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Matchday guide: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

21 October 2022

Club News

Matchday guide: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

21 October 2022

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Ahead of the visit of Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, we are able to provide supporters with a guide to plan your visit to the LNER Stadium.

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Tipsy Imp arrives in Fan Village

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A variety of different food options will be available for supporters from 11am. Coddy Cones, Yellowbelly Sausage, Barbell Burger and Curry Jacks will all be present supplying their locally-sourced delights.

Tipsy Imp are a new addition providing a wide range of premium beers and ciders.

Lincoln City Foundation will be running events for our younger fans. The Red Imps Community Trust will have their stall including old programmes for sale, with Ivor James interviewing members of the Former Players Association.
 
Supporters with a Gold+ programme subscription can collect their edition from the Red Imps Community Trust Stand in the Fan Village.
 
A variety of alcoholic and soft drinks are available. 
 
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Family activities

The Foundation will have activities including an inflatable football challenge in operation before the match in the University of Lincoln Fan Village. 

Former Players Association

The former players at Saturday's game are Sam Ellis, Peter Grotier, Phil Neale, Tony Cunningham, Gordon Simmonite and Gijsbert Bos, all hosted by Phil Hubbard.

Sam Ellis, Peter Grotier and Phil Neale were all members of City’s 1975-76 team which set several Football League records and won the Fourth Division title while Sam, Tony Cunningham, and Gordon Simmonite all spent time with Sheffield Wednesday during their careers.

Sam Ellis

Sam Ellis was centre-half and captain of City’s record-breaking 1975-76 team. Sam was voted the Supporters Player of the Season both in that campaign and in the following season when City were in the old Third Division.

Peter Grotier

Peter Grotier was a goalkeeper who began his career with West Ham United before moving to Sincil Bank in August 1974 taking over the keeper’s shirt from John Kennedy who departed at the end of the 1973-74 season. It was initially a loan move but was quickly made permanent with the Imps’ supporters contributing towards what was then a club record transfer fee of £16,666. After making his debut against Chester Peter went on to play in 134 consecutive Football League games for the Imps.

Phil Neale

Phil Neale, like Sam and Peter, was a member of the Imps' hugely successful 1975-76 team and went on to make over 350 first team appearances during his 11 seasons with at Sincil Bank. Phil was first signed as an amateur while he was studying at Leeds University making his first team debut in January 1975. At the time he was also playing for Lincoln United and was a member of their team which reached the quarter finals of the FA Vase in 1974-75. He signed professional forms for City in the summer of 1975 and from then onwards he was a regularly in the first team defence before leaving Sincil Bank in May 1985.

 

Tony Cunningham

Tony Cunningham  signed for City from non-league club Stourbridge in May 1979 and made an instant impact. Tony remained a regular first team player during his three full seasons at Sincil Bank and finished as leading scorer with 15 league and cup goals in 1981-82 when the Imps narrowly missed out on promotion to second tier football.

 

Gordon Simmonite

Gordon Simmonite signed for City in November 1982 and featured regularly in the first team until suffering a serious ankle injury. He later joined Stockport County as assistant manager before returning to City as a player on Boxing Day 1987 when the Imps, by then playing in the Vauxhall Conference, won at Boston United. Gordon proved a steadying influence for City in the second half of the season which culminated in promotion back to the Football League.

 

Gijsbert Bos

Gijsbert Bos signed for City in March 1996. He had previously been playing in the Netherlands for an amateur team Ijsselmeervogels and quickly adapted to English football scoring on his debut against Barnet. He played in the final 11 games of the season scoring five goals, but is probably best remembered for his performances in the League Cup during the following season.

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Poacher

Poacher the Imp will be in the University of Lincoln Fan Village before the game to meet fans - look out for him making his way pitchside by 12.45pm!

#ImpsSelfie

We've loved seeing the pictures of families enjoying matchdays at the LNER Stadium - why not share your images of the day with us on Twitter using the #ImpsSelfie hashtag. If you get a picture with Poacher don't forget to tag him on Twitter at @Poacher_The_Imp!

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office before the match but we strongly reccomend purchasing online at eticketing.co.uk/imps.

Digital season tickets have been sent via email, physical cards from last season will remain valid so long as you have not moved seat or price/membership category.

You do not need a physical card, but if you need one they can be produced for £3 - we reccomend emailing tickets@theredimps.com as early as possible so we can prepare your card for collection.

Travelling supporters can purchase tickets in the away end - these must be bought from the ticket office before the game.

Car parking

There are a number of  parking options for supporters attending games at the LNER Stadium this season - click here for details.

Our reccomended car park is the South Common - click here to reserve your space.

First-time visitors & travelling fans

We warmly welcome new visitors to the LNER Stadium as well as travelling supporters. Check out our guide for everything you need to know to plan your visit.

Poacher's Playlist

You get to decide the matchday music at every match! Look out for the post on our social media channels and simply reply with your choice.

iFollow Imps

Those outside the UK & Ireland can purchase a match pass for the equivalent of £10 in your lcoal currency. International subscribers can also watch the match. iFollow Imps subscribers in the UK & Ireland can listen to live audio commentary from BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Michael Hortin and expert summariser Lee Beevers, with a full match replay available from Sunday.

Subscription in the Uk & Ireland costs just £4.49 a month, with it even cheaper per month for an annual subscription. Click here to find out the options where you are.  iFollow Imps subscribers in the UK & Ireland can also listen to audio commentary of all competitive City games as part of their subscription, as well as extended highlights after the game as well as a full match replay and access to full recordings of the press conferences before and after matches as well as exclusive subscriber-only videos.

Teamsheets

We'll share team news on our social media channels as soon as we can, with printed teamsheets available for purchase from the ticket office for 20pence from around 12.15pm.


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