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General Discussion / Re: New General/Commercial Manager appointment
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:48:09 PM »
Lynn squad is now





Ok some are injured but with 2 new additions to come in then that is some serious bodyís to really turn the screw on a promotion push.

All credit to Stephen Cleeve for supporting all of this.  This level of squad will then compete with the likes of York and Chester, in terms of numbers.

Itís worth noting that in ICís most recent interview he suggested that Payne might be being recalled as he hasnít been getting the starts he wanted.

General Discussion / Re: BOSTON AWAY.
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:34:01 AM »
Hopeful of a win against Boston today, but given their home record this season, I think a draw would be a reasonable achievement.

As we go into the second half of the season, the interesting thing is that it is aside from Chester and Boston, weíre pretty much playing the top half of the table at home, and the bottom half away. Bodes well.

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton Saturday
« on: December 28, 2019, 01:40:42 PM »
Didnít think Gash looked that mobile Boxing Day and seemed to be carrying that leg.  I wonder if he might have a day on the bench and be saved for the Boston return.

Agree wholeheartedly. I think it would be asking a lot of Gash and Jarvis to play 2 in 3, if we want them for New Years day. Gash was struggling, Jarvis likewise in the 2nd half. Rest our two stalwarts on the wrong side of 30, and give Carey and Hawkins a start.

General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: December 27, 2019, 02:41:21 PM »
Itís not like we have the choice of when we gain promotion.  Will we ever get a better opportunity to reach the holy grail of the top level of Non League Football ?

I agree at the start of the season we were punching, but the deeper into the season we go then the more Iím wondering if we are.   We are top of the League for a reason.  The squad and the Manager meet is every challenge head on, and find a way of over coming it.

Marriottís goals are a big part of whatís been achieved and it would be crazy to trade him in January with the chance of promotion very much achievable.   Surely itís better to have tried and failed than throw in the Towell by selling a prize asset.

It might depend on whether thereís any sort of release clause in his contract.

General Discussion / Re: Boxing day v Boston.
« on: December 27, 2019, 10:15:56 AM »
He did Linnet. Did you also sense from that interview that someone could be leaving as well ?

I got that feeling, and think that it might be Marriott. I hope if he is going, itís to a league club, would be really disappointing if he only went one step up.

General Discussion / Re: Political and Racist Issues
« on: December 25, 2019, 01:06:01 AM »
I must be thick but I canít get where saying (weíve got Bexit done now )is a a racist statement

Context. Why would it be shouted at an opposition player if it wasnít meant as some form of insult? Banter being unlikely as it doesnít really fit, and lacks the wit to form such, unless part of an unreported longer exchange.

And taking that (which you may dispute, though Iíd be inclined to see how,) what insult could be meant? Either they thought the opposition player had voted against it, and therefore there was sense of triumph in the comment; unlikely. Or it stems from one of the phrases linked to Brexit, of taking back control of immigration, and therefore is an oblique reference along the lines of the old fashioned racist jibe relating to Ďown country.í That would be the racist element Stan is referring to.

Before I get a backlash saying that Iím saying Brexit is intrinsically racist, Iím not. However shouting about it at a BAME opposition player probably is, or at least will be construed as such.

I could be wrong, and am open to considering alternative interpretations of events, if anyone cares to put them forward.

General Discussion / Re: Political and Racist Issues
« on: December 24, 2019, 09:05:25 PM »
Unfortunately for our society, racism is political.  It has been a national societal problem for a very long time, and itís completely unfair to blame football.  It is a fact, however, that there are an unacceptable number of racists who cause problems within football.  The comment shouted from our terraces, or wherever, was an unfortunate but common example of an ignorance which abounds in our current society.

Racism is always political, just that some donít appreciate the breadth of politics. If you want to learn more about this the classic Ďblue eyes, brown eyesí experiment is freely available on YouTube.

Not having seen this particular incident, I canít comment directly on it, but it does tie in to wider theme noticed by many people Iíve spoken to at games recently is the the Walks just isnít as pleasant a place to spend a Saturday afternoon as it used to be. Weíve been reported to the FA quite a fee times in the last few years for fan behaviour (home and away) and there has been an increase in offensive behaviour. Not booing or the odd bit of swearing, Iím not suggesting their should be crowd of choirboys, but abuse. Iíve mentioned before that I donít watch away games anymore because of this, and fortunately where I sit in the stand, such things get called out, and invariably the individuals arenít there the following week; I guess they go elsewhere.

People should remember that they watching a game at the end of the day.

I am slightly worried about Thursday, as in the past itís been at the big games where Lynn has shown its worst side, and with the local derby aspect, I am having doubts about taking my son to the match.

General Discussion / Re: Team of the Decade?
« on: December 21, 2019, 03:54:43 PM »
GK: Alex Street

RWB: Cameron Norman
CB: Henry Eze
CB: Ryan Fryatt
CB: Rory McAuley
LWB: Jordan Yong

CM: Michael Clunan
CM: David Bell
CAM: George Thompson

ST: Adam Marriott
ST: Michael Gash

General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: December 20, 2019, 06:13:59 PM »
Must be in doubt, heavy rain everywhere.

If the pitch is anything like it was in front of our ticket office and turnstiles earlier today, I think you could be right!

Gloucesterís Twitter feed suggests they are having precautionary pitch inspections today. Doesnít sound promising.

Though given our injury list, a postponement might not be a terrible thing.

General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: December 18, 2019, 08:16:02 PM »
Looking at what we have available to us, Iím guessing the team might end up looking something like...

Barrows   Ward    McAuley     Fox
             Richards   Payne
              Gash          Marriott

And a bench made up of Stewart, Bastock and whoever is least injured of the rest.

General Discussion / Re: Bad news for the Linnets.
« on: December 18, 2019, 06:02:47 PM »
Itís even more annoying that it was caused be such a cynical foul.

A big miss for Lynn, losing our metronome.

We almost seem to have as many injured as we do fit now, which with such a small squad is becoming a problem. And yet, weíre 3 points clear at the top of the league, so Culverhouse clearly knows what heís doing. I hope we manage to get a loanee or two in for a couple of months, but have to see. Plus hope we hang on to Marriott come January with all the scouts who have been snooping around.

General Discussion / Re: The General Election and Football
« on: December 03, 2019, 06:45:32 PM »
This ties into something Iím noticing in this election; when people just look at most of their policies, people are quite favourable towards them. When they are then attributed to Labour, people go off them. Having grown up in swing-seat, I was surprised at the antipathy towards then in West Norfolk.

The actual policy, does have the incline of being so far reaching as to be one they donít expect to ever have to carry out.

On a slightly different note, I too thought the next part of the ground funding was coming from a grant. Itíd be devastating to be in the playoffs, only to be relegated on technicalities.

General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Boston Utd
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:07:25 PM »
"Boston United
 FA CUP: If the Pilgrims can overcome Rochdale in the second round replay, they will play host to Premier League giants Newcastle United in round three - over the weekend of January 3 to 6."

So our visit on New Year's Day could be postponed?

Probably not. Newcastle are playing Leicester City on New Years day, so I think it's just that some of the 3rd round games will have a short turnaround from the preceding game.

General Discussion / Re: Hereford
« on: November 24, 2019, 02:10:48 PM »
Interesting interview and article in todayís Non League paper with Adam Marriott.  Loves it at Lynn under Culverhouse but would like another crack at League Football. 

So how much would he be worth to club needing a goalscorer in the January window ?

Could be at the bottom end of 6 figures and a friendly, if a club the size of Wigan come in for him. Could be enough to make the club break even this year.

Although it'd hamper our season, you wouldn't begrudge him a chance of full-time championship football. With Marriott, Norman and Blake-Tracey all potentially in the football league, it really says something about Culverhouse (Fryatt's) scouting and coaching abilities.

General Discussion / Re: Hereford
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:39:52 PM »

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