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General Discussion / Re: LN's article
« on: March 22, 2021, 08:14:02 PM »
IC surely wouldnít want to stand in a players way of progressing.  So maybe a nominal fee with add onís if he makes the grade ?   Canít see a club wanting to pay much up front for a Non League.  For example when Jamie Vardy went from Non League to League Football the up front fee was 17k.

I would think the Club would be pleased with anything around those figures. It has ben mentioned that  there's ex League players willing to play for £400  a week, so that presumably means lower player wages are expected for next season. I  would guess that means that Clubs are expecting more reslistic transfer fees as well.

General Discussion / LN's article
« on: March 22, 2021, 07:17:45 PM »

Well, have to say it surprises me that two Clubs hoping for PL next season are interested (no disrespect to the lad), but I suppose stranger things have happened.

What's he worth?

General Discussion / Re: Torquay away
« on: March 21, 2021, 01:58:22 PM »

Tough times ahead

Same for everyone, its not just a football or sports thing.

Let's hope that's taken account by all the powers that be when planning for the very difficult years that will be ahead of us.

It is what it is, and we will all have to adapt accordingly. We won't be going back to "normal" for a long, long time.


BBC this morning:

Covid: Masks and social distancing 'could last years'

People may need to wear face coverings and socially distance for several years until we return to normality, a leading epidemiologist has predicted.

Mary Ramsay, the head of immunisation at Public Health England, said basic measures could be in place until other countries successfully roll out jabs.

She also said a return of big spectator events required careful monitoring and clear instructions about staying safe.

Prof Chris Whitty, the UK government's chief medical adviser, told MPs earlier this month that it was hoped "simple interventions like washing hands, face masks where appropriate, test-and-trace, and above all vaccines" would keep the virus controlled beyond the summer.

Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser, has also said face masks could be needed in certain situations if the number of infections rises in the winter, but that it was possible people will naturally behave in a way that promotes social-distancing without the need for restrictions.

General Discussion / Re: Kings Lynn Town FC Academy-The positives.
« on: March 21, 2021, 10:51:27 AM »
Yes we ended up 3rd in our league . They are now doing a mini league . We have some hard games . Got Corby Grantham and Kidderminster.  Starts back on the 10th of April mate. Come watch one Saturday 1030 kick off over West Lynn if your not busy.

Thanks. I think nephew has a game that day, but will try another time.   :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: Step 2
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:38:18 PM »

It's quite unbelievable how much time these processes take the FA..............surely something has to change within the NL/FA set up before next season.

Q) Whats going to change in the future?

A) Sweet FA!

General Discussion / Re: Torquay away
« on: March 20, 2021, 10:06:33 AM »
Live commentary: online only, from Radio Norfolk & BBC Radio Devon via the BBC Sports website.

Streaming link:

General Discussion / Re: Kings Lynn Town FC Academy-The positives.
« on: March 20, 2021, 09:39:28 AM »
I think the youngster are allowed to start playing again soon, aren't they?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: Help the Linnets!
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:39:50 PM »
He's signed.


I feel like I know him already!


General Discussion / Re: Did We Play Last Night
« on: March 18, 2021, 12:02:53 PM »
The noise, the smell, the buzz.

Sorry, I'll stand downwind from you in the future.   :laughcry:

General Discussion / Re: Kings Lynn Town FC Academy-The positives.
« on: March 18, 2021, 11:58:18 AM »
Anyone could do it years ago mate . Now you have to get police checked and do all the safe guarding courses. There is new courses out all the time that you have to complete . Shame this wasn't around years ago.
   :clap: :clap: :clap:

General Discussion / Re: Kings Lynn Town FC Academy-The positives.
« on: March 17, 2021, 05:46:28 PM »
Positive-NO. The kids are being signed up left right and centre. Once signed NOT allowed to play for anybody else. By this they are Lynn players on a Saturday but NOT allowed to continue their Sunday games with the likes of Terrington Tigers, Clenchwarton Woottons, Reffley, West Winch etc etc.
This means if they sign on 30 kids for example for under 11s a maximum 15 will be getting a game on the saturday, but those not getting a game will NOT be able to play anywhere else.
This will destroy local childrens Sunday football.

..................................................................although I do wish it had a better relationship with some of the local Clubs.

I have to say that having spoken to some other local clubs involved with younger players, some of the Management of KLTFC and some of the staff involved with the Academy are far from popular with them (I'm being polite here).

The Academy have certainly not got all the best local players under their wings, as some have refused to become involved for various reasons.

That's a shame, as you would think everyone could help each other.

It will be interesting to see how many will go back to their original clubs.

General Discussion / Kings Lynn Town FC Academy-The positives.
« on: March 17, 2021, 01:11:39 PM »
As there's been interest on this subject recently, just thought I would kick this off.

So, anyone that's interested in this subject.................go for it.

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: Did We Play Last Night
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:57:41 PM »
Dread to think how much the club will spend on wages for a keeper to come in next season, when Pedro would be more than capable of doing a job on quite low wages compared to the other 'stars'.

He's one player I would love to see back.

For a Wisbech Lad, he's Lynn through and through and I honestly think he's good enough.

He must have had the opportunity to leave as some others did when Setch was replaced, but stayed loyal to the Club. Shame he wasn't wanted by the powers that be for this season, but that's football.


This must be one area where we could save money, that wouldn't be to the detriment to the strength of the squad.

General Discussion / Re: Substitutes
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:09:53 PM »
If the Under21s are not selected to sit on the bench in times of crisis then should we not consider having a reserve team when finances allow? It is all very well advertising the Academy as a means of getting into the first team but the evidence of recent days suggest otherwise.

Spot on Nemesis. Stating in the newspapers on friday and on Social Media that there is nowhere for young players to go! What about all the young players that have come through King's Lynn Community Football, King's Lynn Soccer School etc etc that have made it to KLTFC. Joe Taylor is a classic example as is Dom Dwyer now a USA international. Without players steppinhg up from KLCF and/or KLSC then the Reserve team at KLTFC would of been dead and buried years ago.
Sorry but it was another load of bull **** in the newspapers and social media again bribing youngsters and their parents to leave their existing football to come to KLTFC.

From reading the article myself I actually thought it was relatively complimentary of the Community set up. So Iíd have to disagree with you on that one. The names mentioned didnít actually go through the set up, Joe later on but Dom didnít. I for one think the club need an academy and itís not an overnight result. I watched a few 21s games this season and the  gap from academy/21s is very vast right now so can see the reasoning behind the lack of these players in the first team. Not saying Iím 100% against it but there must be an element of protecting the young lads also. Iíll certainly be signing my son and daughter up regardless as it all reads and looks positive.
Sorry to have to put you right but Dom Dwyer was with KLCF at 15 after being released by Norwich. He was playing mens football at 16. Up to the age of 18 Dom and Kyle Nicholls both coached for KLCF and both were then playing for KL Reserves.
They then went to the States and very much enjoying their lives, very thankful of their time with KLCF.

Yes, I am very aware as I know them both. My point on Dom was mainly that joining at 15 after being in an academy prior, then playing menís football at 16 is hardly what Iíd call going through the KLCF system. Not slating the system as it was great for feeding lads through to the reserves in previous years, but Dom certainly isnít an example of that.

I believe that there are youngsters in the Academy at the moment, that have previously been involved at other Academy's.   :dontknow:

There are, yes. Iím unsure how that is relevant to the points made from myself and Gordon though. Iíve said itís been a great asset to the club, no doubting that at all. Just pointed out Dom isnít really one that can be used. Hopefully the new academy can keep picking up players who leave Norwich etc. A few more Sonny Careyís would be nice!

Surely they are in the same position Dom was in.  :dontknow:

Do we now say that these didn't come through via our Academy?

Just asking.

They are in the same position if they join at 15.... that they came through another academy. However the difference would be they will now play for 5 years in Kingís Lynn Academy post leaving, due to the new u19 set up at the club.  1 season isnít coming through the academy. He played in the community set up,, yes. But didnít come through it. He came through Norwich Academy.

Hope this helps.



Is that the official definition of "coming through our Academy"?

Just wondering about young Gascoigne (as an example). If he moves on to greater things, wouldn't it be good for the future marketing of our Academy to say that he came though it?

No worries at all, happy to help you understand how it works.

I mean sure, if someone comes through then it would be brilliant for the club. Strange point really, thatís an obvious one. One other positive is that it would allow for less moaning from a lot of people on here.



I'm still wondering what point you are trying to make. The definition that you use about "not coming through the Academy". Is that the official stance or just one person opinion?

Just on the point of people moaning on here. That's Football. Previously described as Terrace talk prior to Social Media making an appearance. "One mans meat is another man's poison" and all that. Indeed, could it not be said that it's moaning when people have the opinion that Dom came through the Academy, and others dispute that?

Personally I think the "moaning" tag is usually just people having different opinions.

I would say that itís more common sense attempting to prevail than anything else. One season in community football before joining the menís set up....but as itís opinions then yes of course youíre entitled to see that as the definition of coming through an academy.

But to my original point, the community wasnít slated. It was praised. The club is now attempting to start an academy from younger ages, which as a National League club, is imperative. Somehow people have decided to make negative of it for whatever reason and now label it as ďterrace talkĒ. Baffling.  Hence the moaning comment I made.

You still haven't answered my question. Is it an official view that young players who have previously been with another Academy but are now at Lynn's, can't claim to have come through the Lynn's Academy? Or, is it just your opinion?

Who's been negative towards the Academy? It's something that people having been wanting for years and felt badly let down by the people involved prior to Cleeve's arrival. 

What's baffling is you seeing something that's not there, and calling it moaning.

The Academy is just what was needed and could help on so many levels, although I do wish it had a better relationship with some of the local Clubs.

General Discussion / Re: Did We Play Last Night
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:02:18 PM »
That was not what I meant KES80.
What was meant was that because there had been no comments on the result that a draw against the 2nd place team was obviously felt not worthy of comment by usual posters but continuous comments regarding substitutes is.

But Normski, there was nothing stopping you starting a post about last nights game, but you choose to mention people commenting on substitutes instead.  :dontknow:

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