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Title: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on July 18, 2018, 09:45:37 AM
I see both  Liege Warsaw (UCL) and Rangers (EL) both won their respective qualifiers last night.

Would hope to see quite a few of their 1st team players at the Walks this weekend.
Rangers don't have any more pre-season games lined up this weekend. Wonder if Stevie G will be down watching his fringe players?

Although its U23 (modern name for reserves) this is a top draw pre-season event.

Hope people come out and support.

Local Poles
Local Scots

Great opportunity for those to see their teams.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 18, 2018, 10:01:27 AM
I see both  Liege Warsaw (UCL) and Rangers (EL) both won their respective qualifiers last night.

Would hope to see quite a few of their 1st team players at the Walks this weekend.
Rangers don't have any more pre-season games lined up this weekend. Wonder if Stevie G will be down watching his fringe players?

Although its U23 (modern name for reserves) this is a top draw pre-season event.

Hope people come out and support.

Local Poles
Local Scots

Great opportunity for those to see their teams.


Are local English welcome too? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: birch95 on July 18, 2018, 10:10:12 AM
Their is a great chance stevie g will attend on Friday, but why would the first team attend :dontknow: feet up at home after their game last night I would imagine......
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 18, 2018, 10:27:29 AM
How are ticket sales going? :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on July 18, 2018, 10:49:40 AM
You would hope a few first teamers will need to get fitness up.
Squads normally 20 players, 11 possibly got 90 mins last night.
Rangers season only two weeks away. Lads need games in their legs.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 18, 2018, 11:31:06 AM
I see both  Liege Warsaw (UCL) and Rangers (EL) both won their respective qualifiers last night.

Would hope to see quite a few of their 1st team players at the Walks this weekend.
Rangers don't have any more pre-season games lined up this weekend. Wonder if Stevie G will be down watching his fringe players?

Although its U23 (modern name for reserves) this is a top draw pre-season event.

Hope people come out and support.

Local Poles
Local Scots

Great opportunity for those to see their teams.


Are local English welcome too? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Well Rangers do have a Jon Flanagan playing for them now......
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paulos on July 18, 2018, 12:18:12 PM
Norwich first team are away in germany arent they? & did I see yesterday the u23's playing abroad last night somewhere? They're going to be shattered getting back to lynn.
Really interested to see how popular this proves, really is the great unknown really, lets hope for a good write up in press tomorrow.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 18, 2018, 06:17:38 PM
Surely this incorrect information should have been sorted before any advertising was put out.  This is false representation.

Poor play as Setch would say

Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 18, 2018, 07:01:49 PM
From what I understand looking at the Norwich fixture lists it is the under 18s that will be playing us? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 18, 2018, 07:35:02 PM
Begs the question who came up with the idea to mis-lead the public ?  Was this from the Chairman or yet another Media department balls up?  The media department appeared to have upped thier game since the end of last season.  So who is gonna have big enough gonads to hold thier hands for this one ?.  If itís was the Chairman who put this spin out there, then someone should have checked it.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 18, 2018, 07:36:43 PM
Meanwhile, David Wright's Under-18s will face four pre-season fixtures before their regular season begins. A list of their fixtures can be seen below:

Saturday July 14 (12pm): Grimsby Town Under-18s v Norwich City Under-18s, Cheapside Training Ground
Saturday July 21 (3pm): King's Lynn Town v Norwich City Under-18s, The Walks
Sunday July 22 (2pm/5pm): Rangers Under-18s/Legia Warsaw Under-18s v Norwich City Under-18s, The Walks

For those in any doubt.  Straight from the Official Norwich City website.

I assume the Club will correct thier mistake
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 18, 2018, 07:56:33 PM
Why is everybody blaming Lynn ?  Maybe it's Norwich done the dirty on us .

Whoever we're playing, it's a couple more games against decent opposition for our boys

 :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 18, 2018, 08:19:55 PM
Plus Rangers plus Warsaw Blue ? Itís seems they know they are sending an U18 Team. Wake up
And smell the coffee.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 18, 2018, 09:41:51 PM
Wake up to what Mallard ? In my own little way  I try to back and support everybody involved in the club not just permanently having digs and putting negative spin on all those working behind the scenes
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 18, 2018, 09:47:36 PM
Iím looking forward to it. Whatever teams we play will still be a good test as itíll be against full time footballers. Be good to see how we set up and be good build up for the new season.

Sorry for not being overly negative!
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 18, 2018, 09:50:40 PM
The thing is not many teams charge to watch under 18 matches,is this why it was billed as under 23s? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 18, 2018, 09:59:08 PM
From Clubs website today:

Feast of football with an international flavour at The Walks
July 18, 2018

The Linnets continue their pre season preparations this weekend when The Walks hosts three days of football with an international flavour as the Pineapple Sports-sponsored Kingís Lynn Town Challenge Cup takes place.
Friday evening sees Scottish giants Rangers Under-23s take on their counterparts from Polish side Legia Warsaw. The game has a 7.45pm start time.
Saturday afternoon action features the Linnets as they face Norfolk rivals Norwich City Under-23s in a Norfolk derby (3pm).
Sunday sees the final day of the competition as the two losing teams from the first two games meet at 2pm in a third-place play-off.
Three hours later, at 5pm, both winning sides from the Friday and Saturday action will meet to determine the champions of the weekend.
Speaking ahead of the weekend, Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve thanked Pineapple Sports Management, from Hull, for their sponsorship of the tournament.
Cleeve said: "I'm very pleased with the sponsorship arrangement and thank the company for their support of the club.
"We have an exciting weekend of football ahead of us and itís something a little different. I hope our own supporters will come out and embrace, along with the travelling fans of our guests over the three days.
"Rangers and Legia Warsaw, along with Norwich City, are well known for producing young stars of the future and who knows we may be seeing a future international World Cup winner at The Walks.
"With the possibility of Rangers manager Stephen Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister taking in the action, a memorable weekend of football awaits us."
King's Lynn Town boss Simon Clark should have all of his squad available for selection apart from Craig Parker (holiday).
Full ticket details appear on this website but there will be match day admission, as normal, on all three days.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 18, 2018, 10:16:34 PM
Paul, please no need to apologise for having a glass half full attitude.  Just sometime people behind the scenes need to check the facts before trying to get the PR machine into action. It makes us look very amateurish.  I know people like Mark prides himself on his professional approach.  At the very least they should come out and correct the situation to save people turning up expecting to see the 2nd strings of 3 pro clubs when 3 teams of young lads will in fact be the order of the day.

Surely itís common courtesy to correct mistakes made.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 18, 2018, 10:24:38 PM
I understand what youíre saying. However looking on Rangers website they donít have a reserve team listed they only have first team & development/academy side, seems like several of those who are potentially in their squad tomorrow have represented the first team on occasions and will make up their newly formed reserves side.

I tried looking on the Legia website but have enough problems with English let alone Polish!!
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 12:13:02 AM
Do you think it was advertised as under 23s because the only people that normally watch under 18s are the proud parents? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Backie9 on July 19, 2018, 08:59:40 AM
https://rangers.co.uk/news/academy-news/reserves-announce-pre-season/
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 19, 2018, 09:49:52 AM
I guess u18's are indeed U 23's but in real terms its Lynn first team and 3 pro clubs Youth teams.  So why was it not advertised as such.  Somewhat mis-leading. 

Rangers are bringing a youth team as they don't have  u23's  Norwich are bringing their U18's. Warsaw well I can only assume they will bring a squad on the same level as the two above.

At the end of the day its a few games of footie where nothing actually rests on the results as its all about getting people up to speed for the season ahead.

Just a shame it had to be billed as something it really isn't. 

Like buying a 2nd hand car really. As they sell you what it does not what it doesn't.  Had a Volvo like that once!   :)
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 19, 2018, 10:40:45 AM
At the end of the day, it's a good tournament and will be a good test for Lynn no matter which players turn up.

Personally, I'm not overly bothered and in all honesty was only expecting academy sides with the possibility of fringe first team squad members appearing. I'm happy with that and am looking forward to it.

Playing 2 games in 2 days against full time sides will help Lynn; both fitness wise and footballing wise.

Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on July 19, 2018, 11:16:39 AM
Thursday 19th  Ė Sunday 22nd July
Kings Lynn Tournament (U23 tournament with Kings Lynn first team)
Friday 20th July Ė Reserves v Legia Warsaw, 7.30pm
Sunday 22nd July Ė TBC (dependent on first result)
Ticket information for Kings Lynn can be found HERE

From Rangers website
Reserve/Acadamey section
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Mallard on July 19, 2018, 11:17:14 AM
That is very true. It is just a friendly game of football.  I would just suggest that many fans expectations were for stronger opposition to be on view, a few star names etc to try and pick out.

It is interesting to say you foresaw it was only going to be Youth teams rocking up despite all the hype of it being U23 strength teams.  Most fans would just trust the club to deliver what it says on the tin.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on July 19, 2018, 11:47:59 AM
Rangers are sending their second string as their website reads.
Rangers have too many players for their first team squad. Will be a good number of ex-first teamers in this squad I am sure. For fitness and to put in shop window.
Warsaw. i  have no idea as no mention on their site of the tournament.
Norwich have decided that they will be represented by U18 as their site reads.

Still all good tests.

I wonder how many of the local Eastern Europeans will turn out to see Warsaw. They are the biggest team in poland.
Rangers have supporters clubs in Derham and Ipswich.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 19, 2018, 12:19:54 PM
That is very true. It is just a friendly game of football.  I would just suggest that many fans expectations were for stronger opposition to be on view, a few star names etc to try and pick out.

It is interesting to say you foresaw it was only going to be Youth teams rocking up despite all the hype of it being U23 strength teams.  Most fans would just trust the club to deliver what it says on the tin.

I'm only going on the fact the vast majority of u23 teams use academy and fringe first team squad members who need games, and those that aren't quite good enough for first team action - like the old reserve teams. I didn't say I foresaw it....I said it was personal opinion. I have no idea what players are being sent down from each team (aside from Norwich now it's been mentioned on this thread).
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LinnetsSoccer on July 19, 2018, 02:06:38 PM
Honestly, the negativity on this forum is disgraceful at times. Who cares if it's U23 or U18? I doubt the posters actually care at all, just use it as an excuse to moan about something. Perhaps the original plan was for it to be U23, and the clubs changed that? Perhaps KLFC misinterpreted the squads the other teams were bringing. WHO CARES?

If Lynn won the Europa League there would be moaning that it wasn't the Champions League.

How can any club progress if it is held back by a constant stream of often-baseless negativity. I wonder if these posters enjoy being negative?

For heavens sake, get behind the club and stop picking on the slightest, minutest little detail in everything the club does.

Consider it a "youth team" if that makes you feel better.

Argh.  :swear:



Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: SamsDad on July 19, 2018, 02:11:49 PM
Agree with you LinnetsSoccer.

I have followed Lynn over 20 years and the club has seen its fair amount of turmoil and disapointment.

Now I agree that Cleeve may not be the people person chairman or perhaps the most suited footballing knowledge wise but this event shows some thought.

Years ago pre season would be against Norwich, Leyton Orient and the likes but events like this show real promise.

Hopefully Cleeve can prove doubters wrong and perhaps provide some longevity (apologies if spelling incorrect) which this club craves. There are lots of little things the club could change and perhaps lack but the big things seem to be clicking.

Culverhouse is a huge act to follow on the pitch and this manager seems (yes seems) to be doing the right thing.

Lets get behind the boys, the club and pray that we dont go through the financial and on the pitch problems we have faced over the years.

Kings Lynn was and is a sleeping giant!!
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 19, 2018, 02:12:54 PM
Hear hear, very well put  :comeon: :comeon:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 19, 2018, 02:19:04 PM
Honestly, the negativity on this forum is disgraceful at times. Who cares if it's U23 or U18? I doubt the posters actually care at all, just use it as an excuse to moan about something. Perhaps the original plan was for it to be U23, and the clubs changed that? Perhaps KLFC misinterpreted the squads the other teams were bringing. WHO CARES?

If Lynn won the Europa League there would be moaning that it wasn't the Champions League.

How can any club progress if it is held back by a constant stream of often-baseless negativity. I wonder if these posters enjoy being negative?

For heavens sake, get behind the club and stop picking on the slightest, minutest little detail in everything the club does.

Consider it a "youth team" if that makes you feel better.

Argh.  :swear:

Well said.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 07:03:01 PM
Just amuses me that people will quite happily go and see under 18s when it was billed as under23s, perhaps next season for under 18s games they should advertise them as under 23s and watch the attendance rise? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: gs50 on July 19, 2018, 07:29:02 PM
Isn't 18 under 23 !!!!
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: macfleetwood1 on July 19, 2018, 07:32:17 PM
There is nothing wrong with the wording, its the way you look at it. If they were all 14 year olds they would still be under 21s.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 19, 2018, 07:56:32 PM
Just amuses me that people will quite happily go and see under 18s when it was billed as under23s, perhaps next season for under 18s games they should advertise them as under 23s and watch the attendance rise? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Nice to see you happy Gris
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: SamsDad on July 19, 2018, 07:58:23 PM
Just amuses me that people will quite happily go and see under 18s when it was billed as under23s, perhaps next season for under 18s games they should advertise them as under 23s and watch the attendance rise? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

What a ridiculous comparison.. I look forward to a positive post from you sometime soon.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 07:58:42 PM
So unless you are a proud parent how m,any of you went to an under 18s game last season?
 :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LinnetsSoccer on July 19, 2018, 08:14:13 PM
So unless you are a proud parent how m,any of you went to an under 18s game last season?
 :dontknow:

Good point, Iím sure loads of Warsaw fans would have made the trip if they had bought the u23 squad...
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 19, 2018, 09:14:06 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 09:23:27 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.

It will only be classed as a coup if it makes people queue to coo,not exactly set the town on fire,none of my Polish friends are interested? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LinnetsSoccer on July 19, 2018, 09:41:48 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.

It will only be classed as a coup if it makes people queue to coo,not exactly set the town on fire,none of my Polish friends are interested? :dontknow:

Presumably they were all planning to attend when it was the u23 squad?
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Blue Moon on July 19, 2018, 09:51:33 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.

It will only be classed as a coup if it makes people queue to coo,not exactly set the town on fire,none of my Polish friends are interested? :dontknow:

At least the club are trying to do something, they can't be blamed for your Polish friends apathy.
The powers to be get slated for not trying anything to raise interest and money and then get slated when they do, can't win.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 10:13:43 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.

It will only be classed as a coup if it makes people queue to coo,not exactly set the town on fire,none of my Polish friends are interested? :dontknow:

Presumably they were all planning to attend when it was the u23 squad?

No they weren't, they went off the club after being accused of breaking in to drink strong lager? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 10:18:54 PM
Does the age really matter ?  There wasn't exactly a bumper turnout for the previous Norwich game.

At least the club are trying to do something different, were getting to see players representing a Champloinship side, a Scottish Prmiership side, and probably the most well known Polish side, bit of a coup in my opinion for a little ol non league team from Norfolk.

It will only be classed as a coup if it makes people queue to coo,not exactly set the town on fire,none of my Polish friends are interested? :dontknow:

At least the club are trying to do something, they can't be blamed for your Polish friends apathy.
The powers to be get slated for not trying anything to raise interest and money and then get slated when they do, can't win.



Lets be totally honest,when it was first announced people assumed it would be including senior players, a little bit of apathy started to creep in when it was announced as under 23s,and now it is known that they are sending under 18s then interest wanes a bit more? A bit like being told that Lewis Hamilton is opening a new Mercedes garage but then transpires it is diddy David Hamilton! :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 19, 2018, 10:22:02 PM
I thought it was announced as U23ís straight away? The posters I saw had that on from the start?

Iím with Blue Moon, it makes a nice change for pre-season. Much different to the usual friendlies we get.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paulos on July 19, 2018, 10:56:16 PM
Proof is in the pudding, end of the day there's football there to be watched if you want to & I dare say over the weekend will still bring more money in than the usual friendlies against fakenham/spalding and whoever else.

Many on here going to all the games?
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 19, 2018, 11:22:59 PM
I dare wager that our usual friendly we had with Wisbech would have brought in the same revenue,especially now they have been promoted,wonder why we have no friendly with them this season? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 20, 2018, 07:27:28 AM
Didnít we tend to play Wisbech at there place, therefore no revenue would have been brought in!!
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 07:41:37 AM
Didnít we tend to play Wisbech at there place, therefore no revenue would have been brought in!!

I thought they took it in turns,so last year we were there so this year they could have come here? :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 20, 2018, 07:54:55 AM
Weíve not played them for a couple of summers now.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: tazzywazz on July 20, 2018, 12:44:05 PM
What a load of rubbish. What does the age matter? An 18 year was MOM of the world cup final, an England player was 20. If the best players at U23 has not progressed to the first team they probably wont make the grade, hence ran make it. Young players from the clubs involved will give our players a good test. You need to stop all the S**T Gris, if you would rather watch Wisbech that is up to you. I do not know wether you ever want to watch the Linnets again you are cutting your chances by only looking for the negatives all the time.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 02:31:05 PM
What a load of rubbish. What does the age matter? An 18 year was MOM of the world cup final, an England player was 20. If the best players at U23 has not progressed to the first team they probably wont make the grade, hence ran make it. Young players from the clubs involved will give our players a good test. You need to stop all the S**T Gris, if you would rather watch Wisbech that is up to you. I do not know wether you ever want to watch the Linnets again you are cutting your chances by only looking for the negatives all the time.

My chances as you say are already gone, perhaps I should have started fighting at a game instead of disagreeing with the chairman, then I would still be allowed to go?  Seems like denting his EGO is far more serious than fighting at a game!!  :banghead;
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Non League on July 20, 2018, 02:53:45 PM
Gris, why do you post on here? Whenever I browse it's always negativity from you, picking at the smallest things, almost schadenfreude esque.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Linnet1993 on July 20, 2018, 04:17:57 PM
Gris, why do you post on here? Whenever I browse it's always negativity from you, picking at the smallest things, almost schadenfreude esque.

Couldnt agree more.

This thread is nothing short of an embarrassment and a bad reflection on the fans of this club
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 06:08:04 PM
Gris, why do you post on here? Whenever I browse it's always negativity from you, picking at the smallest things, almost schadenfreude esque.

Couldnt agree more.

This thread is nothing short of an embarrassment and a bad reflection on the fans of this club


I never started the thread, I would have said it was a challenge?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 07:38:43 PM
I actually went as far as looking up the word schadenfreude as I had not come across that word before,slight misuse of the word really as I have derived no pleasure from anyones downfall,as nobody has fallen down. I love the fact that many people do only see the negatives I post but never the positives,for instance when I congratulate the team on a good result or advertise the many activities that the club put on to raise funds and awareness? I just don't like the way our club is run at the moment, by a chairman who loves to bask in the limelight and surround himself with sycophants? Forever telling us how much money he has brought into the club via sponsorship etc but still making the fans pay through the nose,many other clubs at this level also have sponsorship,they also have bills to pay,but they manage to do that without having to fleece the fans,and they manage to do this most of the time with a smaller fanbase than enjoyed at King's Lynn? Being born and bred in the town I would like to see nothing more than a successful football club,and I hope I am wrong but I can't see much success coming from the present owner,he expects everyone else to pay for any failure at the club,no promotion last season so who pays for the promotion push this season,even though we have got large sponsorship deals on the table,advertising is supposed to be at a high level,actual bills at the club have not increased dramatically,so why punish the fans with price rises? :bankrupt: :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: jesuslinnet on July 20, 2018, 08:59:03 PM
Many there tonight?
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 09:02:29 PM
About 200 so I was told.
 :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 10:38:13 PM
I think with all the excitement raised by 4 team callange,maybe if we ran it again next year and invited Swaffham, Downham and Fakenham instead we would probably attract equal attendances?  :welcome:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: jesuslinnet on July 20, 2018, 11:40:02 PM
I think with all the excitement raised by 4 team callange,maybe if we ran it again next year and invited Swaffham, Downham and Fakenham instead we would probably attract equal attendances?  :welcome:
WOT NO WISBECH???    :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2018, 11:53:23 PM
I think with all the excitement raised by 4 team callange,maybe if we ran it again next year and invited Swaffham, Downham and Fakenham instead we would probably attract equal attendances?  :welcome:
WOT NO WISBECH???    :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:


Not this time,just on a bit of a ham roll? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on July 21, 2018, 01:27:01 AM
Why are you on a one man mission to destroy the club you claim to support?
If The club donít try something you complain
If they try you still complain
Boring

Well done to the club for making links with these clubs
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 21, 2018, 01:55:30 AM
Why are you on a one man mission to destroy the club you claim to support?
If The club donít try something you complain
If they try you still complain
Boring

Well done to the club for making links with these clubs

Why am I on a mission to destroy the club that I have supported since I was a boy,a club where when given the time over the years I have attended first,reserve and youth games? You don't even know me but you hide behind some name on here and act all pious,easy to hide isn't it? I have made suggestions to help raise money for the club,suggestions that are simple to put into action and would raise 1000s,but as of yet not done!! You seem to speak with authority if so you will know full well the idiotic reasons I was banned,perhaps I should have just started fighting at a game so I could carry on going,wonder what that will cost the club,my actions have cost the club nothing,just hurt Mr Cleeves pride,well sadly he seems to think his ego is bigger than the club,when he is the butt of more jokes in this league than anyone I have ever met! If I wanted to destroy the club why would I still promote events,why did I go out of my way to print off a few hundred posters to be put up around town before the end of the season? You sir have no idea of what you are talking about,please feel free to have a pint one night with me and tell me exactly how you think I should act? :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on July 21, 2018, 05:45:35 AM
I hope you applied for the barman's job grissles.  Would be right up your street.  You would have a free rein  to organise events and fill the club's coffers.  Lufc and Fleetwood  could be your assistants. How could old cleevy refuse the dream ticket. And Mallard for potman.  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Loopy,linnet on July 21, 2018, 05:45:49 AM
Why are you on a one man mission to destroy the club you claim to support?
If The club donít try something you complain
If they try you still complain
Boring

Well done to the club for making links with these clubs

Why am I on a mission to destroy the club that I have supported since I was a boy,a club where when given the time over the years I have attended first,reserve and youth games? You don't even know me but you hide behind some name on here and act all pious,easy to hide isn't it? I have made suggestions to help raise money for the club,suggestions that are simple to put into action and would raise 1000s,but as of yet not done!! You seem to speak with authority if so you will know full well the idiotic reasons I was banned,perhaps I should have just started fighting at a game so I could carry on going,wonder what that will cost the club,my actions have cost the club nothing,just hurt Mr Cleeves pride,well sadly he seems to think his ego is bigger than the club,when he is the butt of more jokes in this league than anyone I have ever met! If I wanted to destroy the club why would I still promote events,why did I go out of my way to print off a few hundred posters to be put up around town before the end of the season? You sir have no idea of what you are talking about,please feel free to have a pint one night with me and tell me exactly how you think I should act? :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
you canít act any worse than you do now ( or can you ) you go on other forums telling away supporters to drink in pubs rather than the club ,if the club attempt anything positive you try turn it negative,funny how everyone can see why Cleeve banned you and that other idiot cant see it  ,youíre like the victor meldrews of the football club  moan moan and moan some more
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 21, 2018, 05:53:44 AM
Why are you on a one man mission to destroy the club you claim to support?
If The club donít try something you complain
If they try you still complain
Boring

Well done to the club for making links with these clubs

Why am I on a mission to destroy the club that I have supported since I was a boy,a club where when given the time over the years I have attended first,reserve and youth games? You don't even know me but you hide behind some name on here and act all pious,easy to hide isn't it? I have made suggestions to help raise money for the club,suggestions that are simple to put into action and would raise 1000s,but as of yet not done!! You seem to speak with authority if so you will know full well the idiotic reasons I was banned,perhaps I should have just started fighting at a game so I could carry on going,wonder what that will cost the club,my actions have cost the club nothing,just hurt Mr Cleeves pride,well sadly he seems to think his ego is bigger than the club,when he is the butt of more jokes in this league than anyone I have ever met! If I wanted to destroy the club why would I still promote events,why did I go out of my way to print off a few hundred posters to be put up around town before the end of the season? You sir have no idea of what you are talking about,please feel free to have a pint one night with me and tell me exactly how you think I should act? :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
you canít act any worse than you do now ( or can you ) you go on other forums telling away supporters to drink in pubs rather than the club ,if the club attempt anything positive you try turn it negative,funny how everyone can see why Cleeve banned you and that other idiot cant see it  ,youíre like the victor meldrews of the football club  moan moan and moan some more




Can you list the positive things the club has tried? Lets face it if the club bar opened earlier and sold decent beer at a reasonable price then away fans wouldn't want to drink elsewhere,what should they do sit in their cars and wait for the ground to open? Go on any other forum and you will see that their fans also give out details of pubs etc close to their grounds, even the Lynn fans don't drink in them club bar! :dontknow:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 21, 2018, 06:22:30 AM
I hope you applied for the barman's job grissles.  Would be right up your street.  You would have a free rein  to organise events and fill the club's coffers.  Lufc and Fleetwood  could be your assistants. How could old cleevy refuse the dream ticket. And Mallard for potman.  :cheers: :cheers:

I would loved to have applied,but whoever gets the job won't have free rein,it will have to be run past Mr Cleeve for approval,plus the fact I can't afford to take a pay cut. It needs a full time bar manager,and they don't come cheap? :bankrupt:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paul47 on July 21, 2018, 09:57:56 AM
Grissles, you just have to look at this thread to see how negative youíve been. Club has tried something different with the tournament which makes a nice change to the usual friendlies. If you didnít want to say anything good about it then maybe say nothing? All youíve done is criticise the club about the tournament when theyíre trying something different to get people in through the gates.

For what itís worth I went last night and enjoyed it. Some good football on show and some players who look to have a good future in the game.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 21, 2018, 10:27:18 AM
Just before I saw the posts basically labelling me a miserable old git I was about to say that a friend who went last night,(yes I have some friends :laughcry: ), said that the quality of football last night wa of a very high standard,and many people had missed a good game,and he is hoping that todays game lives up to that standard. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: Paulos on July 21, 2018, 01:53:55 PM
Hope there's a big crowd in today supporting the lynn team then & the local paper suggested that russell martin may feature for norwich which might draw a bit of interest.
Will say though £15 for the final & runners up games tomorrow, so if u was only interested in going to the final it'd be £15 & £12 for concessions still? Thats quite a lot for pre-season I thought.
Title: Re: 4 team Challenge Cup
Post by: westlynnmike on July 22, 2018, 07:31:15 PM
I was only able to attend the Finals and was impressed with the 3rd/4th place match won by Warsaw 3 - 0 all three headers from corners. Norwich were not really in the same league but U18's vs U23's was a bit one sided.

Lynn vs Rangers was a scrappy affair won by Lynn 1 - 0.