1996 London Monarchs season

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 Wembley Stadium, 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.

1996 London Monarchs season
Head coachBobby Hammond
Lionel Taylor
General managerGareth Moores
Home fieldWhite Hart Lane
Stamford Bridge
Results
Record4–6
Division place5th
Playoff finishDid not qualify

OffseasonEdit

World League draftEdit

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

[1]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

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

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line – Thurmond Moore
  • Linebackers – Jimmy Carr
  • Defensive Backs/Special Teams – Maurice Spencer


[2]

RosterEdit

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


Rookies in italics

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ScheduleEdit

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]

StandingsEdit

World League of American Football
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 summariesEdit

Week 1: vs Scottish ClaymoresEdit

Week One: Scottish Claymores at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Scotland 7 0 77324
London 7 14 00021

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 GalaxyEdit

Week Two: London Monarchs at Frankfurt Galaxy – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 0 3 003
Frankfurt 7 14 13337

at Waldstadion, Frankfurt, Germany

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

Week 3: at Rhein FireEdit

Week Three: London Monarchs at Rhein Fire – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 10 3 01427
Rhein 0 3 01720

at Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Germany

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

Week 4: vs Barcelona DragonsEdit

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 AdmiralsEdit

Week Five: London Monarchs at Amsterdam Admirals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 3 0 609
Amsterdam 14 0 14028

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 GalaxyEdit

Week Six: Frankfurt Galaxy at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Frankfurt 0 0 077
London 14 6 0727

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 AdmiralsEdit

Week Seven: Amsterdam Admirals at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Amsterdam 0 0 6713
London 0 3 6716

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 DragonsEdit

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 ClaymoresEdit

Week Nine: London Monarchs at Scottish Claymores – Game summary
1 2 34Total
London 7 0 71428
Scotland 4 13 01633

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 FireEdit

Week Ten: Rhein Fire at London Monarchs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rhein 0 0 01414
London 7 7 0317

at Stamford Bridge, London, England

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

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.