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General Discussion / Re: Now Saturday
« on: May 03, 2019, 09:42:55 AM »
Super-play off, will be a struggle if we get there. Having a feeling itíll end up being a trip to South Shields.

Positive aspect if Lynn were to get there, and it was to be South Shields. They will have a full office (likely around the 3000 mark), which would be a fantastic atmosphere as they chase a 4th successive promotion. Pressure all on them.

General Discussion / Re: Monday now??????
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:55:00 AM »
I just hope after all this mess, Lynn are still focused and get the job done on Monday. If so, home advantage could be even more huge on the Wednesday because the crowd would give the tired legs that extra boost you'd hope. Get to the 'super' play off final, anything goes. Nothing to lose in a sense because the club would have done what was needed and it's the Southern League fault for the lack of rest so would fingers crossed play with that air of freedom, whereas Warrington/South Shields would have the pressure all on them.

General Discussion / Re: Friday night it is then...
« on: May 01, 2019, 04:03:17 PM »
Once again, shows what a terrible organisation the FA is. Happens far too often in non-league farcical situations like this.

General Discussion / Re: Linnets secure runners up position.
« on: May 01, 2019, 10:26:39 AM »
Withdrawal would be a tad OTT. Think that's just spur of the moment talk. Worse case if you really angry and fixture got moved to opposition ground and you wanted to make a protest, send the kids (minimal fee) and take half of the gate receipts.

Not sure what their players would be thinking hearing that from the Chairman. They'll be annoyed at the fixture delay, but will want to play regardless otherwise past 9 months was pointless.

General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:25:42 AM »
Cash city, Peterborough Sports. Be tough to tempt any of their main players away.

General Discussion / Re: Wednesday postponed
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:07:34 AM »
What a mess this is.

If they are deemed to have broken the rules, I do feel the only route to avoid an increased mess would be to give King's Lynn a bye. Great for progression/avoiding a game, terrible for the loss of finances. I just can't see how they can allow them to play at a later date if the suspected player(s) have played for multiple games, because clubs below will rightly argue against it and appeal. Take a hard stance and kicking them out will still anger the clubs outside who missed out, but they can 'justify' it because of the time frame that's required.

Then depending on severity, starting them with a points deduction next season or lose every point the player(s) have played in which may push them close to relegation places, but safe enough to avoid them. Any indication the player(s) also played in the Cup which they won too?

General Discussion / Re: Needham Market
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:47:41 PM »
Next week, what should the approach be? Go full strength and battle hard to get the win and home advantage in the 2 play off games? Or rotate heavily, rest key players and if the side loses, it doesn't matter because they will be more fresh for the next two? Could even go proper nasty, and aim to kick Stourbridge to the high hills with players that won't be starting in the play offs and hope you rule a couple out with knocks for the play offs.

General Discussion / Re: REALITY
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:23:13 PM »
Does anyone have a rough idea of the 1st team Squad costs this year-ie players salaries plus their travel expenses ?

Going off what I've heard a few are on, and using their quality as a bench mark against other ones as a random indicator, I'd estimate weekly outlay on first team player wages being around the £5250 mark. Not all will be on a full years contract, if they were that'd be near £275k a year. Not paid in off season, be looking around £225k mark.

That's not including travel costs, manager wages etc. Average gate of 700, paying an average of £10 per person, across the league games would only bring in £150k mark. So you can see a deficit building up quick just from estimated numbers (conservative estimate too IMO), and not adding in all the extras.

General Discussion / Re: REALITY
« on: April 01, 2019, 02:52:34 PM »
Hopefully they are able to get Norwich to come again for pre season. Didn't hurt Norwich last season, and hopefully with them being a Premier League side and getting the game on a Sat midday, rather then Friday evening could increase the attendance a lot more then it got last season. Maybe try and get P'Boro to come too next season because they always play a few local (ish) sides. If you could get those and say a combined attendance of at least 4k (ambitious, but may as well aim high) for the two, that'd be some valuable early doors money.

Summer, could be proactive and make a day of the Nations League final. Would be a gamble on needing England to reach the final for it to be worthwhile, but late evening game on a Sunday. Get a large screen down at the Walks, and go either two ways for the day. Make it a family inclusive activity day from 12pm - 10:30pm. Different things going on with the large screen showing the first game for casual viewers and activities finishing around 6, with the focus switching to the England game. Or don't go the family route and turn it into a big drinking event, ticket sales, pop up bars, food etc. Game being on Sky (I think) might be an issue, along with weather and England getting to the final/lateness to set it up if you are waiting till after the Semi Final. But just an idea for a potential cash income on a Sunday, where the cash would otherwise go to other places around town.

General Discussion / Re: Tonight's match v Diss Town postponed
« on: March 08, 2019, 10:37:19 AM »
Surely the reserves will be playing home games elsewhere next season?

Why?   :dontknow:

We postpone the majority of there games to protect the pitch for the first team.
It will be the 2nd season with this Groundkeeper, who obviously knows what he is doing, plus the (ongoing) investment that has been made with drainage etc, surely there should be no reason why we should experience so many Reserve call offs next season.

Even with the investment, I can't see things changing. Walks is a boggy area, the main stand blocks a lot of light to the near pitchside, those type of things you just can't change unless the investment is top level stuff, which just isn't viable at Step 3, even Step 2.

When was the last time (if it's ever been done) the whole Walks pitch been ripped up from the ground up. Might need the full works doing, with the pitch level raised slightly and whatever stuff the top sides have below the grass to help with things. But then you are likely reaching levels of spending where an artificial surface is more viable.

General Discussion / Re: Coalville
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:34:02 AM »
Not just a big game for King's Lynn in terms of getting into play offs, but a big game psychologically too for if they do get into play offs. Record at the moment against teams in the top 8 is played 10 and won just 2. Just the 2 clean sheets too. That's very poor and something that needs correcting, not only just to get into the play offs, but winning them.

Seem to be a step quality down this season in those games, where as last season it was a different question winning 7 of the 14 against top 8 and that was largely thanks to the home form, which seems to have disappeared this season.

Last season Kettering averaged 2.1 points per game, this season 2.35. Lynn last season 2.17 and this season 1.77. Hopefully this will be the game where they kick on now we enter the 'business' end of the season and go into the play offs in form, and fit.

General Discussion / Re: Play offs this season
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:41:57 AM »
Imagine being in a play off final at step 4, but before the game you know regardless if you win you won't go up! Proper Micky Mouse stuff.

Looking at the sides in the play offs in each league, looks nailed on to be a Northern league side, and going by pts/per game it's also looking more likely to be an away play off final for King's Lynn should they get that far. Could end up having to play 3 away games in play offs to go up.

General Discussion / Re: Reserves game off
« on: January 28, 2019, 01:39:13 PM »
King's Lynn need to find the reserves a new venue to play at if come Nov-Feb every home game for reserves will be postponed because 1st team have a game there a few days after. Makes the club look amateurish and disrespects the other clubs in Thurlow Nunn.

They're never going to go any higher, and it's structured towards being largely a youth side that gets culled every couple years if there's not many ready to step up to 1st team, so should just move their 'home' elsewhere IMO. Just comes down to finding a venue that meets the ground grading for that level.

General Discussion / Re: updates
« on: January 24, 2019, 12:56:56 PM »
Catchment area.

They've got two football league clubs within a stones throw where they can get players on loan (Luton/Stevenage), whilst also being closer to North London which opens up a lot more connections and ability to bring in players on a conveyor belt. They've been good in past seasons (won the league cup last season I think), so one of those sides where away from home, their position was not a true reflection of their quality they have.

Just got to brush it off, hope there was the hairdryer treatment and look for a response next game to get things going again. Lynn had some shockers last season away to low sides, Farnborough being main one.

General Discussion / Re: Matty Castellan Departs
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:45:11 AM »
If budget is there to get a player in, surely it needs to be someone that can play wide? Lynn are too predictable at times when the midfielders all want the ball to their feet/strikers remaining through the middle and the only width is from the full backs which can be halted. Hawkins is sometimes great when coming on and offering that pace outwide, but need someone with bit more quality that can start and play wide if needed (preferably on the right) who will run at the LB, stretch the play and hit the byline.

Gives the option of going 4-4-2 in games with FBT offering overlap if Henderson starts on left and drifts inside, then allows on other side hopefully a double overload with the winger and full back. You're not going to replace the quality of Norman, so really need two people outwide to do what he did IMO.

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