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General Discussion / Mildenhall
« on: July 07, 2017, 03:43:36 PM »
Looking forwatrd to this one in the FA Trophy...Last season Spriggsy was quite a prolific scorer for them, playing up front. Chris Bacon was also with them but unsure as to whther he has moved on?

General Discussion / Players on contract
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:14:14 PM »
Good news for obvious reasons but in reality, using the George Thomson situation when he left us for Chester. Unless there is is a clause in the contract that is legally binding in respect of transfer fee expectation and perhaps a sell on fee, is there really any point? Or am I missing something?

News of former Linnets / Shaun McWilliams
« on: April 02, 2017, 12:37:19 PM »
Played the last half hour in the 1-1 draw at Rochdale.....A young man with a big future IMO

News of former Linnets / Gary Mills
« on: March 13, 2017, 03:11:23 PM »
Seems to be doing a good job at Corby. 5-1 win on Saturday with jason Lee and David Bell in the team. His Northampton contacts still seem in place (Shaun Macwilliams?) with this young man scoring two

General Discussion / Aspirations and assumptions
« on: February 23, 2017, 12:17:03 PM »
I along with the vast majority of supporters will be wishing the new manager well and hoping that the development of the club will focus heavily on the youth policy and taking our many promising youngsters to the next level...........Perhaps Danny Emmington might now return!!?

I hope also that Ian Culverhouse can use his connections to forge a decent relationship with Norwich......I don't want to see a team full of loanees but there can be a mutual benefit...Shaun McWilliams being the living proof of that. The fact that St Neots had / have a closer working relationship with the Canaries than we do is IMO ridiculous.

As the new manager is full time, it is safe to assume that he is costing us significantly more than his predecessor and to meet the Chairman's aspirations he will be expecting an increased playing budget next season compared with this? This adds up to a requirement for a significant increase in revenue, some of which will come from increased gates if as planned we really are play off competitive from the outset of the new season but there will be a very significant need for much more sponsorship income than we currently enjoy?...................I think the Culverhouse effect will undoubtedly help and the timing of his appointment means that he will be able to recruit to plan and budget but the acid test will be whether local businesses can be persuaded to fully buy in to the new set up.

Exciting times!


General Discussion / An impossible dream?
« on: February 10, 2017, 03:56:40 PM »

Whether or not we have as a club reached our optimum level is a subject that has been debated many times over the years not least on this forum and whilst it makes sense to be realistic, I for one have always felt that those who believe we are where we should be are taking an overly negative view of our potential.

My view has always been that a well structured and managed, community based club could over time attract a level of support that would rival the majority of non league clubs and not be far off some in Division Two.

The success of Sutton United brought this subject back to mind and I have had a look through the history of that club and what really stood out is their involvement in the community and their success with a vibrant youth development policy, which has unearthed a regular supply of talent, some of whom have been sold on to league clubs…I don’t believe that they have a particularly wealthy benefactor (?) and their gates are nothing to write home about - last season 1043 and this 1562, admittedly a circa 50% increase but of course they have and are still enjoying a phenomenal run in the FA Cup. But that aside they are now an established Conference side existing on gates that we would be well capable of replicating? So are they potentially a bigger club than us?

The argument that they are situated in a densely populated area works both ways as they have much more league football competition on their door step. So although FA cup success is to an extent luck of the draw, is there any reason why we as a club should not be regularly amongst the elite of Non League football – I think not…..Sometimes success or failure can become a self fulfilling prophecy?

General Discussion / Reserves
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:51:11 PM »
Sounds like an excellent performance?????

General Discussion / Main shirt sponsor
« on: December 13, 2016, 03:25:56 PM »
Excellent news, particularly the choice of sponsor. 'Double G' are supporters of the club on and off the pitch!

General Discussion / Ray Hall
« on: December 01, 2016, 01:58:37 PM »
At face value a real coup and excellent addition to the management team. It is one heck of a leap though from Everton to the Linnets.......It would be great to know a little more about how this came about. Friend of Chairman, moving to this area, full or part time.............???

General Discussion / Boston
« on: November 19, 2016, 07:51:23 PM »
AFC Fylde 9 Boston 2.......Boston scored first!

General Discussion / Matty Castellan
« on: November 19, 2016, 10:50:46 AM »
Have just read that he is out for the remainder of the season - a real blow for him and us! I would just like to wish Matty well and for a speedy recovery back to full  fitness.

General Discussion / Saturday
« on: November 09, 2016, 02:37:38 PM »
I have lost track of who if anyone will be unavailable due to suspension and those definitely out injured?

News of former Linnets / Richard Bunting
« on: November 04, 2016, 03:45:35 PM »
Still going strong at AFC Rushden.......He scored in their 2-1 win at Spalding.

News of former Linnets / Chris Bacon
« on: November 04, 2016, 01:43:48 PM »
Featuring regularly for top of the table Mildenhall..............A local boy who perhaps could still be doing a job for us?

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