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Introducing our Oldest Mascots this weekend

The 'Oldest Mascots' will walk out with the Imps team this Saturday ahead of kick-off.

13 September 2019

Club News

Introducing our Oldest Mascots this weekend

The 'Oldest Mascots' will walk out with the Imps team this Saturday ahead of kick-off.

13 September 2019

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Ahead of this Saturday's Sky Bet League One fixture against Bristol Rovers at Sincil Bank Stadium, we will welcome some of our 'Oldest Mascots', some of whom have been supporting the Imps since the 1940s.

Hundreds of our 60 years and older supporters applied for the unique mascot experience this weekend, which will include photographs with Imps players, pre-match meal and walking out onto the Sincil Bank pitch ahead of kick-off with a City player.

All applications were exception, but we randomly-selected six applications following Thursday's deadline, and you can read more about each mascot below:

Stella Gray (90) nominated by grand daughter Adele Martin.

Life long fan, grew up in Henley street first came with Dad, later with late husband Bill and son Nigel. Stella can't make many games nowadays, but listens to all the matches on the radio and sings along with the song.

Doug West (80) nominated by grandson Sam Wray.

Doug has been a supporter since the Graham Taylor days in the 1970s. Doug used to live next to door to Lincoln City legend Percy Freeman, and once even mended Percy's roof!

Dorothy Fleetwood (90) nominated by grand daughter Alice Arnold.

Dorothy recently celebrated her 90th birthday in an executive box at Sincil Bank, and nowadays listens to game on the radio.

Dorothy's favourite Lincoln City player is Lee Frecklington.

Maurice Hodson (88) nominated by Linda Hodson.

Maurice is a life-long fan, and first came to watch the Imps with Dad, Maurice and brother, Jim.

A season ticket holder since the 1960s, Maurice has enjoyed the successful times under Graham Taylor, Colin Murphy, Keith Alexander and Danny Cowley, while also sticking by the Imps during the not-so-great times.

Maurice was ill and unfortunately couldn't make City's first ever trip to Wembley Stadium in 2018, but did manage to get a birthday message on the big screen.

Louis Constantinou Ieropoullos (76) from Louis Hair (Cross Street, Lincoln)

Louis' business has been based a short-walk from Sincil Bank Stadium for numerous decades, and has even cut the hair of many Imps players, staff and managers, including legendary manager Colin Murphy.

Louis has supported the Imps for 51 years, and has favourite Imp of all-time is Gareth Ainsworth.

Steve Priestley - nominated by Jim Priestley.

Born in 1943 in the shadow of Sincil Bank, his grandmother and Italian grandfather lived on Portland Street and took in lodgers, including Lincoln City players.

Steve started watching the Imps in the 1960s and was a regular, particularly during the Graham Taylor era.

He took his son to his first match in 1980 and made a wooden step for him to stand on so he could look over the terrace wall. Steve moved to Spain but returned 5 years ago. Despite living in Mansfield near his family, he has been a season ticket holder for 3 seasons and attends the home matches and some away matches that are local.

We look forward to welcoming all of our Oldest Mascots on Saturday! #ImpsAsOne 

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