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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 12:42:28 PM »
What are the important decisions to be taken Malcolm ? if itís lack of bodies  maybe you could rally some support on here.   Seems plenty on here who would like to offer their services, Iím sure.

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:02:57 AM »
Congratulation Malcolm.  I hope you enjoy your new role and make a success of it. 


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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 07:15:43 PM »
There lies the issue Tone.  Big Clubs like Norwich, Peterborough are hoovering up 100ís of kids from area, age 9 onwards.   They have so much to offer facility wide and Ďdreamíwise.

Why would a ĎReserveí side trading under another name not be able to self finance and push up through Non League Football closer to the first team step one and maybe work on the principle of an Ďolderí age type academy.   Something along the lines of what Glenn Hoddle ran in Spain.   In fact I think a certain George Thompson came through from there.

Just throwing that into the mix, as something that might have more advantage to the first team playing at Step 1

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 06:02:39 PM »
Letís hope this latest idea produces the goods itís supposed to.   Canít help thinking young players development would be helped by playing in ĎMenísí football. 
 Like you say Tone, Clubs like Norwich loan out even their U23ís to gain valuable experience  that they seemingly cannot get within age group football.

I hope the Academy set up is not being used as a fund raiser for the First team as some are suggesting.

The old saying the proof of the pudding is in the eating letís see what starts to roll of the production.  Or not, as the case maybe.

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General Discussion / Re: Training Facilities
« on: June 11, 2021, 04:29:14 PM »
I remember SC use to cover off such items as looking at buying land for a training facility in his podcast but think heís given up on those now as must be 10-12 weeks since he last did one of those. 

Mind I donít know who would look after any training facility as it seems we donít have anyone to look after the main pitch.

Has Steve Curtis left the Club or is he furloughed ?

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 04:26:34 PM »
Iím sorry for appearing to be thick, but how goes a lad plying his trade in the academy make the overnight leap to Non League Step one.  Surely if the gap between the Reserves to the first time is massive ( it is). Then does the same not apply to gap between the academy and the first team or am I missing something ?

It seems a lot of clubs work with an U23ís as a bridge between the two.  Are Lynn looking to follow this MO ?


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General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 10, 2021, 09:18:22 PM »
Dilly, that big one with no teeth.  I think I saw her sitting at the bar down the pub tonight.  She asked to be remembered to you.  She had ĎLoveí tattooed on the knuckles of one hand  with ĎHATí tattled on the knuckles of the other.  She was missing a finger.  :cheers:

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General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:59:35 PM »
Chris Smith did a decent enough job for us at NLN.  Thought last season he was a little light weight and could be bullied by strikers at NL.  Was prone to the odd Fau Paux when overplaying.

Wish the lad well.  He was a big part of getting the Club promoted to step 1. 

I guess now June is here we will see some action in the transfer front with Clubs starting to put squads together etc.

Exciting times

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:56:03 PM »
KES, of course itís disappointing to see old traditions being lost along the way.  I make no apologies for wanting to see them survive.  Thatís what we were use to. 

So with the new U19 squad that will be developed each year will that gap from that level of games to First team Football not be even greater than it would when we had a Reserve team ?

KES you seem a wise old sage.  Help me out here.  I did ask Beard but he didnít seem very forthcoming with the ideas for the  way forward in terms of what is deemed successful.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 04:04:50 PM »
Beard Iím sure you understand the sense of loss with something that has very much been part of the Club for many years that involved local
Lads, who were someoneís son, grandson, nephew etc and the sense of pride that brought.

To have it all wiped out in a flick of a pen is I guess upsetting for some.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:53:42 AM »
Buster was clever enough not to go against public opinion.   Thatís why he is the top Sports Promoter in the area.


Most clubs seem to run with an U21 side for players to step up from the Academy.  Is that vital step about to be put in place at Lynn ?.   If the gap is too big between Step 6 and step 1 then surely the same will apply to the step between the Academy and Step 1?

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 10:29:38 PM »
GS your memory is letting you down.  Andy Hunt played for the Reserves when he joined from his home village of Ashill.   He then started the following season in the first team under Alan Day.   Peter Morris then took him to Kettering for a fee, after only playing a few first team games.

He also had trials at Norwich who turned him down. 

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 09:43:53 PM »
Interestingly if you use the Andy Hunt scenario he would have never played for Lynn with todayís MO.

He was too old for the Academy and with no Reserve team in place he would have had to play his football elsewhere before moving into the Professional game with Newcastle, West Brom and Charlton.

Be interesting to understand what the powers that be deem will be classed as successful with the Academy.

Would value Beardsmore opinion on that one.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 02:06:07 PM »
How many of last years Reserve team are now not part of this yearís Academy?

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 06:21:23 AM »
If, true a very sad day for the Club.

The Reserve team has produced some good players for the Club when in the hands of some excellent coaches like Backie and Keith Rudd etc.  Maybe the current incumbents are not of the required standard ?

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