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General Discussion / Re: No change at the top!
« on: January 28, 2018, 09:55:58 PM »
King looks to have that little bit of guile that helps with his decision making, as the opposition never seemed quite sure what he was going to do, which gives him more time. Passing was deft, though there were a few instances of miscommunication, but to be expected in only his second game. One good goal, one goal that was less difficult, but being in the right place at the right time is a skill all of its own.

All in all, a very good player, might be vying with Norman for best in the squad. From reading up on him, it seems the only reasons he’s dropped down the pyramid is because he used to have problems with chronic migraines. If that’s all sorted, I can see him playing at a higher level next year, even if Lynn aren’t.

General Discussion / Re: No change at the top!
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:14:16 PM »
...The only negative was the sight of Tom Ward in a sling to protect his dislocated shoulder. Dion Frary acquitted himself well alongside Fryatt in the centre of defence.

From this Stan did we revert to a flat back 4, moving Lappin into midfield or stick with the back 3 and if so did Frary play in the middle?  Was anything said about the lack of subs?

They played the 442 diamond with Lappin on the left; Clunan on the right; Jarvis at the foot and King the most forward. It worked really well. Nothing said about lack of subs: Lynn had 3 of them - Parker, Hilliard and Siddons.

Have to disagree Stan, to me it looked more like a 3-4-2-1. Wing-backs and two deep midfielders, with Hawkins and King playing as number 10’s/trequartista’s , Gash up top.

General Discussion / Re: Title Triple Starts with Terras!
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:54:03 PM »
Gash up top with Parker and King as advanced midfielders.

General Discussion / Re: Almost a year
« on: January 10, 2018, 07:00:53 AM »
If we miss out and end up 2nd do we get home draws in the semi and hopefully the final of the play-offs ?

That is my understanding yes. Does any one no which league we would move up to?

Almost certainly the National North, given that that’s where Lowestoft were put. Lots of long away trips.

News of former Linnets / Re: Jordan Yong
« on: January 08, 2018, 11:22:36 PM »
I heard there’s an issue with paperwork regarding visa’s and the Malaysian FA.

General Discussion / Re: Gaughran departs
« on: January 04, 2018, 05:59:08 PM »
Hope Castellan gets a chance to fill the void.

General Discussion / Re: Three points clear
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:57:20 AM »
I felt so sorry for Stephen Cleeve last evening. Top of The League 4-0 home win with a comprehensive 2nd half display. What does he get in return? 500 people.  Leaves more questions than answers.

I’d imagine the dip in the crowd has more to do with England-Brazil, than the Chairman.

General Discussion / Re: Grant Holt leaves
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:11:52 PM »
Seems like everyone's got something out of the deal.

KL: A short term boost to attendance, and has let Lappin bed in without having the spotlight on him.

GH: Match practice, and a suspension wiped off.

Seems fair enough. Both used each other.

General Discussion / Re: No more canaries that cant fly
« on: November 04, 2017, 07:41:25 PM »
Interesting that Mr Cleeve stated he heard from Holt's agent on Monday who adviced him Holt was off to Barrow.  How come it has taken until
Saturday to release a press statement ?

Mark Hearle care to comment ?

In case it becoming public affected attendance, same with announcing his ban carrying over.

The dalliance with Holt has certainly been good business for the club. Whether it has destabilised the footballing side is a different matter.

General Discussion / Re: Game off
« on: October 22, 2017, 04:00:04 PM »
With a journey of potentially four-five hours for a 3.00pm kick off, why call off at 10.30 :dontknow: given that supporters were leaving at 8.30 mininum :banghead; shame on you gosport fc & officials ....

Normally they have to wait for an official to turn up to conduct the pitch inspection, even if they know the pitch will fail.

General Discussion / Re: Cameron Norman
« on: October 15, 2017, 05:55:16 AM »
I think he'll be gone by Christmas. You can see that he's much better than this league, and the league above. Could easily fit into a football league team.

Just hope Cleeve does a better deal than Chapman did for Thompson, though given the identities of some of the scouts, he might be negotiating with clubs woth a bit more clout, and deeper pockets than FCUM.

General Discussion / Re: Kings Langley at home
« on: October 12, 2017, 05:47:57 PM »
Back 3 or 4, I was surprised to look at the table and see that we've got the best defensive record in the league, as far as goals allowed. Thought we'd been good, but didn't realise that good.

General Discussion / Re: Kempston
« on: October 01, 2017, 04:38:44 PM »
Really good, positive start to the season and a huge improvement in a short space of time when compared to recent starts to a season. Personally, I was really pleased with the team selection for the Kempston game. Leave the defensive unit pretty much intact for continuity, hoping they can repel the attacks from a team a league lower and give some promising lads who have been on the bench/the reserves a much needed opportunity for some game time. It gave Lynn a competitive chance in the match, whilst also resting some key players for the important tests at Weymouth and beyond. Think at this stage we should be offering encouragement to those who came into the team from a "cold start" as it were , rather than berating them after one match. In many ways it's a shame that we didn't win the tie as they could do with another outing soon. The two cup matches seem to have highlighted a few things for IC. The two matches have similarities don't they (apart from the score that is). On both occasions the defense was unable to hold a strong attacker who plundered a hat-trick.
There also seems to be a lack of a strong option or two on the bench to bring on when things are not going well. The lack of a strong squad in depth is though not a cause for pessimism and should not be the source of negativity at this stage. The team has come on leaps and bounds in recent months and of course there are financial constraints. Lynn have had such luck in Cup draws in the recent past...............shame they didn't draw an easier tie than Nuneaton away.......the revenue from a run may have been useful, but the Trophy may provide that (?)

With regard to the bench, most of our options seem to be attacking in nature. Whilst this largely make sense, as you want them to be able to make an impact if you're chasing, we lack depth in the middle. Take out Jarvis & Clunan through injury or suspension, and we look very shallow in the middle. Up front however, it's 2 from 5/6.

So whilst the team has had a fantastic start to the season, and slightly nervous about the balance of squad when we get into the long nights.

Hope I'm wrong.

General Discussion / Re: Today's attendance (Stratford)
« on: September 10, 2017, 06:17:32 AM »
Added to the reasons above, 3 home games in a row. Some people might struggle to come to all of them, either due to financial reasons, or family ones.

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