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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Grissles Oleary on May 30, 2018, 08:11:25 PM

Title: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 30, 2018, 08:11:25 PM
Appointed at Grantham. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Linnet1993 on May 30, 2018, 08:15:03 PM
Very bizarre, expecting to loose maybe a couple more now  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Harry the Painter on May 30, 2018, 09:16:15 PM
Grantham Town with an average gate of 260 odd. Lappin will be the next announcement by the Gingerbreads.  :welcome:
Can't see anyone else following personally - hopefully  :oldman"  :scarf:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: KES80 on May 30, 2018, 10:14:10 PM
Not sure if they need Gash, Luke Shaw netted 29 times for them last season...like Lynn they lost in the play off final. It's a tough old league that one. More difficult to play a pure passing game.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Blue Moon on May 30, 2018, 10:25:26 PM
And there we were all thinking Culverhouse had ambitions to progress his career, maybe just maybe his ambitions weren't as high as our  Chairmans, hence the disagreements
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: westlynnmike on May 31, 2018, 07:02:30 AM
IC may have decided that he and SC could not resolve differences and so was not happy working at Lynn.

If you were unhappy with your employer, would you not look for a new job.

Also, he may be getting more money!

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2018, 07:38:32 AM
No one really knows what went on behind the scenes between Culverhouse and Cleeve: six of one and half a dozen of another no doubt. I don't care if Gash goes, quite honestly. I want to see players and a management team that are committed to Kings Lynn FC. If almost 3,000 supporters cannot convince some of these players that this club is worth staying with and fighting for then good riddance, quite frankly, unless, of course it is to move up to a higher level like Norman.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: bobdunk on May 31, 2018, 08:20:59 AM
No one really knows what went on behind the scenes between Culverhouse and Cleeve: six of one and half a dozen of another no doubt. I don't care if Gash goes, quite honestly. I want to see players and a management team that are committed to Kings Lynn FC. If almost 3,000 supporters cannot convince some of these players that this club is worth staying with and fighting for then good riddance, quite frankly, unless, of course it is to move up to a higher level like Norman.
Very well said STAN totally agree
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2018, 08:50:35 AM
Culverhouse going to Grantham says one thing to me...... There is a lot of quality managers who must be out of work.  I think I read Grantham had 20 applicants for the post which was whittled down to 6 of which IC was the man who came out on top.

It will be interesting to track how Grantham progress next season. 
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 31, 2018, 09:10:30 AM
Culverhouse going to Grantham says one thing to me...... There is a lot of quality managers who must be out of work.  I think I read Grantham had 20 applicants for the post which was whittled down to 6 of which IC was the man who came out on top.

It will be interesting to track how Grantham progress next season.


If IC can work the same magic at Grantham as he did at Lynn nobody will complain, but he has got to motivate a tam playing in front of a crowd that averages 260 instead of a crowd that averages 780? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Non League on May 31, 2018, 10:30:28 AM
Culverhouse going to Grantham says one thing to me...... There is a lot of quality managers who must be out of work.  I think I read Grantham had 20 applicants for the post which was whittled down to 6 of which IC was the man who came out on top.

It will be interesting to track how Grantham progress next season.


If IC can work the same magic at Grantham as he did at Lynn nobody will complain, but he has got to motivate a tam playing in front of a crowd that averages 260 instead of a crowd that averages 780? :dontknow:

Money will motivate them.

Going to take something special to win that league, even with higher spending. South Shields I'd be confident of being top 3, before some of the more bigger northern sides that are located in very good catchment areas for higher caliber players. Grantham will need to utilise the Nottingham area fully.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: wack on May 31, 2018, 11:58:18 AM
will have to be money as I don't see anyone being motivated playing in the middle of an athletics track.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 31, 2018, 01:32:25 PM
What this appointment tells me is that Culverhouse didn't leave because he had something lined up as many of us suspected. He didn't leave to work at a higher level, or to chase more money (Probably). He left because he couldn't get on with the Chairman.

This concerns me, as if someone can have such a successful season, and yet feel that he simply cannot work under someone, are we going to become a revolving door club, where we are lucky if a manager stays for the season, making continuity almost impossible to achieve. And as SC has mentioned himself, repeatedly in his programme notes, though he has fairly deep pockets, his cup doesn't runneth over. Thus, requiring some level of stability, as we simply cannot buy our way to success, like Flyde or Billericay have done previously.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: birch95 on May 31, 2018, 02:40:42 PM
Good riddance to Culverhouse and his pompous whinging, lets get behind the chairman/ managers/ players and hope for a productive season, fingers crossed we hold on to gash.....yes "stan" gash, who turned out to be a monster up front and hopefully returns now fitter with a few goals, and also blake-tracey/ and Cameron king, then with a couple more quality lads added I can see us enjoying a better campaign than the season past..... :scarf:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2018, 03:02:32 PM
What the Culverhouse appointment at Grantham tells me is that he couldn't get anywhere higher and had to settle for Step 3.

We need to get over the Culverhouse departure and move on.

From what I've heard, his coaching was of the highest qulaity but his management was questionable: what impact did bleating about the state of the pitch have on the players I wonder? Those sorts of things get inside players heads and when the chips are down cause self-doubt and a negative mindset. With the "We can't play our best football on a hard pitch" mentality, who's to say that this didn't start to weigh on the players' minds when struggling against Slough? What manager, worth his salt, would come out in public and state that he was leaving a club just before a critical end of season period? Clearly one who puts his own interests before the club: the players and supporters. I wonder how much this factor also got into the players heads when struggling against Slough?

In some ways we were spoilt to have someone of the calibre of Culverhouse but his behaviour in relation to the pitch and the public statement about leaving suggests that he puts his own needs first and is maybe a bit precious. Perhaps Culverhouse was the problem and not Cleeve.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2018, 03:09:39 PM
Good riddance to Culverhouse and his pompous whinging, lets get behind the chairman/ managers/ players and hope for a productive season, fingers crossed we hold on to gash.....yes "stan" gash, who turned out to be a monster up front and hopefully returns now fitter with a few goals, and also blake-tracey/ and Cameron king, then with a couple more quality lads added I can see us enjoying a better campaign than the season past..... :scarf:

We both seem to agree about Culverhouse but you misunderstand my point about Gash. Of course, I would like him to stay but if he doesn't then he is clearly not committed to Kings Lynn in the way that someone like Ryan Fryatt is committed and so... on yer bike my son. I only referenced Gash as an illustration about attitudes as some feel that he might leave the club. He is probably the most committed player in the squad and has no intention of leaving.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2018, 03:32:48 PM
You are right Stan, Culverhouse has gone and as sad it is ( for some)  It is right and proper to move on.   I am sure some will compare what our new guy does this season to what Culverhouse did last.... Its human nature to do that, But remember IC had a few months at the end of the previous season to plan his 'attack'  but he certainly did 'hit' the summer recruitment hard.  The new man of course does have a decent squad that he has inherited, so he does have that advantage over Culverhouse. Plus I am sure he will be hard it improving it once he returns from his Holiday.  Then again Simon does have an assistant to keep things moving on.  ne thing Ian Culverhouse never felt he needed or indeed wanted.   Each to their own

When does half term end ? 
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2018, 03:48:41 PM
Half-term ends tomorrow Mallard. Why do you ask?
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2018, 03:59:18 PM
Players with young family's, end of the season, chance of a quick get away.  Once its over and players are back then we might see activity in terms of signings etc....

Think Your days of half term are well behind you Stan  :laughcry:  Then again who knows with people.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Dilligaf on May 31, 2018, 09:17:47 PM
Good riddance to Culverhouse and his pompous whinging, lets get behind the chairman/ managers/ players and hope for a productive season, fingers crossed we hold on to gash.....yes "stan" gash, who turned out to be a monster up front and hopefully returns now fitter with a few goals, and also blake-tracey/ and Cameron king, then with a couple more quality lads added I can see us enjoying a better campaign than the season past..... :scarf:

Personally I think we'll be lucky to see any of that trio next season at the walks....but then I maybe wrong.... :dontknow:
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: birch95 on June 01, 2018, 10:40:06 AM
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers: But the main obstacle will 100% be the agm next week concerning the Nuneaton affair and us possibly being used as a makeweight for a move :banghead; fingers/legs crossed!!
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Nemesis on June 01, 2018, 12:01:32 PM
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers:

Alex Simmons?
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Dilligaf on June 01, 2018, 01:17:40 PM
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers: But the main obstacle will 100% be the agm next week concerning the Nuneaton affair and us possibly being used as a makeweight for a move :banghead; fingers/legs crossed!!

 :cheers: well here's hoping you're right
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2018, 05:25:07 PM
Who is Alex Simmons ?
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: westlynnmike on June 01, 2018, 08:04:35 PM
But a recent rumour is that Pedro (Alex Street) is following IC to Grantham.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Nemesis on June 11, 2018, 04:45:36 PM
IC must wonder what has hit him.
Some of last season's players have followed the previous manager to Coalville while his goalkeeper, Kieran Preston, has gone to Basford for £10k and his leading scorer from last season, Lee Shaw, is supposedly talking terms with Boston United.
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Mallard on June 11, 2018, 05:41:52 PM
Last pre-season Culverhouse brought in

Norman
Blake-Tracey
Frary
Parker
Jarvis
Whayman
Siddons
Gash
Gillies

All to a West Norfolk Club.   Now that didnít turn out to Shabby
Title: Re: Ian Culverhouse.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on June 11, 2018, 05:50:47 PM
I think the biggest hurdle we face in attracting players I geography, as the budget proved last season we can offer the right money. So if other clubs offer slightly less but with less travel it makes a big difference.  :dontknow: