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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Nigel1505 on October 25, 2019, 03:39:29 PM

Title: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Nigel1505 on October 25, 2019, 03:39:29 PM
I wish I lived closer, would love to be there on the night. Remember well, when they played for Lynn, can't place Dave Clark though,(but i'm glad all over, that i remember the other four, (one for the oldies there), must have been before/after my time.  :scarf:
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Colin Fuller on October 27, 2019, 01:27:28 PM
Dave Clarke was a speedy left-winger in Reg Davies team of the 1960s to early 70s. Joined Lynn from Notts County and provided good service to strikers Malcolm Lindsay and Bryan Jenkins.  Lynn more than held their own in the Southern League premier in what was then generally regarded as a ‘fifth’ division to the Football League.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Les Smith on October 27, 2019, 02:40:18 PM
Did he play at Lynn at the same time as the ex-Spurs winger Cliff Jones? Also, am I right thinking that one of the Charles brothers played at The Walks for Merthyr(?) in the late 60s/early 70s?
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on October 27, 2019, 02:46:38 PM
I remember him well, and as Colin says, a speedy left winger.

I'm 63 now, and think he would have been playing around the time I was 7 - 10 years of age.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on October 27, 2019, 02:49:48 PM
Lynn more than held their own in the Southern League premier in what was then generally regarded as a ‘fifth’ division to the Football League.

Very much so, and The Walks was considered by many to be "one of the best non league grounds in the country".
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mallard on October 27, 2019, 04:44:34 PM
Were Lynn players full time then or semi ?  Must have been drawing in big crowds in those days.  I guess they always kept their head above water during this era.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Colin Fuller on October 27, 2019, 05:46:28 PM
Cliff Jones played briefly for Lynn in Dave Clarke’s time but on the right wing. I think the other great Welshman mentioned, the Gentle Giant, John Charles, was player-manager at Hereford.
Lynn usually topped 1500 for home games and against the likes of Cambridge Utd, Chelmsford, Romford, Yeovil, nearer to 2,000.  I think they were part-time, like most non-league teams then. Davies was a fine footballer but at the end of his playing career. Like today’s Lynn team they looked to attack with Mick Wright and Dave Brooks driving forces in midfield.  Lindsay and Jenkins were consistent goalscorers while Clarke, Ronnie Bacon and later Ray Savino provided genuine width as traditional wingers.

Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Blue Moon on October 27, 2019, 06:05:54 PM
Brookes, with an E
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mark A Hearle on October 28, 2019, 03:37:41 PM
We will be selling tickets for this event ahead of the game on Saturday. Tickets need to be purchased ahead of the evening so we know numbers for food. It promises to be a great evening and the kind of event that many asked the club to host after the clubroom was decorated and rebranded.   
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on October 28, 2019, 07:20:26 PM
 :oldman" :farmer: This is really great to see, the club starting to use the facilities they have at there disposal. I genuinely hope this proves to be a great success and possibly lead to possible future evenings with more ex Linnets and possibly ex professionals should the demand be there. Here's hoping this is a great success and more to follow.  :farmer:  :oldman"
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mark A Hearle on October 29, 2019, 07:32:56 AM
Further information on tickets for this event:

Please contact David Wright on 01553 840150 or 07847 466465.

Tickets will be available at the ground at Saturday's game in the café before the match and at half time. Then in the Blue & Gold Sports Bar after the game.

A raffle will take place during the legends evening in support of the MANarama prostate cancer campaign. 
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: dillydilly on October 30, 2019, 03:50:08 PM
Cliff Jones scored 34 goals in a season for KL, I think I’m right in saying, but was somehow cynically thought to be here to “pick up the money !”......  Seems unlikely, because he had been in the Spurs Double winning team in 1962, and the Welsh World Cup Quarter finalists in 1958 when they lost only 1-0 to Pele’s Brazil !  The Southern Premier was indeed considered to be the top non-league, and many of the clubs have since made the Football League.  The ground was looked on as one of the best non-league in the country, but has sadly not developed like many of its contemporaries.  Big crowd needed against Altrincham who have often been the top non-league club in the country.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: admin on October 30, 2019, 06:43:20 PM
Cliff Jones scored 34 goals in a season for KL, I think I’m right in saying, but was somehow cynically thought to be here to “pick up the money !”...... 

I think it was thirteen.
1970-71 season,   Laurie Brown dropped him from the Lynn team for the FA Trophy match against Bedford despite him being the leading scorer at the time (Lynn lost). Later that season Jones moved to Bedford and scored against Lynn in March 1971.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 07, 2019, 09:20:54 AM
 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

Tonight at the Walks (see Home page)!

6.30 for 7.00 start. I'm not sure if tickets still have to be purchased before the event, or if its now pay on the door.

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Frontman on November 07, 2019, 10:50:33 AM
Reg Davies was a close friend of the Jones family and Cliff signed for him. He was not wealthy as he had been scammed by a partner in a Butchers business in London.  He was a wonderful man and took his last Cap for Wales (Prince of Wales investiture) to Bedford in a Lynn game and he showed it to supporters in the bar after the game! He was a remarkably brave player, and when Reg was side-lined as manager, Laurie Brown came in, Cliff said he was not playing for him! At Spurs, he said he was a braggart, pain in the bum, who was not a good man or player. He left after a game at Gloucester to go to Bedford!! Still fit and healthy fitness fanatic at 80 years old with amazing room of mementoes!! He was paid £50 bonus when Spurs won the double!
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mallard on November 07, 2019, 04:42:34 PM
Laurie Brown there’s an ex City player from the past.  Think it was the late great Duncan Forbes who came in to replace him at Carrow Road.  What a servant to the club he turned out to be.  #RIP LEGEND
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Badger on November 08, 2019, 10:49:40 AM
Many thanks for a very enjoyable evening, looking forward to the next one.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Frontman on November 08, 2019, 11:56:45 AM
Ken Brown, Norwich! Laurie Brown, Northampton,Arsenal, Spurs!!
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 08, 2019, 01:08:41 PM
looks like it was wel attended,hope I can make the next one. :cheers:
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mallard on November 08, 2019, 02:25:46 PM
Frontman,  Ken Brown never played for Norwich.  Came as a no2 to John Bond in the 70’s

Laurie Brown played centre half for Norwich under Lol Morgan.

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Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 08, 2019, 05:01:07 PM
Ken Brown, Norwich! Laurie Brown, Northampton,Arsenal, Spurs!!

It's a bit confusing Frontman, but Ken Brown never played for City as far as I can recall. His son Kenny (always called Kenny because his Dad was Ken) came up through Citys Youth system.

Ken Brown went to Norwich as John Bonds No.2, and became the Manager when John Bond took over at Man City.
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Frontman on November 08, 2019, 06:10:56 PM
I do apologise! I remember his England Amateur career, Northampton, Spurs, Arsenal and Altringham before Kings Lynn but was not aware of Norwich. I knew Ken wasn't player at Norwich! Wasn't well liked at King's Lynn after replacing Reg Davies, which prompted Cliff Jones to leave as he detested the man, and made enemies in the Spurs squad!!
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mallard on November 08, 2019, 06:47:30 PM
That’s no problem Frontman.  I use to think Barry Bridges played for Norwich when in fact he was just from Norwich.  Ex England international.  Can’t remember but did he just Manage at Lynn and not play ?
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Frontman on November 08, 2019, 08:00:42 PM
He was manager for about 5 months. Came on as sub once at Oxford City!
Title: Re: Keith and Freddie
Post by: Mallard on November 08, 2019, 08:19:08 PM
Must have been so difficult coming from International football to Non League