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General Discussion / Re: Disappointment for the Linnets.
« on: April 01, 2024, 08:32:10 PM »
Very disappointing.  Watched it on NLTV.  First half KLT were so tenacious.  On to everything in a flash, and won all the skirmishes. Their “skirmish” football was dominant enough to engineer chances, and they stuck them away with aplomb!  It looked as though S’carbto’ were in for a pasting, but then came half-time.  I could almost hear the team talk from the Seasider’s Bigwig… “Stand back a yard from the skirmishes- Get the ball on the ground and keep it there - Play in triangles, using, tricks, pass and go, and drop a shoulder when hemmed, and make chances galore”….  It worked., and disappointed us Linnets.  But our team have done very well, and we saw in the second half the standard of player needed to reach half way or go into the upper pantaloons of the league!…. Hopefully next season… Dilly is very appreciative of of the efforts of the Team managers, and particularly Steven Cleeve…

Saw the standard of player needed to reach the upper pantaloons? You must be joking. They were an average side at the best and we totally dominated them in that first half and if we’d have kept it up we’d have won 4 or 5-0. We took our foot off the gas, took our most creative players off, and allowed them to have as much of the ball as they wanted. We went from the best half of football we’ve seen for a very long time, to quite possibly the worst half of football we’ve played this season.

I still think we’ll be safe but christ do we want to make hard work of it

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General Discussion / Re: Points shared
« on: February 24, 2024, 06:21:25 PM »
Disappointing to drop two points after Tuesday’s excellent result. On the plus side we move out of the bottom 4 ( thanks Sport) and the gates seem to be on the up at 800.  Can’t complain about the fans not turning up.

Poor crowd in my view, though I suppose there are a few people still put off paying £18 for National North football and a few probably staying away because of Cleeve

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General Discussion / Re: Brackley Away
« on: February 21, 2024, 02:17:38 PM »
Excellent performance last night. A fairly even first half with Brackley probably having slightly more of the ball and limiting them to a few shots outside the box which were always off target. They only really looked dangerous when Lynn went 1-0 up and they eventually got their equaliser and I suppose many would've called for full time there and then and take a valuable point at a difficult place like Brackley.

Second half we really took the match to Brackley and started offering a bit more going forward and it was great to see McFadden (who was my MOTM personally) get his first goal for the club. I thought we took control of the match after that point as Brackley seemed to huff and puff by this point, and again we limited them to a few chances from outside the box which again went off target. The assistant manager's free kick was brilliantly taken to send the, 100 strong I'd say, travelling support into raptures. We saw the match out with ease and gained a valuable three points.

I don't want to say too much but on last night's showing I think we have genuinely turned a corner. Looking forward to Saturday against Farsley (haven't said that many times this season!) and hopefully a good crowd - be nice to get a 1,000  :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: Survival
« on: February 05, 2024, 01:56:00 PM »
So we got that vital 3 points win at last! I wasn’t there so could not possibly comment on the merits of our play but thank goodness we now have a fresh start to see if we can put a winning run together. Lots of draws and the odd loss will no longer suffice if we                       
          Alfreton A Dr   1
         Brackley A Lose 0
         Farsley C H Win 3
         S Shields H Dr.  1
         Blyth Sp. A Dr   1
         Bishops S A Win 3
         Rushall O H Win 3
        Tamworth. H Lose 0
        Scunthorpe A lose 0
        ScarboroughH Dr 1
         Banbury.     A Dr 1
         Peterb Sp.   H Dr 1
         SpennymoorA Dr 1
         Chorley.     H Lose 0

Apart from one or two (Scunthorpe and Brackley), I can't see why we can't get either a win or a draw against all of those sides, I've been to most games this season home and away and I think the standard of this league this season has been very poor. Even Tamworth I thought weren't world beaters, they are just very well organised and have a bit of quality up top. If we can play like we did at Gloucester in the 2nd half we should have no problems whatsoever. We controlled the game and moved the ball around very well and looked like a side that had something about us. It's incredibly frustrating that we're in the position that we're in because we do have some good individual players in that squad now. Unfortunately the recruitment in the summer and the stuff going on off the pitch has probably meant we are in the position that we find ourselves.

We're going to have to focus on ourselves and hope that teams above us don't put a run together either. But as everyone has said, we now need to put another win together at Alfreton (which I'm confident we can do) because going to Brackley trying to get something will not be easy by any means.

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 08:31:11 PM »
SC took the club higher than it has ever been, and frequently out of his own pocket.  The attendances haven’t been anywhere near as good as he probably expected, and not enough to finance a team enough to hold their own in the very top of non-league football.  The managers have all been too defensive in selection, imho.  I fear that we’re not set up financially even for the current level, and I hope the Chairman maintains his interest and some of his ambition, or the Southern League may be our future…
Where we belong except when we punch over our weight throwing good money after bad.

Where we belong? We're a much bigger club than the vast majority of those teams in the Southern League (no disrespect to them) and one of the better supported clubs in National North. Even when we travel away, OK we don't take hundreds, but on a bad day 40-50 of us show up and a good 70-100 when things are slightly better. I would say at least half of clubs in National North barely take 20 to away matches, and some of those average 800-900 when they're at home. Chorley last season when they came to The Walks brought next to no one yet when we went there last season over a 1,000 showed up.

Some people on this forum probably wish we were still in the UCL, turning up to Holbeach and Sleaford and being back home in time to watch Strictly. Pathetic

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 08:22:44 PM »
SC took the club higher than it has ever been, and frequently out of his own pocket.  The attendances haven’t been anywhere near as good as he probably expected, and not enough to finance a team enough to hold their own in the very top of non-league football.  The managers have all been too defensive in selection, imho.  I fear that we’re not set up financially even for the current level, and I hope the Chairman maintains his interest and some of his ambition, or the Southern League may be our future…

We could very easily achieve 1,200+ but the reason we don't is solely down to one man

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General Discussion / Re: Next Saturday.....
« on: September 12, 2023, 12:03:11 AM »
Do they have a benefactor who has the cash to support a club pulling in 520 average.  Or do they have a commercial side that is fit for purpose ?

Looking at the ground and doing a bit of research I'm going to say they have a very good commercial set up

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General Discussion / Re: Next Saturday.....
« on: September 10, 2023, 11:09:25 PM »
Would guess about 950ish

826 I think it was. Another poor crowd that's only going to get worse

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General Discussion / Re: Managers comments
« on: September 10, 2023, 11:07:52 PM »
I like Hughes as a person. He comes across as a nice chap and I really wanted him to succeed. However, he looks totally out of his depth with a side that's certainly playing as if they have no confidence in the manager. We have a half decent squad on paper that shouldn't be in the position that it's currently in. We need an experienced manager to come in and get the best out of these players and I'm afraid Hughes is not the man to do that.

We need to make changes now before it's too late.

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General Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: September 10, 2023, 11:00:44 PM »
Only one person to blame when it comes to attendances.

I'm a loyal supporter and preach the idea that you must follow your club through thick and thin, but with our fickle fanbase and dreadful pricing structure, I'm afraid a number of supporters are going to vote with their feet.

Such a shame for a club that should be getting over a 1,000 every week.

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General Discussion / Re: Fletcher Toll rumour
« on: July 19, 2023, 12:05:25 AM »
Clearly Dazza and Doug haven't been to any friendlies this season. Having been to Lincoln, Cheshunt and Royston tonight, I'm very confident we can have a good season with these players that Hughes has brought in. No, we may not challenge for the title, but we can certainly have a go at the play-offs.

We bossed the Cheshunt and Royston matches and very much matched ourselves to a Lincoln side that was predominantly full of their first team players. That same Lincoln side went and stuffed Boston 7-0. We'll be fine this season with some good young talent out looking to prove themselves  :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 22, 2023, 02:37:14 PM »
There was more to it than that and its been going on for a long while and nothings ever gets done about it.This is a non league club in the heart of the community not Liverpool or Millwall.Small bunch ruining it for others.I think the majority of supporters would like to see something done about it and get it sorted once and for all.
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Not sure we're any different to any other club when it comes to bad language in the crowd and every club has its section that's slightly more passionate about it than others. It's funny because I occassionally chat to players gone by who have played for and against Lynn and one of things they always say about Lynn is the reception that refs and opposition players got at The Walks and that's what made it sometimes an intimidating place to visit. So I don't understand your comment about how we're a non-league club and not like Liverpool and Millwall. I would argue that it doesn't matter what club you go to, whether it be Liverpool, Portsmouth, Solihull or Wisbech, you're going to come across bad language and if you don't want to hear bad language I suggest you either move away from it or find something else. I of course accept, before you ask, that there is a fine line between bad language and outright discrimination which I know the club has been reported for on one occassion this season I do believe. I do not condone discrimination of any kind and if I, personally, hear anything that constitutes as discrimination I would not hesitate to report it (and have reported it in the past some years ago). 

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 22, 2023, 12:07:01 PM »
Here we go again.Lynn fans at their best.!Tommy should not have responded as he did but he's manned up and made his apology.He has to be better than the rest of us but how many can honestly say they would not have reacted as he did?The Club has to take some responsibility for this as no real action has been taken against individuals in the past so they think they can get away with it.Well they're right,they can!We've still got people attending matches than have let off fire works,given racial abuse,invaded the pitch,horrific on line abuse towards a player and his wife,abuse of stewards etc.Not banned so the club doesn't miss out on a single £19!Very short minded as this behavior keeps people away.We've just had academy day hoping to turn the kids into long term fans.What parent is going to want to take their kid to the walks when all this is going on? Tommy's manned up,the Chairman now needs to stand up!You know who's responsible for all this as its always the same group.There's been lots of noise but no action.Cut them out now and support your employee's and the majority of supporters who are ****ed off with this never ending saga.Be first to strike as I have heard that there's about 30 supporters threatening to boycott future games.
Good!My Saturdays will be much more enjoyable without them.

All that was said to Tommy was a criticism of his tactics recently and his subs. Nothing "vitriolic" as he described it. Tommy can't take all the praise when things are going well and go out drinking with some of them and then spit his dummy out when things aren't going well.

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General Discussion / Re: North terrace
« on: December 04, 2022, 02:00:16 PM »
Always lively in the North Terrace, every club has got a section that uses colourful language. If you don't like it go to Norwich or a Prem team that hate atmospheres and just want happy clappers  :scarf:

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