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Title: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 14, 2020, 01:47:58 PM
Given that so much is uncertain about next season - what league we will be in, when the season might start etc some strange news out of the Walks today with Chris Smith and Sonny Carey signing for next season - https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2020/05/14/Smith-and-Carey-agree-new-deals-with-Linnets

Not knocking either of the lads personally as I think both had good seasons and given their ages / potential both would be classed as good signings in normal circumstances, but when Gloucester's chairman came out yesterday saying he has negotiated pay cuts for some of his players and won't sign anyone on more than they are on this season it does concern me that we are maybe jumping the gun.  SC said in his podcast there were a number of players on multi year contracts but then the article only references Rory, Hendo and Barrows as players who signed new contracts for next season.

I guess things will become clearer in the coming weeks and maybe a delayed start to the 20-21 season could help the club financially until such time as non-league is allowed crowds as SC has previously stated that all but one of the players have agreed to not be paid until the season starts rather than 1st August.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Richard on May 14, 2020, 02:38:39 PM
I assume we also have Alex Brown and Dayle Southwell
Chris Henderson was reported to have signed on a two year deal in Sept 2018, Aaron Jones August 2018, Adam Marriott October 2018 and Luke Johnson in November 2019
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Lindsays Boot on May 14, 2020, 08:36:37 PM
Ryan Fryatt and Nathan Fox have left the club
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: YouSayItBest on May 14, 2020, 09:20:26 PM
Can’t believe Ryan’s announcement was as short as that. He’s been outstanding for the club for a number of years. And up until his injury was a first name on the teamsheet
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on May 14, 2020, 10:19:52 PM
Hmmm yes v surprised to see Ryan released...thought he was missed when unavailable.....was perhaps his injury one that would make it challenging to get back to the level he was at ? If not then I don't quite understand it, as he is only 26 and his partnership with Rory, was in my opinion the most solid Lynn had.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 15, 2020, 08:53:14 AM
Really sad to see Ryan being released.  I would suggest he didn’t gobble up to much of the budget either.    Though with Chris Smith signing a new deal it perhaps indicates that Rory and Chris will be Maybe the first choice pairing.   Factor in we also have Tom Ward and Ross Barrows who can Play there it might be considered overload in that area.   Maybe it’s feeeing budget up to spend elsewhere.

Always sad to see a local boy go, especially when he has come up through the ranks. Wish Ryan all the best and hopes he gets fixed up at a decent level whenever Football at Non League level re-starts.

Not surprised to see Nathan Fox go.  Seemed well out of favour on the lead up to lockdown and with the club paying money to bring in a left sided defender I guess it was obvious he would be released.

Seems like at The Football Club life is carrying on as normal.  Yet when you see a higher level club like Solihull showing 15 players the door, ( including Ex Dereham striker Danny Wright), it does make me consider who has got this right and who hasn’t.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 15, 2020, 09:25:18 AM
I'm also sad to see Ryan go.

While mentioning a Fryatt, does anyone know what the plan is for Neil and his Reserves for next season (if/when it starts).

Are we still planning to run with a Reserves team, or will it fall victim of the current Pandemic and the financial implications it brings with it?   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 20, 2020, 01:51:06 PM
Jones is now the latest confirmed returnee.  Nothing against any of the lads who have been signed but given that it looks like there may be a fair bit of upheaval further up the pyramid and we don't know when next season will start, or what league we will be in, I do think it might have been better to adopt a 'wait and see' policy for at least the next few weeks. 

Also saw Alfie Payne was released by Norwich, personally I would have him back in a snap - the better of the two loanees from up the A47 imo and seemed a really good fit for how IC likes to play.  I guess he will keep his options open in case he can to find a full-time option elsewhere but lack of game time last year probably wouldn't have helped his cause.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 22, 2020, 04:00:42 PM
Pedro and Hawkins added to the retained list.

Glad to see Pedro kept on. Hawkins, think if we’re still in NLN, then he’s got a role to play, but think if we’re in the NL, he might struggle to make an an impact even as a squad player.

That’s if there’s any playing to be done next season at all. It’s good that our chairman is signing up our players for next year, though is out of step with some other clubs who aren’t renewing anyone’s deal until they can see what’s occurring.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: dillydilly on May 22, 2020, 06:28:52 PM
Any news on Power ?  Sensational in a couple of games, and can’t see teams keeping him quiet for long - even at NL level...
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2020, 07:13:36 PM
Listening ( nearly 2 hours long) to some of Stephen Cleeve’s latest podcast he is suggesting that player contracts will be discounted by between 20-30% next season.  He also was suggesting that there might only be 10 home games in the season ( the reason why he won’t take fans money for season tickets) in a very Limited season.   Reading various articles it seems there won’t much be much, if any lower level Football In this Country before Christmas.

I seem to recall the Chairman saying the Lynn players are not expecting wages until the season gets under way.   So is that much of a big deal to start putting the squad together ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 22, 2020, 07:44:59 PM
Listening ( nearly 2 hours long) to some of Stephen Cleeve’s latest podcast he is suggesting that player contracts will be discounted by between 20-30% next season.  He also was suggesting that there might only be 10 home games in the season ( the reason why he won’t take fans money for season tickets) in a very Limited season.   Reading various articles it seems there won’t much be much, if any lower level Football In this Country before Christmas.

I seem to recall the Chairman saying the Lynn players are not expecting wages until the season gets under way.   So is that much of a big deal to start putting the squad together ?




...........................................when Gloucester's chairman came out yesterday saying he has negotiated pay cuts for some of his players and won't sign anyone on more than they are on this season it does concern me that we are maybe jumping the gun. 




Lower league efl clubs being asked to run on 20 player squad. Looks as if there wil be lots of players looking for new clubs and probably a race to the bottom for them.

Clubs could well be in the driving seat for once. They could now be in a position to pick and choose who they want and what they are willing to pay.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 22, 2020, 07:57:22 PM
With a reported 1400 players out of contract in the Pro game at the end of June the Non League market could be ‘flooded’ with players.  Can see it being a case of tight, quality sides at budget prices.  Hopefully part of the savings will be passed on to Joe Public to encourage people back through the gate,  at the appropriate time.

One other item Mr Cleeve mentioned was theft from the club by person/S who enjoyed full access and who are no longer involved.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 22, 2020, 08:30:54 PM
With a reported 1400 players out of contract in the Pro game at the end of June the Non League market could be ‘flooded’ with players.  Can see it being a case of tight, quality sides at budget prices.  Hopefully part of the savings will be passed on to Joe Public to encourage people back through the gate,  at the appropriate time.

One other item Mr Cleeve mentioned was theft from the club by person/S who enjoyed full access and who are no longer involved.

If, as suggested, L1 and L2 will be limited to 20 professionals per club, that means they’ll only be 960 professional players in those leagues. 1400 out of contract this summer, and if only 500 players were on multi-year deals, that would mean half of last years L1&L2 players being available for non-league clubs. (Also says something about how big professionals squads had become.)

The above being said, it might be premature of Culverhouse signing too many up for next year, as potentially better players who this season were playing 3 tiers higher might be available.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Non League on May 23, 2020, 02:11:42 PM
Nothing against any of the lads who have been signed but given that it looks like there may be a fair bit of upheaval further up the pyramid and we don't know when next season will start, or what league we will be in.

I think giving the stance what EFL are going with (PPG and Promotion/Relegation), I'm 99% confident that King's Lynn will be promoted as Champions on PPG. Whether there's a non league season or not is a different question, but giving the culture secretary wants the amateur game going, the non league will be good to go too. Just comes down to clubs voting if they want to play behind closed doors if fans are not viable for rest of the year.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 25, 2020, 12:45:54 PM
... Just comes down to clubs voting if they want to play behind closed doors if fans are not viable for rest of the year.

How are clubs possibly going to pay players if some (or all) of the 20/21 season is behind closed doors?  Might be viable at EFL with TV revenue from above and massive adjustments to wage costs but really can't see how it adds up at NL, let alone NLN & NLS level.  Steps 2 and 3 are probably the hardest to accommodate - step 4 is probably OK to allow attendances as they will naturally be less risky but the wide variation in traditional attendance figures at steps 2 & 3 would need very careful management.  Currently step 1 has a TV deal so this would in part allow for some income coming into clubs.  In all of the above the other main question would be around testing of players and that may make any discussion on fan safety irrelevant there isn't a sensible and cost effective way of securing player safety.

In light of all the above uncertainly we carry on signing players and SC said in the recent podcast that both Smith and Carey were signed on two year deals, lets hope we see them play at some point in that time!
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 25, 2020, 03:59:17 PM

How are clubs possibly going to pay players if some (or all) of the 20/21 season is behind closed doors? 

Tony, that's a very good question and obviously one that needs answering. I would think the simple answer is, that the majority can't.

Some Chairman have said they won't be subsidising their clubs during the pandemic with some saying they wouldn't be continuing to personally fund their clubs beyond this season, even prior to the pandemic. Lets not forget that it looked very tight for quite a few clubs even before this seasons loss of revenue due to no gate receipts.

Even if some sort of miracle is performed for this season, as Phil Hodgkinson has said, people need to worry about what happens after that.

Potentially no income from pre season friendlies, no advance season ticket sales, no (or presumably very little) advertising revenue. And that's all following on from a massive financial black hole from this season.

I think you mentioned a few weeks ago that some Clubs may be looking at some form of administration, as a way of carrying on. I believe that would usually incur a two step demotion, but how can that happen? They can't realistically demote 50-60 clubs!   :dontknow:

It's by no means fun, but it is all very interesting.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 26, 2020, 12:34:36 PM
Think it’s only Kelly, Clunan, Jarv, Richards, Marriot and Gash left to sign ( or not).   Be interesting to see who stays and who goes on 20/30% less money.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 26, 2020, 02:18:39 PM
Mallard, think your 20-30% reduction might end up on the low side unless the PFA are somehow proven right in all this, I think the cuts could (and should) be much greater if football does take this opportunity to get its house in order - Dagenham & Redbridge MD on the BBC saying he isn't signing players for next season until he has more confidence on when it will be https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52805481

Of course, we don't know if those who are signed with Lynn are on reduced contracts compared to last year but given that it looks like there will be a shake up of some sort and we still don't know what league we will be in or when the 20/21 season will get underway we do seem to have a lot of players already signed up.  Did you see in the NLP this week about the lad leaving Darlington and looking for a club nearer his Bedfordshire home?  Looked the sort that might fit the current profile although with Jones signed not sure we are looking but if we are promoted I think right back is probably an area that would need strengthening.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue and Gold Trust on May 26, 2020, 03:00:19 PM
Michael Gash has committed himself to the club for the coming season.
Gash, who will be 34 in September, signed in July 2017 and has made 130 appearances for Lynn, scoring 36 goals.


https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/super-play-off-hero-pens-new-deal-with-the-linnets-9111029/ 
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on May 26, 2020, 03:26:41 PM
Michael Gash has committed himself to the club for the coming season.
Gash, who will be 34 in September, signed in July 2017 and has made 130 appearances for Lynn, scoring 36 goals.


Good news for the Club and for Gash.

Think it’s only Kelly, Clunan, Jarv, Richards, Marriot and Gash left to sign ( or not).   Be interesting to see who stays and who goes on 20/30% less money.

You talked that one up Mallard. Norwich Jungle drums been busy this morning?  :dontknow:

Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 26, 2020, 04:00:37 PM
Tony I used the 20/30% figure as that was the figure used by Stephen Cleeve on one of his podcast.  So I assumed (rightly or wrongly ) that would be the criteria Stephen would be working to within his own club. 

B&G the drums are always beating my friend.  Either that or I’m psychic.   I have a feeling that at least one player will be thinking he can get more money elsewhere not less. Let’s see if he is right.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 30, 2020, 10:47:45 AM
We have posted our 'retained list' here https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2020/05/29/Linnets-announce-retained-list although it doesn't include Pedro who signed at the same time as Hawkins and Gash who was reported as signed earlier in the week which is a bit strange.

I guess the focus will be on Marriott's omission but I still think we haven't got the balance right when it comes to offering long term deals - I assume Kelly (who really ended up as a squad player last year) and Southwell (who didn't look the part either against us for Boston or in a Lynn shirt) are only on the list because of multi-season deals?  When you look further up the pyramid, the COVID situation has shone a light on div 2 where it seems lots of players are signed year to year, we are two steps below that (OK it could end up being one if the NL ever make a decision) but seem keen to offer multi year contracts.  Think we need to concentrate on the 'here and now' not the potential prospect of a 'big pay day' should a player go on to a higher level.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on May 30, 2020, 11:45:56 AM
We have posted our 'retained list' here https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2020/05/29/Linnets-announce-retained-list although it doesn't include Pedro who signed at the same time as Hawkins and Gash who was reported as signed earlier in the week which is a bit strange.

I guess the focus will be on Marriott's omission but I still think we haven't got the balance right when it comes to offering long term deals - I assume Kelly (who really ended up as a squad player last year) and Southwell (who didn't look the part either against us for Boston or in a Lynn shirt) are only on the list because of multi-season deals?  When you look further up the pyramid, the COVID situation has shone a light on div 2 where it seems lots of players are signed year to year, we are two steps below that (OK it could end up being one if the NL ever make a decision) but seem keen to offer multi year contracts.  Think we need to concentrate on the 'here and now' not the potential prospect of a 'big pay day' should a player go on to a higher level.

Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player.

The rumour around Marriott before all this started was that he was willing to stay if we went up, but would leave for a NL club if we didn’t. I’d imagine this still stands, and is fair enough really given his record over the last two years.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on May 30, 2020, 01:44:09 PM
Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player...

Game of opinions LL, for me I would have Ward well above Fryatt but appreciate other people look for different qualities.  Personally I think Fryatt was a good defender at step 3 but struggled stepping up to NLN, Ward certainly isn't a nailed on step 2 player but more capable of holding a place in the squad, if we move up to NL then I would worry but same could be said of others in that retained list.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on May 30, 2020, 05:20:13 PM
Interesting Tony...as you say ... opinions.

I had Fryatt and McAuley as the number one centre half pairing at the club and thought they were outstanding up until the knee injury. I felt Fryatt was greatly missed although the ability of a certain full back to fill in all over the back line at a really good standard, reduced the "miss" as the season went on. Can see that Ward is particularly important when the opposition has real height up front.
Fryatt was also a real threat in the opposition box.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on May 31, 2020, 12:13:44 PM
Likewise I would go for Fryatt over Ward everyday of the week.  Thought big Tom looked way off it when he was included at the end of the season.  Then again we don’t know the extent of Ryan’s injury. If it has cost him a yard then yes it would make sense.  A yard he could Ill afford to lose.

I see there is an experienced centre back just released by Lincoln. Ex Norwich Jason Shackell. Food for thought if nothing else.

As for Adam Marriott, who can blame him for keeping his options open after notching 30 goals.  If he stays with us let’s hope it was the Adam Marriott we saw and loved prior to the Walsall deal falling through and not the Adam Marriott who Boston let go and the player who looked low on confidences from Feb onwards.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: westlynnmike on May 31, 2020, 05:14:29 PM
Vardy was 29 when he broke into Premier League.

Adam Marriott is The Fox in the Box that we needed and still need.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: dillydilly on May 31, 2020, 05:52:40 PM
Lots of player’s names mentioned on this thread appear to ones that some have doubts about, or don’t mention at all.  Without involving myself in the various opinions, I’ll just say that IMO any resultant squad that does not include the names of Ward, Kelly, Power and Marriott will be a lower standard squad.  Just to expand a little, I believe Smith  and McCauley are easily our best CB pairing, with Ward as back-up rather than Fryatt.  I am still surprised and disappointed that we have seen the last of Nathan Fox.  Very good news that Barrows is staying and both Pedros !  Problem is, I don’t think it would be safe to start football again at any level until we are no longer a country with one of the world’s largest death statistics.  Stay safe.  BTW, very pleased to see that our Chairman appears to have retained his interest and support - probably our best signing overall....
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 01, 2020, 10:56:26 AM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/its-a-waiting-game-for-the-linnets-and-the-striker-with-the-midas-touch-9111624/


                                                                     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
From last week:


King's Lynn Town Football Club have confirmed that Adam Marriott and Ryan Jarvis remain in talks with the club after releasing their retained list of players for 2020/21.

Marriott plundered 30 goals for the Linnets last season as the club finished the season second in the National League North standings.

A statement on the football club website said: "We are able to provide an updated squad retained list after some names were inadvertently missed from the original post last night. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

"The list is as follows: Alex Street, Alex Brown, Ross Barrows, Michael Clunan, Michael Gash, Chris Henderson, Sam Kelly, Rory McAuley, Tom Ward, Dayle Southwell, Luke Johnson, Sonny Carey, Ryan Hawkins, Aaron Jones, Jordan Richards and Chris Smith.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on June 01, 2020, 11:28:58 AM
With Jarvis, I wonder if his delay may be because he still wants to play most weeks, and if we end up in the NL, rather than NLN, he’d probably only be viewed as a squad player at best. He’s been a fantastic player for the club, but over the last two years he’s just not quite what he was; father time and all that.

So, my guess is that we’ll only end up keeping one of Marriott and Jarvis, depending on which league we end up in, for slightly different reasons. (Am willing to be wrong on this.)
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Non League on June 01, 2020, 02:20:32 PM
Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player...

Game of opinions LL, for me I would have Ward well above Fryatt but appreciate other people look for different qualities.  Personally I think Fryatt was a good defender at step 3 but struggled stepping up to NLN, Ward certainly isn't a nailed on step 2 player but more capable of holding a place in the squad, if we move up to NL then I would worry but same could be said of others in that retained list.

If club did go up and were able to get Marriott on a new deal, adding 2-3 players and the squad would be strong enough to compete in NL IMO. They showed against Ebbsfleet and Dover that the gap to those sides isn't much (if anything at all), so adding a couple of strong players for that level and there's no reason why Lynn couldn't stay up (if they were promoted), which would be a huge achievement for the club.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: samsdad on June 01, 2020, 02:34:12 PM
Absolutely agree, 2-3 more and we would compete for sure.

As for Jarvis and not being who he was, I think people underestimate how good he is for Lynn, his ability to watch the game and play simple balls is fantastic, a few times this season his presence has calmed us down when it has been needed.

His vision, ball playing ability and leadership next to a midfield with a fit Clunan for example would still very much do a job. I hope they both sign.

Lets hope soon we have a decision on what will happen next season then we can count down the days til we are allowed to go back to the ground and have a beer/greasy burger!
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 01, 2020, 05:53:23 PM
I suspect that there will be a number of options available should Marriott not sign. This squad has been creating a hatful of chances over the past 2 seasons and a good forward playing alongside Gash should find the net regularly enough. Marriott has performed really well, but plenty of chances that fell to him, also went begging....if he doesn't sign I would be confident of Lynn finding a good replacement.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: westlynnmike on June 01, 2020, 09:58:26 PM
I wonder if Norwich are also waiting on news before they loan Lynn Simon Power and or A N Other  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Bluboy on June 01, 2020, 10:59:54 PM
I suspect that there will be a number of options available should Marriott not sign. This squad has been creating a hatful of chances over the past 2 seasons and a good forward playing alongside Gash should find the net regularly enough. Marriott has performed really well, but plenty of chances that fell to him, also went begging....if he doesn't sign I would be confident of Lynn finding a good replacement.
Agree love to see maz stay but we  just can’t rely on him if we go up , Southwell may take on the challenge
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: wack on June 02, 2020, 12:43:58 PM
Lynn news walks war chest,chairman announces similar scheme as darlington and others.Also edp has a bit from Ryan Jarvis.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: wearywillie on June 13, 2020, 03:10:47 PM
Strange that the opening post on this topic should mention the prudent approach of Gloucester City toward the resumption of National League football.

Within the last few days, Gloucester has announced the signings of goalkeeper Jake Cole from Maidstone, midfielder George Carline from Solihull Moors plus striker Akwasi Asante from Chester.  Asante has previously been mentioned in similar terms of demand as that of our Adam Marriott.

Just for good measure Glouster City are also moving into a new stadium of their own.             
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on June 16, 2020, 01:47:59 PM
Reports are that Gloucester are benefitting from moving back to the town having been away for a long time so extra investment / sponsorship being made available.  On one of the national forums a Gloucester fan also said there has been a fair bit of churn so those lads are not 'additions' as such but replacing players who have left the club.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: dillydilly on June 16, 2020, 07:31:27 PM
Any knowledge of Simon Power ?  I personally think he was the standard we will need in the National, should we get there.  He was outstanding in some games, although I recall (was it) Gloucester stymying him by a forest of legs in a ten man defence when needed.  But they stopped all our team that day.  Any news appreciated....
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 21, 2020, 05:33:33 PM
Short interview with Adam Marriott in today’s NLP.    Waiting to see what offers come in.  In a nutshell.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 21, 2020, 06:07:16 PM
Short interview with Adam Marriott in today’s NLP.    Waiting to see what offers come in.  In a nutshell.

 :oldman" :farmer: :scarf: So by that Mal, we are his fall back plan, as much as I,and I am sure most would want him to stay, my opinion is if we are not now deemed good enough to commit too, on your bike. After the situation all football clubs have been through in the last few weeks, we can not and should not break the bank for one player. As mentioned in many previous posts there will be many,many players dropping out of the professional game come June, so I am sure Mr. Culverhouse and co can provide us with another striker.  :farmer: :oldman" :scarf:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 21, 2020, 06:35:11 PM
That may well be the case. 

If we have made him an offer which is he not happy with can anyone really blame the lad for testing the market to see if he can get a few bob more ?

We are mid June, and IF the new season doesn’t start till late Sept early Oct, is there any real rush to get anyone on board. 

Marriott did say Kings Lynn have been brilliant to me’. Happy you would think to keep being looked after.  Then again .....
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 21, 2020, 09:23:27 PM
Personally I don't feel Lynn should leave their offer "on the table" to Adam Marriott for long. They have the core of the side together already......maybe 2/3 additions from clubs at NL or EFL2 level, that become available due to the current situation   and/or a couple of Norwich loanees will be required to freshen things up. It might be time for a new striker at The Walks, perhaps they are already looking.....
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 22, 2020, 09:14:51 AM
Short interview with Adam Marriott in today’s NLP.    Waiting to see what offers come in.  In a nutshell.

 :oldman" :farmer: :scarf: So by that Mal, we are his fall back plan, as much as I,and I am sure most would want him to stay, my opinion is if we are not now deemed good enough to commit too, on your bike. After the situation all football clubs have been through in the last few weeks, we can not and should not break the bank for one player. As mentioned in many previous posts there will be many,many players dropping out of the professional game come June, so I am sure Mr. Culverhouse and co can provide us with another striker.  :farmer: :oldman" :scarf:


Personally I don't feel Lynn should leave their offer "on the table" to Adam Marriott for long. They have the core of the side together already......maybe 2/3 additions from clubs at NL or EFL2 level, that become available due to the current situation   and/or a couple of Norwich loanees will be required to freshen things up. It might be time for a new striker at The Walks, perhaps they are already looking.....

I wouldn't disagree with either of these opinions.

Maybe a subtle hint as such by IC in this Lynn News article?   :dontknow:

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/lofty-status-could-be-a-lure-for-players-joining-linnets-9113772/
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: westlynnmike on June 22, 2020, 10:07:41 AM
Now Lynn are at National League level we may attract loan players from Peterborugh (FBT?) as well as Norwich.

Ipswich, Cambridge Utd might also be willing to participate.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: TonyM on June 26, 2020, 01:56:33 PM
Another example of a club taking a 'wait and see' approach to signing / recruitment

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/sport/short-term-survival-aim-for-hard-hit-whites-229324/

When you think of how many Dover players were on the pitch warming up before our cup game, cutting down to a squad of 16 (plus loanees) is going to be a substantial drop.  I think we are already above that number, without Jarvis or Marriott and in the EDP article about us speaking to Norwich about loanees, SC is quoted as saying we will bring in another couple of signings.  For me the main areas are right back and centre midfield, as even if Ryan signs I think the step up now at his age will be too big.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 26, 2020, 07:13:26 PM
I see Jarv as a squad player next season.  To maybe be used for his experience from the bench.   At 34 Jarv won’t have the legs but sure has the brain.

Tony do you see Gashy in the same vein ?  He is only a couple of Months younger than Jarv.  With more teams in the National League it might be a huge ask for Gash to go Saturday, Tuesday.  I would like to see a similar sort of player to him, coming in.

I also think we will need a keeper for this level, as back up.  I guess most teams go with a keeper on the bench.

SC said on his latest Podcast that new signings in next week, which he was quite excited by. 

If Marriott doesn’t sign that’s 5 out from last season with only one in.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 26, 2020, 07:28:03 PM
Wonder if we might see a player like Morgan Smith or Asante up front (both have already moved by the way to Gloucester and Kidderminster respectively) to partner Michael Gash and Dayle Southwell. Maybe there is a Norwich loanee who could provide the pace and holding power up front ?
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 26, 2020, 08:10:56 PM
Not sure we can put a lot of faith in loaners from Norwich.  Be interesting to see who will be in charge there next season and with what back room staff.     Let’s remember players from
Norwich ( or any club ) are sent out on loan to benefit them and the player not the club who is taking them on loan.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 26, 2020, 08:28:38 PM
Can personally see a couple of loanees coming in from somewhere...a means of getting higher quality for lower cost... take someone like Carlton Morris for example....plenty of athleticism and power, not quite a Championship player, but regularly loaned out at League 1...last year MK Dons with Russell Martin in charge there. Someone similar and less experienced might be happy to come to Lynn and give Gashy the last 20 minutes off in some games.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 27, 2020, 09:18:56 AM


I also think we will need a keeper for this level, as back up.  I guess most teams go with a keeper on the bench.



Good spot Mallard!

 :laughcry:

Apparently Archie Mair, Canaries under 23 keeper, to sign on a year long loan.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 27, 2020, 10:27:37 AM
 :salute:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 27, 2020, 01:27:47 PM
Was expecting loanees from Norwich to be outfield players, but we obviously need a back up keeper.
Shame Mall isn't convinced about these Norwich loanees as we are just about to get one.
 :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 27, 2020, 02:10:38 PM
That last exchange between Mallard and Blue and Gold, had me smiling.... was a little like an old club act...one sets it up, the other knocks it off......... don't suppose you have any other positions in mind where Lynn need strengthening Mall.....then B&G can let us know who's coming in to fill them, he he !
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 27, 2020, 02:24:18 PM
That last exchange between Mallard and Blue and Gold, had me smiling.... was a little like an old club act...one sets it up, the other knocks it off......... don't suppose you have any other positions in mind where Lynn need strengthening Mall.....then B&G can let us know who's coming in to fill them, he he !

Talking about double acts Kes, who's your straight man these days now Stan no longer posts? Didn't he move home and go into rented accommodation?

 :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Grissles Oleary on June 27, 2020, 02:34:13 PM
That last exchange between Mallard and Blue and Gold, had me smiling.... was a little like an old club act...one sets it up, the other knocks it off......... don't suppose you have any other positions in mind where Lynn need strengthening Mall.....then B&G can let us know who's coming in to fill them, he he !

Talking about double acts Kes, who's your straight man these days now Stan no longer posts? Didn't he move home and go into rented accommodation?

 :laughcry:



I heard he had moved into cellar under the stand,plenty of room for his buckets. I swear I heard someone singing the Phantom of the opera when I walked past the other day. :cheers: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 27, 2020, 02:46:17 PM
That last exchange between Mallard and Blue and Gold, had me smiling.... was a little like an old club act...one sets it up, the other knocks it off......... don't suppose you have any other positions in mind where Lynn need strengthening Mall.....then B&G can let us know who's coming in to fill them, he he !

Have to let the EDP have a few exclusives KES. As long as ‘Shoes’ stays in situ we should be ok.  If that changes, then who knows.

With the new lad coming in will certainly keep Pedro on his toes.   
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 27, 2020, 08:57:42 PM
That last exchange between Mallard and Blue and Gold, had me smiling.... was a little like an old club act...one sets it up, the other knocks it off......... don't suppose you have any other positions in mind where Lynn need strengthening Mall.....then B&G can let us know who's coming in to fill them, he he !

Talking about double acts Kes, who's your straight man these days now Stan no longer posts? Didn't he move home and go into rented accommodation?

 :laughcry:

Yes, having to do the circuit on my own at the minute, but plenty of people to consider for the role, what with furloughs and the like. Was speaking to a former easyJet pilot a couple of weeks ago....he's become a painter/decorator during lockdown...so he gave me a great quote to do the interior of my home. Nice job, particularly good on the landing....boom boom ching.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Mallard on June 28, 2020, 08:49:24 AM
Get ya coat KES.   :laughcry:  :nilpoints:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on June 28, 2020, 12:47:02 PM
Couple of names to throw in the hat, but I suppose a lot of it hinges on what Marriot decides to do, which in turn could apparently depend on where York end up.

Ian Henderson, ex Norwich and comes from Thetford, has just been released by Rochdale (same age as Jarv).

Mason Bloomfield, another Norwich under 23, a striker who was out on loan at Crawley last season.


Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on June 28, 2020, 01:17:00 PM
Couple of names to throw in the hat, but I suppose a lot of it hinges on what Marriot decides to do, which in turn could apparently depend on where York end up.

Ian Henderson, ex Norwich and comes from Thetford, has just been released by Rochdale (same age as Jarv).

Mason Bloomfield, another Norwich under 23, a striker who was out on loan at Crawley last season.

If we’re looking for Norwich loanees, they’ve an Icelandic midfielder in the U-23’s that’s meant to be highly rated.
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on June 28, 2020, 01:20:04 PM
Interesting that,  B and G......I had wondered whether York might be involved. Lynn just need to get themselves sorted I reckon and not be too concerned what A M decides on.
I have a feeling that York won't get thro the playoffs.....by that time Lynn will probably have already sourced a striker and AM will not be required.

Mason Bloomfield sounds interesting.....will google
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on June 28, 2020, 03:38:49 PM
Interesting that,  B and G......I had wondered whether York might be involved. Lynn just need to get themselves sorted I reckon and not be too concerned what A M decides on.
I have a feeling that York won't get thro the playoffs.....by that time Lynn will probably have already sourced a striker and AM will not be required.

Mason Bloomfield sounds interesting.....will google

 :farmer: :oldman" As I have stated on a previous thread, if Adam Marriott does not commit to KLTFC in the near future, I feel we should part ways, yes I would like him to stay, however,we can and should not wait much longer. If he feels his future lies elsewhere let him go, he is not bigger than this football club and I feel sure IAN AND BAZZA AND ROBBIE can find us another striker, many being released next week.  :oldman"  :farmer:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on July 02, 2020, 01:34:02 PM
If we’re looking for Norwich loanees, they’ve an Icelandic midfielder in the U-23’s that’s meant to be highly rated.

Have Norwich left him out in the cold?   :freezing:
Title: Re: Next season's squad
Post by: KES80 on July 02, 2020, 01:42:28 PM
Well if they have, he'll feel more comfortable than many, presumably