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General Discussion / Re: V Dover
« on: December 11, 2021, 10:55:34 PM »
I made a point of standing close to the dugout today, so I could watch Tommy Widdrington, along with the match - although lets face it, how empty the ground was today, I could have stood anywhere!!

Anyway, it was interesting to see how animated the new manager was - almost kicking every ball, and was encouraged how he put emphasis on getting the ball forward as quickly as possible.
Had to chuckle a couple of times as he asked the subs to give him the names of players so he could shout to them!!

I've no idea where we will end up this season and as I said on another thread am sorry that IC has gone, but once TW has has had a few days / weeks with these guys, I don't think he will suffer any fools and will demand everyone gives 100%  at all times.

As for the match, it's a huge win........and two quality goals from Lynn

See, that's what can happen when we shoot........!!

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General Discussion / Re: New Manager
« on: December 10, 2021, 10:57:19 PM »
When I read the news of the appointment, my initial reaction was "who the **** is that"!!

Been reading about him and I think he may be a, shall we say, colourful character

But, watched his press conference and after a few minutes, warmed to him and am feeling quite excited for the rest of the season - whatever happens.

In another world, I (we) would have loved everything to have worked out with Ian Culverhouse and there is still a part of me which is sad he is no longer the manager of this club...........but, we are where we are and as I said, I'm looking forward to seeing what Tommy Widdrington can bring to the party and where he (and his recruitment) can take us......

UTFL!!

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General Discussion / Re: Now Backie has gone
« on: December 05, 2021, 11:17:15 PM »
"You only score if you take some shots"

"show some passion you bunch of mard arses"

"You got us in this ****, it's down to you to get us out"

Are just three suggestions for our players

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General Discussion / Re: DoF
« on: November 17, 2021, 10:55:03 PM »
Just throwing this out there......


....we are a club operating at non-league level.

Do we actually need a Director Of Football??

I always associate that job role with the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and other top European sides

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General Discussion / Re: Time for a change?
« on: November 14, 2021, 11:34:34 PM »
This is turning into a decent debate!!

Regarding the issue of Steve Cleeve being good enough for this level......it's a tricky one to answer

I've always compared Cleeve to Peter Swales, the ex Manchester City chairman (I'm a City fan, so I've experienced the "turmoil" of an unpopular chairman!!)

With Peter Swales, he became too "passionate", his obsession to become bigger than utd clouded his decision making and I think Cleeve's obsession with trying to achieve league football, often clouds his judgement of where we are as a club.

I also think the same with some fans' expectations - some thought we would "walk this tinpot league" - not the case, a realistic and successful season would be to finish fourth from bottom.

Another question here is "which players aren't good enough"
For me, they are all obviously "decent" players, but it's how they apply themselves and the desire they show (or not) to win.
As I've previously said, I'm not the biggest fan of Michael Clunan, but this season, he has applied himself superbly and has been one of the better players, the same with Ross Barrows, the same with Aaron Jones - there is a theme appearing here as these are the players who seem to have more of an "affinity" with the club.

I'm not saying the newer signings play to lose, but I question their desire, especially when they know they will pick up their contracted wages regardless of the result - I (we) want players who will go above and beyond in pursuit of 3 points - take Rory McCauly, I always thought he would run through a wall for the manager/thisclub/us fans/himself.........could the same be said for some of the newer players??

I started a thread on here a few weeks back, questioning what is actually done during the week in full time training.
The thread had many views, but no responses, but I ask the question again as it sometimes looks like these lot are strangers rather than a "close knit bunch" which is often the line thrown out after (another) defeat

So, IMHO and it is only an opinion, I think we should stick with IC for the forseeable especially as he has taken the blame for Saturday's defeat and said things will change, so he's worth continuing to have our trust
The chairman - needs to back IC 100%
The backroom staff - need to take a look at themselves.....and back IC 100%
The players - need to take a look at themselves and be willing to "die for the shirt"
Then we, as fans, who will still be here long after anyone else, will back all of the above........because as I said in my original post, football is an emotional sport and whether "we" like it or not, we're stuck with the club!!

It's the club we love

Sorry for the long post.

Finally and on a much lighter note, my other comparison between Peter Swales and Steven Cleeve........their haircuts!!
Shocking!!!!!!


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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.
.
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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