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General Discussion / Re: New Manager announced.
« on: September 29, 2023, 02:22:05 PM »
Knowing the league and what is required to work/not work and knowledge of other teams and players is a big bonus. Should mean hitting the ground running early on.

Still plenty of time left in season to change fortune, and make a play off run like Kidderminster did last season.

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General Discussion / Re: Scunthorpe United
« on: September 29, 2023, 02:20:01 PM »
Any chance of looking to bring back Clunan? Or will he likely move elsewhere if someone pays similar to what heís on now?

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 25, 2023, 07:42:03 PM »
I donít want to be negative but why do folk continually hark back to Setch, Marriott etc. etc.  Somehow, we need to move forward and put the past behind us. Not easy, but letís all give it a go.

Think with Setch, there's unfinished business there. He'll feel he can manage at this level, and King's Lynn need to operate at this level. No point getting a manager who wants a budget to push promotion, better off getting a manager that has something to prove, knows the limitations and importantly, gets the fans onside.

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General Discussion / Re: Three leave Linnets
« on: June 23, 2023, 11:05:47 AM »
Going to be a lot of trialists on show across the friendlies. Good chance for a reset, but probably be a slow start to season before it clicks. As shown with Kidderminster, if thatís the case hopefully it works well in end and itís a charge into the play offs late on with momentum.

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General Discussion / Re: Who next?
« on: April 02, 2023, 09:49:23 AM »
No new manager will be appointed. The level we are at next season will play a part in who would be interested. Hugo and Mark, or Josh Coulson / Michael Clunan will be amongst the caretaker managers I would think.
Forget about Setch / IC and co, their time has been and gone. When we know what League where in for next season and whether full or part time, SC will then look to appoint a replacement.

For all the money Cleeve has thrown at this season to get promoted again, Iíll be shocked if he doesnít move quick to pay for a manager to come to get the job over the line. Huge gamble to leave it to a current player.

Mentioned it other week, but I can see Culverhouse coming back. Cleeve wants promotion, heís delivered it in the past, knows the club. Heíll possibly see it as a worthwhile gamble to pay his compensation to get him back. Jimmy Dean the other candidate I could see happening, but I suppose it depends on Scunthorpe budget next season. If itís cutting the cloth accordingly, he might see Lynn as better option as Scunthorpe are basically down.

Basically, I can see a permanent choice being made rather than temporary.

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General Discussion / Re: Widdrington Resigns
« on: April 02, 2023, 09:43:01 AM »
I can only assume heís been informed of next seasons playing budget, of both if promotion is secured and not, so has left on basis he feels itís a step backwards next season. Who knows though.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 23, 2023, 03:51:31 PM »
We are assured a play off spot, Tommy needs to decide on his best starting 11, because at the moment it isnít quite working. Should we miss out, then I would like to see TW stay for another season.

If we miss out, I think Tommy could be tempted to stay on two main conditions.

1) He's still managing a full time squad.

2) He's given the right budget for the job.

Personally I'd like to see him have another go at it as I would guess he's learned a lot this season and the experience he's gained could be very valuable going forward (on and off the pitch). I also think that Tommy has done well for us overall, as he probably has the most difficult job in non league football.


If he goes, and the club reverts back to part time, it's going to be a massive task for whoever comes in. You'd think that most of the current squad would depart and go looking for another full time club. That would mean recruiting nearly a whole new squad between seasons, and getting them up and running before the new season starts.

That's not going to be very easy.

If the worse case happened, failed in the play offs, TW leaves and club goes back to PT. I genuinely could see IC coming back for a 3rd spell  :laughcry: Darren Ferguson stuff.

Hopefully it's play off success, because I do believe with just the right one/two additions, this side can stay up in National League. It won't need ripping apart, and doing that last time is what cost the club IMO. Lost all momentum, and the buy in from the players that got the club there. The step up from competing in the top 2/3 spaces in North/South and lower half of National League, is nothing if you are a full time club.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 22, 2023, 02:45:09 PM »
It's been play offs for a while and last night should confirm it. Crucial thing now, can 2nd place be secured so home advantage, and probably just as important, can momentum be gathered heading into them.

Of the current sides in play offs, 4 home wins and 1 defeat. So home advantage is big.

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General Discussion / Re: Linnets lose more ground in title race.
« on: March 13, 2023, 02:16:58 PM »
There is another potential elephant in the room. If we do get promoted and plan to stay there as at least a mid table side, that will bring with it a whole new set of funding issues? To go up and then spend the season fighting relegation will see gates decline?

One thing at a time but something that Mr Cleeve will surely already be turning his attention to?

Attendance won't drop, still bubble around the 1100+ area because the bigger away followings will make up for a drop in home attendance if it's a relegation battle.

It's more the reality has to set in eventually for Cleeve that King's Lynn have a ceiling on the number that will come through the gates, and the budget will need be set to this if he wants to stop having to put vast amounts of his own money into the club. If that's top half NLN for seasons to come, with occasional play off push, then that should be it. Unless he gets a big backer in, club just won't ever compete in National League because the spend has to be big to attract the players. Likes of Maidenhead can compete up there with just slightly more attendance because they have the London catchment. Endless professional clubs where there's players that have come through the academy system, or dropped down the leagues as they go into their 30s.

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn lose ground in title race
« on: March 09, 2023, 06:03:13 PM »
Just not going to win the league if you can't win the games you should be winning. Of the current bottom 8, with just 2 games left to play, it's 26 points from 42. Fylde have same amount of points from those teams, with caveat of 3 extra games to play. Considering Lynn have to play 6 away games to top 12, where they currently have 0 wins from, it's looking very likely it'll be the play offs.

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General Discussion / Re: Spennymoor away
« on: February 07, 2023, 09:03:23 PM »
Away form far too poor to be eventual champions, especially when it seems to be a journey that's 3 hours equals no win. All the remaining away games fall under that.

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News of former Linnets / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: August 10, 2022, 07:06:55 PM »
Makes his first start tonight. Probably can see this being his breakout season for them.

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General Discussion / Re: MK Dons
« on: July 17, 2022, 02:21:58 PM »
People get too fixated on the attendances. For vast majority of clubs, attendances will always be below normal levels, unless it's a big local side (Norwich/P'Boro) or a genuine big side. MK are neither, even if they're L1.

Then for Lynn, attendances have never been consistently above 1k. Team winning, it'll get close to that and edge beyond, but expect the league for it to bubble around 500-800 which is about par. Will take years of consistent good offering to attend/local connection/performance to consistently get that higher. Far more to do in the local area for £40 which a game would cost for 2 people (with a drink) for the fair-weather fans.

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General Discussion / Re: Tommy
« on: February 01, 2022, 08:10:51 PM »
The population of the area is more than enough to support a League club, Accrington is only 34,500 and  Morecambe approx 34000, they manage quite well, it's all down to how the club is run.

Probably can argue in terms of support, but the catchment area for supporting a club is always referred to in terms of players. Whilst Morecambe is small, it's like 45 minutes from Preston/Blackpool/Blackburn, solid catchment area for players (With Accrington having Bolton/Wigan/Bury/Rochdale all within close distance).

It's also worth noting that northern clubs in general are deep rooted in terms of strong support for clubs from previous generations. Round here, it's a lot more King's Lynn as a 2nd club.

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General Discussion / Re: Hollywood FC
« on: January 31, 2022, 07:49:27 PM »
They have signed Ollie Palmer for £300k and now Thomas O'Connor for £500k.

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