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General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: December 27, 2019, 12:54:43 PM »
I really, really hope that the club don't stand in Adam's way should a league side come in for him or make things any more awkward than necessary.  Not saying it wouldn't be disappointing to lose him BUT looking at the wider picture we have to accept where we are in the pyramid and, as SC said recently in his Q&A evening, part of making Lynn an attractive club for good players to come to is that we can clearly demonstrate that we can improve them and if league / full-time football is their goal then we can help make that happen.  Maybe in the fullness of time that could be with the club itself, but for now that will mean players "moving up".

General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: December 23, 2019, 01:45:46 PM »
With nothing coming out about a new arrival prior to the trip to Gloucester, can we assume IC is looking to get through the next three games with existing resources and hope that players start to recover quicker than new injuries are incurred?  I guess it will depend on how serious Hawkins, Jarvis and Henderson were after Dover as in effect we finished with 12 fit first team players - the 10 that finished plus Kelly and Ward.  Stewart is now back at Lynn and the reserves are only playing the next two Saturdays so the likes of Joseph Taylor could at least make the bench look a little healthier for the two Boston games.

General Discussion / Re: Team of the Decade?
« on: December 23, 2019, 01:37:20 PM »
Apart from the full backs who have gone onto better things, probably only one or two lads from the start of the decade who could even warrant a place in IC's current squad, so for me -

Fryatt, Ward, McAuley
Norman, Clunan, Jarvis, Blake-Tracey
Gash, Marriott

General Discussion / Re: View from the Chair
« on: December 19, 2019, 01:42:20 PM »
Although this interview was separate from the evening at the Walks with SC, there are some common themes so have added the link onto this thread

Not sure about his view on the FA getting involved with compensation for players but I guess he is closer to the finances than me so does take it that much more personally, for me we should be developing all players full stop - if they go on to higher things then great but if not we have a better player ourselves, the development of Tom Ward would be the prime example in IC's first spell at the club.

Also quite an opportune time to be talking up our relationship with Norwich City and loans, could do with something practical coming out of that link in the next week.

General Discussion / Re: Bad news for the Linnets.
« on: December 19, 2019, 01:15:40 PM »
Awful news for Michael and still can't believe he tried to 'run it off' rather than come off immediately.  I think Alfie is capable of filling the gap, particularly in terms of making the team tick over, but would still prefer have both of them available for the run of games over Christmas.

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v Dover Athletic Highlights
« on: December 16, 2019, 02:07:25 PM »
Clearly Gash couldn't be offside when the defender knocked it on and think this was probably one of the very rare occasions the ref got it right by waving play on at the time.  Only question could be, was he offside when Fox played the original pass?  I didn't think so at the time but in the picture he Gash is nowhere near onside although to be fair the ball has travelled a long way before it is then knocked on by the defender.

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See their manager whinging about being called 'cheats' in his after match interview - maybe we could send him a highlights reel of all the diving in the first half which would perhaps help explain a few things to him.  Very shifty in his post match interview as I think he knew he got it wrong on the day, sole intent was to 'get at' the ref early on and then came out 'aggressive' second half (first two fouls by Lynn both ended up in shoving matches) which still didn't put Lynn off their stride and even against 10 men Dover didn't really produce much, Lynn proved that you could play football on the surface so again their manager looking outside for excuses. 

WLM, on a 'normal' day Adam could easily have had a hattrick, but team pulled together and got the job done.

General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:24:06 PM »
Stan, whether it has occurred to IC or not doesn't make it any less a valid talking point, although you do seem to struggle with the idea of the forum as a place for debate.  On your second point, I hope (and fully expect) IC has much better things to do with his time to read the thoughts of the dozen or so fans that remain posting on the forum

General Discussion / Re: Trophy Draw
« on: December 16, 2019, 01:21:16 PM »
They are struggling in the league but another National league side for IC to pit his wits against and who might enjoy the break from a relegation fight, although a lot of games between now and then.  Personally I would like the option of bringing them back to the Walks under floodlights but will squad numbers mean we opt for a finish on the day again?

General Discussion / Re: Dover
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:10:58 PM »
I thought Dover looked quicker and sharper than many sides we have faced this season, just didn't have anything in the final third first half, changes at half time improved that but not by much, as proven by extra time where they couldn't really muster much against 10 men.  Think they came thinking we would be more physical and a gameplan to get the ref (who had an absolute shocker) on side but we ended up playing most of the football and sliced them open with some great play at times (thought the pitch held up well so again, thanks to Steve).  All in all, pleased to be into the next round and can't ever knock this side for not giving 100% but they are so much more than 'triers' as the football is great, just a shame there were less than 800 there to see it.

General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:03:53 PM »
...Simply if Lynn can bring someone back or use a ressie or (and I doubt this would be possible) bring someone in on loan, then decisions have to made very soon...not next Saturday....hence me bringing it up so soon after the Dover clash.

Think this is a fair point, Norwich u23s only have 2 fixtures in the next month so maybe Alfie could have a word, alternatively Peterborough reserves next fixture is Jan 14th so there maybe an option there?  Can't see anything other than a loan but would certainly feel happier with an extra body or two (depending on the news on the injuries) for the Christmas fixtures.  Wouldn't disagree with the posts that the current squad can all make solid claims for a starting spot when fit but would hate to be left in a position where we can't cover another injury because we don't have a bench.

General Discussion / Re: Change of Name
« on: December 14, 2019, 01:13:43 PM »
Not entirely sure that was the process that was used when you joined the committee MAH, seems an unusual procedure being down to the committee and not the membership - maybe a rule change proposal for next years AGM?

General Discussion / Re: Programme for Dover
« on: December 13, 2019, 05:20:20 PM »
Quick update from Sue's Twitter feed

"There wasn't going to be a @NonLgeProgs programme for tomorrow's @officialKLtown trophy game, but on hearing of Mick's death it seemed only right to publish one in his honour. It's been a bit of a rush (!) but it's the least I can do. So this one's for you Mick - with love."

General Discussion / Re: Dover (local paper) today
« on: December 13, 2019, 02:08:28 PM »
IC should be so lucky, that said I would welcome seeing Payne being given a start, looked bright when given the chance earlier in the season but had less and less opportunities lately which you can't imagine is going down too well along the A47.  Preview says they are hopefully of Kelly being available but with Ward cup-tied there aren't too many options

General Discussion / Re: The Pitch
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:58:07 PM »
Please see my former post about the 3rd of the pitch in the shadow of the main stand this time of the year. It will not dry out until March, frosts will not thaw like the rest of the pitch. I offered a 3 figure donation to help to pay for a cover of some type, greeted with a stony  silence from all fronts. The money is out there, and I am not talking about SC paying out again.

Mac, a great offer and if you are in the away end at the Boston game I am sure you could introduce yourself to the guys doing the collecting - SC said he would match what was raised when it was suggested that a collection might raise half of the 4K required, if the away fans could raise more then I am sure the Chairman would be more than happy.

General Discussion / Re: The Pitch
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:52:15 PM »
The cost of a cover for the pitch is 4K , as stated by SC at the poorly attend evening, supporters are going to make a collection amongst the KLTFC supporters at Boston on New Years Day with the hope of raising min.2k which SC said he would match to get a cover. He had enquired with the Football Foundation for a grant but the process takes hours of paperwork for a small return.

Shame the evening was poorly attended, a suggestion for the next one, free entry and buy your own beer, would have been a bigger money maker for the club. Did they raise anything on the night, maybe ran a football card or two?  :dontknow:

Given how much beer was consumed on Thursday I think its pretty safe to say this alternative would have cost the club money rather than being a bigger money maker for the club, how many more people do you think would have attended?  You said you couldn't go because of work, not the price of the ticket.  The 'all inclusive' price it wasn't bad value and would also have raised a small amount for the club. 

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