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Title: Southend (21st January)
Post by: TonyM on January 20, 2022, 01:49:56 PM
Aside from the opening day at the Walks, Southend have had a pretty poor start to life in the NL but things seem to be picking up for them with two wins already in January and with their transfer ban lifted they are also starting to sign players, including a new centre forward signed today https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2022/january/blues-sign-cardwell/. 

Closer to home, we have signed Walker after his (unimpressive imo) loan spell earlier in the year and TW is on record saying he is signing starters not squad players so presumably we will have a change of shape tomorrow evening.  I still really don't know what to expect from a TW team, to date he seems to have picked roughly what IC did which isn't unreasonably given he has roughly the same squad but now with four TW additions (KB loan extended, TW jnr, Scott and Walker) and McFaddon and Denton back to fitness TW needs to find a set up that gets more out of his expanded squad than IC managed.  Personally I think a point would be a good result, Southend have improved and I don't think we look much closer to keeping a clean sheet or scoring than we did under IC.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 20, 2022, 04:34:21 PM
Harry Cardwell.

Story I was told is that IC had him on the radar but wasn't given permission to sign him.   

:dontknow:
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: TonyM on January 20, 2022, 05:33:02 PM
So, with another midfielder joining, TW has even more of a selection headache with five in and no departures since he took over.  Assuming we go 4-3-3 to accommodate everyone that TW has signed (unless we adopt the Man City false 9 option), I guess we will look something like:

           Jones
Jones, CB, CB, Scott
Phipps, MF, Widdrington
Barrett, Omotayo or KB, Walker

Seems a bit tough on Clunan or Coleman having to the bench if TW really has signed 'starters', I personally don't see Widdrington or Walker being any better than what we had in the squad at the end of November.  Likewise we now look heavily stocked with centre halves although whether you can find any combination that works as a 'pair' rather than 'in a three' is debatable.  Maybe tomorrow nights selection will give a better indication of how we are likely to play for the rest of the season
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 20, 2022, 07:33:06 PM
In Tommyís pre match interview he says that a few will leaving. 

Also very complimentary about the performance at Tonbridge.   Plus nothing wrong with the strikers we have just not being fed the ball in the right areas.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Anton on January 20, 2022, 07:36:35 PM
Its not midfielder players we need, its a Striker. we want striker who can score goals. Draws are no good to us now, we need wins and pretty quickly if we want to stay in this div.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Anton on January 20, 2022, 07:42:51 PM
Quote " Plus nothing wrong with the strikers we have just not being fed the ball in the right areas" Really..Not how I see it..We've had chance to score in some games and nothing from our strikers. And the other night when we lost on penalties, maybe they weren't fed too.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 20, 2022, 08:36:06 PM
According to Tommy against Tonbridge we had enough chances to win two games.  So must have been getting the ball in the right areas for that game.

Tommy does do a good interview.  Can see why he got the job.

After listening to Tommyís latest interview, Geordies have a saying for that...

Haddaway and ****e
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 21, 2022, 10:48:06 AM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/home-from-home-for-boss-as-linnets-travel-to-southend-9236208/
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: admin on January 21, 2022, 01:04:24 PM
https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2022/january/blues-sign-noor-husin/
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Loopy,linnet on January 21, 2022, 06:21:55 PM
Excuses being put across already ,I know which games we need to win REALLY,I would want a team going out on pitch believing they can win every game and as thereís nowt wrong with our strikers is he having a laugh Gold couldnít score in a knocking shop even if I paid for him all Iíve heard from day one is sugar coating crap the 3/4/5 people brought in Iím pretty sure could of paid for a striker ,Iíve heard it all our strikers need feeding the ball 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 we need one who can score the one we got canít even score a penalty
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 21, 2022, 07:30:28 PM
Excuses being put across already ,I know which games we need to win REALLY,I would want a team going out on pitch believing they can win every game and as thereís nowt wrong with our strikers is he having a laugh Gold couldnít score in a knocking shop even if I paid for him all Iíve heard from day one is sugar coating crap the 3/4/5 people brought in Iím pretty sure could of paid for a striker ,Iíve heard it all our strikers need feeding the ball 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 we need one who can score the one we got canít even score a penalty

Loopy, I take it you believe that the Chairman has made another mistake when it comes to appointing a Manager.

Why do you think Cleeve appointed TW? He must have seen something that attracted him to him.
  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: AXV on January 21, 2022, 09:42:32 PM
Police please, I'd like to report a robbery
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Loopy,linnet on January 21, 2022, 10:03:28 PM
Excuses being put across already ,I know which games we need to win REALLY,I would want a team going out on pitch believing they can win every game and as thereís nowt wrong with our strikers is he having a laugh Gold couldnít score in a knocking shop even if I paid for him all Iíve heard from day one is sugar coating crap the 3/4/5 people brought in Iím pretty sure could of paid for a striker ,Iíve heard it all our strikers need feeding the ball 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 we need one who can score the one we got canít even score a penalty

Loopy, I take it you believe that the Chairman has made another mistake when it comes to appointing a Manager.

Why do you think Cleeve appointed TW? He must have seen something that attracted him to him.
  :dontknow:
if he canít see what a thousand fans can see then thereís something drastically wrong Gold is not good enough we need a striker Heís brought his son in a coach and 3 more players and no striker Iím sure all those wages would of got a decent striker
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 21, 2022, 10:28:24 PM
Tommy has brought in players 2 coaching staff all signed off by the Chairman. Heís the man the signs the cheques.

Be interesting to see TWís record compared to Simon Clarkís and at what stage will the Chairman act.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: rod on January 21, 2022, 10:30:36 PM
It helps currently if you are a Linnets supporter to be a masochist...Rumour has that Gold is going to front a Spandau Ballet tribute band.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Loopy,linnet on January 21, 2022, 10:58:30 PM
It helps currently if you are a Linnets supporter to be a masochist...Rumour has that Gold is going to front a Spandau Ballet tribute band.
he might as well as he canít front lynn
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 21, 2022, 11:02:50 PM
Is this TRUE (?)
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Westhamlinnet on January 21, 2022, 11:23:23 PM
Just returned from match living in Essex Kings Lynn played well and were fully deserving of a point. The penalty was extremely harsh. The players to a man gave there all.Impressed with managers son real hard working honest player . As for Gold he is a real trier might not be the best player in league but never shirks or hides on the pitch
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Rootshallbloke on January 22, 2022, 08:52:01 AM
Shrimpers fan here. Your lads certainly worked very hard for each other last night, not least your keeper. He pulled off some pretty special stops, without which we would probably have been out of sight and cruising to 3 points before half time. So what do you lot do? yeah, you scored, and that was definitely not in the script as far as we were concerned. Harry Cardwell was mentioned earlier in this thread and if he can cope with the extra pace of the NL, he will score lots of goals for us, so a good signing. Widdrington has cause to be disappointed as he hit a stormer of a shot second half, but our keeper somehow changed direction in mid air and parried his shot. He could, maybe, do with losing some weight as he gave our crowd the opportunity to have a playful dig at his size. So, to the penalty, was it lucky, maybe, but the ref missed a blatant hand ball from one of your defenders just prior to that so maybe the ref was making amends. This bloody league is a tough one with lots of strong sides and any thoughts we had of cruising have been cruelly crushed and everything has to be earned with hard work. Anyway, good luck for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2022, 09:34:28 AM
Was it not Barrett that hit the shot and not Widler ?
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Rootshallbloke on January 22, 2022, 09:39:54 AM
I thought it was your number 10, could be wrong. Whoever it was it was still a good shot and great save.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 22, 2022, 09:57:18 AM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/it-was-possibly-one-of-the-best-tackles-ive-seen-this-seas-9236472/
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2022, 10:29:31 AM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: rod on January 22, 2022, 10:32:52 AM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.

The reality is that having gone ahead i had absolutely no confidence that we would score again or manage to hang on to our lead.

Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Loopy,linnet on January 22, 2022, 02:36:36 PM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.
Most sensible post on here whether itís a penalty or not in this game or any other donít change the fact we got no decent striker or can hold onto a lead 3 points lost here another at Bromley where we have led
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Loopy,linnet on January 22, 2022, 03:16:40 PM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.
Most sensible post on here whether itís a penalty or not in this game or any other donít change the fact we got no decent striker or can hold onto a lead 3 points lost here another at Bromley where we have led
the big picture is showing that the only success we have had since Cleeve has been here is when he's thrown loads of money at it to buy success.We've not seen any clever management although had lots of b.s.put our way not only by him but the people he has had under him.Now the money isn't being spent reality bites hard.It's going the way lots thought it would.To sign a striker you need real money not fantasy money.Tommy said we haven't got the infrastructure like other clubs in this league.Will Cleeve take notice of him?If so why didnt he take notice of the many supporters who were telling him this since he turned up on our doorstep.
what is it with the obsession of cleeve heís the chairman owner or whatever heís thrown money at it his money If players donít perform it lays at managers feet they train sort tactics pick team not cleeve this manager has brought an extra coach in and 5 players and not one them a striker and we been screaming out for striker for months if I took those 5 wages Iím sure anyone could find a striker ,In all honesty the obsession with cleeve is boring and making people look a bit silly he donít pick train or do the tactics thatís the manager
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on January 22, 2022, 04:00:54 PM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.
Most sensible post on here whether itís a penalty or not in this game or any other donít change the fact we got no decent striker or can hold onto a lead 3 points lost here another at Bromley where we have led
.

Is this the real Loopy. Or this just fantasy. Caught in a landslide. Seriously though is this really the lapdog questioning the master
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2022, 04:05:27 PM
Jenny,  running with a squad of what 24/25 (?)  3 Full time Manager/Coaches.  Gates of 600/700. Thatís throwing money at it.  Badly, Iíll give you that but still throwing money at it.
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on January 22, 2022, 04:59:28 PM
Penaltyís given against us or ones not given for us is not really looking at the bigger picture.  We have 11 points are 2nd bottom 4 wins from safety having played more games than our rivals.  So this penalty talk of was it ? Wasnít it ? is just deflecting away from the dire straights we find ourselves.
Most sensible post on here whether itís a penalty or not in this game or any other donít change the fact we got no decent striker or can hold onto a lead 3 points lost here another at Bromley where we have led
the big picture is showing that the only success we have had since Cleeve has been here is when he's thrown loads of money at it to buy success.We've not seen any clever management although had lots of b.s.put our way not only by him but the people he has had under him.Now the money isn't being spent reality bites hard.It's going the way lots thought it would.To sign a striker you need real money not fantasy money.Tommy said we haven't got the infrastructure like other clubs in this league.Will Cleeve take notice of him?If so why didnt he take notice of the many supporters who were telling him this since he turned up on our doorstep.
what is it with the obsession of cleeve heís the chairman owner or whatever heís thrown money at it his money If players donít perform it lays at managers feet they train sort tactics pick team not cleeve this manager has brought an extra coach in and 5 players and not one them a striker and we been screaming out for striker for months if I took those 5 wages Iím sure anyone could find a striker ,In all honesty the obsession with cleeve is boring and making people look a bit silly he donít pick train or do the tactics thatís the manager

Loopy. Do you think Cleeve is regretting his choice of Manager already?   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2022, 05:22:21 PM
I think Simon Clark had a better points per League games record than this new guy. Then again how can SC hold his hands up and say heís got that wrong again.?
Title: Re: Southend (21st January)
Post by: little John on January 22, 2022, 05:30:45 PM
Is this TRUE (?)
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Well, he's got a kick like a ballerina......
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