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General Discussion / Match preview for Alfreton
« on: August 07, 2021, 10:03:05 AM »


Alfreton Town have had a pre-season to remember, thus far. Managed by Andrew Clarke, the side recorded a valuable 3-2 win over fellow National League side, in Chesterfield FC. The side went on to better that scoreline by overcoming the challenge of League One side Burton Albion, by winning 2-1.

Their other results during the period include a narrow 1-0 defeats to Sheffield Wednesday and Grimsby Town. Despite suffering losses, the side have shown their ability to compete with established football league sides. Showcasing the importance of this fixture for Lynn, whilst the fixtures against Peterborough United, Norwich City, and MK Dons will be the standout games, this will be a tough test for Ian Culverhouse’s men.

King’s Lynn will face a familiar face, in the way of Dayle Southwell, who recently made the move to Alfreton Town this summer

General Discussion / Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 03, 2021, 10:19:00 AM »
Thanks to Sam. 

Sam Plummer
August 3, 2021
9:00 am

As the season draws near, King’s Lynn Town FC put their pre-season efforts to the test, welcoming the newly-promoted Championship side, Peterborough United to The Walks Stadium (August 3rd, 19:30).

In a home schedule that has previously welcomed MK Dons and Norwich City, the final home game of the pre-season schedule will be marked by a third fixture against Football League calibre for The Linnets. The pre-season campaign will later be concluded with away visits to Alfreton Town and Heachem FC, ahead of the season opener, against Southend United (August 21st, 15:00).

The summer transfer window has presented eight new signings to King’s Lynn, where all have been put through their paces as the club turned announced their full-time status. Ian Culverhouse’s side have had fixtures against teams from a wide range of divisions; from Premier League Norwich City, to Eastern Counties League Premier side Gorleston FC, allowing King’s Lynn Town FC’s newest acquisitions to have had the opportunity to shine in a wide variety of tests.

Most noticeably, having signed from the Scottish Premiership side: St Mirren, Junior Morias has become one of the most eagerly anticipated stars for The Linnets. Formerly of National League side: Boreham Wood Town, Morias, 26, has been able to register goals-against Gorleston FC and Stratford FC, whilst only the woodwork denied the Jamaican from outside of the box, against Norwich City. 

Excitement has escalated around the town as fans have been given a glimpse of what they can expect from Morias’ striking partnership with fellow new signing, in the way of Gold Omotayo. Omotayo, 27, leaves fans dreaming of the perfect ‘big-small’ strike force. The pair will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Yorke and Cole or Defoe and Crouch. Lynn fans have left fans drooling, having shown a telepathic chemistry at times during this pre-season campaign, Omotayo and Morias’ partnership will be put to the sword with the visit of Championship quality, in Peterborough United. 

Beyond Junior Morias and Gold Omotayo, new goalkeeper, and former Posh ‘keeper Paul Jones will be searching for a solid performance in this fixture. The veteran Lynn shot-stopper played 35 times during the 2011-12 campaign with Peterborough United, before going on to play for the likes of Portsmouth FC and Crawley Town.


Football Club Stadium, Peterborough,... © David Hallam-Jones cc-by-sa/2.0 :: Geograph Britain and Ireland

Peterborough United finished runners-up in League One last time around, ending the campaign with 87 points, to earn a first return to The Championship, since their relegation 2013.

Much of their success last season will be accredited to the goal threat of Johnson Clarke-Harris. The 27-year-old scored 33 times in League One for The Posh, and is reportedly ready for action in King’s Lynn, before the season opener on Saturday.

In the build-up to this clash in West Norfolk, the club confirmed the signature of Ghanaian attacking midfielder Kwame Poku, the 19-year-old joined from League Two side Colchester United, and could make his unofficial debut in this game. Prior to Poku, the club announced their return to England’s second division with the signings of former Derby striker: Jack Marriott, whilst also recruiting Lincoln City FC’s star man Jorge Grant, a player who has received high praise for his performances in League One last season, after securing 13 goals in his 39 games. Additionally, King’s Lynn-born Aaron Powell could feature for Posh after signing a new deal during the summer.

In a look at their pre-season run, The Posh have had a mixture of results. Their campaign began with an 8-0 victory against Bedford Town. Since then, Darren Ferguson’s side drew 2-2 with Oxford United, before overcoming the challenge of Swindon Town (1-0), to then suffer their first defeat of pre-Championship run, in a 2-0 loss to Portsmouth FC.

General Discussion / Norwich under 23s
« on: July 26, 2021, 03:40:42 PM »
Walks to host some Norwich under 23's games.

I hope they are gentle with the pitch!

General Discussion / Tonight's friendly-Streaming available.
« on: July 26, 2021, 12:19:28 PM »
Tonight's Friendly (from Chelmsford website).

Tickets for the clash with the Linnets are priced at £10 for Adults, £5 for Concessions and Under-12s are free.   

Supporters will be able to pay on the turnstiles for their entry to the match.

The friendly with the Vanarama National League side will be live-streamed and Streaming Passes can be purchased through Ticketpass for £3.

Follow this link to purchase your tickets.

I've just noticed that Chelmsford have also had their friendly with Bishops Stortford, which was due to be played this coming Saturday, cancelled. Looks like Bishop Stortford are having a rough time of it.

General Discussion / LN's article
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:30:56 AM »

Some very nice comments from Martin............exactly what the club wanted to hear! They couldn't have wished for more.

General Discussion / Incoming?
« on: July 13, 2021, 10:42:12 PM »
Harry Riley has been released by MK, but played in tonights game.

I understand that Lynn are hoping to sign him.

« on: July 13, 2021, 11:34:57 AM »

Sam Plummer

July 13, 2021
9:04 am

The Linnets face an exciting opportunity, being put to the test against League One outfit MK Dons at The Walks (Tuesday 13th July. 19:00 PM), as part of the club’s opening pre-season fixture. As the new season looms, King’s Lynn have organised a thrilling array of fixtures to prepare for the club’s second season in the Vanarama National League.

The fixture list provides a test from a wide range of sides, with Peterborough United and Norwich City being announced as opponents, the pair will both make their way to North Norfolk later on in the pre-season schedule. On the road, the club has confirmed away fixtures against the likes of: Chelmsford City FC; Alfreton Town; Heacham FC; and Bishop’s Stortford FC.

The fixture will present a familiar face in former Norwich City defender, and now MK Dons boss: Russell Martin, who will lead his side into this clash; having taken on the managerial position in November 2019. As well as former Canary Andrew Surman and on-loan Josh Martin. The League One side also has former Chelsea prospect Josh McEachran on their books, a player who played for The Blues eleven times before having spells at: Birmingham City; Watford, Middlesborough; Vitesse Arnhem; and Brentford.

Nice write up by Sam Plummer.

Sam, Kings Lynn is in West Norfolk, not North Norfolk.


General Discussion / Lynn News article on pricing.
« on: July 06, 2021, 04:40:43 PM »

A fairly comprehensive statemment from the club. Credit where credit is due, telling supporters not to buy a season ticket if they would want their money back in the event of a further lockdown. Streaming will be offered as an alternative if needs be. Combination of cost, experience of last two season, and caution going forward will have an effect on season ticket sales imho.

I'm still not sure about this "frozen ticket prices" for this sesson as there will be a £1 "donation" added to the cost. If the £1 is mandatory, which it appears to be, then its an increase whichever way you look at it.

Theres also the little matter of tax. Admission prices attract VAT, donations don't. If this was allowed, why not charge £1 to get in and have a mandatory £19 "donation" (I say this in jest). I just can't see it being permitted by HMRC.

What's the point or benefit of doing it this way? The £1 increase is apparently being ring fenced to go towards repaying the debts that the Club has incurred, but it wouldn't  have to be a donation for this to happen. A £1 is a £1 wherever it comes from.

I know there's quite a few accountants that follow this forum so maybe one of them could kindly  give their opinion on this.

General Discussion / Rory McAuley
« on: June 01, 2021, 12:21:00 PM »
From Club website:

Rory McAuley has been suspended from all football activities at King’s Lynn Town Football Club with immediate effect.

The club will make a future statement in due course.

General Discussion / New signing
« on: May 26, 2021, 08:22:10 AM »
Lynn have announced the signing of Munashe Sundire ahead of the new season.

The 24 year old Zimbabwe national played for St Albans last season having joined them in November 2019.
Playing either at full back or in midfielder he had previously played for  Hemel Hempstead Town,  Kempston Rovers, Banbury United, Kettering Town, Chesham United, and St Ives Town.
He played against Lynn, and was Man-of-the-Match, when Lynn drew 1-1 with St Ives in January 2019.

Born in Zimbabwe he came to England at the age of two. A member of the Kempston Rovers Development team, he progressed into the first team in the 2016-17 season and was voted the fans\' player of the season.
He moved on to Kettering Town but having trouble getting a regular place in the first team, he moved on to Chesham United having made 11 appearances for the Poppies.
He returned to Kempston in March 2018 joining St Ives in July of the same year.

General Discussion / Ticket sales
« on: May 24, 2021, 06:14:13 PM »
Chairman's tweet on ticket sales for final two home games of the season:

Stephen Cleeve
Roughly including season tickets about 500 tickets sold for our next 2 home games - please come down and support your local team

General Discussion / Linnets lose on their travels.
« on: May 15, 2021, 05:02:02 PM »
Lost 3-1 today.

The nightmare is nearly over.

Normality is (hopefully) just around the corner!

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

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