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Title: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: Mallard on December 22, 2015, 07:58:11 AM
Should be a decent turn out, people wanting some fresh air and blow the cobwebs away are being stuck in all Christmas Day.

3-1 Home win for me.....Crowd 788
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: rod on December 22, 2015, 11:46:16 AM
I'll settle for 1-0 with anything above 650 a bonus.
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Post by: macfleetwood1 on December 22, 2015, 01:51:07 PM
score draw,  att. 578
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on December 22, 2015, 07:15:41 PM
Admin what is the lowest boxing day att?
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: admin on December 22, 2015, 07:50:53 PM
1992 v Grantham attendance 387
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on December 23, 2015, 11:37:42 AM
Thanks admin have program and was there saved time researching,i think we will top that this year.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: rod on December 23, 2015, 12:44:08 PM
I still believe that we could and should be doing much more outside of the websites to generate interest and new support...........As has been mentioned before, forthcoming events at the Norfolk Arena, even if Buster is not involved in some(?) advertise around the town and outside much more effectively....I noticed a promtional 'board' on the grass verge near the BP garage driving from Hunstanton earlier this week.

If they can do it??????????????????
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on December 23, 2015, 03:09:29 PM
I still believe that we could and should be doing much more outside of the websites to generate interest and new support...........As has been mentioned before, forthcoming events at the Norfolk Arena, even if Buster is not involved in some(?) advertise around the town and outside much more effectively....I noticed a promtional 'board' on the grass verge near the BP garage driving from Hunstanton earlier this week.

If they can do it??????????????????

tis a shame the club turned down the pr guru who has transformed the fury. 
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: rod on December 23, 2015, 04:45:02 PM
From a distance admittedly it does though seem to me that one of the weaknesses within the current administration is that on occasion they have declined offers of assistance, fearing perhaps a hidden agenda.......????
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on December 23, 2015, 09:41:57 PM
From a distance admittedly it does though seem to me that one of the weaknesses within the current administration is that on occasion they have declined offers of assistance, fearing perhaps a hidden agenda.......????

hmm hidden agenda?  more like the people offering were members of the trust & friends.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 24, 2015, 10:08:55 AM
The board outside the ground at Tennyson Road still shows our next home game as Biggleswade on 27th October !!

These are all little things that just might make a difference.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: rod on December 24, 2015, 11:55:12 AM
Absolutely, robbo - I believe it is about consistently getting the so called little things right, dotting i's etc rather than any grand gesture once in a while................The foundation should now be in place with Setch' 'in charge' and a progressive youth policy in place but as long as suspicion rather than trust (no pun intended) prevails about motives, in certain quarters, I do not see us moving forward on all fronts as we should be.......For me the commercial, marketing, comminication side of things is amateurish at best and on occassion non existant and that is perhaps an under statement.

None of the aforementioned is intended to be deliberately provocative but being a very long term supporter who still cares I make no apology for saying it as I see it.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a PEACEFUL, HEALTHY NEW YEAR to ALL FOOTBALL and specifically LINNET SUPPORTERS!!
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: The Fenman on December 24, 2015, 02:33:45 PM
I still believe that we could and should be doing much more outside of the websites to generate interest and new support...........As has been mentioned before, forthcoming events at the Norfolk Arena, even if Buster is not involved in some(?) advertise around the town and outside much more effectively....I noticed a promtional 'board' on the grass verge near the BP garage driving from Hunstanton earlier this week.

If they can do it??????????????????

tis a shame the club turned down the pr guru who has transformed the fury.

Never thought of myself as a PR Guru. More of a communications man, but getting reports in, sending pics, making sure the press know what's going on etc, it just goes with the territory.  The Fury, well before my time there, used to get back pages when they were Div 1 10 yrs ago......  My interest is purely selfish... my lads started playing for them 3 yrs ago, and Dads do what Dads do.   

All local clubs are run by Mums and Dads.  Some have a magic sponge, some a magic pen...   I find that by allowing volunteers to get involved in a capacity they are happy to fulfill then it makes for a happy ship.

I think from what I am reading and hear, the football club is opening up outside volunteers more and more.  The hardest thing for anyone with control is getting the balance right between having your own team in place and having the right amount of volunteers......

I bet if ANYONE approached Setch and said 'this is missing and I could do a job for you' he will welcome you with open arms.....   

On that subject, no-one at the club would stop anyone from making a poster up and printing it off to post.   I bet that Setch would say yes if you asked for a player to turn up at an awards and achievers assembly at a local school....   Naturally, a dozen comp' tickets would be left behind as rewards to good behaviour etc...

No-one at the club would object if ppl called Radio Norfolk after a game and offered their opinion on the game or views on a player........   No-one at the club would object if they wanted to get involved in any match day role that can only increase the fan base or awareness of community work........

I'm sure most of that is being done, just not talked about............

Anyway,  hope you all have a great Christmas and successful 2016.....   It's what I intend to do......

7 home games in the last 10 and knocking on the door of a play-off space with games in hand....... Bring on 2016!  WE ARE!
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on December 24, 2015, 05:22:21 PM
As allways Fenners well put however the problem of invovement of interested parties lies with the owner and not the manager, progress has been made but a lot more to do, cant see to much changing until the managers employer changes,still think Setch is right man fer job.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 24, 2015, 07:42:07 PM
Wish I could help more, and I would if I lived closer to KL.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: Backie9 on December 25, 2015, 12:54:08 PM
Hi Everyone
Just wanted to say Merry Xmas to everyone on the Blue and Gold and thanks for all the support you have gave the reserves since I have been here

Have a great day everyone and see you all at the game tomorrow
Backie
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on December 25, 2015, 01:40:31 PM
You deserve all the help and support you get Backie as previous res manager thanks for thanks.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: jesuslinnet on December 26, 2015, 06:21:03 PM
We were ok first half, and well in the game.
second half, not so good....
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: Paddygray on December 26, 2015, 08:15:25 PM
Today was a big opportunity missed. There was hardly anything between the teams in regards to form and points, so you hoped that home advantage would have tipped it. There won't be much of the extra support returning either after watching a 0-3. Its not as if you can blame the ref as he gave us one or two decisions. 1st goal=bottled it. 2nd goal=Barry fell over. 3rd goal=too easy.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 26, 2015, 10:12:01 PM
Given our recent history with Feerick (today's ref) I've never been his biggest fan but he was certainly keen to stamp things out today. Two bookings for simulation is not something you are used to seeing at this level.

First half certainly had all the 'blood and thunder' of a derby day game. Up until the opening goal both sides may have argued they had just shaded it. Kettering had pace to hurt us up front and were dangerous on the break throughout. As Setch has always said at 1-0 down you are still live. Second half though we were totally out battled and perhaps lucky to only lose by three at the end. If I'm nitpicking the foul in the box on Stevenson was a definite penalty but the game was long gone by that time.

Hugely disappointed with the decision to play one up front at home yet again. The formation let Dylan down today and he will learn very little if the plan is to play him there and hoof balls at him like we did with Duffy and Speight. He worked hard, chased, and linked up well with others when he got the ball but kept having to drop back in order to see the ball. This formation has done very few favours to even seasoned strikers that have done very well elsewhere. Edge and Hilliard are at their most dangerous when playing together up top and I felt we really missed a trick with that today.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 26, 2015, 10:22:45 PM
Even more frustrating to see that a win today would have put us within 2 points of the play offs. Next Saturday is crucial for three points now, but we need to improve dramatically on today.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: m a hill on December 26, 2015, 10:23:35 PM
I might be wrong but I thought their number ten received two yellow cards and stayed on the field , kettering were imo were the best side to visit the walks this season and their number 7 was a outstanding player we could do with him in a Lynn shirt
 
 
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 26, 2015, 10:53:21 PM
Several people around me thought the same. It was the #11 that was booked in the first half for diving.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: Frontman on December 26, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
Anything is possible with Feerick!!
Self indulgent, prone to mistakes that amaze!!
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: m a hill on December 26, 2015, 11:13:04 PM
I got that wrong then must be getting old
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: gs on December 27, 2015, 09:45:01 AM
Would like to see video certain 10 took the dive.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: westlynnmike on December 27, 2015, 12:10:36 PM
Would like to see video certain 10 took the dive.

 was certain it was the Kettering player wearing a mop on his head that dived and was booked and was booked a second time later on.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: robbo84 on December 27, 2015, 02:04:15 PM
He was definitely booked in the second half which caused a number of fans to say it was a second yellow. I think the fact he was subbed almost immediately afterwards added to the confusion a little. I've gone back through the tweets from yesterday and certainly both news reporters feeds suggested it was Brighton (the 11) that was booked in the first half and also scored the first goal.

Either way I don't think a sending off would have made any difference to the outcome of the game. We had run out of ideas by that point.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: rod on December 27, 2015, 02:41:22 PM
Although unable to attend I was delighted at the size of gate which does illustrate the potential if we can deliver on the pitch to encourage the waverers to return. But as has happened quite often in the past we under perform (stage fright?) in front of a 'big' crowd. Such a shame and from other postings our formation did not appear to help Dylan. Were we too defensive?

I expected at worst either a low scoring draw or narrow defeat but not 0-3....Be interested to hear Setch's views if there is a post match interview???

A pattern seems to be developing - we are relatively ok against teams in the lower half when our more experienced players can bully the opposition but they find it difficult to do this against teams in the upper reaches of the league?

I felt that the last 2 games and St Neot's would perhaps define our season and that we needed at least 6 ponts to stay in touch and to attract back the supporters who are no longer regulars........so I think 3 points on Saturday is now the requirement.

It is all well and good to plan for the future but I just hope we can stay in touch with the play off places to ensure that our gates do not fall away, as yesterday shows just what is possible if the proposition on offer is attractive enough?
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: Julian 0812_f on December 27, 2015, 09:49:53 PM
Lynn created a few chances didn't take them, a bit of luck in front of goal could of had a couple of goals, but got hit on the break 3- 4 times first half at least. Second half huffed and puffed and the same thing happened. One of those games where the better team won.
There were alot of Kettering fans in the ground, which increased the gate quite abit.
Title: Re: Kettering home Boxing day
Post by: westlynnmike on December 29, 2015, 07:34:41 PM
Would like to see video certain 10 took the dive.

 was certain it was the Kettering player wearing a mop on his head that dived and was booked and was booked a second time later on.  :dontknow:

Watched the "Highlights" and it was the No11 (Brighton) who was booked, not the No10 (Mophead) but he was close when Brighton got his yellow and it may have looked like it was him by the way he reacted to the ref.