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General Discussion / Past Cup heroes
« on: November 09, 2020, 01:49:42 PM »
It is great for the club to enjoy the Cup success at the weekend  - and long may it continue. But it is also right to remember past Cup exploits and heroes. Two members of Lynnís famous run to the third round and Goodson Park have died during the past two years.
Mick Wright was saluted on the clubís website at the time of his death and I seem to recall that the club said a fitting memorial to Mick would be planned. Does anyone know if anything has moved on that?  And was any tribute paid in memory of Ronnie Bacon, who died recently?  I certainly donít recall any mention of it on the Lynn FC website.

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General Discussion / Academy the way forward
« on: July 22, 2020, 12:38:48 PM »
At long last Lynn appear to be making a concerted effort to encourage and develop local talent.  It has to be the way forward if the club wants to continue to improve and be seen to represent the community.  Over many years of following the Linnets the club has generally failed miserably to develop potential first team players, various managers being only too happy to import players from far and wide.
Given a chance the likes of Mick Manning, Keith Rudd, the Defty brothers and a handful of others have proved they have the ability to make the grade at the top of non-league football. I guess Norwich will always have the status to draw in the outstanding youngsters but there must be plenty below that level who can make it with  a club like Lynn.

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General Discussion / When Lynn were full-time
« on: April 09, 2020, 02:03:54 PM »
With no live football to enjoy, Iíve been delving into my old progs, memorabilia and cuttings.  Some weeks ago I remember reading on the forum about the possibility of the Linnets going full-time should they gain promotion to the National League.
In 1964 I kept a cuttings scrapbook for the season, mostly match reports  and photos from the Lynn News. The caption for the team photo at the start of the season (Lynn had just won promotion back to the Southern League Prem Div) says ďThe Linnetsí full-time players pictured at the Walks Stadium with manager Len RichleyĒ.
The lineup includes some familiar names to older fans.  Remember any of these Linnets? Ian Williamson, Ronnie Bacon, Norman Liggitt, Derick Lythgoe, Roy Proverbs, David Partridge, Roy Banham (a part-timer), Bob Edwards, Gerry Baker, Barrie Jones, Jack Walls, Dave King and, of course, Mick Wright.  Absent from the pic was Dick Whittaker.
I donít know how long the full-time experiment lasted, maybe just that season. Does anyone know?
I have clear memories of Mick , Bob Edwards and Ronnie Bacon.  Also recall goalkeeper Jack Walls always looked immaculate, even on muddy days,  full-back Roy Proverbs had the best sliding tackle I have seen, Dave King was a prolific goalscorer and Gerry Baker was a formidable defender.
Good memories!






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General Discussion / Mick Wright
« on: December 11, 2019, 12:49:11 PM »
I understand Lynn legend Mick Wright has died. Wonderful club servant, outstanding player in a fine Lynn team under Reg Davies.  Always gave maximum effort and very versatile in a number of positions. Condolences to his family. Lynnís greatest player?

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General Discussion / Lynn Sunday League
« on: June 27, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »
I was sorry to read in the Lynn News about the demise of Lynn Sunday League.  I had many good memories of playing in the League in the late 60s and early 70s with Unicam, a factory team from the Hardwick estate.  We played the likes of Light Blues, White Horse, North Lynn etc. But my earliest memories of the League was joining in with some of the lads from Vanguard in kickabouts on the Walks.  I think Park Avenue were the top team then and Vanguard were at the other end if the scale.
I was still at school and spent hours at the Walks playing football until it was dark! Occasionally Lynn's centre-forward Norman Bleanch would turn up and join in... anyone remember him?  I won a penny off him for saving his penalty on one occasion.  Kept it for years. He was a Geordie and Lynn later sold him to Cambridge United.

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