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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:00:42 PM »
He was manager for about 5 months. Came on as sub once at Oxford City!

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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 08, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
I do apologise! I remember his England Amateur career, Northampton, Spurs, Arsenal and Altringham before Kings Lynn but was not aware of Norwich. I knew Ken wasn't player at Norwich! Wasn't well liked at King's Lynn after replacing Reg Davies, which prompted Cliff Jones to leave as he detested the man, and made enemies in the Spurs squad!!

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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 08, 2019, 11:56:45 AM »
Ken Brown, Norwich! Laurie Brown, Northampton,Arsenal, Spurs!!

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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 07, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »
Reg Davies was a close friend of the Jones family and Cliff signed for him. He was not wealthy as he had been scammed by a partner in a Butchers business in London.  He was a wonderful man and took his last Cap for Wales (Prince of Wales investiture) to Bedford in a Lynn game and he showed it to supporters in the bar after the game! He was a remarkably brave player, and when Reg was side-lined as manager, Laurie Brown came in, Cliff said he was not playing for him! At Spurs, he said he was a braggart, pain in the bum, who was not a good man or player. He left after a game at Gloucester to go to Bedford!! Still fit and healthy fitness fanatic at 80 years old with amazing room of mementoes!! He was paid 50 bonus when Spurs won the double!

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General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:47:16 AM »
ENJOY THE RIDE!!
That's the trouble with the ride; some poor sods never get paid when insolvency / bankruptcy arrive! I'm a pragmatist and believe in business that has more income than expenditure!!  Seen 6 events like this since 1960, and who picked up the pieces!! Care for the Clubs wellbeing and existence is crucial, or back to the United Counties again!!

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General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: May 24, 2019, 09:52:48 AM »
The reserve downward structure is vital to this Town's football! The Community football, Elite football, Youth and Reserves give our kids a dream to aspire to!! Not only that when this 1st Team financial fiasco meets its nadir, this community will be left to pick up the pieces as the protagonists of this venture disappear, not to be seen again!!

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General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse resigns at Grantham
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:16:04 PM »
Karsa was the bully at Norwich and lots of nasty stories of him there. But Culverhouse was not ever seen like that. Must have been sucked into Karsa's web at Villa.

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General Discussion / Re: What would you do ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:37:44 PM »
Artificial pitches can be a money spinner. However, even today the damage to limb joints from the hard surface is still a concern whilst now carcinogens are known to be in the rubber granules. Also the costs are extremely high and upkeep not cheap! Reg Davies said, in the 60's, there was only one pitch heavier than the Walks; that was Wembley. Grassed surfaces can be so much more advanced today with impregnated surfaces that make a massive difference!!

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General Discussion / Re: What would you do ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 05:27:04 PM »
As a supporter, player, manager and coach over 65 years I witnessed many players being given hard times. So many of those were local lads. Len Adams, Mick Manning, Terry Maxwell etc in my early years  Later I found exactly the same, and Reg Davies noted, in the Lynn News that my stick from 'fans' was amazing, as in Wales he said people loved their local lads making the grade! In the 70 -80's Easthall, Johnson were loved whilst Adams was ridiculed. Jack Defty  when fit was a monster, whilst his brother Charlie was an excellent player not appreciated by supporters! Sam Gaughran was contracted at Peterborough by Ferguson;  to be dumped by Fry and then 6 years with Lowestoft in Conference. An outstanding football brain, to say he can not hack the present level is opinion! He will become a very good manager in coming years. Wisbech lads are not ever seen as 'local'!

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General Discussion / Re: What would you do ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:13:21 AM »
Not all,but many!!

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General Discussion / Re: What would you do ?
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:46:59 AM »
Its very interesting to see Sam Gaughran & Beever named as failure. As with all local lads Sam has always been seen as easy criticism. Toby another local to be seen as inadequate; but Gash (big money man) not prolific!!
From my good knowledge, Clarke didn't listen to either of them and obviously, his game strategy didn't work. There is an excellent squad and let off the leash have shown improved attacking/ defending qualities. Big money budget is the real concern!! Next 3 months will be interesting!!

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General Discussion / Re: Gaughran departs
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:55:21 PM »
Supported IC taking training this season; released by phone from Culverhouse. Interesting didn't face Sam personally; Who needs an enemy when you have such a Manager!! See how many games lost when he was on side-lines. Be an interesting 3 months.

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General Discussion / Re: Des Stewart
« on: August 02, 2017, 10:29:17 AM »
A great family friend. KLFC right to being kicked into touch by Mr Chapman in 2010 (for telling him how it should be) and then shareholder at Wisbech Town. KL Sunday League, Norfolk County FA, Youth Football, KLFC Secretary!! Said t how it was but gave his all and became the closest of family friends. Some time he cared too much about KLFC.

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General Discussion / Des Stewart
« on: August 01, 2017, 09:52:23 PM »
I was called tonight by Gary Stewart to tell me his father, Des Stewart has passed away after a short illness. Des was Secretary of the Club during the late 70's and through the 80's. During the 90's and into 2000  he held various support roles with the Reserves. A more honest hard working man for the Club there was not and he will be sorely missed by many who knew of his kindness and caring for the Club.

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General Discussion / Re: The player who got away!
« on: July 26, 2017, 08:19:12 PM »
Certainly should be remembered as a Kings Lynn player; albeit a decent young player at 18-19 yrs old. He set his heart on the US University and he was helped on that dream by coaches at the Club. That was not easy!! 
Remember, he was University player with several of his close local friends, Joe Setchell, Kyle Nicholl Tom White and Mark Preston. 2-3 years on he was drafted onto Sporting Kansas but it took 2 years for him to blossom.
It is 6 years past now and its great to see him at a peak in his game. Still a great friend of Sam Gaughran.

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