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General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 15, 2021, 08:34:30 AM »
Wasn't it said last season that regular testing of the Squad was too expensive?  :dontknow:

Think we are now in 'different times', if any of the players have kids they will probably be familiar with weekly testing and I know of a number of employers who now insist on weekly / regular testing by employees who come onto site added to the fact that the availability of testing kits is much wider than 6-9 months ago.

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 14, 2021, 02:56:16 PM »
I think people are trying to make things harder than they really are.  The rules regarding those who are infected (positive test) are pretty much unchanged ie they have to isolate, and this will continue.  What is being proposed is that from the 16th August, those who are double jabbed (not sure if this would include some or all of our squad) would not have to isolate if they have come into contact with a positive case but instead can test regularly to remain at work.  Obviously if they then produce a positive test they would then have to isolate but this easing of 'unnecessary' isolations should mean less fixtures being lost.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 14, 2021, 08:51:01 AM »
Talk of Dagenham which would seem strange going to another NL side if it was the new full time training schedule that was the reason for not resigning.  Richards was one of those I would have hoped would be back again but if he wasn't part of IC's plans then better to know now I suppose.

« on: July 13, 2021, 05:21:16 PM »
I'm going for 1-0, 1-1, 0-2,0-1 tonight :laughcry:

I know we seem to have strengthened the defence but even so I would hope for a few more goals in two hours of football for those going to watch this eveing

From the Lynn News piece on Gold Omotayo piece today "The game has a 7pm kick-off and will be played over four 30-minute halves as both sides use big squads." so can only assume we have lots of (as yet) unnamed trialists in our 'big squad', I guess time will tell.

Pre-season games aren't for me and much as it's fun to speculate on players coming in / departing and what formation IC will be looking to play this season, I am happy to wait until the 21st August for my next trip to the Walks.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:27:34 PM »
What is still to come?  Hopefully there will be more changes to the squad, both in personnel terms and in balance but need to see an update on the existing 2020-21 squad to get a better view what we are really missing. 

Of those 9 defenders, Jones and McFadden are currently injured and I wouldn't expect to see Brown or Fleming (or McAuley if he is in your numbers) in the squad come the start of the season.  Midfield is a bit of a worry, particularly if we are relying on King being one of the mainstays this season given his previous injury record (not just last season but throughout his career).  Probably still need another striking option (or two) as I don't think Southwell has shown enough to warrant a return.  All in all still plenty of work to be done in terms of building a competitive squad but still time although if we are hoping of attracting season long loans they might need to be finalised sooner rather than later.

General Discussion / Re: Another New Player On Loan
« on: July 12, 2021, 05:17:12 PM »
Good to see us taking in an EFL player on loan although would hope that as an NL side we could be maybe looking a little higher up the EFL ladder, that said good to get another defender in as I thought we looked short (in quality if not necessarily quantity).  I would assume this will mean Fleming is going to be sent out on loan to get some game time as he now looks a long way down the pecking order.

General Discussion / Fixtures
« on: July 07, 2021, 01:14:49 PM »
So, opening day at home to Southend should put a smile on SC's face as you would expect them to bring a fair few to the Walks, as you would for Chesterfield on Bank Holiday Monday.  Christmas looks tough - home to Notts County then away to Grimsby and Chesterfield but have to play everyone during the season so a couple of attractive games for the travelling contingent to look forward to if away fans are still allowed then.

Full fixtures here

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

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