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General Discussion / Re: Norwich
« on: June 20, 2021, 04:56:28 PM »
Hi Dazza, is July the 16th not before the possible next lifting of restictions which i work out as being the 19th unless there is serious drops in infection rate which doesn't look good at the moment.

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General Discussion / Re: everybody to busy watching the Euros?
« on: June 20, 2021, 04:53:56 PM »
One that springs to mind will be the ex Everton Coach that FOUND Wayne Rooney. Taken on at great expense and how many Wayne Rooneys or even Gordon Chilvers' did he find. Big fat zero.
In my time of supplying the kits the MANY times we were told as were the supporters that major sponsorship was coming in. Has that EVER happened. No. One season, SC's first, Double G sponsored the Reserves and then the first team when no other promised major deal was forthcoming. And i have the paperwork as to why Double G bailed them out that season.
Ask yourself everybody why we cannot get any of the major industries in King's Lynn and beyond on board. There are enough major companies on the Hardwick alone without having to venture further afield but not ONE will put their name on the front of a Lynn shirt. That is not being disrespectful of the away shirt sponsor!
Bespak were the last well before this regime and that was done by raffle ticket to which a young lady supporters name was the winning ticket. I believe she then was contacted by Bespak and they made a donation to a charity and subsequently Bespak went on the front of that particular shirt but they never followed that up after that season.
Nikki if you had all the programmes over the seasons and read the promises and false information you would realise what i mean. Unfortunately to many are wearing blinkers and hope that we are in the promised land. . They need to take the blinkers off and see the real deal. Not a pretty sight.

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General Discussion / You heard it here first
« on: June 18, 2021, 06:53:02 PM »
Frazer Blake Tracy will join Burton Albion when his contract at POSH expires.
Good luck to him.

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General Discussion / Re: Archive- the highest level
« on: June 18, 2021, 03:24:07 PM »
Didn't Mick Rains run 'The Retreat'?

Yes.

New Inn before that?  :dontknow:

Think he was involved with the Lord Nelson in Swaffham as well.  :dontknow:

definitely Lattice House and yes Dudley had the Napier.

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General Discussion / Re: everybody to busy watching the Euros?
« on: June 18, 2021, 03:22:02 PM »
Hi Nikki. I have broad shoulders. When i post it is the truth rather than the bull**** that supporters are fed by the club. People though have short memories. If someone was to write a book about all that will be coming and happening to Lynn as in programme notes and podcasts in the past 4-5 years the book would have more pages than the Bible.
Whoever it is for training they must make sure they get their money!

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General Discussion / Re: Archive- the highest level
« on: June 17, 2021, 07:57:46 PM »
A couple of great posts there Colin. Its nice to reminisce......also recall Lynn playing Boston United. Hillingdon Borough were another difficult opponent at the time but sadly they didnt fare quite so well

Also remember Bobby Laverick, although I was a small lad at the time I cried when Bobby decided to leave Kings Lynn. The point however regarding Bobby Laverick was that he lived in Vancouver Avenue.............please correct me if I am wrong but I was always under the impression that the football club owned the property together with several other houses in Kings Lynn to include a detached house in York Road where Malcolm Lindsay lived.

When were these properties purchased and could Lynn attract better players with the promise of living accommodation, part time work, whilst also receiving a wage for playing football? Did one or two players run pubs?
Kings Lynn definitely owned houses in the Vancouver Avenue/York Road area in the 60s. Malcolm Lindsay ran pubs after his football career including the Fenman opposite the station and also i believe the Bentinck on Loke Road. In later life he also did holiday cover around the area so that owners or managers could have a holiday. He also ran the White Horse at March.
Still keeps in touch on facebook.
Brian Jenkins took over Archie Missons newsagents on Loke Road which became part of Readwell. Brian and his wife moved to Chelmsford but i believe they are back in Kings Lynn. The legend that was Dick Everitt had the Anchor in the Friars are and also the White Swan in West Lynn

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General Discussion / Re: Going Forward
« on: June 17, 2021, 07:51:41 PM »
from seeing the news tonight it is said that although infections are up it is more the 20-29s who have not been vaccinated that are the problem. They then interviewed some cocky prat who thought he was super fit and if he caught it it would be alike to having a cold. If that is the general opinion of that age group then god help us. Some are worried if the vaccinbe will affect their fertility. If they get Covid they will have far more to worry about than whether they are fertile or not!
I also have no political persuasion but i am sorry to say that none of the leaders or there mps especially the shadow ones have a clue. Boris resembles a baboon in his swagger and on occassions acts like one to. Someone really needs to get a grip!
But hang on it will soon be holiday time for Parliament, perhaps covid will take a break also?

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General Discussion / Re: everybody to busy watching the Euros?
« on: June 17, 2021, 07:41:21 PM »
Gordon you could always kick start things by starting a few threads.   Iím sure you have plenty of thoughts to offer
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The first one would be where the training will take part for full time next season but on this occassion i will let the club announce it.
Don't think i was flavour of the month to announce the folding of the Reserves a couple of weeks ago!

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General Discussion / everybody to busy watching the Euros?
« on: June 16, 2021, 07:37:10 PM »
52 hours since anyone last posted about anything!
I see that Chris Smith has been snapped up by Kettering. I ex Linnet out, 1 ex Linnet in.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 10:03:17 PM »
Where do you envisage this team that are going to rise through the steps playing tho Mall, when there isn't "room" at The Walks. I am not personally aware of any team that has played at The Walks having been self financing, even with the cheap deal on the ground (though I am willing to be proved wrong).

Going back to the Academy set up, I believe there is greater opportunity for youngsters to develop than with the old reserve set up. Playing against other Academy sides (some stronger, some weaker) gives an opportunity for lads to assess their progress against others of a similar age and also gives the opportunity for" lateral movement" between clubs at the end of The Academy term.
The reserves in Busters time were self funding even having to pay to use the pitch and extra when floodlights were required. They were the most successful team (Reserves) for many seasons thanks to a great bunch of parents/volunteers/ sponsors and of course players.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:56:18 PM »
Thanks for the clarification B & G.

My personal take on it is this.

The Walks facility cannot now really support a reserves team.

As the first team progress, the club will hopefully attract many new fans and lose a few.

Hopefully people will get behind the Academy side.

If people would prefer to go to watch a rehashed Lynn reserves away from The Walks, then that is their prerogative.

Lost revenue......100at say £10 times 20 matches is £20,000 less salary costs, travel to away matches, kit costs etc...... personally don't think that's a huge financial loss for a successful NL side to bear. If you compare that, to say, the costs already spent on the pitch
For one Kes kit cost does not come into it. FREE kit is normally part of the kit deals (matchday kit, training kit, travel kit, management, coaches, kitman etc included with the likes of Kappa, O'Neills, DEFINITELY Joma from my time as the go between. Yours eyes would water if you new how much those deals came to. Then had the gaul to demand more free kit to sell at retail in the clubshop and online.
I still have a copy of the JOMA contract! Very interesting reading.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:47:19 PM »
Everything is probably fine as things stand at the moment  but what happens if the club suffers a massive fall and gets a double relegation? Obviously we/I hope they don't, but stranger things have happened.
the rise and fall of Boston United and Lowestoft Town are clear examples

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 09, 2021, 08:58:37 PM »
Name some players over the years who came through  reserves.
Dom Dwyer USA international, Mark Heath Preston and the lad Nicholls now enjoying an amazing lifestyle in the States. Just to name a few.

Mark Howard 80s Andy Hunt 90s both went on to play football league.

Defty bros would have played a lot of res football before breaking into the first team.

We've also seen many reserves step up to effectively become the first team for short or not so short spells over the years when a manager has left and a large swathe of his first team have followed him!

But as others have said never has the gap between first and reserves in terms of divisions been as great as it is now. How many other full time National league sides have a second string playing in a step 6 league? The times are a changing at the Walks for sure.

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General Discussion / u21/RESSIES
« on: June 08, 2021, 08:36:27 PM »
Been very reliably informed that the U21/Ressies has had the plug pulled on them. So whats the good of telling all these youngsters to join the academy if you want to play for KLTFC. What chance is there of being elevated straight into the 1st team directly from say the U19s? Surely if a player is that good he will be scouted by someone far bigger than Kings Lynn.
Sad day, the last time this happened i believe was under the Gary Mills leadership.
On thge plus side the teams such as Fakenham, Swaffham, Downham etc will surely benefit from this folly.

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General Discussion / another departs
« on: May 30, 2021, 07:53:07 PM »
According to social media Steve the grounds man has left the club.

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