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General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: August 12, 2021, 05:21:38 PM »
Where were the programs sold at 15 pounds

On the club's website, just found this email confirmation from last year.

Please quote this in any future correspondence regarding this booking.If you have ordered tickets, they will be delivered in a separate email. This is your order confirmation.

Item   Type   Value
Yeovil Programme   Purchase £15.00
Sub Total   1 item(s)   £15.00

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 11, 2021, 06:05:27 PM »
Dilly, as Mallard has implied why spend (money we don't have) on a terrace that it could easily be argued we don't need?  There are loads of 'projects' around the Walks that we 'could' do but for me unless they open up additional revenue streams for the club it would be very difficult to justify any investment on the current site. 

One of the things that is holding the club back is off-field revenue so any upgrading of the facilities needs to have this firmly as part of the business case for investing ie if we did upgrade the hospital end could other facilities be included in that upgrade that would generate an income stream (a better sized clubhouse) or allow activities that are currently housed in the main stand (possibly the changing rooms which always seem to be a problem) to be moved to allow more income to be derived from the main stand?

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 04, 2021, 05:33:29 PM »
The 11 that started. Plus Sundire, Bowery, Clunan, Fleming, Gascoigne and Jones.  Or have I missed anyone.?

I guess it depends on how you rate the players you have listed but I can't see Fleming or Gascoigne being part of a regular match day squad (plus I remain to be convinced that Gyasi is a NL standard player).  For me the balance isn't quite there yet in terms of players and positions, hence I think we ought to be looking a bringing in another couple of players if the budget will allow. 

Whilst we certainly look a lot stronger than last year both in terms of individuals and the fact that there looks the making of a formation and way of playing that has directed the recruitment, many of NL sides look a lot stronger than last year with lots of teams in the hunt for playoff places, I don't think we are in that position but have to hope now we are full time we can be more cohesive than last year and avoid being in and around the relegation scrap.

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 04, 2021, 01:53:43 PM »
Think you will find it was acadamy player Tyler Knowles

Thanks GS, I was with B&G.  Still think we need a few more lads in and around the squad capable of holding their own rather than just filling a spot on the bench

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 04, 2021, 01:23:00 PM »
Any information about Knowles who came on late on?  Also as he was named, rather than 'trialist' does this mean he has signed?

Given that it was a Peterborough u23s were there any potential loanees who impressed?  I would still like to see a couple of 'proper' signings and at least a couple of loanees coming into the squad as I am not sure the bench last night is really what we want to be going into a season with.  I know there were a couple of lads out injured but that would be the case most weeks

News of former Linnets / Re: Andrew Fisk
« on: August 03, 2021, 11:44:11 AM »
Must be getting towards the end of his career as he was here with the old club.  Certainly gave 100% and probably didn't get the credit he deserved as was tarnished in some eyes as being ex-Norwich, thankfully that is one of the things that has changed in the past 10 years where there is a much better view of players making the move West along the A47 (Norman, McFadden etc)

News of former Linnets / Kairo Mitchell
« on: August 03, 2021, 11:40:58 AM »
Mitchell has gone to Notts County on a two year deal.

General Discussion / Re: Tonight's friendly-Streaming available.
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:45:31 PM »
Seems like Denton is enjoying playing wing back!  Any other comments from those who watched the stream on how things worked or where we looked like we needed other options?  Also does anyone know who the keeper was and whether he is an option or was just helping out last night?  I still think we are at least an attacking midfielder and forward cover short but hopefully we can pick up two or three more to bolster the squad, possibly season long loanees from the EFL?  I know Dilly seems to think loanees were Marriotts problem last season but given we only had two and one of them was a keeper I would beg to differ - pre-furlough I would guess we must have had the lowest number of loanees in out squad throughout the NL.

General Discussion / Re: New YouTube Channel
« on: July 27, 2021, 01:37:05 PM »
What was wrong with the previous YouTube channel (King's Lynn Town TV) or is it just the new media team 'reinventing the wheel'?

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:37:59 PM »
Speaking from a position of ignorance, as I havenít seen any of the newcomers.  Still, that position doesnít often harm some big-noises in some workplaces, so Iíll continueÖ.  Iím still a bit concerned.  From what Iíve read, I canít be confident that we have pulled in the category of player that will make us a much improved team from last season. It is a much improved team that we shall need, to survive this term.  I also have a nagging feeling that we demolished our last successful team a little too hastily. as I recall a team with Marriott, Fox and Pedro still included, that beat Maidenhead away.  Fingers remain crossed that improvements still to come, essentially in the attacking half of the team.  And, is it safe to go to the game ?  No one can answer that with confidence.

Dilly, I think most peoples assessment of the signings (given that none of us have seen them in a proper game against anything like what we will come up against in the league this season) is that we have 'upgraded' on what we had last year, although like you I still think we are a bit short of attacking options, particularly given King's previous fitness record. 

Good to see you talking of survival for this season, looking at some of the signings made by those in and around the playoffs last year the league is going to be stronger than ever at the top end (Mullin has just joined Wrexham from Cambs Utd) and I think we need to set expectations at a realistic level - if we can finish mid-table without the drama of a relegation battle that would be success for me. 

My biggest concern is that if it does all go wrong we have signed a lot of these lads on multi year deals and can we really afford to stay full time if we drop back into the NLN?  As for the previous squad, I think some could have maybe held their own at NLN level but I think NL would have been a step too far for the likes of Pedro and Fox as it proved for some who were retained last year.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 23, 2021, 01:25:38 PM »
B&G, I would think Norwich would be looking for him to be playing higher than NL (had a few games in div 1 last season) but I guess you never know

General Discussion / Re: Gorleston friendly Wed night
« on: July 22, 2021, 01:41:32 PM »
I think the squad reflected the importance of the game rather than any other issues - no trialists either as very little to be gained in terms of assessing them against Gorleston.  Only real positive for me was that we went with the three centre halves whilst being positive although would be interesting to know how they fitted Gyasi into the formation first half and then who was the attacking midfielder after the break?  Obviously Barrows and Denton would be able to press further forward against Thurlow Nunn opponents but can that be maintained as the level steps up?

General Discussion / Re: Gov't Review of Football Governance
« on: July 22, 2021, 01:31:01 PM »
Some really interesting views in the full report -

Obviously the one that Lynn fans will be looking at would be the potential of expanding the EFL to include the NL but for me the most hopeful thing would be the independent regulator that would sit above PL, EFL, NL and FA set some standards that the FA have failed so miserably at.  Also encouraged by the emphasis on supporters within the game but the question is how much will be implementable and how much will end up being watered down when pressure is applied to MPs from some powerful lobbying interests.

General Discussion / Re: Squad
« on: July 15, 2021, 01:42:49 PM »
KES I can imagine that Dilly and WLM will be concerned at ICís comments about playing a different way with no wide players.

Will this mean we will be Nipsterless ?  And who is going to be there to collect those overhit crosses.  In fact who is going to put these overhit crosses in.  Maybe problem solved  :laughcry:

Much as Dilly and WLM might be concerned, I for one was really heartened by IC's comments about going away from the mistakes of last season where 'speed out wide' seemed to be the mantra.  If you look at the successful side IC built at step 3 it was far more about intelligent footballers moving the ball as a team than a reliance on an individual spot of magic, we got away from that after Christmas in the NLN campaign when Power joined on loan and it nearly cost us promotion (just check PPG for he started games vs the rest).  Last year we just didn't look like we ever had a gameplan or a side that had a 'style' which was all the harder to take given what had come before.

So now IC seems to rebuilding a squad of players who can play his preferred style but at NL level so I am hoping we see 3-4-1-2 (still think this is favorite as it solves two big problems - an extra defender to help when we concede set pieces and also frees up King to go and play) at least as our preferred option and flex it from there if need be. 

Interesting also to hear him talk about bringing in a coach to help out, wonder if there is a player/coach option to give us a bit of cover either up front or as cover for King as the likelihood of him being able to start / finish the majority of games this season isn't great

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.

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