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General Discussion / When Academies become a dark place.
« on: April 13, 2022, 08:21:22 PM »
There's increasing concerns over the mental health of young players who fail to make the grade with Academies.There's several recent articles available to read, and suggestions as to what Clubs need to do. This is just one that I came across today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-61083718

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General Discussion / Yeovil
« on: April 09, 2022, 05:58:05 PM »
Disappointment for Linnets as Yeovil score
an injury time goal to share the points.

2-2.

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General Discussion / When the boy does the business.
« on: April 05, 2022, 09:44:07 PM »
Lynn take all 3 points courtesy of a 60th minute goal from Theo Widdrington.

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

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General Discussion / V Dover
« on: April 02, 2022, 04:54:56 PM »
Lynn share the points away at Dover, 1-1.

A point away from home is usually considered a good result, but I get the feeling that Tommy was expecting/hoping for more on this occasion.

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Linnets win on the road.
« on: March 19, 2022, 04:55:50 PM »
3 points for the Linnets with a fine 3-0 away win against Aldershot.

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General Discussion / V Halifax on the 26th March
« on: March 16, 2022, 11:03:56 AM »
Buy one, get one free offer via National Lottery.

https://thenationallotteryfootballweekends.co.uk/

Bargain!   :scarf:

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........."Someone in their infinite wisdom decided that this side was good enough of a squad to compete in this division and the league table suggests that it wasn’t."


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General Discussion / A true legend passes.
« on: March 12, 2022, 09:19:15 PM »
I’ve just been informed that Malcolm Lindsay passed away today.

RIP to a true Lynn legend.

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General Discussion / The bright side
« on: March 06, 2022, 10:44:59 PM »

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General Discussion / Now it’s over.........
« on: February 27, 2022, 07:36:03 PM »
........., and the Great Escape will not be happening, what song should now be played over the tannoy?   :dontknow:

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Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich 'has been effectively BARRED from living in Britain'... as he is named as one of the 'key enablers' of Vladimir Putin's regime

The billionaire has not been seen at his Premier League football club's south-west London home, Stamford Bridge, for months.

He withdrew his application for a British Tier 1 investor visa in 2018, after reported delays in his application following criticism of Russian oligarchs in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.

According to The Sun, senior security sources now say it is unlikely that the 55-year-old will ever be allowed to live in Britain again.

Immigration officials are reportedly under instructions to make it impossible for Mr Abramovich - who owns a £125million mansion near Kensington Palace - to base himself in the UK.

His case is said to be being handled by the Home Office's 'Special Cases Unit'.

It comes after Mr Abramovich was named by MPs on Tuesday as being one of 35 oligarchs identified by  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as one of the 'key enablers' of the 'kleptocracy' run by the country's president Vladimir Putin.

He vehemently denies he is close to the Kremlin or has done anything that would merit sanctions being imposed against him - as Britain looked to impose sanctions on Russia amid rising tensions with Ukraine.

In 2018 Mr Abramovich became an Israeli citizen, allowing him to enter for Britain for up to six months.

He used his Israeli passport last October to make a short trip to London.

However, a senior source told The Sun that any attempt by the oligarch to apply for a permanent visa would 'almost certainly be rejected'.

So who could be next on Boris's sanctions hit list? From...

Mr Abramovich has an estimated wealth of £8.4billion.

As well as his huge property portfolio, he also owns a series of superyachts, including the £450million Solaris, which has a missile detection system.

Mr Abramovich has never held UK citizenship and made his money selling assets purchased from the state when the Soviet Union broke up.

He arrived at Chelsea in 2003 and transformed the team from outside challengers to a Premier League giant with the help of Jose Mourinho. 

The bulk of Abramovich's UK wealth is to be found in Evraz, a steel and mining giant listed on the London stock market.

In the Commons on Tuesday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran read out a list that featured Mr Abramovich's name alongside other oligarchs including Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss refused to say whether or not Mr Abramovich would be targeted with sanctions, but suggested that others would be.   

'We have a long list of those complicit in the actions of the Russian leadership,' she said.

'Should Russia refuse to pull back its troops, we can keep turning up the heat, targeting more banks, elites and companies of significance.

'This is about inflicting pain on Putin and degrading the Russian economic system over time, targeting people that are close to Putin. What we have to do is make it as painful as possible.'

Mr Johnson yesterday held talks with senior City figures about ways to tighten the screws on Russian businesses and individuals with links to the Kremlin.

The PM told the Commons that the Government was 'bringing forward' the next wave of sanctions which would 'stop all Russian banks, all oligarchs, all Russian individuals raising money on London markets'.

The Russian billionaire, 54, reportedly boasts a British property empire that includes a 15-bedroom mansion in Kensington Palace Gardens (pictured) that is believed to be now worth £125 million

Ministers are also drawing up plans to stop the Kremlin borrowing on the UK financial markets.

Tory MP Bob Seely said the 'tide of dirty money' entering the UK from Russia was 'damaging' the country.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said it was time to end the 'era of oligarch impunity' and ensure 'this country will no longer be homes for their loot'.

Mr Johnson acknowledged the impatience of many to move faster, but said it was vital that it was done on a co-ordinated international basis.

'On all these measures it is very important to remember that they are more effective when all financial centres move forward together, and that is what the UK has been organising,' he said.

'We can keep turning up the heat.'

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General Discussion / Who would expect Turkey's to vote for Christmas?
« on: February 18, 2022, 03:38:43 PM »
16th February 2022

“Big six” sabotage of owners’ charter shows need for reform and further proof that an Independent regulator is required.


England’s so-called “big six” clubs have killed off attempts by the Premier League to introduce a new owners charter according to reports published today.

The main domestic protagonists behind last year’s failed breakaway European Super League – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Manchester United – have refused to sign up to the charter as it commits them to qualifying for UEFA’s Champions League via current sporting merit.

Currently, the top four placed teams in the Premier League gain entrance to Europe’s largest cup competition. However, UEFA’s expansion and reform of the Champions League will see the introduction of coefficients allowing the historically larger and commercially successful clubs with more European appearances to take a spot in the competition via history rather than current on-field performance.

This could mean a team such as Manchester United finishing 7th or 8th in the division would get a place in European competition ahead of a team finishing 4th or 5th. Supporters across the continent, led by Football Supporters Europe, have opposed the expansion and reform of the Champions League.

Chief executive of the FSA Kevin Miles said today’s reports provided timely further evidence that football cannot be relied upon to regulate itself.

“It’s clear that these clubs have regard for sporting integrity and sporting merit only when it suits their own interests, at home or abroad,” Kevin said.

“They have repeatedly put their own self-interest above the long-term health of not just their own competitions but the country’s footballing pyramid as a whole.

“The case for the introduction of an independent regulator with power to intervene on these issues, as recommended by the Fan-led Review, becomes stronger week by week.”

The Fan-led Review of Football Governance, chaired by Tracey Crouch MP, published recommendations back in November 2021 and proposed radical change to English football, including the establishment of an independent regulatory body.

As well as an independent regulator, the Fan-led Review recommended measures to ensure financial sustainability of the professional game, strengthened owners’ and directors’ tests and a new corporate governance code to support a long-term sustainable future of the game.

“The reports of the big six killing off attempts to reform from within demonstrate all too clearly that it is now up to the Government to deliver upon the recommendations of the Fan-led Review,” Kevin said.

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