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General Discussion / Re: Street departs
« on: October 30, 2020, 11:41:45 AM »
The mystery to me is, why was he the "second choice" keeper?   :dontknow:


Lynn News report:

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/goalkeeper-alex-street-leaves-kings-lynn-town-9128365/

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General Discussion / Street departs
« on: October 30, 2020, 11:16:13 AM »
From Home page:

Linnets 'keeper Alex Street has left King's Lynn Town after finding himself second choice to the on-loan Archie Mair.
The 29 year old joined the club when it reformed in 2010 and although not always forst choice 'keeper in the early years he persevered and went on to make 466 appearances for the Linnets, keeping 139 clean sheets, picking up the Southern League Golden Glove Award for the most clean sheets in season 2018-19.
Archie Mair's league debut in the 5-0 defeat against Solihull ended Street's run of first choice for league games that started on 19th March 2017, and lasted 129 league games.
He leaves The Walks with the record of having made the most appearances for a Lynn goal-keeper, beating Billy Bedwell's record of 378 that was set in the period 1922-33.


The biggest (or maybe the 2nd biggest) loss to the Club since its been reformed.

I've not seen anything in our new signing to justify this, but then again I'm just a supporter and not the Manager.

So what happens if City call Mair back, or when he's on international duty?

Bastock, or have we got one coming in?

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General Discussion / Re: Corn Exchange.
« on: October 29, 2020, 04:05:43 PM »
Not official, but someone that attended said about 50 there.

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General Discussion / Re: The behavior of some never ceases to amaze!
« on: October 28, 2020, 10:47:11 PM »
The rate of infection in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk per 100,000 increased from 33.5 to 55.5 in the past 7 days.


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News of former Linnets / Sam Gaughram
« on: October 28, 2020, 08:32:35 PM »
Apparently in the Bedford team tonight.

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General Discussion / Re: The behavior of some never ceases to amaze!
« on: October 28, 2020, 04:35:19 PM »
Maybe ask M Hill how many attend, he might be able to shed some light on it ? :dontknow:

I wonder how many people they have ĎhelpingĎ the groundMan fork the picture at half time ?

Good try mall... :fish: :fish:...but no bite. The silence is somewhat suspicious though... :laughcry:

Maybe he's been eaten by that Green Dragon he mentioned.   :dontknow:

 :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Home vs Wealdstone (27th Oct)
« on: October 28, 2020, 03:04:21 PM »
A few comments taken from The Wealdstone forum. I thought they were interesting when read in conjunction with the Lynn supporters posts and their opinions:


"Did Lynn do any homework on us? They were almost totally outplayed in the 1st half and at no point did they double up on Dennon Lewis, which every other team has done this season, how many crosses was he allowed to get in"?

"Time to be a glass half full for a change. Great response from Saturday".

"Controlled first half not playing out from the back, going long instead. Using Isted well, slowing game down. Really in full control first 45, should have been 2 up"!

"Defended well with a lot of blocks in the first half though the one-eyed commentary were giving KL more credit than deserved in my opinion. As for the penalty the commentator was suggesting an "accidental trip" in the area shouldn't be a penalty. Righto".

"The game could have easily finished up 5-5 on chances and those Kings Lynn officials who were present felt a bit robbed. Oh well never mind".

"£12 to watch? .........that is £2 more than the top club in the Scottish Premier charge for their official feed per match by the way".


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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 28, 2020, 01:29:23 PM »
I think we'll see Steps 3 down leagues put on hold by sometime in November IMO. Steps 1/2 and FL will continue.

Very likely. Although lots of negative results from testing could avoid that.

Why close it down when it can be proven that its safe.

On the other hand, why allow it to continue when they can't prove its safe?   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:41:37 PM »
Surely all Clubs in the 5th tier of English Football have to tested before each game.   It makes no sense if some clubs are doing the right things and some arenít. 

Iím sure we are professional enough to have regular testing at the Club.

Football league clubs donít have to do testing, why Spurs paid for Orient to be tested before they played other month. Thereíll be quite a few clubs like S****horpe today where cases will rip through the club once one gets tested after showing symptoms.

Amazed Notts County doing testing. Completely pointless when other teams wonít be.

Being a good example is hardly pointless.

The question is, should the other non league Clubs follow their lead, especially now they have the Grant money and are supposedly the centre of local communities.

:dontknow:

Clubs can't afford to follow I feel. Steps 1/2 full under same bracket as Championship/L1/L2, so if testing was made a mandatory to play, clubs would be pushed to financial ruin even more.

Heathrow announced rapid testing at £80 a pop (some other places it's north of £100). For a club days before each game, probably looking at what 25 tests required (at least in Steps 1/2 non league) so would be looking at say £100 a test as a figure, £2.5k outlay. Some weeks £5k outlay if 2 games. Looking at around £15k - £20k a month.

On top of wages, running costs, the grant wouldn't cover things. Should the money be increased, it should be with it going towards testing.

There's lots of business's that are required to do things that they can't afford to do. They have to get on with it regardless and find the money from somewhere if they wish to stay in business. For example in lots of other business's, people have to pay for such things as Indemnity Insurance, and obtain certain qualifications and certificates (usually at their own cost)  etc, before they are allowed to even enter a place of work. Maybe the players should contribute, especially if "we are all in this together". I won't hold my breath on that one, even though they are the ones that are most likely to be at risk, and in a majority of cases, its their second source of income.

There's always options, rather than just saying no. "No" is the easy way out. It would be nice to know what the true cost of rapid testing is. I'm not disputing what has been read about it being £80 to £100, but the Club could make their own enquiries to get the exact cost rather than taking what the Press are stating.

So, let's say there's no positive tests at the Walks. Just think what a positive point it would be when trying to make a case and get supporters back into the ground, or if there is talk of stopping the season. Why should the Government even consider changing their point of view on this when Clubs are not doing enough to protect their staff and anyone they come into contact with.

To reduce costs, they could look at ways to cut down on the "essential staff" for a start. Any "volunteers" that wish to help the Club could then pay for their own tests.

It looked to me as if Norwich had less "essential staff" in their Stand than Lynn did. How's that work?

Deliah had her restaurants open at Carrow Road yesterday, but it was quite clear that if people wanted to watch the game, it would be in the Lounge and on TV and not in the stand.




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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:02:07 PM »
Does money go into the Club as a trading receipt?

If not, presumably it does not attract VAT unlike gate income.  :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Home vs Wealdstone (27th Oct)
« on: October 28, 2020, 11:53:36 AM »
IC has remained loyal to his core players.  When we missed out in the play offs he stuck with the core of the side ( quite righty as it turned out). When we went up to the NLN again he stuck with the core of the team ( again quite rightly).  Now we have jumped yet another level again he has stuck with core of the players that got us there.

Now maybe ( just as a suggested). That core have now been found out as just simply not up to playing At this level.

Its previously been said that progress off the pitch was not keeping pace with progress on the pitch. Maybe its now tipped in other direction. We've had a few players in, but maybe now's the time to get back to the drawing board before its too late. Its good (although wrong in my book) that the Grant money didn't state that an embargo on new signings would be part of the conditions.

If the season is in danger of not being able to run its full term, then it would make you think that action needs to be taken sooner rather than later. Reading about Mcfadden, if he lives up to his reputation then that should be a massive bonus, but it could be another month before he joins and we could be well adrift by then.

Surely Pedro must get a recall for this Saturday?

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 28, 2020, 08:31:28 AM »

Should have been made a condition of receiving grant. Along with a transfer embargo, whilst receiving said grant.

Reading around the forums, a view shared by many.


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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:25:09 PM »
Surely all Clubs in the 5th tier of English Football have to tested before each game.   It makes no sense if some clubs are doing the right things and some arenít. 

Iím sure we are professional enough to have regular testing at the Club.

Football league clubs donít have to do testing, why Spurs paid for Orient to be tested before they played other month. Thereíll be quite a few clubs like S****horpe today where cases will rip through the club once one gets tested after showing symptoms.

Amazed Notts County doing testing. Completely pointless when other teams wonít be.

Being a good example is hardly pointless.

The question is, should the other non league Clubs follow their lead, especially now they have the Grant money and are supposedly the centre of local communities.

:dontknow:

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General Discussion / Mcfadden
« on: October 27, 2020, 12:18:32 PM »
From Home page:

It has been announced online that Kyle Callan-McFadden has apparently agreed to sign for Lynn from Sligo Rovers when the Irish Premier Division fixtures reach completion, the final matches set to be played on the 8th of November.
The 25 year old (b. 20.4.95) who can play as a centre-half, right-back and in midfield joined Norwich City's Academy at the age of 16 as a first year scholar in the summer of 2011 having impressed in trials.
McFadden began with Irish side Swilly Rovers with whom he was capped at Republic of Ireland Under-16 level and he then received further caps with Norwich at Under 17 level.
He helped the Canaries win the FA Youth Cup playing in both legs of the final against Chelsea.
He made his first team debut for the Canaries on 28 July 2014 in a friendly against OGC Nice and his professional debut in Norwich's 3Ė1 League Cup second round victory against Crawley Town in August 2014, playing the full 90 minutes.
He was released by Norwich at the end of the 2014Ė15 season but later played for Ireland's Under-21s.
He moved on to join Orlando City B in October 2015 moving on to Sligo at the beginning of December 2016.
Apart from playing for the Canaries, McFadden also has links with Norfolk via his wife who has family in Tasburgh.
It is reported on loi-gc.com/ that his family have already moved to the UK.
ďIf fans come to see me they can expect to see hard tackles, powerful heading, and a player thatís good with the ball at his feet,Ē Callan-McFadden is quoted as saying in an On The Ball City match-day programme.


Well, he's certainly told us what to expect! 

I'm not sure if Sligo are still in their Cup Competition, but if they are, then 8th November may be a bit optimistic!

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: Home vs Wealdstone (27th Oct)
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:40:27 PM »
Just been reading on the Wealdstone forum and many donít seem happy to 12 quid for streaming.  It seems many are going to watch it in their Clubhouse for free.

I have to ask, how does this work?

If Lynn can't give free tickets to their season ticket holders for cup games because their opponents would lose out financially, how do Lynn earn money from Wealdstone supporters if their Club allows their supporters to see the game for free in their Clubhouse?

 :dontknow:

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