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General Discussion / Re: Time for a change?
« on: November 14, 2021, 12:15:38 AM »
The problem with football, as a supporter, is we all get involved emotionally.

Take the emotion away and deal with facts.

Culverhouse as a manager warrants more time - assuming he wants to stay

I have previously questioned the credentials of IC's team - Bastock seems a bit of a character, but how good is he, really??

Also Backie - now I know Backie is held in high esteem amongst fans and I'm sure there are probably people on here who know him personally, but.......how qualified / good is he to be a Director Of Football??
Who would be his contacts within the game??
How respected within the world of football is he??

To me, it's the players who aren't quite up to it and possibly the backroom staff - it isn't Ian Culverhouse.

I know IC should be judged over the course of a season, but there is no way he can be blamed for the daft decisions on the pitch and the mistakes on the pitch today

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General Discussion / Re: Walsall at home
« on: November 08, 2021, 12:26:45 AM »
If the male Lynn "fan" that punched a punched a female security staff member in the face, knocking her to the ground and cutting her badly just under the eye, is reading this (can read at all), I hope you feel very proud of yourself. As I do the other one, that punched a male security staff member. The only clever thought you had all day, was to leg it afterwards.

Saw those two.
All match they were looking for aggravation.
They were p*ssed as farts as were their counterparts.

It's great boosting the attendance, but matches like Saturday always attract a few "savoury" characters who you've never seen before (and often never see again) at The Walks

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General Discussion / Re: Weymuff away
« on: October 30, 2021, 10:15:43 PM »
Just read a comment elsewhere Junior had argument  with fans.

I read that too - also agreed with the response that it's a shame Morias didn't show as much effort on the pitch!!

This Walsall game, IMO, has come at the right time as it is a "free hit" (often the words used by IC.)

Nobody really expects us to win against league opposition - yes we hope we will - but the pressure is all on Walsall.

I agree with posts on here stating that at other clubs IC's neck may be on the line after such a poor start, but I think we should stick with him for the forseeable future.
 This may be controversial, but do we need to look at Backie / Bastock??
 Are these the calibre of assistant / director of football we need at this level??

Both are good lads, but could we question their pedigree??

Roll on Saturday (hopefully with IC still in charge)

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General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Draw
« on: October 21, 2021, 12:31:05 AM »
Anyone know when tickets go on sale for members and non-members, please??

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General Discussion / Full Time - What do they do during the week??
« on: October 10, 2021, 12:08:31 AM »
This isn't a dig and the obvious answer is "train"!!

But, as I said in another post, I came away from The Walks today and felt totally deflated for the first time this season, in what we know, is going to be a difficult season

Other weeks, I thought we've played well, but just not converted our chances, but today, we didn't play well, we looked disjointed and take away the penalty shout for handball, really didn't look that good.

So, now we've gone full time, is it benefiting the players?? What do they achieve?? How much of a gamble is it?? what do they do through the week??


Because it isn't working on a Saturday (at home) whatever it is

Solihull were a decent mob, but we couldn't beat Barnet, we lost to a struggling Wealdstone, we lost to a struggling Southend, we need points on the board

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General Discussion / Re: Solihull moors at Home
« on: October 09, 2021, 11:54:53 PM »
Today is the first time this season I've left The Walks feeling deflated

Other weeks, we played well, but just couldn't convert our chances when we were on top.

Today, we huffed and puffed but created very little.

Yes Solihull are a decent team, but we just looked laboured today.

The handball/penalty incident today - I shouted as loud as everybody else that it was a penalty, but it will be interesting to see on the highlights if it was a deliberate handball in the area, or the ball was just smashed goalwards and it hit the players arm.

We can all blame the ref, but the lad I stood next to, we agreed on around 80 minutes that the ref had actually had a decent game.

We can't keep blaming officials for results - nobody can be "unlucky" for 40 games a season, same as nobody can be lucky all season - we need to take a look at ourselves.

I agree with the majority, we desperately need a striker who can score regularly - if Joe (or Joseph as the announcer called him) Taylor is the answer, then happy days.......if he isn't we need to act quickly.

Calls for IC to get the bullet are ludicrous, he's the best thing that has happened to Lynn in years and while nobody is untouchable, to give him the boot would be daft

Next Saturday vs Peterborough Sports, I think, is going to be horrible.......I'd take the ****tiest, scrappiest worst game of football ever 1-0 victory at this precise moment in time!!

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General Discussion / Re: Barnet at home Tuesday night
« on: October 06, 2021, 10:58:36 PM »
My two penneth......

Gripes:
conceding in the first few minutes (again) giving us an uphill task straight away - it really must frustrate IC
The penalty miss........as soon as he started doing that daft run up, I knew he was going to miss
Ultimately points dropped against a direct rival (based on current league sytandings)

Positives:
Aarron Jones and Coleman were good.
Clunan - and I'm not his biggest fan - was VERY good (surprised he got taken off)
The crowd was higher than the last league match.
We played pretty well on the whole.
They hit the bar in the dying seconds rather than score!!

More positives than negatives, looking forward to Saturday, but we do need to win at home sooner rather than later otherwise it will become a monkey on our back

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General Discussion / Re: Wealdstone
« on: September 26, 2021, 10:41:57 PM »
Fans could relate with the Jarv’s, Gash’s etc it all felt right.   Now we are at step one then players came in from here there and everywhere.  No link up or connection with the fans.   Maybe we need to give the transition a bit longer to see if there will be a bond.

These are exactly the thoughts I'm thinking.

I'm not saying the current crop are a bunch of mercenaries, but there doesn't seem to be many who will "fight for the shirt"

Aaron Jones, when he came on yesterday acknowledged the crowd immediately and played with passion - and I didn't see that from any of the others.

I'm not saying the players play to lose, but I do question the effort to win??

As Mallard says, we loved players like Gash, Jarvis, McCauley, Fryatt, Hendo, Street - even Lee Stevenson & Dan Quigley because we felt they loved playing for the club and would always give their all.
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The current crop may gel, but they have to understand they are in for a scrap this season.

I hope they have the desire for it

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General Discussion / Re: Wealdstone
« on: September 25, 2021, 11:56:18 PM »
A trend is developing here - if you don't take your chances while you are on top, it will bite you in the a**e

Same against Dagenham, same today

Played some good stuff today, but all the possession in the world doesn't count for much if you don't convert the chances.

Junior Morias - just a poor mans Leon Mettam for me - he averages one goal in five appearances throughout his career, so he's due one soon (hopefully!!).......I'd love nothing more than to be wrong about him and for him to go on a goalscoring run and end up with 20+ goals this season - but can anyone se it happening??
Twice today (one offside) he failed to even hit the target from six yards out, he was moaning at his team mates too, I'm really not convinced with him

The crowd - 885 isn't great, but what was even worse was hearing Wealdstone's support and we didn't even muster one song all match - have the ultra's had enough?? They are our most vocal section of support, but didn't see any of them there today

Really frustrating today as Wealdstone were ****e.......and ****e with only ten men too, so we really needed a result

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General Discussion / Re: Dagenham at home
« on: September 12, 2021, 12:24:59 AM »
The actual match was frustrating as we played some good stuff, but the old cliche of not taking your chances (especially whilst on top) will come and bite you on the arse - and it did.

Still early days and a long way to go, but personally, I question the goalscoring of Morias & Omotayo

Morias is an average of 1 in 5
Omotayo averages 1 in 4 matches.


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General Discussion / Re: Dagenham at home
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:40:53 PM »
Attendance?

Low.

I know people have their own reasons for not attending - I couldn't do the Chesterfield match because of work - but it really looked like a poor attendance today.

It must have looked even worse on the telly

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General Discussion / Re: Future games
« on: August 22, 2021, 11:29:05 PM »
For future games, one of my concerns is segregation - and I mean proper segregation.

As has been said, the Tennyson Road end should be all away fans only,

Saturday, there was an element of colourful characters from another Norfolk club (We can all guess who I mean) and there was a spot of bother just after half time.

We will get some (more) big away followings at The Walks this season and I fear things could get worse if said "colourful characters" continue to come to Lynn - because at the end of the day it will be the club itself which is fined / docked points.

Selling tickets on the day of the game isn't a bad idea to get more fans in, but those fans need to be in the correct area's of the ground - as we move up the leagues, gone are the days of moving to which goal we are attacking

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General Discussion / Re: Positives from Southend
« on: August 22, 2021, 12:27:30 AM »
No crowd trouble that I am aware off

Apart from half time where a good few of Norwich's hooligan element kicked off, were herded up and some escorted from the ground!!

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General Discussion / Re: Clunan
« on: August 22, 2021, 12:24:14 AM »
Never mind this league, I personally thought he wasn't good enough for the previous league!!

I spoke to a former player regularly a few months back and asked about Clunan - I was informed that he is highly thought of in the (previous) dressing room, amongst the players as a "good rep" for the players and also helped "sort things out for the players"

I think he will be found wanting in this division - in my opinion Ethan Coleman and Joe Rowley already look better midfielders than Michael Clunan

Who has been a good servant to the club - but I always used to argue, if Clunan was that good, why haven't other clubs come in for him??

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