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General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:17:24 PM »
Why wait until next season.

Good call!


General Discussion / Incoming
« on: January 20, 2022, 04:48:13 PM »
Midfielder Harry Phipps becomes the latest player to join the Linnets.
He joins on loan for the rest of the season from Dagenham & Redbridge where he has made four appearances (1 start) this season - his one start being against Lynn when Daggers visited The Walks last September.
In total he has been involved in 35 matches for the Daggers, scoring once - against Dover in 2018.
The 23-year-old has had a number of injury problems since originally joining the Daggers in August 2018 with a cruciate injury, picked up against Chelmsford City, in October 2020 ruling him out for the rest of the season.
Having spent a year with Margate, where he joined from Gillingham U18s, he moved on to Maidstone in January 2017 making nine appearances, three starts = one goal, and had loan spells with Welling United and East Thurrock.

General Discussion / Re: Southend (21st January)
« 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.   


General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:53:45 AM »
Last I heard the table had been made redundant through lack of use and had retired to the Countryside where it was being used in a potting shed.

Two different storyís on this one.

One is that itís being used as a treatment table in Norwich, the other that itís in a potting shed in Swaffham.

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 20, 2022, 12:02:57 AM »
Surely a small price to pay Gordon for the privilege of sponsoring the Club.  I remember he had three offers on the table at one time.

What did happen to that table? :dontknow:

Was offered a lot of money for it. Someone could see it was a very important table. Used to belong to the Academy, so it's worked its way up to this level. It's now gone onto better things and fulfilling its dreams. Club would have preferred for it to stay but won't stand in any tables way if it wants to progress its career.

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:49:08 PM »
Nothing wrong with cleeve heís got the club to the highest itís been heís chucked his money at it just a shame managers canít Chuck it on the right players to win games ,cleeve has his faults no different to anyone else

Maybe, but it is Cleeve that appoints these Managers.

The only one he didn't appoint was (back to back) Setch.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham game
« on: January 19, 2022, 10:41:47 AM »
With a 4 wins gap to safety now steering the club right in the face would it make sense to start preparing for life at Step 2 ?

You think he hasn't already?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 19, 2022, 09:09:28 AM »
Talking about town sive,  Forest Green have done well.
Forest Green have done exceptionally well, but they do have an energy mogul at the helm

This is true, and I believe he is a Norfolk boy. IF ONLY. :banghead;

And when he calls time on it, as most of them do sooner or later, what then for the Club?

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 18, 2022, 11:41:18 AM »
It was such a shame he couldnít keep pace with stuff off the field to match the on field exploits. Then again a lot of that was down to the people he employed.   Ultimately the buck stops with SC.

When the full financial picture is revealed will tell us how good a job he has done.

"Down to the people he employed"?
  I trust you mean the ones that were announced in a fanfare and then never heard of again.  Rather than some of the more recent departures who put up with the Owner's hopeless interference far longer than most could have endured.       (And some of the remaining, longstanding, virtual 'volunteers' still working hard against the odds)

One of the (many) definitions of the "Peter Principle"?  :dontknow:

A recipe for disaster unless "Parkinson's law" is applied by any individuals it effects.

Problem is, the latter is usually something that the former haven't got the ability to do.

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 18, 2022, 09:20:29 AM »
Well the FOtLSC are planning several events in the coming mths including nights with Ex players,group nights etc you will be hearing a lot more from Griss you is now our Events Manager and is doing a great job. We are trying to get fans more involved with the FOTLSC and I know it wonít be easy to win them over in these trying times but at least we are trying to do something different

Thanks Malcolm.

When it comes to enthusiasm for such things, Griss is your man. He won't keep his head down just because the going gets tough.

By the way, did you ever get that on line application form sorted? Did/are the Club co-operating and helping you with that?

General Discussion / Re: Stephen Cleeve - Are You a fan Yes/No
« on: January 17, 2022, 10:29:18 PM »
Iíve got to say for all he has done for the club, ok heís got a lot of the things wrong sometimes not all his fault, I really think the page has been turned. We now have a catering manager who really knows whatís sheís doing ie the bar pricing is pulling in customers and food is now available. We have a new Team Manager who I hope will turn the results around so my answer will be yes

Too little too late?   :dontknow:

Nice to see you posting again Malcolm. Not heard anything about Fotls recently. Any updates on what they are doing and have achieved since you last posted about them? We see and hear what Grissles has been up to, but not a lot else.


General Discussion / Re: Striker
« on: January 17, 2022, 11:54:50 AM »
The Chairman said in one of his podcasts ( whatever happened to those ?) that there was plethora of ex League players floating about out there who would come for £400 a week.  Now was that just wishful thinking on his part ?

Have we ever considered that the reason Tommy hasnít signed a striker is that he lacks the connections ?  So far he has brought in a left back ( Denton is now back fit), his boy from step 3 ( I bet no one saw that coming). Plus two coaches. 

Sorry to say but it all feels a little underwhelming.  Next two games look very significant in the both the Clubs and Tommyís future.

Did TW do a pre or post match interview for the Tonbridge game ?

Do you think there's a chance he was the unseen force behind the Barrett signing?

General Discussion / Re: Striker
« on: January 17, 2022, 11:26:49 AM »
At the moment I really wouldn't be surprised if the Chairman was looking to reduce outgoings, not increase them by signing a really good striker (no point in signing an average one).

I understand the potential short and long term effects of not bringing a striker in, and I'm sure he will be more aware than most. It must be a very difficult decision for him, but really not helped when there's so much talk and very little action (at least action we can see or have been informed of).

There's for and against spending more money at the moment. Without a striker I think most will agree we are doomed and will lose our NL status. With signing a striker and the increase in costs it brings, if it doesn't work out it could be the the thing that just pushes us over the brink (and then we could lose more than just our NL status).

Very, very difficult and as always, time will tell.

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