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General Discussion / Re: Baby Widdy
« on: September 03, 2023, 11:09:59 PM »
Theo is a poor player, got slated by many here during his time with us.

When his father jumped ship, I thought Theo would have gone then, but, in the games he played for us, he showed character in what must have been a difficult time for him.

Having said that........he really is a bad player, out of his depth at this level or above

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General Discussion / Re: Monday's F A Cup draw
« on: September 03, 2023, 11:02:52 PM »
I guess we'll be in the Nothern section so Royston, Sudbury etc. will be out of the equation??

I hope for a home tie against a team ranked lower than us - who will hopefully be worse than us on the day!!

So Scunthorpe away it is then!!!

Does anyone know the time of the draw?? Is it dinner time??

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General Discussion / Re: gloucester game
« on: August 20, 2023, 10:07:08 PM »
For me there were both positives and negatives.

Player wise.  Ronan, Bartley and Spence.  Way short of what is needed.  Only had to look at Ponchís frustration at playing along side Bartley.   Plusís on the playing side, of the new lads were Smith, Oke and Clifford. 

As for the style of play have to admit I had no idea what that was.  We didnít seem capable of stringing anything worthwhile together.   It looked a total mess.  First half canít even remember us creating a single half chance let along anything close to having anything on target.  Back line looked comfy, midfield, huffed and puffed but looked devoid of ideas.  Every deadball delivery failed to beat the first man.  What do they actually work on as full timers ?

2nd half started more positivity with Barret and Stephens on for Spence and Bartley.   We looked lively and on the front foot for 15-20 min, there after we kind of lost the plot again.

Once Gloucester took the leads you could see the confidence visibly drain from the players. Luckily we did Nick one right at the death after throwing Coulson up top to try and Salvage  something.

I know itís only 4 games into the season but if Hughes sticks with some of what he has invested Cleeveís money in then that will see us in a relegation battle and probably cost the Irishman his job.  Iím not sure if Cleeve has employed another Clark ( he lasted 10 games).

I think back to when Cully was in charge at this level and style of Football we played that was so enjoyable on the eye, then look at that today.  Miles apart.

Crowd of just shy of 1,000 seemed very flat as well.   Have to say the Programme was a vast improvement on previous.  Interesting article in there from Chris Lakey giving his views on Managers he had interviewed both at Lynn and Norwich.  He certainly had Widdrington sussed out.

The commercial side looks a worry.  No match day sponsor and not one player being sponsored.

Be interesting to hear what others made of todayís fayre.  Maybe Iím being over harsh. That today will not keep average attendances at 4 figures.

This is pretty much spot on for me.

It was one of the worst matches I've watched, featuring two poor teams.

I don't want to be over critical but Bartley...........every time he was involved in the first half, it resulted in me just shaking my head - hopefully it was just one poor performance, but if that is his calibre, then it isn't looking good.

As for the crowd - I was surprised how flat it all felt - I know the team and crowd need to feed each other, but it was just sooooo flat from the off.

Still, a long way to go, lots of points to be won and lost, only one defeat in four matches..........but we do need to get better.

I like Mark Hughes, but the jury is out for me on his appointment

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General Discussion / Re: Today's game.
« on: August 05, 2023, 10:04:10 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyable match.

With no form (obviously) it's hard to guage if it's a decent result - thats not being pesimistic, quite the opposite in fact.

Disappointing to concede immediately after going 2-1 up, but far more positives than negatives today, including the attendance.
Yes Hereford brought a good following but I din't think the attendance would be as high as it was.

As mentioned by others, Tommy Hughes was excellent today and could, on todays performance, easily fill the void left by Clunan's departure.
Given a run in the side, Hughes could prove to be a real asset to the team and certainly better than the last midfielder at Lynn to have the same surname as the boss  :laughcry:

Can't wait until the next home match now!!

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General Discussion / Re: Trevor Francis
« on: July 28, 2023, 12:07:28 AM »
As a City fan of old, Trevor Francis spent one season at Maine Road and wrote himself into City folklore.

City were a different animal back then ( we were rubbish!!) and the signing of Trevor Francis made us all dream under the leardership of John Bond..........Francis swelled City's attendance by 5k .

Unfortunately back then there wasn't the widespread tv coverage that exist now, but Francis' debut for City away at Stoke was phenomonal, thousands of Blues travelling to the Victoria Ground to see Francis have a dream debut.
City were top of the league around Christmas beating an exceptional Liverpool team 3-1 at Anfield.

Unfortunately Trevor Francis was a little injury prone and missed a few games and City tailed off and finished 10th (I think)

2 goals in 5 games at Espana 82 and City fans continued to dream.........then Peter Swales sold him to Sampdoria!!

Trevor Francis is one of those players/pundits/people who seems to be universally liked........ R.I.P Trevor Francis

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General Discussion / Re: Michael Clunan...
« on: May 23, 2023, 03:02:24 PM »
Would be nice to get an interview with him before he departs

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General Discussion / Re: manager appointed
« on: May 13, 2023, 10:56:54 PM »

Also stick to part time, reduce the outlay as the latter part of the season there was no difference in fitness due to being a full time outfit.....

Mark Hughes has already said we are to remain full time.

It's a shame Hugo has left as he seemed pretty clued up on the touchline.
Paul Jones, new to the role, but in the video of Mark Hughes appointment, Jones looked like the proverbial rabbit in the headlights!!

Will be interesting to see who Hughes/Jones (and Cleeve??) can bring into the club.

We have some skilful players, I think we need some "streetwise" players with a bit of tenacity for when the going gets tough - last Sunday, we almost rolled over, we needed some fight

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General Discussion / Re: manager appointed
« on: May 13, 2023, 02:41:10 PM »
Remember Simon Clark.

Unfortunately, yes!!


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General Discussion / Re: manager appointed
« on: May 12, 2023, 11:08:59 PM »
Nice guy and all that and obviously I'll support him

But have to admit I feel a little underwhelmed

I think we've gone easy option and I'll be surprised if he is still the manager in November/December

Obviously, I'll be delighted to be wrong and Mark Hughes' King's Lynn are challenging for promotion/play off places

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General Discussion / Re: In or out
« on: May 10, 2023, 11:37:09 PM »
Why would Culverhouse come back??
Would we really want him back, knowing he has walked away a couple of times already??

What was achieved under Culverhouse (on the whole) was fantastic, with some real good memories, but that's now in the past.

Hopefully whoever the new manager is, will be able to pull good players into the club.

As for who will stay or leave, I guess will unfold over the coming weeks, but I hope we can keep Barrett, Gold, Coulson, Crowther, Aaron Jones, Clunan - the core of the current team.

Hargeaves, Denton, Scott, Tommy Hughes - hope they stick around too

Going to be an interesting summer


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General Discussion / Re: Heartbreak for Linnets.
« on: May 07, 2023, 11:13:18 PM »


No, they are not fair. They should never have been a replacement for an automatic promotion, they should have been for an additional promotion spot. Yes, all teams know how the play offs work, I just think they should have kept the same automatic places and created an extra one fir the play offs. Good luck to Kidderminster, they were the better team today, but we were the better team over the 46 league games, which obviously counts for nothing.

They are fair - the fact it's the same for every team when they start the season, by definition, makes it fair.

The fact we lost out to a team 20+points behind us is harsh, I completely agree, and I'm as deflated as anybody, but we cannot blame the playoffs.........none of us complained when we beat Warrington in the super play off did we??

They are brutal - it's a great way to get promoted, it's the worst way to lose out on promotion.

It wasn't the play offs fault that Lynn were second best today, it's our own teams fault and nobody elses

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General Discussion / Re: Heartbreak for Linnets.
« on: May 07, 2023, 10:33:46 PM »
Our biggest game of the season coincided with our worst performance of the season - we didn't turn up.

However, Kidderminster were very good.

As for the Play Offs....... I have no problem with them - at the start of the season, all teams know the situation, which therefore makes it fair.

We had the chance to gain automatic promotion (as does every club at the start of the season) but unfortunately couldn't quite achieve it.

It's all "if's, buts and maybes" but a draw at home in the Fylde match instead of a one goal defeat, would have seen us champions

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General Discussion / Re: Kidderminster it is
« on: May 07, 2023, 10:10:06 PM »
One further thing - The away support today.

Have to give them credit, for the numbers that travelled and also their vocal support - yes they had plenty to cheer about in the second half, but even in the first half they were a noisy bunch.

Impressive

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General Discussion / Re: Kidderminster it is
« on: May 07, 2023, 10:01:59 PM »
Tin hat time.   Should SC give the job to Hughes for next season or look for a more seasoned campaigner to take it on ?

Mark has done a decent job but today in the biggest game of the season he has well and truly had his pants pulled down.
Mark Hughes comes across as a nice guy but nice guys win sod all.

Címon letís have your thoughts.

For me, a new manager - possibly keep Mark Hughes & Hugo as the coaching staff if they want it??

I don't have any names I would throw into the hat but just feel we nned a proven manager to push us on next season otherwise I fear next season could be a slog depending on who stays, who goes and whether we remain full or part time (which could influence players staying/joining)

How much, financially a new proven manager would cost is another thing

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General Discussion / Re: Kidderminster it is
« on: May 04, 2023, 10:53:42 PM »

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