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General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 03, 2021, 04:14:14 PM »
If anyone knows the number for a good Takeway food outlet can they urgently send it to Stephen Cleeve.

In the absence of any of the three Chefs, would the Micro technician from the training facility be capable of fulfilling the role (or should that be filling the roll)?

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 03, 2021, 12:11:45 PM »
Great enthusiasm in the piece Sam.....and never easy taking up a new role.... especially now articles will be read on a national basis from people aged 10 -90. In your shoes I would certainly have another set of eyes proof read my piece.

Btw (and this is meant to be helpful and supportive, not condescending)

"Put to the sword", doesn't really work in that context.... literally meaning slayed or killed.........."severely tested" or " given a thorough examination", might have worked better. :scarf:

Agree with all that but the main thing is the enthusiasm which is so evident in his reports. So nice to see such a passion for the job. Keep it up.   :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 03, 2021, 12:09:50 PM »
Sam is I guess inexperienced and learning on the job.   I’m sure things will improve.  Perhaps he could do with a senior Plummer to help him along the way.

They could arrange a meet up at the Burger van!

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 / Re: New Staff
« on: August 02, 2021, 05:41:34 PM »

Will he be doing all the cooking as well, using that ‘Hob’ :laughcry:

From what I have heard, that particular skill may come in very useful! 

Freudian slip?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 02, 2021, 05:35:55 PM »
New one in.   Stadium Manager.

Will he be doing all the cooking as well, using that ‘Hob’ :laughcry:

Hand over of the job (hob)?

I never knew Mark Hearle had the title of Stadium Manager as well as all the other ones he seemed to hold.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: August 02, 2021, 12:18:59 PM »
I’m confused ( it don’t take much).  Is there an online application form with an online payment opportunity  included at the end ?

I don't think there is, but I believe that was what Malcolm had requested.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: August 02, 2021, 10:26:55 AM »
Jamie Heaphy sent me this link.

Malcolm. Jamie appears to have sent Ken exactly the same form as we posted on here on the 4th July for you.

Nothing appears to have changed.    :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 01, 2021, 10:53:48 PM »
In the mid 2000s and before twitter feeds etc, Radio Norfolk could not make all away games so they organised through the Supporters Club that either Stephen Hooks or myself would be their contacts for away goals, half time and full time reports.
With modern technology in the 2020s it is a disgrace that again the fans cannot be kept up to date on matchday.
Going back to no cover available when this type of thing happens, (hope your dad is on the mend Jamie), what happens in the future if SC is hospitalised for instance. Who else knows EXACTLY what goes on behind the scenes?

You might be on to something with the retro theme there Gordon. Perhaps SC plans to start selling Pink Uns from the Walks at 6PM on a Saturday so those who couldn't travel to away games can find out how we got on!

£25 quid a copy.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 01, 2021, 01:08:26 AM »
There was an apology at outset on the club's twitter feed that due to illness and work there would be limited updates........but my comments are not really directed towards you, but the club....surely a plan B has to be in place for a full time NL club.... that's the point I made at the time and I still think it's a fair one.

With you on this one Kes. No plan B. Never seems to be one. If someone is not available someone should step in. That should be the case for any position at the Club. We are a NL full time club. Need to act like one from top to bottom, all the time.

Can you see it happening elsewhere:


Sorry, Greg Plummer is not available so no Sports news this week.


Sorry Chris Lakey is not available so no Sports news this week.


Sorry, we have three players carrying injury and I didn't arrange any subs, so we'll be starting  with 8 players at today's game.

Sorry, the Kitman wasn't available to wash the kit, so we'll be the ones in skins today.

Proof that the top prices in this League don't result in top service for the supporters who after all, are who the updates are (presumably) supplied for.

There's always going to be things that crop up in life to spoil the plan (ask WLM). That shouldn't mean, and must not mean, it doesn't then get done.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 03:05:00 PM »
Seems to me at moment relying totally on match day income which is why prices are so high. Need to sort out Commercial side quick.

IMO SC needs to balance out the priorities....seems utterly senseless to have a number of analysts on board measuring performance, assessing opposition etc, but no commercial manager and no one looking after the match day experience... that's a recipe for limited income and ultimately disaster

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

It's similar to Mark's other role, on the Media side of things. Sadly we seem to be light years behind some of out NL friends (and even North and South). A well worked media side would assist the Commercial side of things. A higher profile would make the club packages easier to sell.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:28:54 PM »

Just had a phone call from a long term Sponsor at the Club.   The suspicion that many had are true re-Mark Hearle.  He has indeed left the club.   

Now will the Club go down the route of employing the staff who are the best qualified person (S) for the job and not just grab at someone who is handy and will work for peanuts  but are so obviously not the right person for the job.

This is Step 5 of the best Football Structure in the world and as such demands a 100% professional approach.   We have gone full time in terms of playing side yet we still seem to be very hesitant about employing full time staff behind the scenes.

Prepare to be underwhelmed, well at least partly.

Its a good opportunity to change things for the better. It seems that Mark leaving is not a spur of the moment thing, so there's been enough time to get  an experienced  person on board. I don't suppose we will have to wait for long to see who's going to be doing what, but I fear that it will just be shuffling the existing pack again and more of whats been going on for the past few years.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:18:02 PM »
Mark had the club at heart, and I wouldn't be surprised that he could see a backlash coming over the prices, and advised a reduction, which was ignored. Which is why he has left the club? Its not a fact, its just my opinion.

Sometimes people have to stand up and be counted. If you are correct on that one, then well done Mark.

It's not "having the Club at heart" when you just nod in the right direction or agree to things that you know are wrong, just because you want to protect (or gain) a position at the Club.

So, well done Mark and good luck in your new job.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 01:10:29 PM »
I think we should have done what Dover did and stopped playing.At least we wouldn't be tied to the government for 20 years.

I think there's many that would agree with you on that one. It could well have been better for the Club, but not necessarily for the Chairman.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 10:21:03 AM »
I think a lot of issues come down to trust. Does SC really trust the people he appoints to do jobs, or is he all the time looking over their shoulder watching and waiting for a mistake to happen. I think this was possibly the issue when IC left a couple of years ago. If you appoint people let them get on with the job.

Or could it be the people appointed feel that they have to be continually looking over THEIR shoulders?   :dontknow:

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