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General Discussion / home vs Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 05:41:59 PM »
Probably a fair result on the balance of play but given that Robinson hardly had a save to make Lynn will be disappointed at dropping the point(s).  On the positive side Fleming had a good game and Babos looked OK on his debut but we didn't play as well today as we have recently perhaps understandably given the changes to the squad and the loss of McFadden midway through the first half.  Still not at all convinced with Gyasi but I suppose he is getting a proper chance to prove otherwise and a shame that the final chance fell to Kiwomya who really doesn't look fit which doesn't bode well with the departures over the past few days

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General Discussion / Re: Today's stream
« on: April 10, 2021, 05:27:52 PM »
More 'technical difficulties' with the stream today than at an other point in the season but I guess the vast majority of the 1000+ who watched today won't be coming back anyway as they are likely to be Chesterfield fans given how many our 'usual' streams attract, gives some indication of what we are up against on and off the pitch now we are NL

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General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: April 10, 2021, 05:20:30 PM »
Sad to see him go and a real shame that we never saw the best of him this season having come into the campaign injured and never really got going.  Don't think the changes made to the squad / playing style this season really helped him and just hope he can find the right move in the summer (not sure Eastleigh is that move)

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General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 05:14:43 PM »
SC explained the situation on commentary - lots of interest for Mitchell but Chesterfield matched our valuation (plus sell on clause) and with them paying 52 week contracts it was a step up for the player and the club won't stand in a player's way if the club and player have done things properly.  Difficult in the current climate and squad situation but can't always choose when teams come in with bids for players

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General Discussion / Re: Disappointing
« on: April 07, 2021, 02:18:11 PM »
Fair point Dazza, I guess many fans are taking a 'get through it' attitude to the remainder of the season.  I personally think there are still positives that can come out of the season, even if I am less concerned about results/points but appreciate that a couple of wins on the bounce will help the players/management. 

For me, the big positive is seeing the club actually giving some younger / u23s loanees a chance and showing what they can do as this was an area where we were well out step with most other clubs in the division at the start of the season.  Hopefully when SC/IC sit down at the end of the season they can put in a structure that enables us to have the right level of contacts to ensure we build on this area for 2021/22.

As for the match on Monday, thought we looked a lot better with a front two and one behind rather than sticking Carey & Gyasi out wide leaving Mitchell isolated from long periods but having gone down 3-0 recently at their place you could understand IC being cautious.  Have to feel for Carey, much as he is showing his ability and adaptability, he really does seem to be IC's option to fill in whatever gaps furlough / injuries are throwing at us.  Also both full backs had another solid outing, not sure Howard is quite pushing Jones out but certainly doing himself no harm and Denton a much, much better option than Brown.

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General Discussion / Re: Linnets win at home.
« on: March 28, 2021, 11:14:52 AM »
At last we have turned some of the decent performances post-furlough into points.  Howard and Coleman didn't look out of place at this level and Fleming looked far more comfortable in the middle alongside McFadden.  Still not at all convinced about Kiwomya/Gyasi when the rest of the team is set up to play possession, passing football as their movement isn't the best making the job for the midfielders harder but we have to work with what we have for now.  Other slight niggle was having the academy lads on the bench then not using them whilst trying to make a formation out of the eleven on the pitch (square pegs / round holes), that said Davies looked keen when he came on so hopefully he will get a few more minutes in the games to come.

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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 26, 2021, 06:16:06 PM »
Sorry  :nilpoints:

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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 26, 2021, 05:32:23 PM »
Another one in https://www.kltown.co.uk/2021/03/26/lynn-adds-midfielder-to-squad/

Ethan Coleman, midfielder came through Reading u18s/23s then at Brackley at the start of this season.  Without knowing anything about him, I think it would be fair to view him as a 'combative' midfielder - 3 league appearances, 3 bookings!

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General Discussion / Dover
« on: March 26, 2021, 05:27:51 PM »
Just to cheer SC up on a Friday afternoon, the NL have decided to slap Dover on the wrist (with a hanky), OK it's a 12 point deduction and 40K fine but compared to the costs KLTFC and others are incurring to complete the season the NL have shown themselves (again) to be completely incompetent.  So, Dover can now start planning their 2021/22 NL season and budget whilst Lynn, Wealdstone etc have to continue to go through the motions, racking up costs that will have to be found from somewhere (next seasons budget?)

https://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/national-league-statement-outcome-of-club-charges-65398

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General Discussion / Re: Alty
« on: March 23, 2021, 06:31:50 PM »
Two genuine forwards up top for the first time in a while.  I assume we will be lining up something like

                 Richardson
     McFadden, Smith, Baggott
Howard, Clunan, Richards, Denton
                   Carey
              Gash, Jackson

Without seeing the new lads that doesn't look a bad lineup and the bench also looks a bit more balanced with the new lads coming in which will give IC some options at least.

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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 05:14:49 PM »
Richards, Carey, King, Kiwomya......on their day, as good as most in the league.

Fair enough, happy to agree to disagree.  Whilst showing 'glimpses', I don't think either King or Kiwomya have shown anywhere near the consistency to find a place in a 'good' NL side based on what I have seen on the streams this season and to play those four as your midfield would be asking a hell of a lot from Richards in terms of defensive responsibilities.

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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 01:37:18 PM »
...we are shaping up to have one of the strongest midfields in the league...

Whilst I appreciate the need to sometimes view the glass as 'half full', this must surely have been said in jest?  I can't see Sonny being here next season and just hope we get some reasonably compensation for him and would wish him all the best.  I think Richards has also done enough to justify interest from elsewhere in the NL and maybe he will be tempted to reduce his travel and he would be a loss but other than that I can't see many clubs coming in for any more of our midfielders.

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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 01:31:53 PM »
Concerned !  How many Centre-halves and Right- backs does a team need ?  We need goalscorers to win games...

Dilly, appreciate we need to score goals to win games but looking at the bench these past few games and the fact that we have been playing a young centre half at right back for a while, bringing a right back in seems to make perfect sense.  Likewise we are hardly strong at centre half so bringing a lad in from Ipswich and possibly opening up a new avenue for potential loan players in the coming seasons (another thing we are miles behind on compared to other NL clubs) seems to be a sensible move. 

Given how the season has gone the remainder has to be less about results and more about developing - both the lads who we hope will remain here next season and setting up better links with higher level clubs who probably never thought of King's Lynn as a potential club to loan players out to.

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General Discussion / Two more in
« on: March 22, 2021, 05:31:58 PM »
Bit more movement on the player front - https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/kings-lynn-set-to-sign-ipswich-defender-7842240

So a centre half and a right back/holding midfield player.  Don't think anyone can argue that they are needed given we went with three forwards on the bench at the weekend (and will now lose Mitchell for a couple of games).  I suppose the other question is whether either is likely to be available for next season or are they just 'filling in'?  Appreciate we need bodies now but for me, the more we can use this period to try and shape the squad for next season the better as it's pretty clear that the squad we started with this season needs some major work if we are going to be at least competitive next year.

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General Discussion / Re: Monkey Hangers pay a Tuesday night visit
« on: March 17, 2021, 05:25:07 PM »
Although I only saw the second half (listened to the first on Radio Norfolk) it sounded / looked another solid performance and a fully deserved the point.  Can't really comment on Gyasi's game but Radio Norfolk were impressed - did he play more centrally alongside Mitchell?  Pleasing again to see us happy to play a more possession style game and see what we can create rather than just giving the ball back to the opposition and inviting more pressure.


Gyasi played more of a free role I thought - pushed up alongside Mitchell at times, but was often on the right hand side. Good first start and be good to see him get more and push on.

Thanks for the post Paul, I don't understand why Kiwomya doesn't have that sort of role when he plays and we go with essentially one up top as you would have thought he has that bit more experience to be able to find the right areas but he often stays stuck out wide and has very little influence on the game.

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