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General Discussion / Re: New Signing
« on: July 05, 2021, 05:47:40 PM »
Not one of the Wrexham fans on a national forum I am on thought he would sign for them this season so I think 'wanted' might be stretching things and this was before today's news, with the general impression being he would go back to NLS or NLS.  I think the worry for me is that two of his three Wrexham goals came against us and he won't be playing against our defenders week in, week out next season!

News of former Linnets / Adam Marriott
« on: July 05, 2021, 04:56:45 PM »

General Discussion / Re: New Signing
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »

"For me personally this is a fresh start and a big challenge and, with the security of a 2 year deal, it is one I am looking forward too greatly." - will we ever learn?  Not 100% convinced he is a NL standard forward from comments elsewhere but we have still given him a two year deal - lets hope he repays that extra security in goals.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: July 04, 2021, 12:13:17 PM »
If its called friends of the Linnets supporters club which is fotlsc.Adding SC to the name seems about right from what I understand they are trying to do at the moment.A fresh lick of paint on the surface and off you go.No different to throwing a few seeds and sand on the pitch and claiming its all been dug up and reseeded by professionals.

Nikki, nothing was changed or added to the name at the AGM.  Just curious as to what you 'understand they are trying to do at the moment'.  As I said, nothing was changed in the name or constitution, so no fundamental changes although hopefully with a refreshed committee we can see FotL raising their profile across the fanbase and generating some funds for the club.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: July 02, 2021, 05:29:53 PM »
Mall, merely changing a name would have very little effect on the organisation if that was the only thing to change.  As it turned out last night the name wasn't changed although it maybe worth noting that the full name of the organisation per their existing constitution is "The Friends of the Linnets - the official supporters club of King's Lynn Town F.C.", which it has to be said is a bit of a mouthful so I will be sticking with FotL!

Not a great turnout but membership had declined last season with many memberships lapsing as fans were unable / unwilling to go to the Walks.  Malcolm was appointed chair and there was a bit of change across the committee as a whole but hopefully one of the things that was clear from the room was that there needs to be more communication to both members and non-members as to the FotL's activities, which in turn, will hopefully will lead to a larger, more engaged membership.  Just to start banging the drum in that respect - all memberships ceased as of last night so now is the chance for everyone to sign up for 2021-22

General Discussion / Re: New Signing
« on: June 30, 2021, 01:54:48 PM »
Sorry Dilly but we will have to agree to disagree - we played a back for for a lot of games last season and got exposed a lot of the time, admittedly some of that was down to personnel but it looks like some of those players will be back next season so it would be folly to repeat the mistakes of the last campaign. 

In terms of sending players out on loan, I think the main benefit would be to get real match time into younger players, Fleming is a prime example - not a bad player but only had bit parts in the first half of the season when we had injuries and suspensions, far better (in normal times) had he gone out on loan to (say) step 3 and had regular starts.  If he is to stay with the club then that is what I would do with him this year as he didn't do enough for me in the chance he had post-furlough to force his way into a NL match day squad.

As for Kelly, some bright spots in the NLN season but not enough to make him an automatic choice and when IC was chopping and changing the side every game at the start of last season to try and find those capable of playing NL he looked well short of  what was required, maybe another NL side will pick him up and prove you right but to me he was a classic example of why the policy of longer term contracts hasn't worked at Lynn

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 30, 2021, 08:31:37 AM »
Tony of course there will a agenda and the accounts will read out and presented to the members present just like any AGM ,

Sorry Malcolm but I assume you are replying to someone else?  I have seen the agenda (on the club press release) and have been to enough AGMs to have a rough idea of how they function

General Discussion / Re: New Signing
« on: June 29, 2021, 05:11:50 PM »
Bird is reportedly 6ft 2 and a bit and 14 stone and is decent in possession. 👍

Good signing.

Do we now need a real shard as a third centre backto cope with all these 6ft 8 centre forwards in the NL or are we ok ?

All indications are that he can 'hold his own' but he is better known as a ball playing centre half.  Personally even with the addition of Bird and the new keeper I would still like to see a 'dominant in the air' centre half to play alongside McFadden and Bird.  Yes, that would limit options further up the field but given that I don't see Jones, Barrows and Denton being strong enough to be part of a back four I think we have to be looking at playing three / five at the back.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 28, 2021, 04:05:55 PM »
To all lapsed Members of the friends of the linnets I can see no reason why you cant renew your Membership before the start of the AGM I will be there at 6 15 All membership will be up for renewal on the night

Malcolm, this isn't strictly true.  All memberships cease AFTER the AGM (rule 6.5), so are you proposing that you will accept new 2020-21 memberships that last for the duration of the AGM and then people will need to have to take out a new membership for 2021-22? 

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 28, 2021, 12:58:37 PM »
Will lapsed members be allowed to attend the AGM? Many people who have an interest may have let their membership slide due to the current situation, this could be an ideal opportunity to renew their membership? Could always keep the bar open after the official meeting to allow non members the chance to join, maybe a bit of an open evening,a few football cards or something? Every little helps.

Business as usual by the look of it. From the Clubs website:

"..................the meeting will be for existing FOTL members ONLY" (fair enough, there's a limit of 30 people due to Covid restrictions).

Club's site also says that 3 people will be seeking re-election. Would it not be in the interest of the supporters and potential new members of the FOTL if it was disclosed who they are? I would think that prospective new members would appreciate knowing who was going to be representing them, especially if the FOTL becomes a Supporters Club.

Is it a secret and not for public to know?

New start and the slate wiped clean and start again? I haven't seen anything that convinces me that's the case so far. Seems to be a  case of "as you were"  :dontknow:

Not ideal that potential new members are unable to attend but with COVID restrictions it is understandable - I do wonder how many renewed their membership remotely for 2020-21 vs how many lapsed for last year

As for the committee - it is just a poorly worded press release, there are three 'officers' to be elected (which I guess in MAH's case it would then be a re-election) and a maximum further 9 committee members, although it remains to be seen if there are eleven others who are willing to step forward and help Mr Hill in his quest to wipe slates clean

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: June 25, 2021, 01:49:20 PM »
Have prices for season tickets, and tickets in general, been released for next season?  Saw the press release today that the £35 membership is being continued into 2021-22 offering priority ticketing which may have a bit more relevance with (potentially) limited crowds for at least some of the coming season.

General Discussion / Re: Fixtures
« on: June 23, 2021, 01:41:11 PM »
Dilly, just to take more from your glass - Bet Victor have us as joint 2nd bottom of the odds at 250/1 for next season, basically only Dover below us and the few predictions I have seen on the national forums all seem to think we will struggle next season.

On a more positive note, I am not really concerned about the lack of signings this early - we need numbers by the first friendly in three weeks but more importantly need a competitive, balanced squad by the 21st August which is still a good way off with plenty of player movements to come between now and then (I still think we have to find a way to offload some of those on the retained list).  Just have to hope that we learned from the mistakes made going into last season and have a much, much clearer idea of what we need rather than just signing random players which seemed to be the order of the day last season.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 14, 2021, 01:29:10 PM »
Tony M the changing off the name is the big one and in my opinion is the way forward

Presumably what is being proposed is more than mere window dressing (changing the name) but is in fact a reset of what the organisation is there to do and how it goes about it?  I would guess there is a need to consider which bits of the Constitution are no longer applicable or need amendment and what additions would be necessary to facilitate the change in operation?

Out of interest, can you say what you think is currently wrong with the FotL and what positives would arise from this change in name for the future?

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 14, 2021, 08:11:54 AM »
Malcolm, thanks for the update.  Would still like a bit more information on what you yourself describe as "very important decisions" if that is to include changing the FotL to a Supporters Club.

General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 13, 2021, 07:29:34 PM »
There will be AGM of the friends of the linnets on July the 1st at the Kings Lynn football ground beginning At 7 o’clock due to unforeseen circumstances the meeting will be Chaired by Malcolm Hill , we have some very important decisions to make on moving forward

Malcolm, I assume members will be contacted concerning the AGM at some point, rather than relying on people reading a forum?  Is there an agenda and accounts going out to members beforehand?  Also are you actively looking for new committee members and are there any specific positions that are vacant / you are looking to fill?  Given that you are going to be chairing the AGM, can we take it that you are putting yourself forward as potential chairperson of FotL or whatever this new organisation might or might not be? 

Apologies for what seems like a lot of questions but given how little information comes out of the FotL to the members and then post on a forum that raises more questions than answers is hardly any basis to hold a vote on what may end up being substantial changes to the constitution (is there anything in the current constitution about the required notice period for proposed changes to be circulated to the membership?)

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