The last time The Imps faced today’s opponents Accrington Stanley (managed by John Coleman) at the Wham Stadium was on Saturday 15th February. The hosts won 4-3 that day. Accrington goalscorers: Jason Shackell (OG 36′), Joe Pritchard (70′), Seamus Conneely (78′) and Sam Finley (90’+5). Lincoln City goalscorers: Anthony Scully (30′), Aaron Lewis (53′) and Jason Shackell (76′). I’m pretty sure the scoreline would have been in our favour if we’d had the appalling weather behind us in the second half instead of Accrington.
Ahead of today’s match, we have done a Q&A with two Accrington Stanley supporters, so thank you to Peter and Jason for answering our questions. The answers have been published on two pages. To get to the second set of answers, press “Click here for the next set of answers!” at the bottom right of the page, or click HERE.
If you would like to get involved with the conversation on 100% Imps, you can join our Accrington Stanley Lincoln City Match Thread. We have also published a Lincoln City v Accrington Stanley Quiz, which can be found at the bottom of the page! Every page view helps us raise money for the Football Club!
First up, the answers provided by Peter:
How long have you supported Accrington Stanley?
Where did you finish last season?
What do you think of your Manager?
Best £ for £ manager in the league, £’s spent and budget v points gained.
What are your hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season?
Top half finish.
One(s) to watch?
Joe Pritchard & Matt Butcher are performing well in midfield.
Which teams you think will finish in the top six in League One?
Peterborough, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Hull, Charlton & Sunderland.
Which teams do you think will finish in the bottom four in League One?
Swindon, Wigan, Northampton & Shrewsbury.
What are your thoughts on Lincoln City?
Could well push the top 6, always strong at home it will be about picking up points away from Sincil Bank.
What do you think the score will be?
POLL: Accrington Stanley (a - 21/11/20): Will The Imps Win, Lose or Draw?
Random fact about your Club?
In Spring 2018, over a 20 game run Stanley were the most successful club in Europe in terms of points gained, above Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Man City etc!
If you could steal one Lincoln City player for your own team, who would it be and why?
Always thought that Harry Anderson was decent, puts a shift in and chips in with goals as well.
What are your proudest and most embarrassing moments as an Accrington Stanley supporter?
Probably winning League Two with the 2nd smallest budget in the division and a torturous 90 mins at Ipswich last season were we lost 4-0 and never turned up.
Who would you say is your most underrated player?
Mark Hughes, bags of experience, always in the right place and good distribution from the back. Not the quickest but his reading of the game is exemplary.
Do you have a Supporters Trust and what role do they play at the Club?
We do, OASST, which is very active, and we enjoy an excellent working relationship with both Andy Holt, our owner, and the football club. We provide volunteers on match days as well as developing our own project to improve the fans’ matchday at the Wham Stadium.
We may not have much but it’s all ours and paid for!
Which was your favourite match involving Accrington Stanley?
Probably beating local rivals Burnley 1-0 in the EFL Cup with a 119th-minute winner.
Which was your least favourite match involving Accrington Stanley?
Ipswich away last season.
Do you have a Former Players Association at Accrington Stanley?
What is the best thing about Accrington?
A small market town, 35,000 population but a strong community feel, surrounded by some spectacular countryside.
From the outside, your chairman Andy Holt seems to be the kind of owner all clubs could do with. Very similar to our own. Is this how he is considered by your supporters as well?
Absolutely, Andy is everything you see, there is no hidden persona. He shares his visions with us all which means he has the support of the town.
Have you ordered another gale for the last 20 minutes of the game as you did back in February?
Hopefully, it will be a bit calmer, however what a game that was, especially for any neutral.
It was raining when we arrived in February, has it stopped yet?
It’s winter, it’s the UK, it rains.
What is the history behind the name Stanley after Accrington?
Accrington FC merged with a local side called Stanley Villa (named after Stanley St in the two) and became Accrington Stanley.
Have a go at our Lincoln City v Accrington Stanley Quiz below:
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