the Railway End. Can still see it now.

Q - You've found 200k in cash under the bed and want to help out the Imps do you?

1. Buy a seat on the board
2. Donate it to the club as long as it's spent on the playing budget
3. Donate it to the club with no conditions
4. Invest it into the youth setup
5. Other


Probably 3. I would not want the personal involvement at board level, and I would hope the club would use it correctly.

Q - Stadium move, yes or no?

A stadium move is probably vital if we are to flourish as a club. There is no doubt that SB is no longer fit for purpose now that non-match day income is so important. In any case, the SB that I loved is long gone; how many of us stood for years on the SB terrace and adored those old wooden stands? It was a great ground with tons of character, but character now has to bow to the financial imperative.

Q - What of your possessions would you be prepared to lose if it meant the Imps won promotion back into the league?

My most valuable possession is a beautiful Mesa Boogie guitar amplifier that cost me a fortune, so it has to be that.

Q - Which would you choose as a fan, lose 2 games out of 3 but beat Grimsby 5-0 or a 3 game winning streak not including Grimsby?

No contest; I don't give a damn about Grimsby, so 9 points from 9 would be just fine.

Latest Forum Threads:
<div style='background-color: #fc0303;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/' title='rsspump'>rsspump</a></div>



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jules
Date:Monday July 28 2014
Time: 7:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Lincoln City Articles

Imps To Face Arsenal In The Emirates FA Cup

The Imps will travel to the Emirates Stadium in the Quarter-Finals of The Emirates FA Cup to take on Premier League giants Arsenal FC.

Sutton United v Arsenal FC: Team News & Match Updates

Tonight in the Fifth Round of The Emirates FA Cup Sutton United host Premier League side Arsenal FC. The winners of this tie will host Lincoln City.

18/2/17: Results, Scorers, Attendances & Table

Dagenham & Redbridge lost 2-1 at home against Guiseley AFC, Eastleigh FC lost 2-0 at home against Tranmere Rovers and Gateshead FC won 3-1 at home against Forest Green Rovers.

Stats: Burnley FC v Lincoln City

All the stats from Burnley FC (0) vs (1) Lincoln City, Turf Moor, 18/2/17 - 12:30 Att: 19,185

Archived Vital Lincoln Articles

Vital Lincoln articles from

Site Journalists

Jules
Editor email
Profile
The Imposter
Editor email
Profile
BrownImp
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will we win, lose or draw against North Ferriby United?
Suggested By: Vital Lincoln City
Win76%
Lose14%
Draw10%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Lincoln 30 20 4 6 64 30
2 Dag & Red 32 19 4 9 61 21
3 Forest Green 32 17 9 6 60 25
4 Tranmere 31 18 6 7 60 19
5 Dover Athletic 32 17 5 10 56 16
6 Barrow 32 14 12 6 54 18
7 Aldershot 33 15 9 9 54 12
8 Gateshead 33 14 10 9 52 20
9 Macclesfield 31 15 5 11 50 13
10 Wrexham 34 12 10 12 46 -8
11 Bromley 32 13 6 13 45 -4
12 Chester 33 11 10 12 43 4
13 Boreham Wood 32 11 10 11 43 2
14 Solihull Moors 33 12 7 14 43 -3
15 Eastleigh 32 10 12 10 42 2
16 Braintree 32 10 7 15 37 -16
17 Sutton 30 10 6 14 36 -9
18 Torquay 33 9 8 16 35 -9
19 Guiseley 33 9 8 16 35 -12
20 Woking 33 9 7 17 34 -15
21 Maidstone 33 9 6 18 33 -23
22 Southport 33 8 7 18 31 -32
23 York 32 5 13 14 28 -20
24 North Ferriby 33 8 3 22 27 -31
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Lincoln City Results (view all)

Lincoln City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 21 2017 7:45PM : North Ferriby United (a)
Conference National
Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Dagenham & Redbridge (H)
Conference National
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : York City (H)
Conference National
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Aldershot Town (a)
Conference National
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Braintree Town (a)
Conference National
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Chester (H)
Conference National

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Stevie_imp743
2.Jules644
3.Impalex352
4.NottyImp320
5.Croozey270
6.Luke Imp269
7.Impartiality254
8.Davidimp240
9.Barney Imp212
10.Scotimp196
Write for Vital Football