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General Discussion / FT 3-3
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:15:26 PM »
Late equaliser means we go again at the Walks on Wednesday.

General Discussion / FT 1-1.
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:34:13 PM »
King's Lynn Town v Rushden & Diamonds 1-1.

Late equaliser gives Lynn a share of the points.

General Discussion / Won 1-5
« on: October 16, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
Well done to Backie and his Boys.

Not surprised we won, but didn't expect the margin to be so great.

Now up to 14th!

General Discussion / Ground Development Fund
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:54:47 AM »
The Trust have announced details of the Ground Development Fund.

From Home page:

The end of the 2008-09 season saw King's Lynn Football Club finish their first, and only, season in Conference North in 17th place and relegation followed as improvements identified during a Ground Requirements inspection had not been carried out despite the Club having been given ample notice.
Stephen Cleeve made it clear, when he took up the reins at King's Lynn Town FC, that his ambition was to see the football club achieve promotion to the National Leagues and beyond.
Having studied the relevant Ground Grading Requirements, it is estimated that substantial financial outlay will have to be made in order to satisfy the requirements necessary for promotion to the next step. Just some of the works required are as follows:-

Four more turnstiles
A segregated area for visiting fans.
Toilet facilities within the segregated area.
Communication from the referees room to the players changing rooms.
Dispensation would have to be sought to keep the wooden fence surrounding the ground.

Mr Cleeve is aware of this project which will be managed solely by The Trust, and any monies raised will be ring-fenced in a separate account that will only be used to fund ground infrastructure developments identified by a Ground Grading inspection should KLTFC achieve promotion.

Prior to the project going public, the Trust managed to raise funds which, through various donations, total in excess of £2,500.

If you wish to help this cause donations can be made online via PayPal using the "Donate" link on the Home page (you don't need a PayPal account just a debit/credit card) or via bank transfer (BACS) to Co-operative Bank Account Number 65734670, Sort Code: 08-92-99. All donations must specify for “Ground Development Fund” or “GDF”. Alternatively cheques made payable to The Blue & Gold Trust and annotated “Ground Development Fund” on the back can be forwarded to The Blue & Gold Trust, 39, King John Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 4QB. Again any donations should be annotated GDF.

All donors will receive a receipt if their contact details are provided along with their donation. It is also planned to raise GDF funds through various other projects throughout the season. Fund raising progress can be monitored by checking the "thermometer" on the home page and news of updates will appear there and on the forum.

General Discussion / Back and Fryatt appointed.
« on: September 27, 2018, 09:53:10 AM »

King's Lynn Town appoint Robbie Back and Neil Fryatt in managerial hot seat

King’s Lynn Town Football Club are pleased to announce that both Rob Back and Neil Fryatt are to continue in their role as joint managers of the club’s first team.

Following talks with chairman Stephen Cleeve, a deal has been agreed seeing the pair working on a monthly rolling contract basis, managing the first team whilst carrying on with their existing roles within the club.

Linnets chairman Mr Cleeve said: "I have taken my time with this decision and thought about the situation very deeply ever since removing Simon Clark from his role as manager.
"I have also taken advice from people within the football world locally and nationally as well as seeking the opinions of some of the senior club officials at The Walks.
Initially, I had no hesitation turning to both Rob and Neil when we needed some breathing space and stability following Simon’s dismissal and I now have no hesitation in making their tenure of the job a more permanent one.
After the home draw with Histon, the team were on the seat of their pants but since then we have seen a tremendous display of attacking football at Histon in the cup replay, a determined point collected at Halesowen and an assured team performance to earn another cup win last weekend.
In their short spell in charge they have transformed the team back to the one we all enjoyed watching last season.
At the same time they have put the smile back on the faces of our supporters who were understandably upset and disappointed with our early-season performances.
Both are proud local men who have blue and gold passing through their veins and at this particular moment I see no better men for the job.
We still have much to do in the league, beginning with what will be a tough fixture against Banbury United on Saturday.
Neither they or myself are under any illusions as to the difficult task that is in front of us, but I now believe we have the correct men in place to stabilise the ship and move us forward as the season unfolds.
Finally I would like to thank the supporters for their patience whilst I made this decision.
I would now urge you to get fully behind Neil, Rob and the team as we enter a very important set of fixtures."

On the duo's appointment, Back said: "Neil and myself wish to thank Stephen for giving us the opportunity to manage this wonderful club.
Six weeks ago I would have laughed at you had you said that come October you will be managing King’s Lynn Town, but now we are and it goes to show how unpredictable football can be.
Neil and myself will continue to do what we have been doing over the past few weeks and will change nothing.
We will make the decisions together as we have before and there’s no him or me about us, it really is a joint partnership.
There are parts of the job that Neil doesn’t like that I do and the same the other way round.
We have known each other for many years in various roles and the chance to manage our local team was just too good an opportunity to decline. We will continue in our other roles which we currently hold.
We both know we have a lot of hard work ahead of us to climb the league but we are blessed here with a truly talented squad who want to do well and achieve success.
The supporters have been great to date and I would like to thank them for their kind messages since we have been in charge. There will be some difficult times ahead but we will be striving to give you the team and results your excellent backing deserves. Now we must prepare for the challenges ahead, beginning with the visit of Banbury on Saturday.

News of former Linnets / Sam Gaughram
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:39:44 AM »
Apparently, according to another social media site, has  signed for Wisbech and played for them last night.

General Discussion / BBC News on CWA.
« on: August 30, 2018, 10:21:12 PM »
College of West Anglia faces ban after football students move

General Discussion / New signings announced
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:04:22 AM »
King's Lynn Town make a double transfer swoop

King's Lynn Town have completed a double transfer swoop ahead of this afternoon's opening Southern Central Premier game against Biggleswade at The Walks.

Arriving at the club are striker Valter Rocha on a one-year deal and defender Aaron Jones who will put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.

Jones spent 10 years with Ipswich Town's development academy before moving to the United States to play college soccer at Georgia State University. The 24-year-old recently had a spell playing in the Slovakian League.

Portuguese frontman Rocha, 26, arrives from Thetford Town after spending a few years plying his trade in Portugal’s Division Two.

Manager Simon Clark said: "Aaron has been fantastic for us in pre-season and is just the type of character we want at the club. He's the fittest player we've got at the club and has a great versatility about him.
Aaron will give us competition down the side's and is also a very adept number four."

 On Rocha, who was a firm favourite for Thetford at Mundford Road, Clark said: "Valter is going to be a massive crowd-pleaser here. He's different to what we've got and is very unpredictable. He's strong, robust and possesses a great left-foot."

Deals for both of Lynn's new arrivals were concluded late last night.

Both players will link-up with the Linnets squad today but may not feature due to international clearance issues.

The club can also confirm that they are in continued negotiations with defender Matty Castellan who has signed Southern League forms at The Walks.

"I've been delighted with Matty over the summer and are looking forward to having him on board," said Clark.

General Discussion / Lynn News
« on: August 09, 2018, 03:44:28 PM »
Lynn News on Friday 10th August.

14 pages of Sport coverage for West Norfolk, including 4 pages of Official KL Town coverage, and a special two-page team picture on the eve of the new football season.


General Discussion / Clunan retains Captaincy.
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:53:03 PM »
Midfielder Clunan delighted to retain Linnets captaincy.

Michael Clunan says he is pleased to have retained the King's Lynn Town captaincy as he prepares to lead the club into a new season.

Despite a number of new faces arriving at the Walks over the summer, midfielder Clunan continues as skipper having done a fine job at the helm last season.

Clunan said: "The manager told me before the start of pre-season that he wanted me to be skipper again. I was more than happy to do it. I really enjoyed last year and I'm hoping for another successful season. It's a great honour to be skipper. It's nice to know that the Gaffer respects and trusts me enough to give me the role."

The midfield playmaker has become a firm fans' favourite since his arrival from Dereham Town in the summer of 2015.

On his captain, Linnets boss Simon Clark said: "Michael is a very good leader for the group. He is a good talker. He pulls people around and is very good at working to a game plan."

KL Town Media team.

General Discussion / View from the Press Box
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:00:14 PM »

King’s Lynn Town’s head of media Mark Hearle takes his own personal view of the new season ahead of Saturday’s Walks opener with Biggleswade Town.

It’s that time of the season where hopes are high and everyone is confident that this is going to be ‘our year'.
A ball has yet to be kicked in anger but ‘that’ feeling of a celebration in April is doing the rounds.
Expectation levels here at The Walks are always high, be that rightly or wrongly.
Nothing wrong with that of course but at times a step back and a look at the bigger picture may just put a little more of a realistic slant on things.
Simon Clark’s early work at the helm, along with Lee Beevers and Sam Gaughran has impressed me greatly.
Clark is thorough, extremely thorough.
His knowledge of the non-league game borders at times like an encyclopaedia with training being done by the book and all meticulously planned.
I would also suspect he already has a full dossier on most, if not all, of our opposition over the next nine months or so.
The summer arrivals appear to be bedding in nicely but that will continue well into the early part of the new season.
Rory McAuley to me looks a solid lynchpin and I can see a really blossoming partnership developing with 'Mr reliable' Ryan Fryatt in the centre of defence.
Kalern Thomas attacks and defends in equal measures and operates at a great pace which will terrify many opposing full backs. Jordan Richards looks a lively signing along with Nathan Stewart who will need some time to adjust to this level.
The business to get striker Harry Limb to the club on release from Burnley was maybe, Clark’s best bit of summer dealings.
A young man with so much to prove and a huge appetite to perform and move back to the higher level where he believes he belongs.
Clark has made no secret of his delight when Michael Gash and Ryan Jarvis confirmed they would both be back to don the blue and gold and they are, most obviously huge players to retain.
Jarvis was superb throughout last season and Gash, returning from a serious injury, turned in Majestic performances coupled with a huge work rate that made him a firm favourite with many supporters.
For me, these two were the signings of the summer without a doubt. Add in Alex Street, possibly in the form of his life last season and captain Michael Clunan – sadly missed at the tail end of last season  - and it is very easy to see why Town are expected to be eating from the top end of the Southern Central division table next season.
However with yet another summer reorganisation we will be crossing swords with some foes from the past and some unknown quantities to add further spice to a league which at present looks wide open to me.
Kettering of course will be challenging and I fully expect the Midland powerhouses of Tamworth and Stourbridge to be doing likewise.
Let’s not forget Royston Town who caused a few surprises last season and Hitchin Town who under-achieved last time.
Then of course Needham Market, Leiston and Lowestoft Town with their off-field troubles will be joining the party giving proceedings a little more of a local feel than usual. 
All very interesting to say the least. The fact that we face four of the six sides I have mentioned above in the opening three weeks of the season will, I know, not faze Simon Clark one little bit.
He is another of the ‘one game at a time' brigade and that is the way it should/has to be.
However to collect some points from these teams would again put down a marker for what lays ahead of us and then who knows where that could lead too.
I’m not making any rash predictions, there’s far too many splinters in my backside as it is.
However momentum is crucial and important and if that can be gained early on then who knows. Let the action commence. 

General Discussion / KL Town Media Department report
« on: August 03, 2018, 02:35:33 PM »

Richards looking forward to fresh start with Linnets

King's Lynn Town midfielder Jordan Richards is a man on a mission as he looks to make a positive start to his career at The Walks.
The 21-year-old wants to hit the ground running as he looks to use Lynn as a possible springboard back into the Football League.

The former Notts County graduate said: "I didn't enjoy my time at Gainsborough last season and I'm looking forward to a fresh start.
"I've really enjoyed my first few weeks here and feel that I'm just starting to find my fitness and form. It was good to get a full 90 minutes under my belt against Basford.
The group of players here have been good. They were very welcoming when I arrived and there are some really good footballers at the club.
The team looks a lot stronger team than the one I played for in the Conference North last season."

Nottingham-based Richards, who has also featured for both Boston United and Sligo, can play in a variety of roles and his versatility is likely to be key for the coming campaign.
He was a man in demand in the close season and revealed that he crossed paths with his new manager when he was leaving the Magpies last summer.

"As I was on my way out of Notts County, Simon was then coming into the club. A lot of players at County said good things about him. They remarked on how passionate he is for the game and you can see that at training and in the intensity of his sessions.

The youngster is unsure what to expect in the Southern Premier Central Division ahead of Lynn's opening home game against Biggleswade on August 11.
But he is confident the the Linnets can perform well this season after the club's signings and some gruelling pre-season training sessions.

"The Conference North is very physical but I'm expecting players to be better technically in this league," said Richards. "Lynn did well last season and with this group of players you'd expect us to do well again. Ultimately, I'd love to win promotion."

General Discussion / Cameron King
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:13:12 PM »
To be confirmed, but apparently signed for Halifax.

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