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General Discussion / Re: Radio Norfolk
« on: November 20, 2023, 04:50:26 PM »
Hi Pink,

Firstly thank you for your kind words - as I've said before I always tried my best whilst involved at The Walks.

I cannot disagree with your thoughts to be honest with you. Norwich City will always be RN's  main team to cover , as it has been since it first began broadcasting in the early 80's.  You raise a good point in them using coverage of the local radio station's output for away games , it makes sense. It's a point you would probably have to raise with them but I'm sure they will say that by using their own staff to cover the games it would continue to give a slant towards's Norwich as opposed to the opposition. I know when I began co commentating I was encouraged to see a game through the eyes of Lynn and it's supporters and always talk them up as much as possible. I remember once covering a game for another local  BBC radio station down south for a game with Yeovil Town where I had to be a Yeovil fan for the afternoon at The Walks - that wasn't easy!

I feel we have had more commentaries over the time than say Wroxham or Dereham and I can remember being told that RN had received complaints from other teams saying that Lynn received too much coverage and it should be shared out more so they will probably say they cannot win! That's all in the past now though. I'll finish by saying that I never felt their was a ' Little old Lynn ' feel about thing's when I was involved with RN and the club but I do feel to a point there  has to be an acceptance that Norwich City will always be given lots more airtime than ourselves and other teams in the county at step 3 and below because of their standing in the football world at present.

Thanks again for replying to my post.

General Discussion / Re: Radio Norfolk
« on: November 19, 2023, 12:04:12 PM »
I do remember someone telling me from Radio Norfolk that some of the programme content updates were done from London but I agree with all who are saying that the information there should be correct.

And as for perks Mall well I must have been doing something very wrong whilst at the club because I remember paying for at least three of the items you have listed !

General Discussion / Re: Radio Norfolk
« on: November 19, 2023, 10:13:30 AM »
Ah yes! Pre match preview and team news, the 15 minute updates , full time report and a chat with the manager. Happy days.

I think you're being a little harsh Pink with your ' patchy ' comment regarding RN's coverage. In my time every game was covered , home or away , either by reports or live commentary . Indeed I think the two season's the club spent in the full National League more or less every game had full live commentary. I also remember assisting with commentaries for places such as Fisher Athletic, Merthyr , Gloucester and even Chester on a wet Tuesday evening! Add to that the manager or a player ( sometimes both ) on Nick Bowler's non league football show every week I think that add's up too something a little more than patchy.

As someone else mentioned in this thread local programming on the station has been slashed to 8 hours per day Monday - Friday and just four hours over the weekend which is the sport coverage. Every other hour is covered by output shared by numerous other local radio stations. This may explain why now football coverage is kept as local as possible when Norwich are not playing.

When I covered Lynn for RN it was all done voluntary as I was only interested in raising the profile of the club at that time and never sought any financial gain. Nowadays volunteers appear as rare as rocking horse poop although  to be honest commiting to doing all of the travelling  required to cover the away games is a big undertaking and takes up many hours of your own time,

General Discussion / Re: Enjoy your FA Cup day….
« on: September 19, 2023, 07:50:27 PM »
To confirm I stepped down from the role as programme editor in June. And now very much enjoying Saturday's pleasing myself what I want to do after 20 odd years of mostly having little choice! Regards to all .

General Discussion / Re: No bull from the Linnets…..
« on: March 26, 2023, 04:07:08 PM »
A very good response from Tommy and the team with the win at Hereford on Saturday. Never an easy ground to get a result at although we've done rather well there in recent visits. A case now of getting as many points as we can from the final six games to cement second place and see what Fylde do. Although I feel that it's their title to lose as thing's stand.

General Discussion / Re: Players threanten to strike.
« on: March 26, 2023, 03:49:24 PM »
The chairman's last podcast was released on March 8th , featuring Altrincham co - chairman Bill Waterson.

General Discussion / Re: Telford.
« on: January 20, 2023, 06:06:42 PM »
In relation to ' Kenny R's ' post.

The club would have either called in Saturday's match official ( if available ) or an official of a specified level to carry out the inspection. As has been stated before a club has no power to postpone a game without either of the two officials previously stated present. Whoever has looked at it this afternoon has felt it's not fit to play on at present or would be  tomorrow hence the call this afternoon which prevents people setting out for the game.

With regards to last Tuesday evening I do not know the details. But you have to assume that when the inspection was carried out at lunchtime the official felt at that time the pitch was playable, be that the match official or another called in to have a look. That situation has obviously changed at 6 pm or whenever that evening.

General Discussion / Re: Spartans hold the Linnets.
« on: January 08, 2023, 12:27:27 PM »
A good point with everything taken into account I would say. Never an easy game up at Blyth and they are needing points just as much as we do. Winning home games and a point on the road usually has you well in the mix come the end of the season.
Never an easy task bringing a loan player into a club midway through a season. Think TW indicated in his pre match interview that the club were waiting for the final assessment of Gold's injury so this is why maybe they have kept their powder dry for the moment. Once a period of time for recovery has been established then maybe a new face. Another factor will be that club's at this time of the year are not always so keen to allow players out on loan as they themselves have injury concerns and packed fixture lists to contend with, just like we have. Let's await the full extent of Gold's injury and take it on from there.

General Discussion / Re: Curzon Ashton away Saturday
« on: September 24, 2022, 12:57:38 PM »
Radio Norfolk are at Wroxham for the FA Trophy fixture.

General Discussion / Malcolm Lindsay
« on: March 16, 2022, 08:39:02 AM »
After speaking with Malcolm Lindsay's family they wish to announce that Malcolm's funeral will be held on Friday March 25th at 4pm at the Mintlyn Crematorium PE 32 1HB. The family would like to see as many people as possible there to celebrate Malcolm's life and also afterwards at the Blue & Gold Sports Bar at the football club which they felt was a fitting venue to celebrate further Malcolm's life.

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