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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 »

General Discussion / Re: Fans Ban-Final Warnings
« on: November 16, 2019, 10:57:52 AM »
Given the fairly recent issues of flares, followed by  verbal abuse of a reserve team player, on social media, I am aghast that there wasn't a zero tolerance policy in place at the start of the season.
If the club are serious about building crowds, getting new young supporters and families into the ground, they need to stamp out unwanted behaviour quickly and that should also include foul language, whoever it is directed at.
Some 'supporters' need to realise quickly that just because they have been getting away with it in the past , doesn't mean it's acceptable from now on. So if someone transgresses from now on it should mean a ban ....and not for the rest of the season, but for at least 10 years.
Well said , I know football is a passionate game and emotions run high and we all forget ourselves every so and then but if anything some language used make me cringe for the families around the area
Against Altrincham a bloke near me used the Ďcí word in everything he said same with a guy at York ( he became a joke around us after a while ) if anything to raise funds we could have a swear box  that guy would of brought messi by half time  , it is a tricky one for the club to monitor but I feel sometimes we need to look at ourselves and think if itís acceptable what we are saying .

This is the reason I sit in the main stand.

At the Walks, I know that I sit in a part of the main stand, where the language is moderate, and have heard excessive swearing being called out by those around me, so feel comfortable taking young kids.

I also know, and hear, less moderate language, from the terrace on the far side. This is anticipated, and people are allowed to enjoy themselves, and express themselves. Chants of cheat, boo's and the regular b's and w's are to be anticipated. But at times people turn from the relatively tame, competitive insults, to really personal, vitriolic abuse, that wouldn't be tolerated if it were to happen on the street. In the play-off semi-final two seasons ago was the first time in a while that I really noted it, and it seems to have been happening more frequently since then. Culminating in the fines and bans we've recently had.

People just need to be grown up adults, take responsibility for their actions, and remember that it's not life and death, it's a game you enjoy watching.

A warning, season ban, 5 year/life ban seems a reasonable gradation of responses, with skipping straight to the end of the scale for more serious offences, like anything that had resulted in ejection from the ground (home or away). Though I do wonder if a fine to the individual could be tied in to accompanying the warning/ban. It's unlikely the debt would be enforceable, but entry could be denied until the balance was paid.

General Discussion / Re: Natty Stewart out onloan
« on: November 15, 2019, 07:38:43 PM »
Has joined Leiston on a month's loan.   New body in, or a spot of book balancing ?   New body in, or a spot of book balancing ?

Or possibly just getting him game time?

General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 07:39:39 AM »
I was originally going to put Defty or Gash but Gash's goal-scoring not a patch on Defty.

Iíd say itíd be a mistake to judge Gash just on his goal scoring record; heís more of a goal maker than a goal scorer.

General Discussion / Re: Nantwich FA Cup
« on: October 16, 2019, 08:31:41 PM »
We donít need another Central defender.  Loanees block games for regulars.  Ok, we haveFryatt and Smith injured (real pity, in both cases), but we have Barrows, Jones, and McCauley who all look comfortable there...  Barrows was superb last week.  Still only need 2 against Nantwich, though all 3 should be in the team, Jones or Barrows at Right back...But we must try to win this, to add to the building of this excellent season.....

Have to disagree, Iíd say we need at least one defender in, as our bench is all midfielders, and a goalkeeper/coach. When Smith got injured, your right that Barrows was able to move across. But if we get another injury to our back four, who then? At least a short term loan, if only for cover is necessary, unless thereís a defender in the reserves who can step up.

General Discussion / Re: Chester
« on: October 12, 2019, 10:37:17 PM »
Would just like to say, how disappointed I am with some of the behaviour of ours and Chesters fans today. 99% all well behaved but the other 1% not only shamed the club but also in the middle of it all, a steward was Injured. This isn't acceptable at any level of football. You paid to watch what turned out to be a cracking game of football then some ruin it by their stupid behaviour.
Unfortunately with the big games this is usually the case , I personally didnít see any altercations just over exuberance celebrations ,hopefully injured steward recovers asap

From the stands I could see people pushing against the fence, crushing the stewards in the middle. Saw at least two cans being thrown from Lynn fans at Chester fans, and one going the other way.

Thatís not exuberance. Itís reckless, dangerous and damaging the club they say they support.

Which is a shame as it really was cracking game.

General Discussion / Re: York
« on: September 28, 2019, 06:24:03 PM »
Well no great surprise today with the result, though it sounds like Lynn gave a decent account of themselves.
Tough enough playing away to a full time side of 26 pros who have had a full week to prepare for what they see as the most important fixture over the last couple of weeks, but
Lynn with a squad of 16/17 and missing Fryatt through injury and Gash just returning from injury ( both as a result of the cup) only had 3 days off and two really tough encounters with Alfreton in the week.
You just can't have it all at this level with a small squad, however brilliant the coach or talented the players.
Just hope the 'player investment' in the cup run , really pays off now.
Lynn still sit third in the league and have a decent draw for the cup next week ..all to play for....onwards and upwards COYL !

Given that play-off places go all the way down to 7th, think we should realistically expect to be in them, given the start to the season. York this year seems like they might be comparable to Hereford in our league two years ago, with such a spending differential to turn the league into a race for second.

General Discussion / Re: Windfall
« on: September 28, 2019, 03:34:29 PM »
Good news indeed, and thanks to the organiser(s).  Weíll all have ideas for ground improvements, so hereís my two penneth......Better terrace at Tennyson Avenue end, and cover for one of the ends.  Perhaps catering or toilets at corner-ends of Walks terrace.  Then, of course, the turnstiles.  At last we have various opportunities for real progress as a club and a team, and I sincerely hope IC, SC, the groundsman, ( big thank you there), and the admin team, volunteers, and the Trust maintain the interest and ambition that have brought us this far....

Agree with most of that. The plans for development for segregation that have been released, seem to be fairly short-sighted, with the Tennyson End being where the split will be. This seems like it could be an issue if (big if) we go up again, as the home and away entrances will be on the same short edge, and on big games weíll have crossing queues, which is always a recipe for trouble if tensions are high to begin with.

It would seem to make more sense to develop the hospital end as an away end. With a roof. Keeping home and away entrances separated along the long edges.

(If Iíve misinterpreted current plans I apologise.)

General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Replay v Alfreton Tuesday Evening
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
Nice tidy win. Should be favourites in the next round against Leek, and if we find ourselves in the 4th qualifying round, only 1 game from the cup proper. COYL.

General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Replay v Alfreton Tuesday Evening
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:33:43 PM »
Actually looks pretty awful weather forecast for Tuesday...but assuming it all goes ahead then I will go for
3-1 to Lynn if Gash plays and 1-0 to Lynn if he misses out.
Attendance around 500 if weather poor.

The weather as forecast does suggest we might not be playing Alfreton tomorrow after all. Iíll be keeping an eye on the website tomorrow afternoon for sure.

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton FA Cup
« on: September 21, 2019, 10:38:01 PM »
Lynn fans love a cup run, last time was 2006, as well as making money it also puts the club on the map, with business and more fans will come out of the woodwork, £6500+ is not to be sniffed at, ask SC.
Hi Mac and thanks for joining the discussion.
It will certainly bring money in. £6,500 is the reward for winning this round. There is over £2k just for competing in the round, so I believe the win 'bonus' is closer to £4k.
Just to put into perspective, the average Walks gate of around 1050 at £15 gives £15,750.

After factoring Concessions and season ticket holders, Iíd imagine the figure from an attendance of 1050is closer to £12,000.

News of former Linnets / Re: Dylan Edge
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:51:07 AM »
I do wonder if being given a run in first-team too soon effected him long term, or if his promise was never quite there.

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