1996 London Monarchs season

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1996 London Monarchs season
Head coach Bobby Hammond
Lionel Taylor
General manager Gareth Moores
Home field White Hart Lane
Stamford Bridge
Results
Record 4–6
Division place 5th
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1995 1997

The 1996 London Monarchs season was the fourth season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Bobby Hammond in his second year and interim head coach Lionel Taylor. The Monarchs played their home games at White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge in London, England. They finished the regular season in fifth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

Offseason[edit]

World League draft[edit]

1996 London Monarchs World League draft selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 3 Russell White RB California
2 9 Dunstan Anderson DE Tulsa
3 16 Daniel Adams WR Houston
4 21 Preston Jones QB Georgia
5 28 Sean Crocker DB North Carolina
6 33 Profail Grier RB Utah State
7 40 Kendall Brown DE Louisville
8 45 Mike Suarez T Illinois
9 52 Curtis Thomas WR Delaware State
10 57 Kevin Gaines DB Louisville
11 64 Willie Harris WR Mississippi State
12 69 Marc Lamb T Montana
13 78 Jim Witherspoon LB Ouachita Baptist
14 83 Shar Pourdanesh T Nevada
15 90 Roger Ruzek K Weber State
16 95 Travis Colquitt P Marshall
17 102 Frank Costa QB Miami (FL)
18 107 Lawann Latson WR Northwestern State
19 114 Gaston Green RB UCLA

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1996 London Monarchs staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Gareth Moores

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Lionel Taylor
  • National Coach/Running Backs – Tony Allen
  • Offensive Line – John Payne
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line – Thurmond Moore
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Maurice Spencer


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Roster[edit]

1996 London Monarchs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

  • 86 Linzy Collins
  • 80 Willie Harris
  • 85 Edwin Howard
  •  2 Larry Wallace

Tight ends

  • 82 Michael Titley
Offensive linemen
  • 69 Damon Baldwin C
  • 74 Greg Black G
  • 79 Marc Lamb C/T
  • 71 Chris Luneburg T
  • 78 Everett McIver T
  • -- Mike Moody
  • 67 Craig Ritter G
  • 64 Richard Saenz C
  • 65 Tim Simpson G
  • 76 Mike Suarez T
  • 68 Terrence Wisdom G

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 55 Andre Allen OLB
  • 52 Ivan Caesar MLB
  • 58 Darrell Crawford
  • 97 Horace Morris
  • 94 Richard Newbill MLB
  • 56 Nick Smith OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

  •  4 Sonny Feexico P
  • 14 David Gordon K
  •  9 Roger Ruzek K
National players
  • 87 Gerry Anderson TE England
  • 30 Rowelle Blenman DB England
  • 66 Lewis Capes DL England
  • 29 Victor Ebubedike RB England
  • 83 Willie Hinchcliff WR New Zealand
  •  6 Kevin Hurst K England
  • 45 Stephen Hutchinson RB England


Rookies in italics

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Schedule[edit]

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Sunday, April 14 3:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores L 21–24 (OT) 0–1 White Hart Lane 16,258
2 Saturday, April 20 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 3–37 0–2 Waldstadion 34,186
3 Saturday, April 27 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 27–20 1–2 Rheinstadion 16,104
4 Monday, May 6 3:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 7–9 1–3 White Hart Lane 13,627
5 Saturday, May 11 6:30 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 9–28 1–4 Olympisch Stadion 8,327
6 Sunday, May 19 3:00 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy W 27–7 2–4 White Hart Lane 10,764
7 Monday, May 27 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals W 16–13 3–4 White Hart Lane 11,048
8 Sunday, June 2 6:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons L 6–7 3–5 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 9,875
9 Sunday, June 9 3:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores L 28–33 3–6 Murrayfield Stadium 15,461
10 Sunday, June 16 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 17–14 4–6 Stamford Bridge 11,125

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Standings[edit]

World League
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Scottish Claymores 7 3 0 .700 233 190 5–0 2–3 L1
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 221 220 3–2 3–2 W2
Amsterdam Admirals 5 5 0 .500 250 210 4–1 1–4 L1
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 192 230 4–1 1–4 W1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 161 192 3–2 1–4 W1
Rhein Fire 3 7 0 .300 176 191 2–3 1–4 L2

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Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week One: Scottish Claymores at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Scotland 7 0 7 7 3 24
London 7 14 0 0 0 21

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 14
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 16,258
  • [4]

Week 2: at Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Two: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 0 3 0 0 3
Frankfurt 7 14 13 3 37

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 34,186

Week 3: at Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Three: London Monarchs at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 10 3 0 14 27
Rhein 0 3 0 17 20

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 27
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 16,104

Week 4: vs Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Four: Barcelona Dragons at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 Total
Barcelona 0
London 0

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 6
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 13,627

Week 5: at Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Five: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 3 0 6 0 9
Amsterdam 14 0 14 0 28

at Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, May 11
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,327
  • [5]

Week 6: vs Frankfurt Galaxy[edit]

Week Six: Frankfurt Galaxy at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Frankfurt 0 0 0 7 7
London 14 6 0 7 27

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, May 19
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,764
  • [6]

Week 7: vs Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Week Seven: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Amsterdam 0 0 6 7 13
London 0 3 6 7 16

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 27
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,048
  • [7]

Week 8: at Barcelona Dragons[edit]

Week Eight: London Monarchs at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 Total
London 0
Barcelona 0

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Sunday, June 2
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 9,875

Week 9: at Scottish Claymores[edit]

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
London 7 0 7 14 28
Scotland 4 13 0 16 33

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, June 9
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 15,461
  • [8]

Week 10: vs Rhein Fire[edit]

Week Ten: Rhein Fire at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rhein 0 0 0 14 14
London 7 7 0 3 17

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, June 16
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,125

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All times local to where the game was played.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Round by Round Draft". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 146–147. 
  2. ^ a b c "London Monarchs". The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 36–43. 
  3. ^ a b "1996 Season In Review". The Official 1997 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 71–75. 
  4. ^ a b Associated Press (April 14, 1996). "Claymores 24, Monarchs 21, OT". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Associated Press (May 11, 1996). "Admirals 28, Monarchs 9". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Associated Press (May 19, 1996). "Monarchs 27, Galaxy 7". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Associated Press (May 27, 1996). "Monarchs 16, Admirals 13". APNewsArchive.com. Associated Press. Archived from the original on August 30, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Livingstone, Steve (June 10, 1996). "Monarchs are cut down to size". The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland). Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "1996 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved June 22, 2013.