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Lincoln’s Michael Appleton: ‘My time with the Oystons was difficult as any’

For Lincoln City, regular reminders of what a dazzling team performance looks like are never too far away. Overhead, in fact, with the club’s training base across the road from RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows. “New signings come in the building and think it is amazing, so you have the normal little joke with them: ‘Yeah, because you’re a new signing we asked them to go up and show you what they are about,’” says manager Michael Appleton. “But they do become a bit of a nuisance because when you are trying to get a point across the players cannot hear a bloody word you are saying.”
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Michael Appleton admits half-time rocket inspired Lincoln to play-off final spot

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton delivered a half-time rocket to his players to inspire their Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final fightback at Sunderland. The Imps saw their 2-0 first-leg lead evaporate at the Stadium of Light on Saturday before scraping their way back into the game to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory which booked them a trip to Wembley to face Blackpool next Sunday.
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Michael Appleton proud of ‘resolute’ Lincoln following play-off win

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton was proud of his players after they seized the initiative in their Sky Bet League One first leg play-off clash with Sunderland, running out deserved 2-0 winners at a raucous LNER Stadium. Following a goalless first half, Tom Hopper struck after 51 minutes to give the...
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Lincoln boss Michael Appleton has decisions to make for Sunderland clash

Lincoln boss Michael Appleton has options as he finalises his team for Wednesday night’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg clash with Sunderland. Defender Adam Jackson returned from a hip flexor injury as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon after six games on the sidelines, and he will be monitored for signs of any reaction.
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Michael Appleton hails ‘one of best results of season’ against Bristol Rovers

Michael Appleton hailed one of Lincoln’s “best results of the season” after they edged out relegation-threatened Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium. The Imps took the lead through Anthony Scully’s pinpoint finish on 16 minutes before the Gas had Ed Upson sent off after a fracas involving Lincoln’s Brennan Johnson and Tayo Edun as the game approached half-time.
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Michael Appleton interview: "Alex Ferguson had a right pop at me, and rightly so. I hadn’t done due diligence before taking the jobs"

This feature first appeared in the March 2021 issue of FourFourTwo magazine. Subscribe now and get five issues for £5!. Michael Appleton was 37 when he learned that you’re never too old for a bollocking from Alex Ferguson. It had been 16 years since he’d last played for Manchester United, and the former Preston North End midfielder had even managed three clubs of his own. Nonetheless, a Glaswegian tongue-lashing was heading his way.
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Michael Appleton signs new Lincoln contract

Lincoln manager Michael Appleton has signed a new four-year deal at the club. The 45-year-old, who arrived at Sincil Bank in September 2019, has guided the Imps to second in Sky Bet League One this season. Appleton told the club’s official website: “I’m excited and looking forward to being part...