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Title: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 19, 2019, 08:47:28 AM
 :bus: I know the season has only just finished and we are also not 100% sure what league we are going to be playing in next season, but I am sure Mr Cleeve and Mr Culverhouse have started planning the playing squad for next season. I just thought I would throw it out there as too who people thought we should retain and who we should possibly release. To me Marriott, Gash, and FBT ( if possible) are the 3 most important players to retain, I also hope Henderson stays, Ryan Fryatt is a very important cog, McCauley, I would also retain, Alex Street, on his day as good as any, but does have bad days,retain him but another good keeper could probably push him. Just a few of my thoughts over to you. :cup2: :farmer:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on May 19, 2019, 09:20:28 AM
Alex Street is number one in every respect, his heart beats KLFC and not a bad keeper either, change about 5/6 of the squad not the team and we will do ok in a very tough league, keep out of bottom six and would be a good season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 19, 2019, 09:55:52 AM
Alex Street is number one in every respect, his heart beats KLFC and not a bad keeper either, change about 5/6 of the squad not the team and we will do ok in a very tough league, keep out of bottom six and would be a good season.

 :oldman" Can't argue with that not saying he is a bad keeper and he does bleed blue and gold, but he does make some blunders, but also produces some excellent stops, I wouldn't get rid of him, just feel he needs challenging for the position, hopefully with Bastock in the background Alex will thrive even more.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 19, 2019, 10:04:15 AM
Excellent squad we have,I think they are all capable of playing a part in the new league,just have to see who wants to stay?  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on May 19, 2019, 10:41:04 AM
There’s quite a few of the squad who were announced on two year deals last year. Whether getting promoted changes things I don’t no would be good to get clarity form the club on this. Off to top of my head the players were

Ryan Fryatt
Rory McCauley
Aaron Jones
Chris Henderson
Adam Marriott
Harry Limb

I may be incorrect but 90% sure of this.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 19, 2019, 11:56:18 AM
In my mind, our squad can fall into 3 groups

Definitely Keep (try to):

Street
Fryatt
McCauley
FBT
Clunan (gets some grief from some sections, but quietly makes the side tick)
Henderson
Jones
Marriott
Gash

Definitely Release (if we can):

Hawkins - too inconsistent
Parker - isn’t getting games
Limb - hasn’t seemed good enough; whatever spark he used to have isn’t on display.

Everyone else, would be happy enough if they stayed, wouldn’t be too disappointed if they left.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on May 19, 2019, 06:28:10 PM
Like to see the following stay:

Street, McAuley (as Captain), Fryatt, Jones, FBT, Henderson, Gash, Marriott, Richards.

Possibles as cover for injuries:

Jarvis, Hawkins, Clunan, Robinson, Mellors-Blair.

Need to find:

5 New Players - Right Back, Centre Back, Mid Field x 2, 1 Striker, (+Left Back if FBT goes)

Goodbye to:

Limb (not shown any promise), Parker (not used enough since Hendo and Richards on the scene),
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on May 19, 2019, 06:40:21 PM
I think it will be

Street
Bastock
Jones
Barrows
Fryatt
McCauley
Robinson
Jarvis
Clunan
Richards
Henderson
Gash
Marriott

I think FBT moves on to bigger things, Parker, Mellors-Blair will prob want more games, will be sad to see Parker go. I can’t see Limb wanting to stay around after a poor first season and could free up a decent chunk of wages if he’s released.

The one I’m unsure about is Hawkins who’s had a poor season desperately lacking in consistency, yet the season before he was near unstoppable at times.

Meaning we will need a starting LB, two midfields and a ST just as replacements. Could also see us adding another CB to the mix and maybe another striker to give us depth will we need at this level
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 19, 2019, 06:45:54 PM
Would like to see Peds, Barrow, FBT, Jones, McAuley, Fryatt, Clunan, Hendo, Gash , Marriott and Richards all stay...
I have a hunch Limb will be kept on....Jarvis...I think it may be his decision either way. Think we need at least one hard tackling defensive midfielder, an additional centre half (Tom Ward?) and another forward with a proven track record at this level. Liked Hawkins when he was at it...again not sure re him...hope stays and proves his potential.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 19, 2019, 08:21:40 PM
There’s quite a few of the squad who were announced on two year deals last year. Whether getting promoted changes things I don’t no would be good to get clarity form the club on this. Off to top of my head the players were

Ryan Fryatt
Rory McCauley
Aaron Jones
Chris Henderson
Adam Marriott
Harry Limb

I may be incorrect but 90% sure of this.
In all truthfulness contracts in general are not worth the paper they are written on.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paulos on May 20, 2019, 01:30:33 AM
Agreed About pedro he's like the steve lewis of today definitely one that hopefully will be around for a while yet all keepers have bloopers but he can be class!

Think most on here have the right ideas, genuinely believe it's most important to keep gash & marriott still think these two can cause a lot of problems in the next league.

What about that Jake reed at lowestoft Seemed to score for fun last year at one point he had 14 goals in 12 games.

definitely need to shore up the defence somehow, & not convinced the midfield is strong enough to battle against some of these northern teams who will leave you battered and bruised but we'll see. Leave it in Ian's capable hands & look forward to announcements!

 :cup2: :cup2:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 20, 2019, 05:10:04 AM
Agreed About pedro he's like the steve lewis of today definitely one that hopefully will be around for a while yet all keepers have bloopers but he can be class!

Think most on here have the right ideas, genuinely believe it's most important to keep gash & marriott still think these two can cause a lot of problems in the next league.

What about that Jake reed at lowestoft Seemed to score for fun last year at one point he had 14 goals in 12 games.

definitely need to shore up the defence somehow, & not convinced the midfield is strong enough to battle against some of these northern teams who will leave you battered and bruised but we'll see. Leave it in Ian's capable hands & look forward to announcements!

 :cup2: :cup2:
I agree that we need more grunt in the middle.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 20, 2019, 05:32:01 AM
Agreed About pedro he's like the steve lewis of today definitely one that hopefully will be around for a while yet all keepers have bloopers but he can be class!

Think most on here have the right ideas, genuinely believe it's most important to keep gash & marriott still think these two can cause a lot of problems in the next league.

What about that Jake reed at lowestoft Seemed to score for fun last year at one point he had 14 goals in 12 games.

definitely need to shore up the defence somehow, & not convinced the midfield is strong enough to battle against some of these northern teams who will leave you battered and bruised but we'll see. Leave it in Ian's capable hands & look forward to announcements!

 :cup2: :cup2:
I agree that we need more grunt in the middle.


Quigley type player who is not afraid to mix it. :comeon:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 20, 2019, 07:14:49 AM
Agreed About pedro he's like the steve lewis of today definitely one that hopefully will be around for a while yet all keepers have bloopers but he can be class!

Think most on here have the right ideas, genuinely believe it's most important to keep gash & marriott still think these two can cause a lot of problems in the next league.

What about that Jake reed at lowestoft Seemed to score for fun last year at one point he had 14 goals in 12 games.

definitely need to shore up the defence somehow, & not convinced the midfield is strong enough to battle against some of these northern teams who will leave you battered and bruised but we'll see. Leave it in Ian's capable hands & look forward to announcements!

 :cup2: :cup2:
I agree that we need more grunt in the middle.


Quigley type player who is not afraid to mix it. :comeon:

But with a bit more skill than Quigs.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Non League on May 20, 2019, 11:25:11 AM
One player I'd like to see the club get, is Matthew Stevens. Contract ends this summer at Peterborough, and he's scored the goals at Kettering/Slough past two seasons and would be a shrewd signing I feel. Young, proven goalscorer at this level and potential for a sell on.

Think a top quality defensive midfielder could be the key signing.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 20, 2019, 02:18:45 PM
Isn’t Stevens on the Transfer List at Posh, not on the released list ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: 30 Year Linnet on May 20, 2019, 02:46:01 PM
Don't want to see Hawkins go sponsored him for 2 Seasons now and if he stays injury free will be a massive asset to the team..Don't forget the cracker he scored against Stratford to get us back into the game. Most of the team we have will be able to compete at the new level apart from Harry Limb who just hasn't fitted into the set up with the way we play, bring in a few more quality players and I think we'll be good enough to have a good Season.

Keep The Faith  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 20, 2019, 03:13:42 PM
Don't want to see Hawkins go sponsored him for 2 Seasons now and if he stays injury free will be a massive asset to the team..Don't forget the cracker he scored against Stratford to get us back into the game. Most of the team we have will be able to compete at the new level apart from Harry Limb who just hasn't fitted into the set up with the way we play, bring in a few more quality players and I think we'll be good enough to have a good Season.

Keep The Faith  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

I heard he was going to big spending Peterboro NS.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 20, 2019, 05:44:13 PM
Don't want to see Hawkins go sponsored him for 2 Seasons now and if he stays injury free will be a massive asset to the team..Don't forget the cracker he scored against Stratford to get us back into the game. Most of the team we have will be able to compete at the new level apart from Harry Limb who just hasn't fitted into the set up with the way we play, bring in a few more quality players and I think we'll be good enough to have a good Season.

Keep The Faith  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

I heard he was going to big spending Peterboro NS.   :dontknow:
Hawkins or Limb?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 20, 2019, 08:01:40 PM
 :farmer: I personally think we will be strong enough to compete as we are, maybe another quality striker (Jake Reed) needed ,I do however feel we will deffo need to beef the middle of the park up, Jarvis is obviously class but getting older and I feel Clunan will get kicked from pillow to post in the tough Northern league, feel we can avoid relegation as we are but we really need to compete to draw in the crowds.  :cup2:  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 21, 2019, 08:28:57 PM
Don't want to see Hawkins go sponsored him for 2 Seasons now and if he stays injury free will be a massive asset to the team..Don't forget the cracker he scored against Stratford to get us back into the game. Most of the team we have will be able to compete at the new level apart from Harry Limb who just hasn't fitted into the set up with the way we play, bring in a few more quality players and I think we'll be good enough to have a good Season.

Keep The Faith  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

I heard he was going to big spending Peterboro NS.   :dontknow:
Hawkins or Limb?

 I don't think either of them will be going now!   :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 21, 2019, 09:07:09 PM
Has there been any mention of Jake Kerrins ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 21, 2019, 09:49:06 PM
Kerins went at the end of the season, when his contract was up.

Do people feel we need another keeper to push Pedro or is the feeling we can rely on Bastock as backup ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 21, 2019, 10:10:52 PM
Kerins went at the end of the season, when his contract was up.

Do people feel we need another keeper to push Pedro or is the feeling we can rely on Bastock as backup ?


I think we are fine the way we are,we have Bastock and maybe a reserve keeper for the lesser games to give Pedro a break. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 21, 2019, 10:27:21 PM
Thanks Mallard re Kerins answer.
Re Pedro......think it depends partly on the budget and partly on the confidence/potential of Congreve. Feel we need a young capable person in the background as 2nd keeper...the league will be physical....if Pedro gets injured or sent off we need someone who can fill in for a few games without weakening the defence significantly......someone who can grow into the role and develop as a solid number two.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 22, 2019, 07:20:48 AM
Any news on Harry Limb?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 22, 2019, 07:23:01 AM
Any news on Harry Limb?
Rumours about PNS Stan but I feel the lad has a lot of unrealised potential and Culverhouse may want to keep him as a player that can develop.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 22, 2019, 07:23:44 AM
Any news on Harry Limb?
Rumours about PNS Stan but I feel the lad has a lot of unrealised potential and Culverhouse may want to keep him as a player that can develop.
Cheers Stan
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 07:49:34 AM
Is it a quiet day on the Ranch Stan ? 

Have a feeling we might be seeing a couple players coming in from a Premier League Club.  The letter ‘J’ is what I’ve heard from the top. These things can change though.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 22, 2019, 08:03:31 AM
Is it a quiet day on the Ranch Stan ? 

Have a feeling we might be seeing a couple players coming in from a Premier League Club.  The letter ‘J’ is what I’ve heard from the top. These things can change though.


You little tease Mallard....Premier Premier or Conference Premier  ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 08:45:42 AM
Only the proper stuff is good enough for us now KES. 
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 22, 2019, 10:26:00 AM
Can't think of many/any J's.. can't be Jamal.. ..must be ....Jefferson.....(Airplane)  :laughcry:
Can see I will just have to wait.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 10:50:26 AM
Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 22, 2019, 01:40:04 PM
Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.
Its certainly a lot closer than Eastbourne, so that's got to be in our favour!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on May 22, 2019, 02:32:55 PM
Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.

Is that the same C Jones who 3 current Premier League clubs are interested in signing?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 03:48:39 PM
That’s the one Paul.  Not sure City will want to cash in on him though.  Think Farke seems to want to build something with the Youth there rather paying out big money wages on overseas imports.

Bit like ourselves with The Academy that is being introduced this year.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on May 22, 2019, 03:52:23 PM
That’s the one Paul.  Not sure City will want to cash in on him though.  Think Farke seems to want to build something with the Youth there rather paying out big money wages on overseas imports.

Bit like ourselves with The Academy that is being introduced this year.

May not want to cash in on him, but a potential 6 figure fee for someone who hasn't even made his first team debut would be tempting.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 04:22:33 PM
May well be the case.   Then again maybe 6 figures isn’t that exciting not now they are back in the multi million £ World of  Premiership football. 

If it does happen all credit to the Managerment team and the Chairman.  Hopefully will be the start of future relationship between the Clubs. 
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: dillydilly on May 22, 2019, 04:42:19 PM
Why do people think the NP league will be so “physical” ?  It’s a higher league than recent seasons, which usually/ always means better players.  That’s what we need to compete.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2019, 05:46:35 PM
Dilly you mean the National League North. Shouldn’t be any different to the National League South as half the teams playing in the Northern section seemed to be Southern based.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 22, 2019, 09:22:08 PM
 
Why do people think the NP league will be so “physical” ?  It’s a higher league than recent seasons, which usually/ always means better players.  That’s what we need to compete.


 :oldman" Having watched  Conference North and Northern Premier league football over many years, l have to say that in general Northern football in non league terms is definitely more physical that the Southern equivalent.  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mick on May 23, 2019, 06:57:26 AM
Why do people think the NP league will be so “physical” ?  It’s a higher league than recent seasons, which usually/ always means better players.  That’s what we need to compete.


 :oldman" Having watched  Conference North and Northern Premier league football over many years, l have to say that in general Northern football in non league terms is definitely more physical that the Southern equivalent.  :oldman"

Don't worry about our lads. I think they have been in Portugal preparing for the North. From the images I have seen I believe they are definitely coming off the shandy and are moving on to real beer. :cheers:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on May 23, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
Would be great for the club to announce some form of retained list after all the expected departures
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on May 23, 2019, 06:09:45 PM
Would be great for the club to announce some form of retained list after all the expected departures

No retained list announced,but I see we have already announced a pre season friendly with Braintree.
                                                 :oldman"   :scarf:  :farmer:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: admin on May 23, 2019, 06:14:25 PM
Braintree announced it.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 23, 2019, 06:39:22 PM
Braintree?
What's the connection there?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 23, 2019, 07:10:12 PM
Same level as now after being relegated from National League Premier.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: dillydilly on May 25, 2019, 12:55:32 PM
Back to the idea that the next league will be more “physical”.....  It’s not that the North May be more physical than the South, or vice-versa.  My point is that the higher the league the more physical is not true, IMHO.  In general, I believe the teams in higher leagues are there because they are better players.  Might seem obvious, but neither us nor other promoted teams need to “toughen” the side, we’ll need to improve it......  and that’s no disrespect to the fine group we have at present.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on May 25, 2019, 06:36:04 PM
In every League there will be teams that are more physical than others - Leeds Utd of old, Wimbledon of old were two of those who were known as "Dirty". Some of those clubs who we saw at The Walks last season could throw their weight about - some were downright thugs.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 25, 2019, 11:03:15 PM
In every League there will be teams that are more physical than others - Leeds Utd of old, Wimbledon of old were two of those who were known as "Dirty". Some of those clubs who we saw at The Walks last season could throw their weight about - some were downright thugs.

Being a teenager in the 70's, I still hate Leeds!!!!!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 26, 2019, 07:01:56 AM
In every League there will be teams that are more physical than others - Leeds Utd of old, Wimbledon of old were two of those who were known as "Dirty". Some of those clubs who we saw at The Walks last season could throw their weight about - some were downright thugs.

Being a teenager in the 70's, I still hate Leeds!!!!!
Me too, although they could play as well as bully.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on May 26, 2019, 07:09:30 AM
In every League there will be teams that are more physical than others - Leeds Utd of old, Wimbledon of old were two of those who were known as "Dirty". Some of those clubs who we saw at The Walks last season could throw their weight about - some were downright thugs.

Being a teenager in the 70's, I still hate Leeds!!!!!
Me too, although they could play as well as bully.

I think the only people who didn't hate Leeds were their own supporters. :sad:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 26, 2019, 08:27:02 AM
I lived in Leeds in the early 80's and went to Elland Road a number of times in the season they got relegated.....I especially remember them losing at home to Liverpool .......some of their 'fans'.........'nasty' and 'vicious' wouldn't cover it. A nil nil home draw v Middlesbrough the same season is the worst 90 mins I have ever seen anywhere.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 26, 2019, 09:47:15 AM
Back in the 70s all Teams has an ‘enforcer’

Liverpool Tommy Smith
Arsenal. Peter Story
Chelsea. Chopper Harris

Even Norwich had one in Trevor Hockey.

Leeds of course had 3... Hunter, Giles and Bremner. Is it any wonder everyone hated them.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 26, 2019, 10:07:34 AM
They also had Joe Jordan, Jack Charlton, Terry Cooper , Paul Madeley...not many cultured feet amongst that lot...(bit of finesse from Giles, Clarke and Lorimer).....but then they were the days of heavy northern pitches, heavy balls and legitimate sliding tackles and flailing arms...its a different game these days..even in Conference North !
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: dillydilly on May 27, 2019, 11:57:51 AM
What used to be known as an “enforcer” when he was in your team was known as a thug who should be sent off if he was an opponent.  Now, in the modern era, the “physical game” doesn’t really exist because you’ll never see a player pick himself up with a smile on his face and congratulate the player who almost broke his leg for his expert piece of “enforcement” !  Whereas you might do if it were really part of the game.....BTW, on Leeds of old, I can still remember their brilliant 27 pass movement against ? in another mauling - and Eddie Gray was Poetry !  Obviously this is a game of opinions !
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 27, 2019, 03:41:50 PM
What used to be known as an “enforcer” when he was in your team was known as a thug who should be sent off if he was an opponent.  Now, in the modern era, the “physical game” doesn’t really exist because you’ll never see a player pick himself up with a smile on his face and congratulate the player who almost broke his leg for his expert piece of “enforcement” !  Whereas you might do if it were really part of the game.....BTW, on Leeds of old, I can still remember their brilliant 27 pass movement against ? in another mauling - and Eddie Gray was Poetry !  Obviously this is a game of opinions !

Against Southampton. Leeds ran out 7-0 winners.

There have been numerous other games where the figure of 27 passes has been bettered. For example Liverpool achieved 51 against Bournemouth, but were also on the wrong end of 29 consecutive passes against Barcelona.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 05:21:00 PM


Is that the same C Jones who 3 current Premier League clubs are interested in signing?



Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.
Its certainly a lot closer than Eastbourne, so that's got to be in our favour!

We might be closer but just joined Eastbourne, according to online reports.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on May 31, 2019, 05:39:58 PM


Is that the same C Jones who 3 current Premier League clubs are interested in signing?



Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.
Its certainly a lot closer than Eastbourne, so that's got to be in our favour!

We might be closer but just joined Eastbourne, according to online reports.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/city-defender-set-for-first-taste-of-loan-action-1-6082650

Seems strange given IC's connections and how much the lad could learn from him plus you would have thought our 'reputation' of trying to get the ball down and play would have been the perfect fit if he was going to drop down to a step 2 non-league side.  Maybe Neil Adams is one of those who thinks the North is more physical, I don't see it myself but would still be interested to know the thinking behind the loan, if he was with us he could still train some days with the Norwich u23s.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 05:44:33 PM


Is that the same C Jones who 3 current Premier League clubs are interested in signing?



Jefferson airplane, blimey that’s going back.
 Maybe we will have an A Jones at Right back and a C Jones at left back. He won’t have to travel far up the A47 either.
Its certainly a lot closer than Eastbourne, so that's got to be in our favour!

We might be closer but just joined Eastbourne, according to online reports.

https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/norwich-city/city-defender-set-for-first-taste-of-loan-action-1-6082650

Seems strange given IC's connections and how much the lad could learn from him plus you would have thought our 'reputation' of trying to get the ball down and play would have been the perfect fit if he was going to drop down to a step 2 non-league side.  Maybe Neil Adams is one of those who thinks the North is more physical, I don't see it myself but would still be interested to know the thinking behind the loan, if he was with us he could still train some days with the Norwich u23s.
Is he a left sided player?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 31, 2019, 05:46:45 PM
Report suggests a budding centre half
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 05:51:17 PM
Left sided central defender.    I wonder if he was the signing that SC suggested would be coming in this week?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 31, 2019, 05:55:34 PM
Might be wrong but thought the quote was something like a couple of signings coming in this week AND we will be looking atthe loan market carefully (?)
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 05:58:24 PM
Maybe he didn't suit Culverhouse's plans, despite his apparent playing credentials. Perhaps he has family in the south!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 31, 2019, 06:02:00 PM
Possibly, born in Bedford and signed from Luton
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 06:08:44 PM
KES. Maybe SC was being over optimistic in suggesting signings would be in this week.  Not about when we get the 5 plus signings in more about the quality of those coming in.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on May 31, 2019, 06:10:19 PM
Just seems weird that he is dropping to (presumably) part-time football at step 2 of non-league.  I can't imagine Eastbourne are full time so training will be limited to a couple of nights a week so what is the lad going to be doing for the rest of the week?  As I said earlier, if he was at Lynn he could still be involved with some training at Norwich.  I can't see Culverhouse being too sniffy, centre half is certainly one area where we need to strengthen for next season although I would accept that the midfield and full back(s) are perhaps more pressing but personally I don't think the central pairing is capable of making the step up.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 06:14:58 PM
Taylor Parr was a central defender I thought the club was very keen on last season.  Not sure who he joined from St Neots.

Maybe the lad Jones will train with Norwich and then travel down to Eastbourne for match days etc.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 06:18:20 PM
Just seems weird that he is dropping to (presumably) part-time football at step 2 of non-league.  I can't imagine Eastbourne are full time so training will be limited to a couple of nights a week so what is the lad going to be doing for the rest of the week?  As I said earlier, if he was at Lynn he could still be involved with some training at Norwich.  I can't see Culverhouse being too sniffy, centre half is certainly one area where we need to strengthen for next season although I would accept that the midfield and full back(s) are perhaps more pressing but personally I don't think the central pairing is capable of making the step up.
McCauley has played step 2 before. I think the centre back pairing are fine Tony.  They've had a strong season together. We obviously need a left sided defender and a bit more grunt in the middle  but if Culverhouse keeps the centre back pairing as it is then he will be confident that they can do the job
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 06:25:58 PM
McCauley has played National League.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on May 31, 2019, 06:27:57 PM
Stan, game of opinions... individually I think both McAuley and Fryatt had good seasons, I just don't think collectively they are that solid and I think the step up will leave that more exposed.  If we do go with the same starters then I think we will need a hell of a midfield to protect them.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on May 31, 2019, 06:37:52 PM
Personally, I think this Lynn squad will surprise a lot of people next season, 5 quality signings needed (one as replacement For FBT, one tough tackling, ball winning no nonsense hard chap in defensive midfield, one replacement centre half,as cover, one replacement forward, as cover and a utility squad man.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 06:55:09 PM
McAuley played at National League North in a team that was relegated from this level.  Think both are good enough but for sure we need back up for McAuley and Fryatt.  Might be suggested they could pick up a few bookings between them next season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 07:06:31 PM
McCauley played for Dartford and Chelmsford in the National League before Lowestoft.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2019, 07:08:32 PM
Stan, just saying his last term at this level ended in relegation.  Think the lad will more than hold his own at this level.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 07:08:44 PM
Stan, game of opinions... individually I think both McAuley and Fryatt had good seasons, I just don't think collectively they are that solid and I think the step up will leave that more exposed.  If we do go with the same starters then I think we will need a hell of a midfield to protect them.
All defences need good cover from Midfield. I felt that was lacking at times last season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 07:13:00 PM
Stan, just saying his last term at this level ended in relegation.  Think the lad will more than hold his own at this level.
So do I, I think McCauley is a very good player.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on May 31, 2019, 07:49:12 PM
Fryatt and McCauley more than capable at this level, however we do need cover with Joe Robinson leaving. I feel a CB with a great turn of pace would be a good signing something both players struggle with at times.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: macfleetwood1 on May 31, 2019, 08:14:27 PM
Agree about the back 4, its up to the midfield to give them protection when needed, and move the ball quickly when in possession .We need a very strong midfield. I don't think Clunan is that type of player, where Jarvis is older but stronger. Richards is going to be a very good player. improved under IC a lot last season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on June 01, 2019, 02:18:53 PM
Quite the announcement! Welcome to the new boys.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2019, 02:35:12 PM
Good work there.  If Barrows signs up that’s a squad of 17. Will that be it or maybe one more to come ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on June 01, 2019, 02:39:55 PM
Good work there.  If Barrows signs up that’s a squad of 17. Will that be it or maybe one more to come ?

I think the number that’s been banded round is 5, but with Natty Stewart returning that would leave us very heavy.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2019, 02:46:31 PM
Depend on if IC considers Stewart and Carey ready for step 2.  Big step up from step 5.  Not sure how many starts Stewart got at that level last season. Maybe some in that possible 17 will be loaned out.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on June 01, 2019, 03:01:09 PM
Looks like Ross Barrows is the only one left to make up his mind.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: jesuslinnet on June 01, 2019, 03:09:35 PM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/kings-lynn-town-football-club-make-first-three-signings-of-the-summer-9072147/?fbclid=IwAR1sEpA10E3zXkilLL0g82hKnv9WAXvWZkzY4ahoAZcOdeYyJ0ynxbMDAfc
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on June 01, 2019, 03:32:17 PM
Good work there.  If Barrows signs up that’s a squad of 17. Will that be it or maybe one more to come ?

I think the number that’s been banded round is 5, but with Natty Stewart returning that would leave us very heavy.


Still need a bit of steel. It's likely that one of the central defenders and one of the forwards will miss some games due to suspensions or injury. Say Gash and McAuley are out for a handful of games at the same time. Would like to see a utility guy who can mix it who could play central defender/defensive midfield and also at a push treble as target man
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 01, 2019, 03:44:06 PM
 :bus: 3 new boys announced to join our bus rides around Northern England, squad beginning to take shape, still feel a couple of tough tacklers  still needed and maybe another centre back.  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: GrahamB on June 01, 2019, 03:55:26 PM
Watch this space ............... not finished yet!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2019, 04:49:55 PM
Would like to see a central defender with a natural left foot and a yard of pace. Where is Des Walker these days ? :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2019, 05:50:03 PM
Watch this space ............... not finished yet!


Wes for 1500 notes a week Graham ?

Two big names coming in?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 01, 2019, 05:55:14 PM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/kings-lynn-town-football-club-make-first-three-signings-of-the-summer-9072147/?fbclid=IwAR1sEpA10E3zXkilLL0g82hKnv9WAXvWZkzY4ahoAZcOdeYyJ0ynxbMDAfc


How about Sonny Carey from Wroxham ?


Well spotted Mallard!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 01, 2019, 06:00:29 PM
Watch this space ............... not finished yet!


Wes for 1500 notes a week Graham ?

Two big names coming in?

With your record on predicting who's joining, nothing would surprise me.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 01, 2019, 06:05:39 PM
 :farmer: I would like to see Jake Reed join our front line and a tough tackling defensive midfielder/ centre back. :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 01, 2019, 06:27:31 PM
Watch this space ............... not finished yet!


Wes for 1500 notes a week Graham ?

Two big names coming in?

With your record on predicting who's joining, nothing would surprise me.

Do you really think I’m that good, that I could  predict that one ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Stan on June 02, 2019, 07:21:37 AM
Having acquired two left sided players we can see why that potential loanee from Norwich went south. Better to have your own players than loan players in any case.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 02, 2019, 09:20:06 AM
Spot on Stan, not gonna make anything on a loaner. Still be a good relationship to nurture with City
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on June 02, 2019, 07:05:53 PM
Having acquired two left sided players we can see why that potential loanee from Norwich went south. Better to have your own players than loan players in any case.

Beefing up the Back Line and having a more dedicated Left Winger makes sense - we were left a bit light when FBT went roaming forward.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on June 02, 2019, 07:13:48 PM
Having acquired two left sided players we can see why that potential loanee from Norwich went south. Better to have your own players than loan players in any case.

The lad who went to Eastbourne was a centre back so not sure how that would be affected by any of the 3 lads signed in the press release - left back, winger, attacking midfielder.

Two big names coming in?

Lets hope so, I personally think if its only two then we are still short of what is needed to make the step up, its all well and good staying faithful to the lads who gained promotion but you have to take sentiment out of it and look at what we have against what we will most likely need - for me that meant probably around 6 new starters (allowing for FBT going) and not sure all three of the new lads announced will be automatic starters.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 02, 2019, 08:19:58 PM
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on June 02, 2019, 08:52:38 PM
Think there will just naturally be more squad rotation than last year due to the demands of the league. Can see 16 being used on a regular basis with another 4 coming into the match day planning at other times.
Another centre half,(who could double as target man ) and a tough tackling, midfield ball winner still required.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: birch95 on June 03, 2019, 01:31:35 PM
Aaron jones could be the tough tackling midfielder if given the role without a doubt :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on June 03, 2019, 01:44:30 PM
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.

The target can't just be to get players in better than those who have left, we have to try and get better than we already have in the club as we make the step up next season.  I can see the attraction to Stewart and Carey in being associated with Lynn (the Norman and FBT effect) but will they be able to add anything next season?  Coming from step 5 would be a big jump going into an established step 2 team but we aren't even that yet so a huge jump for both lads, I also feel the same about Limb who added nothing at step 3 so retaining him once promotion was secured seems a very strange decision.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 03, 2019, 02:36:19 PM
I guess the question is Tony are we looking at next season in isolation or looking to the future as well as the present?  I would suggest with the advent of the new academy and young signings coming in from lower level then IC and SC are looking at the longer term.

I think it may be difficult to bring in ‘better’ than we have unless there is a steep increase in budget.  Where does that money come from?  I know you are very much one for living within our means. So the MO of brining in younger players to improve has to be one way forward.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on June 03, 2019, 04:38:35 PM
I'm pleased Stewart is getting another chance. Saw him a couple of times for Wroxham last season and was impressed with him. Also, in the brief glimpses in a Lynn shirt feel he can offer us something.

Was also impressed with Sonny Carey. Notice he trained with us towards end of the season. IC obviously saw enough to bring him here permanently.

Limb, I'm undecided about. Talent is clearly there (otherwise why would Burnley sign him?), but probably needs to come out of his shell more. Again, IC appears happy to have him at the club so who are we to disagree!?!
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: dillydilly on June 03, 2019, 08:18:22 PM
We won’t be too far up the league if we concentrate on tough midfielders or hard tackling defensive “holding players”.  The ball has to be up the other end of the pitch and in our possession !  That simply means better players, not more workhorses...  The other teams will have them - and defending can be done by teamwork (10 behind the ball, forest of legs etc)...
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on June 03, 2019, 08:44:18 PM
Thought Stewart looked out of his depth in the southern central, granted it was under Clark but I would be shocked to see him do anything at this level.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 04, 2019, 09:14:30 AM
 :farmer: I am happy with the way KLTFC seem to have started building for next season and beyond.  Matters on the pitch seem to being taken care of by Mr.Cleeve and Mr. CULVERHOUSE, the work on the ground seems to be planned and ready to roll into action, there is better communication coming from within towards the fans and Mr Cleeve seems to be interacting with the trust now.Looking forward to the new season now.👍🤟
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Non League on June 04, 2019, 10:12:55 AM
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.

 I also feel the same about Limb who added nothing at step 3 so retaining him once promotion was secured seems a very strange decision.

I'd assume the Limb one would be because he's on a hefty amount, so instead of having to pay out his contract, you may as well keep him and hope either he kicks on because the ability is in there, or a club will be happy to take him on loan and pay part of his wages. No point shelling out a big amount to release him, to effectively get a back up striker for the time being who could be a dud. Gash/Marriot got injured for a spell, then things might change.

Feel a CB is all that's required. Likely a RB too if Burrows doesn't commit.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: jesuslinnet on June 04, 2019, 06:09:11 PM
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.

 I also feel the same about Limb who added nothing at step 3 so retaining him once promotion was secured seems a very strange decision.

I'd assume the Limb one would be because he's on a hefty amount, so instead of having to pay out his contract, you may as well keep him and hope either he kicks on because the ability is in there, or a club will be happy to take him on loan and pay part of his wages. No point shelling out a big amount to release him, to effectively get a back up striker for the time being who could be a dud. Gash/Marriot got injured for a spell, then things might change.

Feel a CB is all that's required. Likely a RB too if Burrows doesn't commit.
\

 Ross Barrows has agreed terms with the club  for next season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 04, 2019, 06:26:08 PM
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.

 I also feel the same about Limb who added nothing at step 3 so retaining him once promotion was secured seems a very strange decision.

I'd assume the Limb one would be because he's on a hefty amount, so instead of having to pay out his contract, you may as well keep him and hope either he kicks on because the ability is in there, or a club will be happy to take him on loan and pay part of his wages. No point shelling out a big amount to release him, to effectively get a back up striker for the time being who could be a dud. Gash/Marriot got injured for a spell, then things might change.

Feel a CB is all that's required. Likely a RB too if Burrows doesn't commit.
\

 Ross Barrows has agreed terms with the club  for next season.
Got to think Tony that the 4 coming in ( including the returning Stewart ) are better than the players leaving (FBT excluded of course from that).  Then again if there is a couple more coming in then it stands to reason that maybe the likes of Stewart and Carey could be farmed our on loan.  No point in those lads coming in from step 5 to play at Step 6 for The Reserves.

 I also feel the same about Limb who added nothing at step 3 so retaining him once promotion was secured seems a very strange decision.

I'd assume the Limb one would be because he's on a hefty amount, so instead of having to pay out his contract, you may as well keep him and hope either he kicks on because the ability is in there, or a club will be happy to take him on loan and pay part of his wages. No point shelling out a big amount to release him, to effectively get a back up striker for the time being who could be a dud. Gash/Marriot got injured for a spell, then things might change.

Feel a CB is all that's required. Likely a RB too if Burrows doesn't commit.
\

 Ross Barrows has agreed terms with the club  for next season.
That's good news.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on June 05, 2019, 01:42:29 PM
I guess the question is Tony are we looking at next season in isolation or looking to the future as well as the present?  I would suggest with the advent of the new academy and young signings coming in from lower level then IC and SC are looking at the longer term.

I think it may be difficult to bring in ‘better’ than we have unless there is a steep increase in budget.  Where does that money come from?  I know you are very much one for living within our means. So the MO of brining in younger players to improve has to be one way forward.

I appreciate we need to look longer term, but where do we plan on the 1st team being in that longer term?  We don't have a great recent history either on or off the field at step 2 so I would worry about any plan that banked on us being there long term without some fairly clear short term actions around staying at that level in the first instance.  Personally think the signings smack as much of 'speculation' as they do of investing in the future and not sure that is the right model - for every FBT there are plenty that don't go on and being saddled with a multi year contract at our level doesn't make great business sense.

I also appreciate the budget constraints but admission prices are going up, the commercial side looks better than this time last year albeit still with a fair way to go to be suitable for a step 2 operation but the playing squad doesn't really look to have been improved to any extent.  My fear is that the gap between steps 2 and 3 is that bit wider than was previously the case and there may be an element of kidding ourselves that everything is going to be OK with what we have especially as IC is quoted on the club website that we are only looking to "bring in one, or possibly two, more signings before pre-season". 
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on June 05, 2019, 02:16:50 PM
Personally I'd like to see another centre back come in, that's the obvious place we're short at the moment.

Maybe another striker, although it's difficult to bring in a step 2 quality striker knowing they would be 3rd choice behind Gash & Marriott.

Overall happy with the business so far.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on June 05, 2019, 02:47:08 PM
Same would apply with a centre back wouldn't it ? 3rd choice behind Mc Cauley and Fryatt ?
That's why I think a utility player who can get stuck in and play central defender, defensive midfield or at a push target man, would be the way forward.
Squad doesn't look a lot stronger than last year, picking up on Tony's post, perhaps with the exception of Kelly on the wing and some young legs in the middle.
However, I think it is right that we stick with the current core squad that has got us this far. The likes of Hawkins and Limb have a chance to really stake a claim at this level......and they will need to, to be part of the setup going forward. I personally think they will do well.
I think this current squad will be competitive at step 2. I suspect the top 5/6 will be tough to play and will ask serious questions, but I think Lynn will be fine.
I suspect IC will tinker with the squad as and when it becomes necessary.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on June 05, 2019, 02:54:19 PM
I also believe the first 6 or so league games will be important....a few points on the board earlydoors and a bit of momentum would be just the ticket....will keep the attendances and expectations high.... hopefully the fixture list will be kind...we could do without many of the big hitters away in the first half dozen games.
I think Lynn will surprise a lot of people this coming season......a settled squad, full of confidence, with a top manager at the helm.....been a while since that was the case.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on June 05, 2019, 07:02:25 PM
The "Special One" that is Ian Culverhouse will inspire, cajole and develop the team who we are fortunate to have. The nucleus of last season's fantastic team are still here and with the incoming strength we will be a force to be reckoned with. Teams "Oop North" will be in for a shock. Lynn are going to be pushing for a Play-Off position.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: m a hill on June 08, 2019, 08:09:57 AM
 It would be nice Mike :comeon:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 08, 2019, 04:14:08 PM
The "Special One" that is Ian Culverhouse will inspire, cajole and develop the team who we are fortunate to have. The nucleus of last season's fantastic team are still here and with the incoming strength we will be a force to be reckoned with. Teams "Oop North" will be in for a shock. Lynn are going to be pushing for a Play-Off position.
:banghead;  :red card: There are some massive clubs in non league terms in this league, York, Chester, Darlington, Boston,Hereford,AFC Telford to name but a few,many being ex football league clubs, I really feel we must learn to walk in this league before we run. This is the highest level of football that any Lynn football team has ever played, and I agree we need to be aiming for the top 6, but this will be a very difficult task, we really need to see where we stand in terms of strength of squad after say 10 games before we make any rash predictions. There are going to be teams out there with a lot healthier playing budget than we could imagine having, therefore we put our faith in Mr Culverhouse to find and coach those unfound gems we need to carry this club forward. Here's hoping for a great season. :cheers:  :farmer:  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Nemesis on June 08, 2019, 06:14:28 PM
This is the highest level of football that any Lynn football team has ever played
I think the highest level was when the club were professional in the mid to late 50s and applying for membership to the football league.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on June 08, 2019, 07:45:37 PM
The "Special One" that is Ian Culverhouse will inspire, cajole and develop the team who we are fortunate to have. The nucleus of last season's fantastic team are still here and with the incoming strength we will be a force to be reckoned with. Teams "Oop North" will be in for a shock. Lynn are going to be pushing for a Play-Off position.
:banghead;  :red card: There are some massive clubs in non league terms in this league, York, Chester, Darlington, Boston,Hereford,AFC Telford to name but a few,many being ex football league clubs, I really feel we must learn to walk in this league before we run. This is the highest level of football that any Lynn football team has ever played, and I agree we need to be aiming for the top 6, but this will be a very difficult task, we really need to see where we stand in terms of strength of squad after say 10 games before we make any rash predictions. There are going to be teams out there with a lot healthier playing budget than we could imagine having, therefore we put our faith in Mr Culverhouse to find and coach those unfound gems we need to carry this club forward. Here's hoping for a great season. :cheers:  :farmer:  :oldman"

Not sure why the Banghead and Red Card  :dontknow:

Just my opinion.  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on June 08, 2019, 08:05:29 PM
Absolutely Mike...a good positive opinion. Whilst we need to be realistic we also need to be really positive, passionate and fervent.....The Walks needs to be a cauldron next season...sides have a long way to come to play Lynn and won't relish it, if we get off to a good start. There are a few "big names", but they are in this league for a reason and we certainly shouldn't be over respectful of them. COYL
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 09, 2019, 08:30:35 AM
This is the highest level of football that any Lynn football team has ever played
I think the highest level was when the club were professional in the mid to late 50s and applying for membership to the football league.

 :red card: sorry nemesis and West Lynn , red card to myself, you are correct Nemesis,but in my defence most will not remember those years but you are deffo correct, Mike the card was just used in haste, no offence meant. As you will see by my posts , I am not after causing rifts between fans, just good honest ,opinionated views.  Sorry if I offended it was not meant that way. :farmer:  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on June 09, 2019, 10:25:01 AM
Fact is in the sixties Lynn was a top 6 or at least top 10 non league team and now we are maybe a top 60 side , no dis respect on what has happened last season, a big step forward, still think anything above the bottom six is a good start and will be going more often with the price set at a league average.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on June 09, 2019, 10:36:08 AM
This is the highest level of football that any Lynn football team has ever played
I think the highest level was when the club were professional in the mid to late 50s and applying for membership to the football league.

 :red card: sorry nemesis and West Lynn , red card to myself, you are correct Nemesis,but in my defence most will not remember those years but you are deffo correct, Mike the card was just used in haste, no offence meant. As you will see by my posts , I am not after causing rifts between fans, just good honest ,opinionated views.  Sorry if I offended it was not meant that way. :farmer:  :oldman"

 :thanks:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: jossmandarin5 on June 12, 2019, 02:21:20 PM
going to join up with me mike for the quiz night; it is like Chris trying to get persons for the magnificent seven; only this time it will be the magnificent 4;here one for starters; the part of Chris was played by yul Brynner in the original version of the magnicent 7 who played Sam :hello: :hello: :hello: Chisholm in the recent version
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on June 12, 2019, 03:20:08 PM
going to join up with me mike for the quiz night; it is like Chris trying to get persons for the magnificent seven; only this time it will be the magnificent 4;here one for starters; the part of Chris was played by yul Brynner in the original version of the magnicent 7 who played Sam :hello: :hello: :hello: Chisholm in the recent version

Sorry Joss, busy that week. Have fun though.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on June 12, 2019, 05:59:25 PM
Was hoping to join up with Stan and Griss as the 3 Bucketeers  :cup2:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on June 13, 2019, 10:50:05 AM
Was hoping to join up with Stan and Griss as the 3 Bucketeers  :cup2:


Should walk it, three know it alls in the same team? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: jossmandarin5 on June 13, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
Was hoping to join up with Stan and Griss as the 3 Bucketeers  :cup2:


Should walk it, three know it alls in the same team? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
  don't you need 4; perhaps I can be quiet one the thinker :mystic:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: jossmandarin5 on June 13, 2019, 11:57:11 AM
going to join up with me mike for the quiz night; it is like Chris trying to get persons for the magnificent seven; only this time it will be the magnificent 4;here one for starters; the part of Chris was played by yul Brynner in the original version of the magnicent 7 who played Sam :hello: :hello: :hello: Chisholm in the recent version

Sorry Joss, busy that week. Have fun though.
catch you another time mike if Iam not manhandled by the 3 bucketeers :hello: :cup2: :rain:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 13, 2019, 07:00:45 PM
 :oldman" I see we have appointed a new female physio to keep the squad in tip top condition for the new season, good luck Carol and thanks for your efforts Nico, good luck in your studies at university.  :farmer: These people are and indeed have been very important parts of the squad at KLTFC.  :cup2:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 30, 2019, 08:22:50 AM
 :scarf:  :farmer: Well, not much movement on the player front recently, lots of players will be looking for clubs in the next few days, we have a small squad at this moment and I feel we do need 3/4 more players to have a squad able to compete in this league, we need a little more depth in my opinion. How do other people feel we need to strengthen and who do you feel we should be trying to tempt to the Walks ???. I personally feel we still need cover in the whole spine of the team, centre back, central midfield and another forward. I would like to see Jake Reed at the Walks,see what he could do at this level, however not sure on his contractual position with Lowestoft or indeed if he fancys KLTFC. We definitely need more competition for places, interesting times ahead I believe.  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on July 19, 2019, 06:13:57 PM
 :clap: centre back definitely one position I felt was in need of competition for places, squad beginning to shape up now. Welcome on board  :bus: Chris, hopefully you can enjoy success with KLTFC.  :oldman"  :farmer:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on July 19, 2019, 10:55:20 PM
Now think we play the waiting game and see what falls nicely to us, somewhat like Cameron Norman and Aaron Jones in recent years.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 20, 2019, 07:37:43 AM
93,  do you think Jones will start ahead of Barrows ?  What a nice posting for IC to be in, when havingbto make choices like that.  The same could be said now of Smith, Fryatt and McAuley, unless IC starts with all 3 in the middle
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Linnet1993 on July 20, 2019, 09:29:55 AM
93,  do you think Jones will start ahead of Barrows ?  What a nice posting for IC to be in, when havingbto make choices like that.  The same could be said now of Smith, Fryatt and McAuley, unless IC starts with all 3 in the middle

I personally prefer Jones to Barrows, but IC seems to have it the other way, I think we will see a lot more 3 at the back this year with the Wing backs bombing on, I think IC wanted to play that way last year but the signing of Joe Robinson didn’t work out as planned.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 20, 2019, 02:56:08 PM
What’s the story with Harry Limb this season ?  Not heard his name mentioned in pre-season games so far and is not in the first team of 15 today. 
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2019, 03:05:08 PM
What’s the story with Harry Linnets this season ?  Not heard his name mentioned in pre-season games so far and is not in the first team of 15 today.

Was he A Trialist? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 20, 2019, 03:26:57 PM
Corrected the typo Griss. Toby Hilliard looks to be the only ‘trialist’  at Needham today.  Hash, Steward and Richards look to be missing from the squad today,
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2019, 03:47:35 PM
Corrected the typo Griss. Toby Hilliard looks to be the only ‘trialist’  at Needham today.  Hash, Steward and Richards look to be missing from the squad today,

Whats in your glass today,making a hash of your typing? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 20, 2019, 04:47:13 PM
Big fingers and small letters on a phone.   :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Grissles Oleary on July 20, 2019, 06:23:51 PM
Big fingers and small letters on a phone.   :laughcry:

 :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on July 24, 2019, 08:46:37 AM
My first look at the new lads last night and looks like we have the makings of a decent squad.  Obviously its pre-season and step 4 opposition but thought Smith looked a very good acquisition and I hope the 3-4-1-2 we played in the first half is our default set up for the new season, Kelly showed what a player from a higher standard looked like, Carey looked like we could be perming 2 from 3 (Jarvis, Clunan & Carey) for those middle two spots and we could have a really good player on our hands if he develops both as a player and physically, didn't see enough of Fox as we swapped it round 2nd half.  I still have worries that one or two from last year are a bit 'light weight' and may get found out at step 2 and with keeping the bulk of last years squad together we don't have the strength to carry anyone so hope that IC can get that additional player in that he talks about.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 24, 2019, 10:25:57 AM
I think IC has been brilliant this pre-season.  No big wholesale changes.  Kept all of the quality he had last season (-1 of course).  Added 2 young promising players ( including one who played Step one last season) and 2 players who have played this level and above. 

The one little worry would be the strikers.  If Marriot and/or Gash were missing then what would we go with to replace either?

Overall I think it’s been a really positive summer now it’s up to the fan base to show the support the club needs.  Would be good to see a combined 2,000 people in The Walks for the opening 2 home games. Possible ?

Looking at a pic on Dereham’s twitter the crowd last night looked reasonable.  400/500 ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 24, 2019, 02:06:32 PM
Looking at a pic on Dereham’s twitter the crowd last night looked reasonable.  400/500 ?

I've not seen anything official and didn't attend myself, but when I asked a Club Official last night he estimated about 150.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on July 24, 2019, 02:29:55 PM
On the highlights on KLTV attendance given as 252
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on July 24, 2019, 02:49:52 PM
If we play 3 4 1 2,  I would think it would be in games against the top 5 eg York away. With such a formation you have Jones, Clunan, Richards, Carey, Jarvis and Henderson all fighting for 2 spots and Henderson, Richards, Carey, Hawkins and Kelly for the place behind the front two.
Against the likes of Farsley, Curzon, Guiseley, Gloucester,Leamington, Kettering I hope we go with the old diamond formation, certainly at home.
In terms of a back up striker we have Stewart and Limb in the squad and Hendo and Hawkins might also perform that role.
This is the year for Limb or Stewart to make a break through.
Given the defence now has decent cover and the midfield is bulging, a striker might be the final signing......?
Certainly will be a season where most if not all of the squad, play their part at some stage.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 24, 2019, 03:18:01 PM
On the highlights on KLTV attendance given as 252


 :clap:
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 24, 2019, 05:04:37 PM
KES. Has Limb featured in any pre season games so far ?

I see Charlie Congreve played for Holbeach last night.  Has he left or just gone out on loan ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on July 24, 2019, 05:17:11 PM
KES. Has Limb featured in any pre season games so far ?

I see Charlie Congreve played for Holbeach last night.  Has he left or just gone out on loan ?

Charlie played for Lynn Reserves against Wisbech on Saturday, maybe just helping Holbeach out for the evening?

According to someone I spoke to at Needham game on Saturday Harry is ill, suffering with some sort of virus.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on July 24, 2019, 05:18:09 PM
If we play 3 4 1 2,  I would think it would be in games against the top 5 eg York away. With such a formation you have Jones, Clunan, Richards, Carey, Jarvis and Henderson all fighting for 2 spots and Henderson, Richards, Carey, Hawkins and Kelly for the place behind the front two.
Against the likes of Farsley, Curzon, Guiseley, Gloucester,Leamington, Kettering I hope we go with the old diamond formation, certainly at home.
In terms of a back up striker we have Stewart and Limb in the squad and Hendo and Hawkins might also perform that role.
This is the year for Limb or Stewart to make a break through.
Given the defence now has decent cover and the midfield is bulging, a striker might be the final signing......?
Certainly will be a season where most if not all of the squad, play their part at some stage.

I think 3-4-1-2 is probably our most attacking formation and even against some of the 'lesser' teams at step 2 just don't think we will have the personnel to play the diamond.  Also not sure I would agree with your options - Henderson isn't an option for me as one of the central 2 and would be happier seeing Jones as one of the wide players, yes the 'no 10' slot does have options but again most of those you have listed would also be in consideration for either of the wide berths.

Sorry but can realistically only see Limb and/or Stewart making a breakthrough out on loan at step 4 and don't understand if you think otherwise why you think the final signing should be a striker?  Would be nice if IC could find someone but would you really want a 'Mellors-Blair' type player warming the bench any more than Toby?  I think finances may well dictate if (and where) we could strengthen but opportunities may arise as clubs above us trim their squads as we get closer to the start of the season.

Would like to see IC go with his starting line up for the last couple of pre-season games, we need to hit the season running and whilst its good to look at options in both personnel and formations early points and confidence could prove key to how the season goes.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 24, 2019, 06:24:10 PM
KES. Has Limb featured in any pre season games so far ?

I see Charlie Congreve played for Holbeach last night.  Has he left or just gone out on loan ?

Charlie played for Lynn Reserves against Wisbech on Saturday, maybe just helping Holbeach out for the evening?

According to someone I spoke to at Needham game on Saturday Harry is ill, suffering with some sort of virus.

Thanks Paul for the updates.  You should join the Clubs media team.

The young Keeper is certainly getting the games in Stamford, Lynn Res and now Holbeach.  I wonder if the plan is getting out on loan another season with the Reserves or on the first team bench ?  Though I guess Bastock could be in the way with that one.

Have to feel for young Harry Limb, nothing has gone right for the lad since he joined us. I guess we may go with Toby as back-up to Gash etc.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 24, 2019, 06:38:28 PM
If we play 3 4 1 2,  I would think it would be in games against the top 5 eg York away. With such a formation you have Jones, Clunan, Richards, Carey, Jarvis and Henderson all fighting for 2 spots and Henderson, Richards, Carey, Hawkins and Kelly for the place behind the front two.
Against the likes of Farsley, Curzon, Guiseley, Gloucester,Leamington, Kettering I hope we go with the old diamond formation, certainly at home.
In terms of a back up striker we have Stewart and Limb in the squad and Hendo and Hawkins might also perform that role.
This is the year for Limb or Stewart to make a break through.
Given the defence now has decent cover and the midfield is bulging, a striker might be the final signing......?
Certainly will be a season where most if not all of the squad, play their part at some stage.

I think 3-4-1-2 is probably our most attacking formation and even against some of the 'lesser' teams at step 2 just don't think we will have the personnel to play the diamond.  Also not sure I would agree with your options - Henderson isn't an option for me as one of the central 2 and would be happier seeing Jones as one of the wide players, yes the 'no 10' slot does have options but again most of those you have listed would also be in consideration for either of the wide berths.

Sorry but can realistically only see Limb and/or Stewart making a breakthrough out on loan at step 4 and don't understand if you think otherwise why you think the final signing should be a striker?  Would be nice if IC could find someone but would you really want a 'Mellors-Blair' type player warming the bench any more than Toby?  I think finances may well dictate if (and where) we could strengthen but opportunities may arise as clubs above us trim their squads as we get closer to the start of the season.

Would like to see IC go with his starting line up for the last couple of pre-season games, we need to hit the season running and whilst its good to look at options in both personnel and formations early points and confidence could prove key to how the season goes.

It must be difficult to get a real quality striker in to sit in the bench.  Finance would be one issue and finding a player to bench sit most of the season would be another.  So if Toby is the back up option then I guess that’s understandable.  At least IC will know the lad wants to be there and will give it his all when called upon.  Plus I would suggest he would be relatively inexpensive.

Not sure Tony that I would want IC to play is preferred starting 11 in the next 2 games.  Giving players 3 games in the peak of summer might be asking a bit much.  We need the players fresh and hungry in the third one of these games.  It’s a long old season.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on July 24, 2019, 07:09:58 PM
It must be difficult to get a real quality striker in to sit in the bench.  Finance would be one issue and finding a player to bench sit most of the season would be another.  So if Toby is the back up option then I guess that’s understandable.  At least IC will know the lad wants to be there and will give it his all when called upon.  Plus I would suggest he would be relatively inexpensive.
All the reasons I would rather see Toby there, its going to be a long season for Gash but can't see that we can afford to have his equal on the bench and if he does break down then we would have to tackle the issue then with the possibility of looking at the loan market too.

Not sure Tony that I would want IC to play is preferred starting 11 in the next 2 games.  Giving players 3 games in the peak of summer might be asking a bit much.  We need the players fresh and hungry in the third one of these games.  It’s a long old season.
Not suggesting they play the full 90 in either game but last night's second half didn't really serve any purpose as we swapped personnel and shape so if, for example Fox is going to be the plan A on the left then I would start him in the next two games, if not then don't.  The next two games will also be against much harder teams so would expect a 'proper test' and for me that means getting a settled 11 with maybe a bit of tinkering second half as part of managing workloads.  I remain to be convinced that we genuinely have a squad capable at step 2 so am nervous when people talk about rotating players throughout the season but I guess 8 games in August will be the test of that.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 24, 2019, 07:59:41 PM
I’m sure Tony that IC will play his preferred starting 11 at some point during each of  the next two games.  Might be the start, middle or last 3rd.  The test will be to spot it.  :laughcry:

I think the total is greater than the sum of the parts with the team we have.  I don’t think we should under estimate what Culverhouse brings to the party.  I don’t see us in the top 8 but don’t see us in the bottom third either.  Think this year will be the equivalent of a fact finding mission for all.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on July 24, 2019, 10:08:14 PM
Well football is a game of opinions isn't it ?

Just for the record (not that it means much cos I C will make the decisions), but I find myself unable to agree with much of your post Tony .......for example don't see having a three as being our most attacking option and would have thought the system the squad is currently most comfortable with, will serve them best early doors WHEN it is possible to use it. As I have said before defensive cover is a concern against the best teams and I C appears concerned about the "transition"/counter as it keeps being mentioned, implying to me that he is looking for the midfield to cover more quickly.....if you are playing wing backs and encouraging them to bomb up the field, expecting them to turn in an instance and bomb back is unrealistic, so that must fall on other people's shoulders...if there are only 2 in the middle then to my way of thinking the system doesn't work....hence why I believe IC will use the diamond some of the time and a three in other matches.
I also feel we will see the preferred Guiseley starting line up v Braintree, but many will be rested for Charlton..........the fixtures in August are so tough in terms of number........Sat,Tues, most weeks.

Re the striker...I put that as a question mark, partly in response to Mallard's post, where he suggests it..... Limb and Stewart have a chance to stake a claim this year....if they don't make the grade this season, they could be loaned out and someone else brought in. I personally don't think Hilliard is the answer long term, but since IC has said he is likely to bring one more in, I think it unlikely we would bring a really experienced striker in at this stage and loan out Limb and Stewart, without giving them a go.....so ....?

Btw I do see Lynn in the top8....just.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blueboy on July 24, 2019, 10:22:43 PM
Gash was brought in at the last moment 2 seasons ago, so wouldn't be surprised if IC has something up his sleeve.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: TonyM on July 25, 2019, 08:49:57 AM
Fair enough KES80, will have to agree to disagree and we all see different things when we watch games / players anyway. 

Personally think top 8 is fantasy if the league is anything like the standard it was the last time we were at step 2, I also think last year was a difficult one to gauge a teams strength by with the dilution of step 3 (I didn't think any of Lynn's playoff opponents were as anywhere near as strong as Weymouth, Kettering and Slough from the season before).  Personally I will be happy if we can avoid being in the bottom half dozen throughout our first season at step 2 for a while and a mid table finish would be success for me.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: KES80 on July 25, 2019, 09:11:59 AM
Hi Tony,
One thing we completely agree on is that the start will really be important and set the tone.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 25, 2019, 09:25:00 AM
I feel a strong home record will be a must for us this season.  Which is achievable.  Last season teams came to The Walks happy to take a point and with limited ambitions as an attacking force.  This season I think teams from this higher League will be far more attack minded. Which should help us, in the way we play.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: westlynnmike on July 26, 2019, 12:37:02 PM
After the 1st game against Guisley we have two Home games against "Old Foes" Kettering and Hereford.

It would be great to give Kettering a real bashing and this may be a possibility as I hear they have lost a few key players.

Hereford also need reminding that we can give them a bloody nose. Putting Toby Hilliard on the bench for Hereford would give them something to think about after his goals against them.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 26, 2019, 06:09:48 PM
That won’t happen WLM
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 26, 2019, 06:42:55 PM
That won’t happen WLM

That's a shame.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 26, 2019, 07:01:22 PM
Maybe he is at an age where he wants to play every week rather than sat on the bench dealing in scraps

Toby Hilliard signs for Dereham
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 26, 2019, 07:16:42 PM
If Toby has not signed, and with Limb ill and has not done a  pre season, should we expect a new striker to be signed?
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Paul47 on July 26, 2019, 09:31:52 PM
Good move for Toby. Should do well there. If I’m being honest step 3/4 is the right level for him.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on July 27, 2019, 08:55:50 AM
 :farmer: I see that Matt Rhead has left Lincoln city and signed for Braintree.  What a signing he would have been for us, no nonsense very physical old school centre forward. I realise that there is probably not the budget for a striker of his calibre to add to our present  2 top strikers but what a frontline we wold have had if we could have picked from those 3 each week. :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Mallard on July 27, 2019, 05:05:00 PM
Daz think he has gone to ambitious Billericay not Braintree.
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on July 27, 2019, 05:11:46 PM
Daz think he has give to ambitious Billericay not Braintree
:banghead; sorry Mal, the heat must have got to me this week, still does not take away from the fact, what a great front 3 we would have had if money and ambitions were matched. Not saying he would have been Mr Culverhouse's choice of player, we will not know that but deffo on my list of preferred strikers at this level. I still feel we are a good striker short of a good squad. Great result today by the boys at Braintree. :banghead;  :farmer:  :oldman"
Title: Re: Next season's squad ?
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on August 17, 2019, 06:34:08 PM
 :bus:  :farmer: :oldman" Well had I have been offered 10 points from our first 5 games in National North, I would definitely have taken it. We had many debates on this thread about the squad since the end of last season, but I must say Mr Culverhouse, Cleeve and Bastock seem to have got things right on and off the pitch. The surface is superb, the new clubhouse is what was needed, and in general people are beginning to pull together as opposed to against each other. The only concern I have is I feel we still need a quality striker in reserve, just in case Marriott or Gash are injured, but in general,personally very happy with the progress of KLTFC.  :farmer:

Very impressive win at AFC Telford today.