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Title: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: TonyM on August 08, 2019, 06:29:08 PM
Looks like my query re segregated matches will get tested this weekend

https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2019/08/08/Segregation-in-operation-for-Hereford-fixture

No comment in the article as to on who took the decision to segregate the crowd but hopefully all passes without incident.  Think will be a much tougher test than we faced Tuesday evening.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on August 08, 2019, 10:48:16 PM
surely it was the safety advisory group who made the decision.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: dillydilly on August 08, 2019, 11:38:14 PM
Such a good pitch vs Kettering.  Big thanks and congratulations to the groundsman.  Bit concerned at the weather forecast for Saturday - not because it will put off supporters, but will there be any problem for the pitch with heavy rain expected tomorrow, Friday ?  Certainly hope not - the team played so well on that surface against Kettering....
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 08, 2019, 11:55:39 PM
Such a good pitch vs Kettering.  Big thanks and congratulations to the groundsman.  Bit concerned at the weather forecast for Saturday - not because it will put off supporters, but will there be any problem for the pitch with heavy rain expected tomorrow, Friday ?  Certainly hope not - the team played so well on that surface against Kettering....

I think the new drainage system is doing a good job a the moment. :rain:
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: dillydilly on August 09, 2019, 09:00:32 AM
Hope you’re right about the drainage system - to continue playing like we did against Kettering, we have to keep that surface.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2019, 10:19:50 AM
The Groundsman Steve Curtis has done a fantastic job on the playing surface.  All credit to the guy.   The same can be said for IC in his recruitment and keeping the squad together. Add in Stephen Cleeve who continues to back the Club from top to bottom.  There are however other things at the Club that need addressing to keep pace with the level we are now playing at.  For example Mr Cleeve having to put out a request for a match day sponsor for the big game on Saturday. 

What are these people behind the scenes actually doing ? Let’s hope the Chairman gets the support he deserves.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: jesuslinnet on August 09, 2019, 10:30:29 AM
Stop.moaning.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2019, 10:51:55 AM
Jesus.  Just giving credit where credit is due.  So much right at the Club now. 
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: TonyM on August 09, 2019, 01:37:51 PM
The Groundsman Steve Curtis has done a fantastic job on the playing surface.  All credit to the guy.   The same can be said for IC in his recruitment and keeping the squad together. Add in Stephen Cleeve who continues to back the Club from top to bottom.  There are however other things at the Club that need addressing to keep pace with the level we are now playing at.  For example Mr Cleeve having to put out a request for a match day sponsor for the big game on Saturday. 

What are these people behind the scenes actually doing ? Let’s hope the Chairman gets the support he deserves.

Sponsor now on board, per SC's Twitter
"Big thanks to Jack Webber and Webber Roofing for Sponsoring Saturday’s game against Hereford - support is really appreciated Jack"

My concerns re the infrastructure off the pitch have been well documented but we are where we are so have to make the best of it although I think you could make a pretty strong case that the Chairman is getting way more support than 'he deserves'.  Hopefully over time he will come to realise what is required behind the scenes at step 2 and that it won't be a quick fix.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Blue Moon on August 09, 2019, 01:53:48 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong Tony but, are you implying the Chairman shouldn't be getting any help or support because of what he has or hasn't done in the past ?
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: TonyM on August 09, 2019, 02:07:57 PM
Please correct me if I'm wrong Tony but, are you implying the Chairman shouldn't be getting any help or support because of what he has or hasn't done in the past ?

No I am not saying he 'shouldn't' be getting support but he doesn't always make it easy to support him with some of his words and actions.  I don't think the club has ever really had a great relationship with the business sector in the town and surrounding area and to put that right will take an awful lot of time and effort (although I would accept a successful team would also play its part) but to be appealing for a match day sponsor less than 48 hours before the first home Saturday of the season doesn't bode well.  On a personal level, I am supporting the club in the ways that I am comfortable with as a fan.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: dillydilly on August 09, 2019, 04:07:39 PM
I agree with Mallard that Steven Cleeve is doing the club proud.  This is by far the best period we’ve had for 30 years.  We’ve been left behind by many, even most of the clubs that were our competitors years ago, but we now appear to be progressing.  Must be big thanks to the Chairman - I hope we give him cause to maintain his interest and ambition.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Blue Moon on August 09, 2019, 04:44:27 PM
Tony, I agree with your bit about local business. For years, maybe never, has there been a big local company trading nationwide, with a large advertising budget,employing 100's maybe 1000's of local people for the club to latch onto.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Chilvers Gordon on August 09, 2019, 05:04:34 PM
Tony, I agree with your bit about local business. For years, maybe never, has there been a big local company trading nationwide, with a large advertising budget,employing 100's maybe 1000's of local people for the club to latch onto.
Totally disagree Blue Moon.
Master Foods, Coopers, Bespak,Germains, Fosters, Snap On, Lynn Star, Sandles, Stebbings, MKM, Jewson, Guy Raymond, Palm Paper etc etc etc. to name a few. When approached they are quoted Premier League £SD. quote]
Seemingly if you are prepared to become Commercial Manager you can have a free V.I.P ticket for your troubles! How long did the last one last. DAYS!
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Mallard on August 09, 2019, 05:45:31 PM
Gordon, no idea who the latest incumbent was doing the Commercial role.  Seems to be a bit of a revolving door that comes with that ‘Job’.   

We have a full time employee as Manager ( and rightly so). We have a full time Groundsman ( what a job he has done !).  Yet we treat the Commercial side so unprofessionally.    The guy Craig Singleton at Boston Utd does the Secretary job, Media and the Commercial side.  He had sold all the League Sponsorship packages within 48 hours of the fixture release.  The club also benefits from such things as shirt ( back n front) shorts, Ground, stand, Pitch sponsors and many other forms of sponsorship as well.

I’m sure once the Chairman gets up to speed on what other clubs are doing to generate funds he will all over it.

Early days, let’s give him a chance.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: KES80 on August 09, 2019, 07:58:43 PM
Just brilliant to see how far the club has come in such a short space of time...thank you Stephen Cleeve!
I feel sure the Commercial side will be one of the next areas to be uprated....it is of course really important......there are so many areas where the club needed dragging forward....think we should be so grateful that it is happening.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Blue Moon on August 09, 2019, 09:17:27 PM
Tony, I agree with your bit about local business. For years, maybe never, has there been a big local company trading nationwide, with a large advertising budget,employing 100's maybe 1000's of local people for the club to latch onto.
Totally disagree Blue Moon.
Master Foods, Coopers, Bespak,Germains, Fosters, Snap On, Lynn Star, Sandles, Stebbings, MKM, Jewson, Guy Raymond, Palm Paper etc etc etc. to name a few. When approached they are quoted Premier League £SD. quote]
Seemingly if you are prepared to become Commercial Manager you can have a free V.I.P ticket for your troubles! How long did the last one last. DAYS!
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Blue Moon on August 09, 2019, 09:22:20 PM
Gordon, maybe our definition of local and big is different, by local I didn't mean they are in Lynn, I meant the owners are local people from the area and have a tie to the area, and companies that are /were big enough to have social clubs etc, much like Fosters used to be
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: little John on August 10, 2019, 12:08:54 PM
Won't be many high  balls today in this wind
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Stan on August 10, 2019, 06:32:33 PM
I'm on holiday so missed the match. Sounds impressive from Lynn. Any fans prepared to put a brief report on here?
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Mallard on August 10, 2019, 06:55:57 PM
Impressive is the word Stan.  Won the early battles all over the pitch.  Hereford couldn’t  deal with Gash, and Jarv was immense in the middle of the park.  Really impressed with the lad Smith at the back as well. 

Lynn bossed the whole of the first half and the opening period of the 2nd half. We should have been more than 3-0 up.  Though Pedro made a great one on one save early doors in the 2nd half.  Thought we allowed Hereford back into when Jarvis went off.  Though we had chances, Marriott missed a one on one with the keeper, while Pedro pushed one round the post at full stretch.

Must have been difficult picking a man of the match for the sponsor.  Anyone of Smith, Jones, Fox Jarvis, Clunan or Gash for me. Marriott had a rare off day.

Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: westlynnmike on August 10, 2019, 06:57:13 PM
Lynn started the game with the same Team and Subs as Tuesday against Kettering.

We started confidently and Hereford really were being shown how to play. They could only defend against attacking play from all directions. Our defence dealt with an uninspired Hereford strike force, our midfield broke down their play which comprised long balls with the wind behind them in the first half. We managed to keep the ball down most of the time and lots of one-two's cut Hereford apart. Fox was good on the left, playing further forward than FBT used to do. Henderson was all over the place and Clunan and Jarvis controlled midfield. McAuley and Fryatt were immense and Smith tidied up between them. Jones attacked more in the 2nd half down the right. Gash flicked on most high ball into the path of Marriott and Hendo. Fox crossed from the left after some good running at the the defender and Gashy thumped home his header for No1 from the far side of the cross. Several chances were not taken by the strikers, dilly dallying and passing when a shot may have been the better option.Gash dropped the ball into Hendos path for a a late 1st half goal - 2-0. 2nd half was more of the same with Hereford really not able to break through on the odd occasion they attacked. Jones smashed home to make it 3 - 0 and Hereford got a bit more energetic but could only break through once for a consolation goal. Lynn saw the game out by attacking with defence more in mind - don't mess it up attitude. At this rate Hereford will struggle again this season and will be lucky to finish mid table or just above. We ended the day in 3rd. Guiseley also dropped points today so anything is possible. Early Days but promising.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Stan on August 10, 2019, 07:22:07 PM
Mallard and Mike.
Great to read that. Nice one.
This is going to be an interesting season.
One of my neighbours, who's a long term Norwich season ticket holder, told me I was being overly negative when I said I'd be happy with a mid-table finish. He reckons Culverhouse will get them up first time of asking.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Linnet1993 on August 10, 2019, 08:09:22 PM
Sadly couldn’t make it today, struggling with work life balance at the moment, but what a great result and sounds like a superb performance. Michael Clunan has had a lot of naysayers in his time at the
Club including me, but he appears the be in the form of his life and maybe our best player currently. The new boys have settled in really well, credit to Backie and IC for getting them in. I just watched the IC interview never seen him so positive and happy to speak to the press. The club really has got a good thing rolling at the moment, credit to the owner and all involved from top to bottom.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: somerset linnet on August 10, 2019, 09:37:48 PM
My fist visit to the walks  for a long time up to Lynn for a wedding. Must say I was very impressed by the team today, they controlled the game in every area of the field. I thought every player gave his all for the team. I have to say in my humble opinion Gash is a standout player  he didn't stop running all game and terrorized their defence. A great display from all the team. Finally nice to meet westlynnmike  and twiggy made my day to put a face to the name. Hopefully it will not too long before I can make another visit. :scarf: : :scarf:
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: westlynnmike on August 11, 2019, 10:44:43 AM
My fist visit to the walks  for a long time up to Lynn for a wedding. Must say I was very impressed by the team today, they controlled the game in every area of the field. I thought every player gave his all for the team. I have to say in my humble opinion Gash is a standout player  he didn't stop running all game and terrorized their defence. A great display from all the team. Finally nice to meet westlynnmike  and twiggy made my day to put a face to the name. Hopefully it will not too long before I can make another visit. :scarf: : :scarf:

Nice to meet you as well Somerset. Now you know where we sit you can relate to the game reports and meet again soon.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: macfleetwood1 on August 11, 2019, 12:10:34 PM
Superb yesterday, even the ref was decent, Jarvis and Henderson were the glue yesterday, but nobody had a poor game.  Can anybody confirm that we are at Telford next Saturday? The Non League paper is saying we are at home to Curzon Ashton.
Title: Re: vs Hereford 10th August
Post by: Grissles Oleary on August 11, 2019, 12:46:09 PM
I think it is Telford next Saturday, and home to Curzon on the 24th?