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Title: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Stan on October 31, 2019, 10:57:17 AM
All matches in this league look tough and this one looks no different. Altrincham may only be in 18th place but they have taken some notable scalps this season having beaten Farsley Celtic, Alfreton and drawn with Guiseley in the league and knocked both Chester and Southport out of the cup.

I think it will be tight but Lynn to win 2-1.
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Post by: westlynnmike on October 31, 2019, 01:13:35 PM
3-1 for me with Attendance at 875.
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Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on October 31, 2019, 02:46:46 PM
What's their away following like??
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Post by: Mallard on October 31, 2019, 02:52:48 PM
All about how we respond to both the Cup defeat and a two week break.  Hopefully one or two of the those on the injured list will be included in the Squad.   Will take a scrappy old 1-0 win.
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Post by: Bluboy on October 31, 2019, 02:55:28 PM
Hard fought 2-0 win  Marriott and hendo
Att 947
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Les Smith on October 31, 2019, 07:00:34 PM
Weather forecast currently looks good for Saturday afternoon, Norwich playing at Brighton and with no home matches for almost 3 weeks these factors might result in a crowd of around 1000. Altrincham have scored only 4 goals in 7 away matches so I would expect Lynn to win this 2-0. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
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Post by: m a hill on October 31, 2019, 08:53:10 PM
I would think a 1000 plus unfortunately I won’t be one of them off on a short break in Mallorca
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Mallard on November 01, 2019, 09:17:22 AM
With rain today and more predicted for tomorrow is there any chance tomorrow’s game maybe off ?
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Post by: westlynnmike on November 01, 2019, 09:19:09 AM
Looking at "The Other Site" I have extracted some worrying news:

"Early team news suggests that Ryan Fryatt will again be missing , along with  Chris Smith who continues his recovery from a dislocated  elbow meaning that Rory McAuley remains Town’s only recognised centre back. Ryan Jarvis continues to receive treatment for a troublesome groin injury."

Obviously Chris's injury is more of a longer term problem, Ryan  J's original injury was a face infection but seems to have picked up a groin niggle along the way and Ryan F has still not recovered from an ankle injury (?).

Team for Saturday: Alex Street, Jones, Barrows, McAuley, Fox - Clunan, Richards, Kelly, Henderson - Gash, Marriott. Subs: Payne, Stewart, Hawkins(?) or Joeseph Taylor (11goals for Reserves) Carey, Bastock.

What news Harry Limb  :dontknow: :dontknow:

Has IC managed to get a Centre Back on loan  :dontknow: :dontknow:
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on November 01, 2019, 09:29:55 AM
Ryan Hawkins was On Loan from 23 August for 2months to Dereham.

Is he back yet  :dontknow: :dontknow:
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Linnet on November 01, 2019, 10:36:34 AM
Looking at "The Other Site" I have extracted some worrying news:

"Early team news suggests that Ryan Fryatt will again be missing , along with  Chris Smith who continues his recovery from a dislocated  elbow meaning that Rory McAuley remains Town’s only recognised centre back. Ryan Jarvis continues to receive treatment for a troublesome groin injury."

Obviously Chris's injury is more of a longer term problem, Ryan  J's original injury was a face infection but seems to have picked up a groin niggle along the way and Ryan F has still not recovered from an ankle injury (?).

Team for Saturday: Alex Street, Jones, Barrows, McAuley, Fox - Clunan, Richards, Kelly, Henderson - Gash, Marriott. Subs: Payne, Stewart, Hawkins(?) or Joeseph Taylor (11goals for Reserves) Carey, Bastock.

What news Harry Limb  :dontknow: :dontknow:

Has IC managed to get a Centre Back on loan  :dontknow: :dontknow:

Westlynnmike  I think you will find Ryan J's groin was before the mouth infection He came off with it at York
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Mallard on November 01, 2019, 10:58:02 AM
The squad is what it is.  Should be good enough to compete at this level.  IC has maybe not be able to find the right bodies to add to the quality he has in the squad.  Either that or the budget isn’t quite there to fill in for what is missing.  Maybe the Chairman will shed some light on the situation in his Programme notes tomorrow.   Also be interesting to see what his ‘Big News’ story is that was due to be made public by the end of October.  Or has that one fallen by the wayside as well ?   

Should be worth buying a programme tomorrow as might be some exciting news to read.
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: KES80 on November 01, 2019, 02:06:43 PM
We do need two centre halves, to be able to really compete equally. RB has done pretty well filling in but RF has been a huge miss while he has been out . Btw, I believe he turned his knee towards the end of the Alfreton replay WLM-don't think he has an ankle issue as well. Thought Smudger's elbow was unstable but not dislocated following his fall(?). RJ has had the groin strain/niggle for a little while..just takes time to heal that type of injury.
The hope was that a bit of time off would give everyone a good chance of being fit for the upcoming 5 games in two weeks.!(?)
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on November 01, 2019, 02:24:13 PM
Ryan Hawkins was On Loan from 23 August for 2months to Dereham.

Is he back yet  :dontknow: :dontknow:

Quote from Rob Back on FB - Ryan Hawkins is back with Lynn now.
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Post by: Mallard on November 01, 2019, 04:53:41 PM
Good that Robbie keeps the fans updated on what’s happening at the Club
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Post by: dillydilly on November 02, 2019, 11:44:41 PM
Very good game again today.  We were superb in the first half - excellent football worthy of a higher level, although shooting boots not quite there.  Second half Altrincham looked classy and dangerous, befitting the top non-league side they have always been.  Then two fine finishes from Adam M.  Michael G didn’t have a good game today, but he was always involved, and a little unlucky.  Good stuff from all, but I thought Sam K was a bit unlucky to be penalised in injury time which led to their late equaliser.  I’m a big fan of Sam, though, and thought he showed real ability, as usual.  Must say SC’s notes in the programme were entertaining and humorous.
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Stan on November 03, 2019, 09:30:00 AM
Altrincham are a good side. They finished 5th last year but have taken a while to get going this year. Lynn the superior side 1st half couldn't make their possession count. Scrappy second half which suited the away team. Two brilliant goals from Marriott. Worth the entrance fee for those alone. Lynn in 4th with games in hand. Happy days!
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: westlynnmike on November 03, 2019, 09:59:24 AM
A very good 1st Half where we should have got at least 1 or 2goals but for some great saves from Thomson their goalie (who looked as if he had eaten most of the pies). Goalie was taunted all the game with "You fat B******"

On that subject, the goalie not the pies, at the end as teams coming off their goalie made a beeline for Aaron Jones (I believe, but could have been Adam Marriott) and roughly ruffled his hair and said something. Aaron/Adam was not amused and this sparked a handbags situation. Goalie was hustled away by Stewards as players milled about - it could have got a bit nasty.

We we well on top but Michael gash had a poor game by his standards - some in the Stands called for his substitution but I suspect that other players were feeling the strain and needed resting for Tuesday more than Gashy (Ryan Jarvis, Chris Henderson). The pitch was sticky and this did not help any player's control and a few were slipping over.

Jordan Richards was, in my view, rightly given Man of the Match. He was everywhere in the midfield and his work rate and tackling were immense. Nice to see ryan Hawkins back and nearly "winning" FK's and a penalty!!!

Two more well taken goals by Adam Marriott nearly saw all 3points but an improved Altrincham in the 2nd Half scotched that with 2 equalisers. Not a classic game but, with our injury problems and small squad, a relief to get 1point.
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Post by: dillydilly on November 03, 2019, 02:41:32 PM
Yes.  Jordan R was top man today.  What a good squad we have, but maybe short of two.....  Have to express disappointment at attendance so far this season.  I appreciate the percentage increase, but this team deserves at least double yesterday’s gate,  The set-up of Manager , team, and Chairman deserve so much more, if we want to maintain and improve on this excellent era..... 
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: dillydilly on November 05, 2019, 05:58:18 PM
Getting concerned about the attendances.  It’s OK being impressed by the improvement from last season, but the standard of this team deserves a much bigger crowd than what has materialised.  We have the potential to match most of the attendances in the National, never mind the Northern division, but we’re not pulling them in quite as expected.  The Chairman was right to be optimistic about the improvement possible for this club when he took it on, and we surely need to repay his efforts.  A good result at Kidderminster tonight should  help the attendance at the next home game.
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Post by: Non League on November 07, 2019, 11:35:27 AM
Potential yes, but have to remember this is the highest level King's Lynn have ever played so attendances will increase over time if consistency is gained at this level. There's teams that have gone up into the Football League where attendances haven't grown with the multiple rising in levels. The teams that are brining in 2k+ at this level are former league clubs that would have built a fanbase core from their years at that level, King's Lynn are building a core fan base from a level many down. The average that King's Lynn are at moment is very good, if at worse case they were to establish themselves as a regular top half play off pushing side at this level, the club would be regarded as one of the 'big' sides in the league. Pull off a shock and go up, you're still not going to see a jump to the 2k attendances on average (only games where the big sides with a following come) but an average around 1500+ would be another very good step forward.

It's all about building that Step 1-2 fanbase core, and King's Lynn have made a very good start to this and in years to come will hopefully reap the rewards by being a consistent and financially stable side at this level.
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Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 07, 2019, 12:16:21 PM
Potential yes, but have to remember this is the highest level King's Lynn have ever played so attendances will increase over time if consistency is gained at this level. There's teams that have gone up into the Football League where attendances haven't grown with the multiple rising in levels. The teams that are brining in 2k+ at this level are former league clubs that would have built a fanbase core from their years at that level, King's Lynn are building a core fan base from a level many down. The average that King's Lynn are at moment is very good, if at worse case they were to establish themselves as a regular top half play off pushing side at this level, the club would be regarded as one of the 'big' sides in the league. Pull off a shock and go up, you're still not going to see a jump to the 2k attendances on average (only games where the big sides with a following come) but an average around 1500+ would be another very good step forward.

It's all about building that Step 1-2 fanbase core, and King's Lynn have made a very good start to this and in years to come will hopefully reap the rewards by being a consistent and financially stable side at this level.

Wise words.

Its a Marathon, not a sprint.
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Mallard on November 07, 2019, 04:38:49 PM
The last time we were playing at this level under Keith Webb, what kind of gates were we pulling in ?
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: admin on November 07, 2019, 05:00:34 PM
At this stage in the 2008-09 season 1075, by the end of the season it had fallen to 987

https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/attendances-compared2019.php
Title: Re: Altrincham at Home
Post by: Ap on November 07, 2019, 09:59:17 PM
Thanks for that Admin, great stats there. 1992/93 average gate of 301. The fans really didn't buy into the John Dollimore / John Musgrove project did they?  :scarf: