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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"

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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:

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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:

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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 ..it 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:

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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.

https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/attendances-compared2019.php

 :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:

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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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News of former Linnets / Re: Dylan Edge
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:02:08 PM »
I do wonder if being given a run in first-team too soon effected him long term, or if his promise was never quite there.

 :farmer: Personally think it was the latter Loughborough, drafted into a squad and smoke blown up somewhere, when not quite possibly up to the standard required. Good luck to the young man.  :oldman"

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General Discussion / Re: STATEMENT
« on: September 03, 2019, 09:40:10 PM »
 :comeon:  :oldman" Statement of intent definitely issued tonight. :farmer:

             well done to CULLY, BAZZA, Cleevy and all the squad.

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General Discussion / STATEMENT
« on: September 02, 2019, 12:49:05 PM »
 :oldman" Alfreton at home on Tuesday night is the perfect time to announce to this league that we are not just in it for the ride and are extremely serious about pushing for promotion.  Yes I realise it is early doors in terms of the season so far, but 2 nd in the league beating 3rd in the league does indeed send out that STATEMENT.  If York were to be beaten or held things would deffo look good on Wednesday morning. COYL, KEEP THE FAITH AND TURN OUT IN NUMBERS TO SUPPORT THIS SQUAD, the best we have seen at Lynn for many a year. :farmer:

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General Discussion / Re: Dean Saunders
« on: August 28, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
 :red card: According to a well known red top paper Dean Saunders has today been jailed for 10 weeks for drink driving  :oldman"

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 :farmer: That's 3 more points towards cementing a place in this league for next season, this has to be our first aim for this season. Anything above that is a major bonus, however I believe we are more than capable of the playoffs and possibly better. A long season lies ahead and players will get injured and suspended this is when we will find out if we have the squad numbers required. What a great start we have had however.

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General Discussion / Re: Curson Ashton post match
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:04:22 AM »
I think testís will come all the time away from home throughout the season.  Ian Culverhouse isnít getting carried away by this start.  Bumps in the road ( as IC calls them) will happen and we have to remember we are in there fighting with some big hitters in this league, including a host of ex Football League clubs and most having played at National League Premiership.   We are one of the minnowís now at this level,

I for one am going to enjoy the ride and letís see where it takes us.

 :oldman" I have to agree, we are a minnow in terms of this league and yes there are better supported teams than ours, however we support our team just as fanatically as any other fans. We must remember, these so called big teams are in this league because they were not good enough to stay in higher leagues, so were relegated. There will definitely be stern tests ahead but let them worry about us, Guiseley was possibly the wake up we needed and I don't think we have been shown up by any side so far this season. Big teams do get beaten by smaller teams on a regular basis, so buckle up and enjoy our ride.
Hereford are a big team at this level and over the past few years have found KLTFC a hard nut to crack, so why should York, Boston, Southport etc not worry about our squad, we will I believe fear well in this league, and let's see where we are at Christmas. :farmer:

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad ?
« on: August 17, 2019, 06:34:08 PM »
 :bus:  :farmer: :oldman" Well had I have been offered 10 points from our first 5 games in National North, I would definitely have taken it. We had many debates on this thread about the squad since the end of last season, but I must say Mr Culverhouse, Cleeve and Bastock seem to have got things right on and off the pitch. The surface is superb, the new clubhouse is what was needed, and in general people are beginning to pull together as opposed to against each other. The only concern I have is I feel we still need a quality striker in reserve, just in case Marriott or Gash are injured, but in general,personally very happy with the progress of KLTFC.  :farmer:

Very impressive win at AFC Telford today.

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General Discussion / Re: Dream Team for 2019/20
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:13:51 PM »
  :farmer: nice to have options  :farmer:

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad ?
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:11:46 PM »
Daz think he has give to ambitious Billericay not Braintree
:banghead; sorry Mal, the heat must have got to me this week, still does not take away from the fact, what a great front 3 we would have had if money and ambitions were matched. Not saying he would have been Mr Culverhouse's choice of player, we will not know that but deffo on my list of preferred strikers at this level. I still feel we are a good striker short of a good squad. Great result today by the boys at Braintree. :banghead;  :farmer:  :oldman"

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