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In pictures: Lincoln City fans travel to London for FA cup match

Lincoln City fan Michael Belshaw before departing from Sincil Bank in Lincoln for the Emirates FA… Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Thousands of fans are travelling down to the Emirates FA cup match Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Showing off their tickets before boarding the coach at Sincil Bank Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City fans boarding the coach Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City fans ready to cheer on their team Credit: Nigel French/PA Wire/PA Images
Lincoln City fan Andrea Marshall before departing for London from Sincil Bank, Lincoln. Credit: Lincoln City fan Andrea Marshall before departing for London from Sincil Bank, Lincoln.

Was Championship Manager the secret behind Cowley brothers' success?

The Cowley brothers have told Calendar how their obsession with the video game Championship Manager helped lay the groundwork for their success at the helm of Lincoln City.

Nicky and Danny Cowley even claim they might have made it to the top of the professional game already – if their parents hadn't insisted they stopped playing to do their homework.

Here's Chris Dawkes's report:

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Triumphs, tragedy and a new tot

Lincoln's FA Cup hero reveals how the death of his mother and the birth of a daughter have spurred him on to success.

Mansfield born Nathan Arnold, 29, who scored the winning goal in Lincoln's third round replay win over Ipswich, is looking forward to walking out in front of 60,000 fans at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Saturday as Lincoln City become the first non-league team to play in an FA Cup quarter final for 103 years.

As the dad of two strides onto the pitch, his thoughts will turn to his beloved football-mad mum Paula, who died aged just 50 in September 2015.

But there to cheer him on will be partner Jennifer Green, mother to 12-week-old Alba, whose short life has coincided with Lincoln's remarkable run in the world's oldest cup competition.

Back to the factory ..... for Imps' striker Matt Rhead

As Lincoln City gears up for its historic FA Cup quarter final with Arsenal on Saturday, Mark Gough meets one of the players instrumental in the Imps' incredible run.

Thirty-two-year-old striker Matt Rhead only turned professional five years ago after leaving his job making diggers for JCB. And back at the workplace, his former colleagues could not be prouder.

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