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General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Senior Cup
« on: April 16, 2021, 10:20:10 AM »
10(a) Norfolk Senior Cup
A  player  shall  be  eligible  to  play  for  his Club  in  the  above  mentioned Competition provided that he has not started in 10 or more matches for a team that competes at Step 3 or above of the National League System.

Given all the chopping and changing means that half the first team must be eligible.

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General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Senior Cup
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:05:58 PM »
This year the NSC fixtures are probably more significant than the NL ones now. Could the club have the first team play the remaining rounds?

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General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 07:00:02 PM »
I am disappointed to see him go....more so than I was with Marriott.......but it just shows the buying power of these big full time clubs. The Chesterfield manager is getting lots of plaudits for their run, but they have simply achieved that by plundering the likes of Gloucester and Weymouth and now Lynn.
Very, very difficult to keep players when its a full time contract versus a part time one.......and so Lynn have unearthed a few gems during the season and they get picked off just like that.........Carey is also obviously being looked at.

Think we might have Carey until those teams with a transfer window can get involved in buying him.

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General Discussion / Re: Disappointing
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:58:26 PM »
Since the decision was taken to furlough half the squad and play on bringing in new players, Iíve really lost interest in this season. It didnít and still doesnít sit well with me shifting their wages onto taxpayers, then paying others instead. If weíd decided to field the reserve alongside the 6 or so that were ineligible for furlough (having been signed after the furlough deadline, and after weíd received a grant because we were short) that wouldíve been one thing, and given them experience of this level, even if most of them probably wonít have a career at NL level. Instead, the approach taken has left me empty. I think and I hope Iíll get motivated to follow the team again come August, but the relegationless rump pre-pre-season league with half the league playing half teams isnít for me.


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General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 10:46:34 PM »
I wonder what the future is for FB-T.
Out of contract  this summer, 26 in September and only played 38 minutes of league football this year.

If they only we could have FBT and Norman rampaging up the wings from deep again.

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General Discussion / Re: Woking away Saturday
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:06:04 AM »
Mike would surely be out very wide on the left wing for the over hit crosses.

Presumably Mair can't be furloughed....think they may consider parking the bus that is SC, MH and Bazza along the six yard line.....maybe at home we can play with the pink ball, which by all accounts has an unguessable flight for most Englishmen....should help even things up

Are the club even paying Mairís wages, or are they being covered by Norwich? You never know how loan deals are drawn up.

Could possibly be a couple of Norwich reserves/U18ís we have making up the numbers, rather than our own reserves, if they want them to get game time.

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General Discussion / Re: Trust
« on: February 25, 2021, 11:36:29 AM »
So whatís the actual point of the money and letís be honest trust has been making off the back of the club for years ,the club is struggling through a pandemic and you have a fans trust supporters and all youíre interested in is gaining some kind of control of the club instead of helping it out ,if there had been no pandemic the club would not be in this position ,how about putting it to the fans about helping the club instead of closing ranks and wishing the club would fold so trust can get their hands on the club ,

The point of the money is the long term stability of a football club playing at the Walks in Kings Lynn. At the minute the trusts funds wouldnít even solve the problem, and would prevent the trust acting in the future. When the club might need rescuing from oblivion, rather than providing life-support to an unsustainable financial structure exacerbated by the current crisis. The best thing for the club long term would be to stop playing like Dover has announced, even if it means demotion.

Picture the scenario: the club find a way to limp to the end of the year, just. Then they have to field a very uncompetitive side in the 21/22 season due to large scale cuts. The club find themselves in NLN again and SC loses interest in the club now that itís going backwards. A situation like that, the trust funds would be useful. Right now, it would be as useful as Cnut shouting at the waves.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:18:20 PM »
The Chairman must have sumink up his sleeve if he is still
Prepared to shell out full monies for the next two games.    If there was no hope surely the  plug would be pulled straight away. No point in throwing good money after bad.

Or he might be waiting to see what happens to Dover first.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:18:19 PM »
KES suggestion is one of previously banged the drum on.  However I would guess that there would all kinds of legal reasons why that cannot happen.  Mainly due to there being no provision for it in the Leagueís constitution.

If SC can find the money to limp through to the end of the season then maybe that is the only way forward to maintain a NL place ( if that is what he truly wants).   

Should be a massive cost cutting exercise.  Cut the 21 man squad down to 16.  Get rid of the high earners or those who wonít be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybodyís benefit.  Maybe those tha wonít should be the ones shown the door.

No overnight stays, travel there and back in the day.  Travel by cars rather than team coach.  That lot should save the Chairman in excess of a 100k for the remainder of the season.

Said it before, sell some equity in the Club to help us get through to the season end.   Surely itís better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.




Yes Mall agree there may be constitutional issues.....an extraordinary motion required for an exceptional event !


So finally life provides a chance for the Trust and SC to come together. Can we find 24 Forum users to play for the Linnets for the rest of the season for free !

They could even try a Ďpay-to-playí scheme if relegation is waved off as expected. Be gimmicky, but could get some cash in.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
A good interview with someone from the National League Board on the Non-League podcast today.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7804219-19th-february-2021-part-b-mark-ives-of-the-national-league-marc-white-of-dorking-wanderers

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 11:35:54 AM »
Gloucester taking legal advice around no promotion/relegation between step 1 and 2.

This could take a while!

Yep, it will drag on.

Seems a complete waste of time as far as I can see.

If the season had been stopped and PPG was used to determine league position, then maybe a bit of an argument.

As 2 is null and void, how can you still have promotion and relegation?

Nonsense.

Thereíll be plenty of clubs in the N/S thatíll argue that the league need to fill the 24th spot at the very least, and conveniently that it should be them.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
I guess we will soon know what other Ckubs ( if any others) wonít continue, come Saturday ( or before).

As a Club does it really matter what League we are in come August, as long as we have a club

Exactly, would rather have the club demoted back down to tier 4 than have no club at all.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:44:35 AM »
If Lynn are given the option to end their season, without punishment and they elect to go down this path.    Will they then be able to furlough all staff or will they have to make everyone redundant ?

Have to feel for SC. It seems every which he turns he is being hamstrung.

Anyone on the payroll before the 30th October can be furloughed, anyone since will not be eligible.

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General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 17, 2021, 11:07:09 PM »
He's actually advocating that those that wish to stop do so with no sanctions and rejoin next season and the remainder carry on and play this season to a finish.

The Dorking chairmanís approach would only be possible in the N/S though, as those playing in would surely want to be promoted if they won his proposed rump league. And that would need relegation from NL, which would certainly seem like a sanction for not playing out the season.

Though, if N/S is null and voided and they donít have a rump league, then that approved could then work at NL, but only if thereís a guarantee that N/S wonít promote.

And then thereís the whole issue of even if N/S is null and voided, will there be an argument that one club should fill the 24th spot in the NL next season.

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General Discussion / Re: Attendance
« on: February 14, 2021, 03:06:24 PM »
Iíd largely agree with you predictions for the start of the season, but based on some of the attendances when there was a poor show on during the end of the Setchell years, Iíd reckon weíd be down to about 6-700 a week at this point of the season.

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