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General Discussion / Re: Gloucester
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:33:04 PM »
ďOur fixture away to @GCAFCofficial has been arranged for Monday , February 10th with a 7:45 kick offĒ

Iím guessing it being a Monday is linked to the Leamington game that was on the 8th being postponed.

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General Discussion / Re: York Line-Up
« on: January 17, 2020, 01:07:39 PM »
Who would you go with ?

For me ....

Street
Barrows
McAuley
Smith
Fox
Jarvis
Carey
Richards
Henderson
Gash
Marriot

Jones
Ward
Kelly
Hawkins
Power.

Subject to who is fit of course.

Street
Barrows
McAuley
Smith
Fox
Jones
Richards
Henderson
Kelly
Gash
Marriott

If fit. Have lost track of whoís not fit at the minute.

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General Discussion / Re: Formations.
« on: January 07, 2020, 06:27:20 PM »
Think itís two teams that go down these days Tony.

Adam has said in the past that he would like to get back into the pro game.  I guess with so many clubs, seemingly interested in him then it might well turn into a Dutch Auction for his services.
Should be a real money spinner for the Club.

With Buryís collapse itís just one down this year from League 2 Mallard.

Weíve the number of clubs being linked to him, Iíve started to resign myself to him leaving before the league window closes. My hope is that the demand for him leads to a six-figure fee, (and hopefully gets Marriott a good deal too; heís earned it.)

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General Discussion / Re: Stats
« on: January 05, 2020, 05:29:57 PM »
Apart from periods of injury, wHen all squad are fit, I donít believe we need any more players.  We have 4 Centre-halves when all available, plus two very capable of playing there (Jones and Barrows).  In midfield we have 8 to chose from, all well worth a place. Hawks, Limb and Stewart add to the list.  Maybe a GK, and two new forwards should we become disappointed with the effect of market forces !  Of course, the keeping them all fit is the key...

Have to agree that with the whole squad fit, all we really need is possibly a striker or two to come off of the bench (not convinced Limb is the answer here).

However, with the injuries we have, a loanee or two might help. Case in point being the Ebbsfleet game; who are the back four going to be? Payne, Jones, Barrows and Hawkins? Thereís only about 13 players to pick from, so talk of rotation is a bit moot, unless reserves are drafted in.

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General Discussion / Re: Spennymoor at home
« on: January 04, 2020, 07:35:33 PM »
What a time to be a Linnet. A comfortable 3-0 win in front of 1400+ against a bruising team, (though their no.9 showed his class with that control of the air-ball). The team running rampant in the second half, after a tricky first half of methodically breaking down their two banks of defence after the sending off. They had the patience and the skill to breakthrough Spennymoorís rearguard action, and after the 1st goal went in the game was as good as over, with Lynn marauding around the pitch at will. Marriottís two finishes were class, but for me Richards was MOM; he was in such control and seemed to ghost in to intercept half a dozen passes.

Questions coming out of the game:

1. Was that substitution and ovation Marriottís farewell?

2. What team will be put out at Ebbsfleet? (Though with the number of injuries, thereís not that much scope for rotation anyway)

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

Street
Bastock

Jones
Barrows
Smith
Fryatt
Ward
McAuley
Fox

Jarvis
Richards
Payne
Henderson
Kelly
Carey
Hawkins
Clunan

Stewart
Limb
Marriott
Gash

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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...

                    Street
Barrows   Ward    McAuley     Fox
                      Jones
             Richards   Payne
                     Carey
              Gash          Marriott

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

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