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League Two: Nott County’s Matt Tootle Breaks Out ‘The Slug’ Goal Celebration Again In 4-1 Win Over Lincoln City (Video)

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Continuing their fine start to the campaign, Notts County moved top of League Two on goal difference yesterday courtesy of a fine 4-1 win over Lincoln City at Meadow Lane.

Matt Tootle lashed home County's second goal of the afternoon, giving the jocular full-back the perfect excuse to bust out his now-infamous 'Slug' goal celebration

You know the drill: hands behind back, smear face into turf, pretend not to notice looks of incredulity from everybody else in the stadium.

Abreast Of The Situation: Male Lincoln City Fans To Wear Bras At Stevenage Match In Protest Over Intrusive Security Searches

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Word has it that droves of male Lincoln City fans are planning to attend next weekend's trip to Stevenage while wearing bras in protest over the security searches allegedly conducted by the latter club's staff on female Grimsby supporters last month.

Reports at the time suggested that female Grimbsy fans were made to reveal their bras so that the wiring could be checked by Stevenage stewards (also female, it should be noted) before entering the Lamex Stadium when the two sides met in League Two on August 20th.

7 Non-League talents who could make it big in 2017

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There is little doubt that non-league football is on the up. The rise of Jamie Vardy last season and the fairytale FA Cup stories of Sutton United and Lincoln City this year have rejuvenated...

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Tentatively Upwardly Mobile: Lincoln City Face The New Season

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The start of the new season sees Lincoln City play their third season back in the Football Conference and after three years of difficulties on the pitch, there are signs at the start of this season that a corner might be at the point of being turned, although there are still... issues to be resolved behind the scenes at the club, as Keith Duncombe reports.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Kettering?

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Whilst the eyes of most of the football world were focussed upon the likes of Stamford Bridge and the Nou Camp last night, an altogether more prosaic battle was playing out at Nene Park in Irthlingborough. The Blue Square Premier has had something of a flustered look about its lower reaches all season, with newly-relegated Lincoln City and Stockport County both finding life below the Football League tougher than they might have expected, but for existence-threatening financial difficulties, Kettering Town and Darlington beat all others hands down.

Lincoln City & The Harsh Realities Of Life In The Blue Square Premier

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Winning, as successful managers are wont to say at moments of extreme hubris, is a habit. If there is anything to this theory and whether we should be taking what managers say during times of success at face value is, of course, a matter for conjecture in itself then we can probably assume that losing can become a habit, and there are few clubs that have developed as much of a habit over the course of 2011 as Lincoln City.

Lincoln City’s Relegation Opens Up Some Very Old Wounds

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The final day of the Football League season inevitably brings shredded nerves, and yesterday brought an unfolding drama with a hint of familiarity to it at the bottom of League Two, with Lincoln City and Barnet playing to avoid relegation into the Football Conference. Lincoln started the day two points ahead of Barnet, but with an inferior goal difference.


Bradford City: Remembering The Victims Of The Valley Parade Fire, 32 Years On From That Dreadful Day (Photos & Video)

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Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the tragic day, 11th May 1985, on which a fire gutted the Main Stand and Valley Parade mid-way through Bradford City's final game of the Division Three season.

56 people 54 Bradford fans and two Lincoln City supporters lost their lives and over 250 were injured as the flames swept through the wooden structure after debris underneath the terracing caught light.

Retro Football: Young Roberto Martinez Demonstrates How To Defend Against Long Throw-Ins, 1996 (Video)

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Having pioneered a slew of innovative systems with Everton (the 'hopelessly isolated frontman' and the 'hideously exposed flat back two' instantly spring to mind) in recent years, it's largely agreed that Roberto Martinez is one of football's greatest tactical minds.

FA Cup

Football Tat: All Pies Want For Christmas Is An Unofficial Lincoln City Danny Cowley Action Figure (Photo)

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What better way to reenact Lincoln City's remarkableFA Cup run of 2016/17 than with your very own, fully-poseable Danny Cowley action figurine?

Indeed, if the following photo is anything to go by, it would appear that a (presumably unofficial) toymodel of the Imps boss is available to purchase somewhere out there in the weird yonder.

‘We Always Do It’ – Lincoln City Cleaned Dressing Room From Top To Bottom After Arsenal FA Cup Defeat

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"Right, I'll do the high dusting Waterfall, you fetch the mop...."

Lincoln City earned themselves a lot of admirers for the way in which they held their own against Arsenal in the FA Cup, especially in the early knockings of the quarter-final match.

Sadly, the Imps' tremendouscup run came to an end with a 5-0 defeat at the Emirates, but the National League side still found time to clean up after themselves after the final whistle.

Player Ratings: Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City

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After Tuesday's trashing in the Champions League, there was absolutely no room for error for...

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Four things we learned: Arsenal 5-0 Lincoln City

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Arsenal tore into a brave Lincoln City to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-finals for the third...

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Arsenal v Lincoln City Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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Arsenal faceLincoln Citythis evening as they look to cement their place in the semi-final of the FA Cup. The Gunners got the most favourable draw of the competition or the second consecutive round, having beaten fellow non-league side Sutton in the previous round, but despite our severe dominance in ability, this looks like a potential [.

She wore, She wore ….

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Today we celebrate both a home FA Cup fixture and the birthday of one of our most esteemed bloggers. Happy Birthday.

What was your reaction to drawing Lincoln? Joy? A quantum of fear? Both understandable as this is a no-win situation for the team and a possible disastrous, history-making banana skin.

Lincoln dreaming of Arsenal scalp in fairytale quarter-final

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London (AFP) – Non-league Lincoln City have enjoyed a fairytale run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are now dreaming of piling more misery on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal on Saturday.

The sides meet at the Emirates Stadium with under-pressure Wenger knowing an unthinkable defeat against fifth-tier opposition would surely spell the end for him in north London.

Ton-up Walcott ends Sutton’s FA Cup dream

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London (AFP) – Theo Walcott scored his 100th Arsenal goal as Arsene Wenger’s side ended non-league minnows Sutton United’s FA Cup fairytale with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup on Monday.

The England forward added to Lucas Perez’s opener as Arsenal returned to winning ways following their 5-1 drubbing by Bayern Munich last week and set up a home quarter-final with another non-league team, Lincoln City.

‘Wasn’t Trying To Get The Big Man Sent Off’ – Joey Barton Pleads Innocent After Blatantly Trying To Get Lincoln City’s Big Man Sent Off

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After trying an failing to rile Lincoln City with his full repertoire of arseholery, Joey Barton has attempted to explain away his blatant attempt to get striker Matt Rhead sent off.

Having already cuffedLincoln's Terry Hawkridge across the snout, Barton fiendishly tried to engineer a red for Rhead by first treading on the striker's toes and then pretending he'd beenelbowed in the face while defending a corner.

Lincoln City stun Burnley in historic FA Cup win

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London (AFP) – Sean Raggett scored an 89th-minute winner as non-league Lincoln City stunned Burnley 1-0 on Saturday to claim one of the biggest upsets in the history of the FA Cup.

Eighty-one places below Burnley in the English football pyramid, fifth-tier Lincoln prevailed when centre-back Raggett squeezed a header over the line following a late corner at Turf Moor.

Minnows Lincoln stun Burnley in FA Cup

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London (AFP) – Sean Raggett scored an 89th-minute winner as non-league Lincoln City stunned Burnley 1-0 on Saturday to claim one of the biggest upsets in the history of the FA Cup.

Eighty-one places below Burnley in the English football pyramid, fifth-tier Lincoln prevailed when defender Raggett squeezed a header over the line following a late corner at Turf Moor.

FA Cup Fifth Round Draw: Non-Leaguers Sutton United Pitted Against Arsenal, Lincoln City Get Burnley

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The draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup has been completed (on The One Show, for crying out loud) and the two non-league sides left in the competition have both bagged themselves plum ties.

After sending Ipswich packing in the fourth tie, Lincoln City will travel to Premier League Burnley, while Sutton United in the fifth round for the first time ever will be welcoming the mighty Arsenal to Gander Green Lane.

‘That Was For Graham Taylor’ – Emotional Scenes As Lincoln City Knock Ipswich Out Of FA Cup In 90th Minute (Photos & Video)

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There was an outpouring of emotion at Sincil Bank last night as Lincoln City mustered a famous victory over Ipswich Town to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in over 40 years.

Of course, the night was tinged with sadness due to the death of Graham Taylor, who was in charge of Lincoln the last time they made it into the fourth round way back in 1976 the same year he led them to the Fourth Division title.

FA Cup 4th Round draw, 3rd round talking points and best goals as Rooney equals record

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There will be plenty of words written and said about whether the FA Cup still retains its trademark magic especially after Cardiff City played Fulham in front of sparse crowd of just over...

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Non-League Videos Of The Week: 18-12-2011

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After all the excitement of the recent rounds of cup matches in the FA Cup and FA Trophy over the last couple of weeks, it was back to the league for non-league football this weekend, and we have highlights from six matches for you this evening. From the Blue Square Premier, we have the match between Forest Green Rovers and Lincoln City.

Bradford fire survivor attacks judge over Hillsborough comments

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Bradford fire survivor attacks judge over Hillsborough comments

• Criticism of Hillsborough families branded 'disgraceful' • Retired judge told them to drop 'conspiracy theories' A survivor of the 1985 fire at Bradford City in which 56 people died has profoundly criticised the judge who conducted the official inquiry into that disaster and who this week unfavourably compared the response of families bereaved by the Hillsborough disaster to those of Bradford.

Lincoln City FC: The Biggest Drop of All

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Disappointed Lincoln City fans.
This article was written by Adam Barlow.

Anybody who regularly watches the Premier League will be well aware of the pressure to stay there, the money, revenues and the prestige that go with being a Premiership club. Chairmen of clubs that are threatened with relegation are often quoted as saying how much it will cost their respective clubs should they drop down to the Championship.

Real Madrid

Wednesday’s TV

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USA Women - China is on Fox Soccer at 8:30pm.

FIFA Club World Cup on Fox Soccer: Ulsan - Sanfrecce at 2:30am and Al Ahly - Corinthians at 5:30am.

FA Cup on Fox Soccer: Mansfield Town - Lincoln City at 2:30pm. English League Cup on beIN: Swansea - Middlesbrough at 6pm. Copa del Rey on beIN: Barcelona - Cordoba at 2pm and Celta Vigo - Real Madrid at 4pm.

Khano comeback?

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Paul Mariner believes Khano Smith could make an MLS comeback. (Photo by Art Donahue/

Former New England Revolution midfielder Khano Smith's MLS career came to a screeching halt in 2010 at just 29-years-old thanks to extremely inconsistent and often frustrating play. Now former Revs assistant coach and current Toronto FC director of player development Paul Mariner believes the ex-pro could make a comeback at left back, according to a report in the Bermuda Gazette.


TRIAL: Patrick Kanyuka With Union During Open Practice

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Since the trade of Danny Califf, the Philadelphia Union have had little depth between the starting back line and a patchwork defense.

The team has brought in a few players, including former American youth internationals Andreas Chronis and Christian Ibeagha, to fill depth positions that have either gone unfilled or without able bodies.

Veteran Lincoln City Fan Shows Young’ns How To Celebrate A Goal Properly (Video)

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Spotted in the Stacey West Stand after Lincoln City's Alan Power knocked in a penalty during their 4-0 win over Tamworth at Sincil Bank a couple of weeks back a veteran Imps fan showing the young'ns in attendance how to really celebrate a goal.

Alcohol may have been a factor.

Bradley Barraclough earns contract at Lincoln City with YouTube video

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Bombastic YouTube videos work! Lincoln City have signed striker Bradley Barraclough on a one-year deal after being impressed by his YouTube highlights reel. The 22-year-old was invited for a trial on the basis of his video and has now signed a one-year deal at the club after backing up his online presence with a good [.

My First Game

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There is an excellent series now running on top blog The Ball Is Round.

It looks at fans' first ever football matches and ask them to recall the sights and sounds of those, often memorable, occasions.

I contributed a short piece to the series myself. If you'd like to check it out then please click on the link below:

Adam Bate (GhostGoal) My First Game: Wolverhampto Wanderers vs Lincoln City, 1987

Lichaj on Loan to Leeds

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U.S. defender Eric Lichaj has been loaned by Aston Villa to League Championship contenders Leeds United for one month.

Leeds United, having earned promotion last year from League One, are currently sixth in the League Championship table and are just six points behind in the race for one of two automatic promotion spots to the English Premier League.


Stockport County’s Critical Run-In

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Saturday afternoon's match against Cambridge United could be classified as a missed opportunity for Blue Square Premier club Stockport County. A crowd of 5,957 turned out at Edgeley Park to see the team beaten by a single goal, with the crowd swollen well above its usual levels by a reduced ticket price offer of just five pounds for adults and one pound for children.

Why You Should Support Non-League Day 2011

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It's Non-League Day tomorrow, but you already knew that, didn't you? The brain-child of Mike Bayly occasionally of this parish and James Doe is celebrating its second annual event this weekend, and the extent to which non-league football has embraced the idea has been refreshing, to say the least.

The Rest

Will Iwobi injury give Perez his Arsenal first-team chance?

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Arsenal overcame non-league side Sutton United last night, in what was a rather unconvincing 2-0 win. The match result means that the Gunners progress onto the next round of the FA Cup, with Lincoln City next up in a cup fixture at the Emirates. Personally I was disappointed with the match last night, in which [.

Book review: Fifty-Six: The Story of the Bradford Fire

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A new book stirs controversy and joins the essential canon of soccer literature.

Last year saw the publication of a book that is destined to take its place in the canon of soccer literature, alongside the likes of The Miracle of Castel di Sangro, Among the Thugs, and The Ball is Round.

Man dribbling a ball from Seattle to Brazil for 2014 World Cup hit by car and killed in Oregon

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A man attempting to dribble a ball from Seattle to Sao Paolo, Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup was hit by a car and killed in Lincoln City, Oregon just 14 days into his journey. Richard Swanson, a 42-year-old Seattle Sounders fan, began his trip on May 1 and planned visit 11 countries during his year-long adventure.

Kraut Kaputs County and Knicks Your Cash

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After two relegations in a row Stockport County appointed former German international Didi Hamann as manager three months ago.

And it is already looking as though a third demotion from the Conference National is on the cards as County are level on points with Lincoln City who occupy the fourth relegation slot currently.

Roger Brown

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Six foot two, eyes of blue, Roger Brown is after you!

This was not the post I intended to write this week but I've been somewhat taken aback by the news that, former centre back and club captain, Roger Brown passed away this morning at 58 years old.

Roger signed the year I started going to Craven Cottage.