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Title: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 03, 2019, 08:23:08 PM
Not the start we were all hoping for, but itís one away game. Nothing more nothing less.  Big opportunity to get the season up and running on Tuesday at Home to Kettering.

Letís see the fans turn out, forget today and claim the 3 points.  We havenít become a poor team overnight.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: m a hill on August 04, 2019, 01:18:42 AM
We can restasured itís not going to be easy in this league but we will win more than we will lose
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 04, 2019, 08:58:30 AM
Not sure about that Mr Hill, but as long as we win enough to get a foothold at this level that will be fine. Important to do well at home early doors to relieve pressure and get some momentum. The home crowd will be really important this season.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: dillydilly on August 04, 2019, 10:15:48 AM
Disappointing result at Guiseley, but, as said elsewhere on the forum, an away game, no more no less.  Unfortunately it may already to a certain extent have reduced the attendance on Tuesday.  Hope not.  I have a feeling that most clubs will have slippery midfielders and attacking players that are difficult to stop for 90 minutes,  and I hope we see on Tuesday that we can also be elusive enough to create problems in what are often 8 men defences employed by all away teams in the modern era.  COYL - fortress Walks, hopefully !
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mick on August 04, 2019, 10:42:02 AM
One defeat doesn't tell us an awful lot. Guiseley may well be the best team in the division for all we know. But then again....
 
*We lost 0-3 to Hitchin last season that didn't make us a bad side. We didn't do too bad after all.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 04, 2019, 10:58:48 AM
Absolutely, we have some good players and should be ok....they just need to sharpen up and get attuned to this level in all areas of the pitch. IC talked about being more clinical all over the pitch last season.....we simply need to convert more of the good chances and stop giving the ball away in dangerous areas....its a step up in mental intensity and focus as well as a physical one.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 04, 2019, 11:50:31 AM
Went up to watch Boston Utd v Chester  yesterday. Not the prettiest of games.  War of attrition in the middle of park. Plenty of meaty challenges going in.  Nothing to fear from either side, but the physical battle.  I do wonder if certain individuals in our squad will cope with that in the middle.

Certainly off the pitch we have plenty to learn, if Boston is the benchmark. Crowd as just shy of 1400.  Both sets of fans made themselves heard from opposite ends of the ground.  Admission was £15.  Programme  ( which was excellent, 60 pages yes Sixty) was £3
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 04, 2019, 12:50:44 PM
Went up to watch Boston Utd v Chester  yesterday. Not the prettiest of games.  War of attrition in the middle of park. Plenty of meaty challenges going in.  Nothing to fear from either side, but the physical battle.  I do wonder if certain individuals in our squad will cope with that in the middle.

Certainly off the pitch we have plenty to learn, if Boston is the benchmark. Crowd as just shy of 1400.  Both sets of fans made themselves heard from opposite ends of the ground.  Admission was £15.  Programme  ( which was excellent, 60 pages yes Sixty) was £3


Food and drink?
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 04, 2019, 01:57:32 PM
Example Burger 2.20 with Cheese 2.50. How does that compare with us?
             
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 04, 2019, 04:12:40 PM
One thing that did strike at Boston yesterday was the amount of Sponsorship/Advertising that the Mick George Company do there. Stand Sponsorship, advertising Boards, full page advert in the Programme.  Yet wouldnít  even have a board with us.  Little wonder Stephen Cleeve was upset.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Nigel1505 on August 04, 2019, 04:36:33 PM
They also sponsor Peterborough FC shirts as well; where's there's muck there's money. On a Posh note; went to Bedford v Posh game last week and FBT was playing. He done well and didn't look out of place. He was also on the bench yesterday, mind you most of the players were, looking at the result.

Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 04, 2019, 05:06:41 PM
One thing that did strike at Boston yesterday was the amount of Sponsorship/Advertising that the Mick George do there. Stand Sponsorship, advertising Boards, full page advert in the Programme.  Yet would even have a board with us.  Little wonder Stephen Cleeve was upset.


I do believe up until te end of last season we carried their sponsorship,but for whatever reason his season they have pulled out? Someone will correct me if I'm wrong? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 04, 2019, 05:30:02 PM
Think it was Frimstones Griss. Mick George took them over then decided to withdraw the support that Frimstoneís had previously offered over the years.  Iím sure thatís what Stephen Cleeve said.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 04, 2019, 06:04:32 PM
Would fully expect Lynn to get 1400 when Chester visit, provided Lynn are competitive and the table reflects that.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 04, 2019, 06:32:40 PM
Chester brought just over 200 to Boston KES.  So I hope you are proven right that we pull in 1400. 

Boston certainly run a silk operation pre match.  Lots going on.
They now have a Club 85 experience for each game. Which looks interesting ( check it out on their website).  Also small sided game at half way for ball boys.  Who parade around the pitch before kick-off waving their Boston Utd flags.

Will be sad to see another ground of character disappear at the end of this season.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: TonyM on August 05, 2019, 01:36:25 PM
Reading the reports it seems like 3-0 may have been a bit harsh but don't think anyone has said it was the wrong result.  Whilst others have said on here that IC could be a big factor this season (again), he can only work with the squad assembled and we saw enough points dropped with individual errors last season to know that we are prone to giving teams openings, just sounds like Guiseley made us pay.

If MacAuley is still not 100% will IC slot Payne in as a makeshift third centre half or swap the formation round?  I think we need to find a way of getting Kelly into the starting 11, IC is in the press today saying he wasn't 'quite right' and appreciate it is a long season but I would still start him tomorrow night.  Not quite a six pointer just yet but in an ideal world given the opposition I think we should be looking for four points from our first two home games.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 05, 2019, 03:08:32 PM
Agreed Tony.
Once again, excellent highlights, well done Bev.
For those of you who haven't subscribed yet to KLTFC TV on YouTube, you're missing out guys !
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Linnet1993 on August 05, 2019, 06:34:48 PM
Seeing the highlights Hendo has a glorious chance and 2 of there goals were gifts, must learn quickly.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: Mallard on August 05, 2019, 07:06:58 PM
I know highlights donít tell the full story, but taking them in isolation I would suggest we we were lucky to get away with a 3-0 defeat.  As  93 said a couple of gifts there.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: m a hill on August 05, 2019, 11:34:45 PM
I Agee to Kelly is a must and get Payne on in the midfield they bossed the midfield
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 06, 2019, 12:47:36 PM
I have just watched the Guiseley edited highlights which are 13 mins long. Lynn looked rather leggy and short of pace in defence and defensive midfield. Guiseley had a string of tough friendlies against full time opposition and looked in peak condition....Lynn's friendlies in contrast were largely against mediocre opposition and they now seem to be playing catch up trying to get to the required level. Hopefully it won't be take them long to get there !
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: TonyM on August 06, 2019, 01:26:17 PM
Highlights really don't make for great viewing - could easily have been more but for some poor finishing, not quite the 'we made three mistakes and were punished each time' which was the how the reports read.  KES80, not sure if it was our preseason or we are just generally not up to the speed required for the new league, which is a collective step up, maybe a bit of both?  Hope for better tonight, IC has said he is taking it in blocks of 10, given how quickly the games are coming this will be early September so think we will all have a better idea of where we are by then.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 06, 2019, 02:17:03 PM
Yes let's hope so Tony.
(Just for the record, Guiseley's friendlies to get them up to speed were:
Bradford City, Leeds United, S****horpe United, Stockport County, Harrogate Town and South Shields ! )
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 06, 2019, 02:18:11 PM
Ps I didn't type the stars there !!!!
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: dillydilly on August 06, 2019, 04:58:25 PM
Already, they looked to have the slippery individuals, and we looked stodgy and lacking the guile to unlock heavily manned defence.  But, it was an away game and hopefully we will improve.  The question vs Kettering is do we have players to wrong foot defenders to create easier chances than normally arrive from high balls into the box.  Fingers crossed - we shall see.  He should play our quickest and slickest players, not our toughest tacklers.  Good luck, and I hope the crowd isnít down too much following Saturday....
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: KES80 on August 06, 2019, 05:21:54 PM
The way I see it the requirement is for both ...the two often go together ...quick and with physical strength......think people often misunderstand if someone says "tough tackling midfielder".... we're not talking bygone age clumpy, slow moving hardman, we're meaning someone like a Patrick Viera (sorry spelling incorrect) or Roy Keane....... someone who is "slick" as you often put it, but who also has a real physical presence.......and at home I fully agree more emphasis on having a go, than was the case at Guiseley.
Title: Re: Opening Day Defeat
Post by: TonyM on August 06, 2019, 05:24:04 PM
KES80, take the point about friendlies, hopefully if we can establish ourselves at step 2 we will be able to attract 'higher' clubs?

...I hope the crowd isnít down too much following Saturday....
Will be interesting to see tonights attendance, irrespective of Saturdays result I would be happy with anything above 1000 but SC was on Twitter earlier in the week hoping for "at least 1300", think that may be overly optimistic.