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Messages - Colin Fuller

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General Discussion / Re: Tonight’s Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 11:00:09 AM »
I followed last night’s match online and recall reading a comment about the chairman’s programme notes.  Can anyone enlighten me on the content? Is there a link to where I might read them?  From reading the various reports of the game it sounds like another good evening’s entertainment. I live in Leicestershire so hope to see the return fixture at Leamington.

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General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:40:46 AM »
It’s something all football fans love to do - comparing different generations of players. But extremely difficult because football has changed so much in terms of fitness. Two points to make: all strikers are dependent on the quality of service and most work better as a pairing.
Lynn have had some fine combinations going back to Lindsay/Laverick, Lindsay/Jenkins, MacNamara/Hudson, Defty/Bloomfield, Defty/Nolan, and now Gash and Marriott.
Defty had good all round qualities and fine passing ability.  He also defended resolutely when needed.  I feel sure he could have reached a much higher level with a yard or two more of pace.

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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: October 27, 2019, 05:46:28 PM »
Cliff Jones played briefly for Lynn in Dave Clarke’s time but on the right wing. I think the other great Welshman mentioned, the Gentle Giant, John Charles, was player-manager at Hereford.
Lynn usually topped 1500 for home games and against the likes of Cambridge Utd, Chelmsford, Romford, Yeovil, nearer to 2,000.  I think they were part-time, like most non-league teams then. Davies was a fine footballer but at the end of his playing career. Like today’s Lynn team they looked to attack with Mick Wright and Dave Brooks driving forces in midfield.  Lindsay and Jenkins were consistent goalscorers while Clarke, Ronnie Bacon and later Ray Savino provided genuine width as traditional wingers.


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General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: October 27, 2019, 01:27:28 PM »
Dave Clarke was a speedy left-winger in Reg Davies team of the 1960s to early 70s. Joined Lynn from Notts County and provided good service to strikers Malcolm Lindsay and Bryan Jenkins.  Lynn more than held their own in the Southern League premier in what was then generally regarded as a ‘fifth’ division to the Football League.

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General Discussion / Lynn Sunday League
« on: June 27, 2019, 05:00:08 PM »
I was sorry to read in the Lynn News about the demise of Lynn Sunday League.  I had many good memories of playing in the League in the late 60s and early 70s with Unicam, a factory team from the Hardwick estate.  We played the likes of Light Blues, White Horse, North Lynn etc. But my earliest memories of the League was joining in with some of the lads from Vanguard in kickabouts on the Walks.  I think Park Avenue were the top team then and Vanguard were at the other end if the scale.
I was still at school and spent hours at the Walks playing football until it was dark! Occasionally Lynn's centre-forward Norman Bleanch would turn up and join in... anyone remember him?  I won a penny off him for saving his penalty on one occasion.  Kept it for years. He was a Geordie and Lynn later sold him to Cambridge United.

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General Discussion / Re: Bob Edwards
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:18:11 AM »
I remember Bob Edwards as a skilful, goalscoring inside-forward.  I think he captained the Linnets during the mid-sixties and played in a good Lynn team which included Mick Wright, Gerry Baker, Roy Proverbs, Ron Bacon and Dave Partridge. Around about that time I think Lynn may have been full-time for a short period.  Len Richley was manager.

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