Lincoln City FC
Lincoln City are a football club that are comfortably in the middle of the Coca-Coca league two, they are currently five points from Shrewsbury who currently occupy the final Coca-Cola League two playoff place. They are well known due to their record of five successive seasons of making the playoffs without winning them. This included two trips to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff for the playoff final. Also, they are the first club to reach the milestone of 100 years in existence without playing top flight football. They are also referred to as ‘The Imps’
In 2002, the club went through financial difficulties so the ‘save the imps’ campaign was launched. Since then the club has only appointed three permanently appointed managers, these were Keith Alexander, John Schofield and Peter Jackson. Additionally, there has only been one caretaker manager appointed, Lincoln City legend Grant Brown.
The current manager is Peter Jackson, a former Huddersfield player. who was appointed to save the club from the claws of relegation and took the club from bottom of the league table in November to a very respectable fifteenth come the end of last May. In the summer of the 2008/2009 season, Lincoln made five new signings. These were made to compensate for the release of several fan favourites such as Alan Marriot, who later joined Rushden and Diamonds and Jamie Forrester, who went on to sign a contract with one of the Imps main rivals, Notts County. He compensated for this by signing the Romanian striker Adrian Patulea from the Romanian club Petroul and Rob Burch, a goalkeeper formerly with Sheffield Wednesday. Also manager Peter Jackson called on an old associate and The Imps promptly called on the services of former FA cup winner Frank Sinclair.
In January 2009, Lincoln strengthened further with the signings of Anthony Elding and Michael O’Connor, both on loan deals from Crewe. Finally, the Imps completed January with the acquisition of former Premier League star, striker Geoff Horsfield, who had just announced that he was coming out of retirement following successful treatment for testicular cancer.
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