1995 London Monarchs season

The 1995 London Monarchs season was the third season for the franchise in the World League of American Football (WLAF). The team was led by head coach Bobby Hammond in his first year, and played its home games at White Hart Lane in London, England. They finished the regular season in fourth place with a record of four wins and six losses.

1995 London Monarchs season
Head coachBobby Hammond
General managerGareth Moores
Home fieldWhite Hart Lane
Results
Record4–6
Division place4th
Playoff finishDid not qualify

During the season, in early May 1995 London signed ex-New York Jets linebacker Dean Lytle from the WLAF's Frankfurt Galaxy.[1]

OffseasonEdit

NFL allocationsEdit

Player name Position College NFL team
LaVar Ball TE Cal State Los Angeles New York Jets
Jim Ballard QB Mount Union Cincinnati Bengals
Brad Johnson QB Florida State Minnesota Vikings
Mike Moody T Southern California Seattle Seahawks
Terrence Warren WR Hampton Seattle Seahawks
Terrence Wisdom G Syracuse New York Jets

[2]

PersonnelEdit

In October 1994 the Monarchs appointed Bobby Hammond, ex-player and Philadelphia assistant, as their head coach.[3]

StaffEdit

1995 London Monarchs staff
Front office
  • General Manager – Gareth Moores

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Lionel Taylor
  • Offensive Line – Charlie Davis
  • National Coach – Tony Allen
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Bob Zeman
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Maurice Spencer


RosterEdit

1995 London Monarchs roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 33 Tony Brooks
  • 24 Phil Bryant
  • 44 Al Wooten

Wide receivers

  • 10 Alan Allen
  • -- Robert Jackson
  • 84 Larry Wallace
  • 26 Ronnie West

Tight ends

  • -- LaVar Ball
  • 82 Michael Titley
  • 85 Robert Flickinger
Offensive linemen
  • 62 Damon Baldwin C
  • 71 Chris Luneburg T
  • 73 Mike Moody T
  • 67 Craig Ritter G
  • 57 Dan Schmidt G
  • 61 Terrence Wisdom G

Defensive linemen

Linebackers
  • 59 Dave Hoffmann MLB
  • 94 Richard Newbill OLB
  • 54 Brad Smith
  • 56 Nick Smith OLB

Defensive backs

Special teams

National players


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff [n 1] Opponent Results Game site Attendance
Final score Team record
1 Saturday, April 8 7:00 p.m. at Frankfurt Galaxy L 22–45 0–1 Waldstadion 28,021
2 Saturday, April 15 7:00 p.m. at Rhein Fire W 23–7 1–1 Rheinstadion 15,892
3 Sunday, April 23 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam Admirals L 10–17 1–2 White Hart Lane 8,763
4 Sunday, April 30 3:00 p.m. Barcelona Dragons L 24–39 1–3 White Hart Lane 10,287
5 Sunday, May 7 4:00 p.m. at Scottish Claymores W 11–10 2–3 Murrayfield Stadium 10,481
6 Monday, May 15 7:30 p.m. Frankfurt Galaxy L 7–27 2–4 White Hart Lane 8,912
7 Saturday, May 20 7:00 p.m. at Barcelona Dragons W 27–22 3–4 Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc 18,850
8 Monday, May 29 3:00 p.m. Rhein Fire W 34–14 4–4 White Hart Lane 12,342
9 Saturday, June 3 7:00 p.m. at Amsterdam Admirals L 7–17 4–5 De Meer Stadion 8,469
10 Saturday, June 10 7:00 p.m. Scottish Claymores L 9–22 4–6 White Hart Lane 11,783

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StandingsEdit

World League of American Football
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road STK
Amsterdam Admirals 9 1 0 .900 246 152 5–0 4–1 W2
Frankfurt Galaxy 6 4 0 .600 279 202 3–2 3–2 W3
Barcelona Dragons 5 5 0 .500 237 247 2–3 3–2 L1
London Monarchs 4 6 0 .400 174 220 1–4 3–2 L2
Rhein Fire 4 6 0 .400 221 279 2–3 2–3 L3
Scottish Claymores 2 8 0 .200 153 210 0–5 2–3 W1

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Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Week One: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 0 6 01622
Frankfurt 7 14 24045

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 8
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 28,021
  • Referee: Mike Carey

Week 2: at Rhein FireEdit

Week Two: London Monarchs at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 3 10 7323
Rhein 7 0 007

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • Date: Saturday, April 15
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 15,892
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers

Week 3: vs Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Week Three: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 7 3 7017
London 7 3 0010

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 23
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 8,763

Week 4: vs Barcelona DragonsEdit

Week Four: Barcelona Dragons at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Barcelona 3 9 141339
London 0 7 31424

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Sunday, April 30
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,287

Week 5: at Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Week Five: London Monarchs at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 4 0 0711
Scotland 0 0 7310

at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Date: Sunday, May 7
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 10,481

Week 6: vs Frankfurt GalaxyEdit

Week Six: Frankfurt Galaxy at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Frankfurt 7 10 10027
London 7 0 007

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 15
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 8,912

Week 7: at Barcelona DragonsEdit

Week Seven: London Monarchs at Barcelona Dragons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 14 6 0727
Barcelona 6 3 6722

at Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

  • Date: Saturday, May 20
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 18,850

Week 8: vs Rhein FireEdit

Week Eight: Rhein Fire at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 0 7 0714
London 0 3 24734

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Monday, May 29
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 12,342

Week 9: at Amsterdam AdmiralsEdit

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 0 0 077
Amsterdam 7 0 7317

at De Meer Stadion, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Date: Saturday, June 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Game attendance: 8,469

Week 10: vs Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Week Ten: Scottish Claymores at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Scotland 0 7 10522
London 0 3 609

at White Hart Lane, London, England

  • Date: Saturday, June 10
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. BST
  • Game attendance: 11,783

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American football: London Monarchs have signed the linebacker Dead Lytle". The Independent. 6 May 1995. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ Associated Press (February 23, 1995). "NFL allocations to WLAF". European Stars and Stripes. p. 27. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Sporting Digest: American Football". The Independent. 26 October 1994. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  4. ^ The Official 1996 World League of American Football Fact Book. pp. 36, 62–66.
  5. ^ "1995 WLAF Standings". The Football Database. Retrieved January 29, 2011.