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General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 12:25:07 PM »
 :oldman" :farmer: A name from the not too distant past who scored and provided goals for fun, at a lower level yes but still quite prolific for Lynn was Stephen Spriggs. Love him or not he certainly helped this club on our climb up the leagues.  :farmer: :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:10:40 AM »
I was originally going to put Defty or Gash but Gash's goal-scoring not a patch on Defty.

Id say itd be a mistake to judge Gash just on his goal scoring record; hes more of a goal maker than a goal scorer.

 :farmer: :oldman" agreed, Michael Gash creates havoc amongst defenders and provides lots of goalscoring opportunities for others, do not judge just on his goals scored,as he brings so much more to the team.
I also have to say the statement by dillydilly about the best striker since Malcolm Lindsay is open to debate, just one name I would like to add in there is Brett McNamara. There are more over the years I could add,but as I said open to debate and personal opinions. :farmer:  :oldman"

An extract from my programme notes dated Aug 6th 2019.

'........ after the bad start it was a task to bring back the floaters , but the trickle gained momentum and eventually we were not far away from previous season's numbers. As ever, the play offs were well supported but the club has to be looking at a figure of around 750 - 800 as a minimum for most games this season..... '

In no part of the article have I ever said this was a break even figure etc. It was my thoughts on what kind of gates IMO the level of football should attract , nothing to do with finances, budgets. Happily at the moment we are above the figures I have said here. However how that stands us in relation to our financial position at present  I have no idea - that's not my area.

At the top of the article it also states ' takes a personal look forward... ' hopefully this post has made clear this part of this thread.

 :comeon:  :oldman"  :farmer: Well said Mark, why,oh why do people keep trying to rock the boat 🚣, as you say you or indeed us can,and do not know how much this club costs to run from week to week, it is a fickle business as attendances can vary from match to match by many hundreds. I am fully behind Mr Culverhouse and his team, but we are a small fish in a big sea at this level and do not have the monetary clout at this level of many other clubs. Mr Cleeve seems to have backed Mr Culverhouse so far, so let's wait and see what happens. I want this team and management to be more successful but not at any cost, we have been there already. I agree defensive cover is needed, but if money or indeed quality of players are not available we have to plough on with what we have , grit our teeth and fight for every point available.
In all honesty, if we are successful, as we have been recently, bigger clubs will come looking at our players and management and generally money talks, not always, but loyalty is generally outweighed by .   :farmer:  :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: October 28, 2019, 07:20:26 PM »
 :oldman" :farmer: This is really great to see, the club starting to use the facilities they have at there disposal. I genuinely hope this proves to be a great success and possibly lead to possible future evenings with more ex Linnets and possibly ex professionals should the demand be there. Here's hoping this is a great success and more to follow.  :farmer:  :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Nantwich FA Cup
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:35:35 AM »
I think it best, if we both keep off this topic. It's not fair on other posters. Yes, I raised the issue in the first place but I acted in good faith and have seen nothing on here to make me change my mind.
Here's my final word on this issue: KES80/Mallard and perhaps Dazzarugby65 meet me for a beer in the bar at the ground before the next home game. If you can provide evidence that you are not the same person, I'll apologise on here, donate 50 to the trust (I'm not wealthy) and I will stop posting on here.
You have my word that your identity will not be disclosed as this would be not only dishonourable but against the rules of the forum but if you can't prove that you're not the same person, I will state so on here but of course your name will not be disclosed.
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Communicate with me via messaging. Let's keep this issue off of the forum.
If you choose not to respond, that's your choice and I won't mention this issue on here again.
:farmer: :oldman" As stated before Stan, I am a farmer and unable to attend all matches due to work commitments and as the weather has been very wet of late we are behind on our winter drilling and therefore I believe I will not be able to attend on Saturday. However this is a football forum not a farming forum and I believe enough people have been bored by this drivel, so I intend to say no more. I respect your right to comment but respect my right not to give out any more personal information. Regards Dazza. :farmer: :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Poster Identity
« on: October 18, 2019, 06:02:38 PM »
Admin, lock the thread for Gawd's sake.  Ken Rout

Keep it going,loving seeing Stan squirming,can't wait to have a drink with him, Mallard and Kes in the bar,I will get the first round,It will be cheap because I am actually all of them. :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Well, I have offered to meet Mallard, KES80 and Dazzarugby65 on numerous occasions but they never appear. You and I have met after I wrote a letter to the Chairman arguing the case for your ban to be lifted and whilst I acknowledge that I wasn't the only supporter to defend your case, my letter does appear to have tipped the balance in your favour as your ban was lifted soon after. If you ever fancy getting me a beer, I won't refuse.
With regards to the issue of poster identity, you and a number of other posters on this thread support the idea of posters being honest about who they are. The only poster to challenge this is KES80/Mallard who has made a number of
lengthy posts on this thread attacking me and my supposed motives, yet still won't reveal his identity. The trust admin have remained curiously and suspiciously silent on this subject.
So no, I'm not squirming as I have nothing to squirm about. You probably know KES80/Mallard and despite your support for the Idea of posters being honest about who they are, prefer to pretend that I am somehow squirming rather than acknowledge that Mallard/KES80 doth protest too much, making it look to posters that they really are the same person.
This thread could have been a very short one if KES80/Mallard had just revealed his identity; not doing so pretty much confirms that they are the same person and/or have close links to the trust. As Marcus says, so what if this person is close to the trust and that's true but it would be healthy for debate for fans of the club to know who the person behind these views is. Having two or more profiles has been used to shut down debate on numerous occasions. I think it's only fair to supporters that we know who is shutting down that debate, don't you?

 :farmer: Stan, I am definitely me  and me only, I am a farmer, I am 53 years old, Dazza is my nickname and my children were both rugby players, from this many people will know who I am, but I certainly don't need or indeed intend to put my full name on an open forum.  :farmer:  :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Our Chairman
« on: October 14, 2019, 06:05:15 PM »
Whilst there is much positivity about the chairman, I am bemused by the frequent reference to his "mistakes" etc., which is laced in with all the praise. Why do some feel the need to even mention this? Is it because those who previously criticised the chairman the most now have so much egg on their faces that they have to try to justify their previous criticism be frequently reminding us of these? Can we please move on from this constant reiteration of the chairman's previous so called errors of judgement.

Sorry Stan this post leaves egg on your face,nobody has to justify their previous criticism if they thought the actions at that time made him look a cock they said you are a cock! If now he has listened to critisism and reined himself in on social media and going the way that fans wish the club to go in then there will be praise? Mr Cleeve and myself have had our differences of opinion in the past,but every meeting between us is met with a handshake and polite conversation,so why do you try to stir up something which isn't there?

Thank you Griss, I often find myself disagreeing with many of your posts, but on this one we agree.

General Discussion / Re: Our Chairman
« on: October 14, 2019, 08:11:39 AM »
Whilst there is much positivity about the chairman, I am bemused by the frequent reference to his "mistakes" etc., which is laced in with all the praise. Why do some feel the need to even mention this? Is it because those who previously criticised the chairman the most now have so much egg on their faces that they have to try to justify their previous criticism be frequently reminding us of these? Can we please move on from this constant reiteration of the chairman's previous so called errors of judgement.

Sorry Stan,this thread was started as a positive and not a negative, if it has offended you I apologise , but this is a pat on the back for our chairman that I feel is well deserved for his positive reactions to criticism pinned on him in the past.i agree with you onwards and upwards but you can't just delete the past,what happened, happened.

General Discussion / Re: Our Chairman
« on: October 13, 2019, 11:35:44 AM »
 :farmer: Just a small sidenote, after yesterday's attendance our average home attendances for the current season are 64% higher than last season's, yes I realise it is early doors in terms of fixtures played but we still have some big attendances I am sure to come at home, we still have to play Boston and York at home to name but two, I firmly believe Mr Cleeve will support Mr Culverhouse with more funds if promotion is a possibility and bigger attendances helps this process . :farmer:

General Discussion / Our Chairman
« on: October 13, 2019, 08:37:01 AM »
 :farmer:  :oldman"  I have to say what has happened to all the people on this forum who in the not to distant past were slaughtering our chairman with words of discontent and often bordering on hatred. This man has saved our club from mediocrity and driven us on to heights, that 14 months ago would have just been pipe dreams. He has made mistakes (Mr Culverhouse, Mr Clarke, the supporters trust, to name just a few) but has realised the errors he made and has done his best to rectify them. We now have good facilities, yes there is more to be done,but small steps at a time, we have a great looking team, yes we need more players added to make a great squad, hopefully bigger attendances will help in this regard. We really are punching above our weight at this moment in time, yes we are a big club, but there are definitely a lot bigger clubs playing at our level, the credit for this must go to Mr Culverhouse and Mr Bastock, we now have a playing surface to be proud of and can play the entertaining football the management wanted to play. Ultimately we must put the credit for this down to Mr Cleeve, well done and hopefully you and your team can deliver at least a play off spot again this season.  :cheers:  :farmer:  :oldman"

General Discussion / Re: Leek
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:08:53 AM »
 :cup2:  :farmer:  :oldman" Notts County for me, home would be preferable but nice day out in Nottingham not a bad option. Easy to get to Nottingham by road or rail, here's hoping  :cup2:

General Discussion / New signing
« on: September 26, 2019, 07:54:58 PM »
 :farmer: KLTFC have today signed George Whitehall, a 16 year old goalkeeper from Cambridge City,having previously been in the academy's at Norwich and Ipswich. :farmer:

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton FA Cup
« on: September 22, 2019, 11:01:06 AM »
Evening Coastal. Firstly congratulations on the trip to Alfreton....glad you enjoyed it......a true supporter obviously.
As you say, a friendly part of the world.
The thread is certainly not about telling IC who to pick (as well you understand, I suspect) and in any case why on earth would IC pay any heed to me. If memory serves me you contributed to the thread earlier advocating a strong starting eleven, so you have done the same as me, albeit on the othet side of the fence.
I started the thread because I think it is important to actually look at the situation of a cup run from a clear financial perspective......there seems to be a general consensus that a run will generate extra revenue come what may.....I am just trying to show that this may not be the case if it adversely affects league form and related attendances. It is my view that the last two seasons have seen the main focus being on league results over cup runs. I personally believe that IC would do the same this year if he could. Hopefully the sorts of calculations I put forward here, are being done within the club, before they embark on a certain course of action is in my opinion vital, so that the club makes the best use of its opportunities going forward, especially when it is currently a small fish in a big sea. I appreciate that many will find this a bit "cold", but it makes sense to me at least
:oldman" Well KES, have sat back and read this thread as it progresses, have to say I can not agree with you on this one,  I would always take a winning settled team to every match you could in a season. I agree we have a squad to use but in realism, we have a very small squad of players compared to many, an odd change is ok but keep that winning side together. Whether it be a cup game or league game, I have always wanted any team I have represented or supported to go out and win. The money from any cup run must be a bonus and the further you can progress the financial rewards are vast to clubs of our stature, I really do not think a cup run will affect league attendances at the Walks. Our current level of support is verging on the maximum we can realistically hope for at this moment in time, and personally I feel will wain when the weather changes.  :farmer:

General Discussion / Re: Missing a Trick
« on: September 15, 2019, 02:55:06 PM »
Attendances not quite up to the 2008-09 level just yet.

 :oldman" many thanks for that admin, my point proven there, we are at the level of support this club can be expected to generate at this present time in our history. We could possibly push on and average 14 /1500 gates but that is where I personally see our support level. We live in a relatively small town compared to many clubs in this league hence the difference in attendance levels, York, Chester, Hereford. Darlington to name but a few are much bigger conurbations with much larger populations hence there support level.  :farmer:

General Discussion / Re: Missing a Trick
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:33:03 AM »
Just reflecting on things.
Lynn have one of the best managers ever.
Also one of the best squads ever.
A chairman who has made these and other positives happen.
Huge catchment area for fans and business.
With sufficient funding the on pitch set up would be capable of getting to step 1 and off pitch significant investment would be required.
These set of circumstances may not be around for that long, due to player age and individual ambition.
Is the town and surrounds missing a huge opportunity here and do enough people out there really care about the club.
Is an attendance of 1000 home fans really the best the area can do for a side top of Conference North ?
Aren't there enough businesses in the area to throw a bit of financial clout into the pot to make a significant difference ?
If ever there was a time for things to really crack on off the pitch, this start to the season really should provide the incentive and impetus.... wouldn't you think ?

 :oldman" I agree with a lot of what you say, however in the many years I have been watching the LINNETS , our attendances have not been much higher than they are averaging now, yes you get the odd game with 2/2.5 k people in attendance, which in turn helps the season average, but at this moment in time 1200 or so is a good attendance for KLTFC. I recall many matches on a cold evenings in the Northern premier league when we were glad of 400.
I would also like to say that there is a lot of uncertainty in business and can also see why companies are reluctant to release money for sponsorship, yes other clubs pull in sponsorship but we need people at the club to work on this and as I see it we are still a 1 man band on this point.

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