Name: Lincoln City
Ground: Sincil Bank
Nickname: The Red Imps / The Imps
Home Kit: Red / White stripes

Club nicknames are often quite strange, take the recent ones we've looked at - the Gas Heads and the Bantams but Lincoln City's nickname comes from way back in history believed to be the 14th century.

The club are known as the Red Imps or just the Imps and it stems from the legend of the Imps that took over Lincoln Cathedral in the 1400's.

The legend goes that two mischievous beings called Imps were sent to earth by Satan to do evil work.

After causing mayhem in the North of England the story goes that they arrived at Lincoln Cathedral smashing furniture and causing general havoc.

An angel is believed to have come out of a hymn book to try to stop the chaos but one of the Imps threw rocks at the angel, while the other hid.

The angel turned the first Imp into stone and he still resides in the cathedral, but allowed the other to escape.

The free Imp continued his rampage and it is believed he can now be found at St James' Church in Grimsby.

Lincoln even adopted the Imp into their club logo and it sits proud slap bang in the middle of their badge.

The club itself was officially formed in 1884, so this season is their 125-year anniversary, and their first game was played on October 4th when they beat local rivals Sleaford 9-1 at their John O'Gaunts Ground.

City were one of the founder members of the Football League Division 2 in 1892 along with Small Heath, Sheffield Utd, Darwen, Grimsby, Ardwick, Burton Swifts, Northwich Victoria, Bootle, Crewe, Burslem, Port Vale and Walsall T. Swifts.

Three years later and they moved to the ground they still play at today Sincil Bank. They moved from John O'Gaunts Ground following the death of Robert Dawber, who owned and rented out the land.

Their first game at the new ground was a 0-0 friendly draw with local rivals, Gainsborough Trinity and their first competitive fixture also ended all square as they drew 1-1 with Woolwich Arsenal.

Lincoln have had a mixed history but they achieved their highest league position to date back in 1901/02 when they finished fifth in the Second Division. They also reached the last 16 of the FA Cup for the third time in the Club's history, another achievement they have failed to better or even equal since.

The Club's mascot is known as Poacher the Imp, named after the folk song the Lincolnshire Poacher which is considered to be the unofficial county anthem of Lincolnshire.

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