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General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: August 01, 2021, 10:03:29 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!

General Discussion / Re: Sonny Carey
« on: June 25, 2021, 10:27:34 PM »
All the best Sonny

Does undisclosed fee exceed our record received for Mark Paul?

Front page recalls Carey's free kick v Port Vale??? Big goal in the club's history but pretty sure it came from open play?

General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 04:54:33 PM »
Name some players over the years who came through  reserves.

Mark Howard 80s Andy Hunt 90s both went on to play football league.

Defty bros would have played a lot of res football before breaking into the first team.

We've also seen many reserves step up to effectively become the first team for short or not so short spells over the years when a manager has left and a large swathe of his first team have followed him!

But as others have said never has the gap between first and reserves in terms of divisions been as great as it is now. How many other full time National league sides have a second string playing in a step 6 league? The times are a changing at the Walks for sure.

General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 08, 2021, 10:27:15 PM »
Been very reliably informed that the U21/Ressies has had the plug pulled on them. So whats the good of telling all these youngsters to join the academy if you want to play for KLTFC. What chance is there of being elevated straight into the 1st team directly from say the U19s? Surely if a player is that good he will be scouted by someone far bigger than Kings Lynn.
Sad day, the last time this happened i believe was under the Gary Mills leadership.
On thge plus side the teams such as Fakenham, Swaffham, Downham etc will surely benefit from this folly.

Pretty sure it was during the Peter Morris era that the club decided to run without a reserve side. A reserve team had returned during Gary Mills' tenure, playing in the UCL reserve divisions, with Paul Ramsey in a player-coach role I believe.

General Discussion / Re: Archive piece
« on: June 05, 2021, 02:40:57 PM »
Hear, hear. A thoroughly interesting read. Thank you Admin.

General Discussion / Re: leading goalscorers
« on: May 30, 2021, 08:26:24 PM »
Top scorers were Mariott and Mitchell both with 8 goals. Lowest amount since Dave Gregory also top scored with 8 in 1988/89, a season where we scored a whopping 31 league goals all season. Dark days they were!

General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: May 23, 2021, 01:25:57 PM »
Bourne to Ipswich. What an horrendous journey.

Ipswich Wanderers moved to the Southern Division at their request

Evidently there was too much wandering for the Wanderers!

General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: May 19, 2021, 07:43:51 PM »
There's some journeys in there for step 6 football. Huntingdon to Sheringham, Bourne to Great Yarmouth

General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:09:32 PM »
These Covenants are not as difficult to get removed as they used to be.

If it made the Council a few Bob, and released the Council from their responsibility towards the  Walks Stadium, my money would be on it being possible to do.

Only runs to 2024 according to a story on the Trust News pages. Would be a massive loss IMHO and any move would have to be sustainable, we don't want a Nene Park situation on our hands. Town centre grounds should be embraced but maybe I'm just a legacy fan!

General Discussion / Re: Season end.
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:50:05 PM »
From Mr Cleeve's weekly column in last Saturday's EDP:

"we have decided to freeze all prices other than add 1 to the price of adults and concessions tickets on a match day. This 1 is a donation that will be ring-fenced and will go towards repaying the debt incurred this season in government loans."

General Discussion / Re: Help the Linnets!
« on: March 13, 2021, 11:47:29 AM »
Interesting that Mr Cleeve is concerned about being behind with the design for next season's kit.

My first thought was, is this really a priority right now, in the current situation?

On reflection though maybe a (hopefully) packed Walks in August equals lots of footfall through the club shop and an important revenue stream, so maybe the design is important!

News of former Linnets / Re: Danny Lupano
« on: February 08, 2021, 09:03:04 PM »
Loan expired and returned to Hull around the time McFadden joined us.

General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 16, 2021, 07:37:30 PM »
Well, well..........

It seems to me that IC generally has little interest in the cup competitions.

Removed from FA competitions by lower league oppo 3 times in 3 seasons (we were already out by the time IC returned in 2018); Mildenhall, Nantwich and now Hornchurch.

General Discussion / Re: Fantastic result for The Linnets.
« on: November 08, 2020, 07:10:15 PM »

Great result for SC yesterday.  Be another Port for him to add to his collection 😂

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

Results such as yesterdays don't come along that often.

3 times in 140 years (admin? Richard?)

Aldershot, Coventry City and now Port Vale

General Discussion / Re: Port Vale - FA Cup
« on: November 06, 2020, 05:05:00 PM »
Lets play our strongest team. If we weaken it in any way and we get stuffed it not good for the moral of the team. Its games like this when this lock down really hurts, I'm one of the old school,went to Everton with my Dad, lost 4-0,  went to Southend, lost 9-0, Bristol Rovers, lost 2-1, Rotherham, lost 6-0,  but what great days. We would have taken hundreds to Port Vale.    Come on Lynn, cheer us all up!

YouTube clip of that Bristol Rovers game.

The last time we scored a goal against a Football League side, 36 years ago. Let's hope that changes tomorrow.

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