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General Discussion / Re: Home vs Wealdstone (27th Oct)
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:25:32 PM »
To not even pick up a point against Weymouth/Wealdstone is very poor, since they're the new teams also at this level. Defensively been awful all season. Averaging nearly 3 goals a game will see club get relegated with ease, because you simply not going to win enough games leaking that much.

Think it's time (especially this season with no fans, and the need to get points early doors in case of PPG), to go defensive, drop deeper, get back to basics and use pace and be more a counter attacking side. Goes against what previous seasons have been, but something needs to change to tighten things up. There'll always be goals in the side at the other end with the quality/options there are, but got to start limiting conceding to no more than 1 to reap benefits of scoring.

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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 28, 2020, 12:14:09 PM »
Surely all Clubs in the 5th tier of English Football have to tested before each game.   It makes no sense if some clubs are doing the right things and some arenít. 

Iím sure we are professional enough to have regular testing at the Club.

Football league clubs donít have to do testing, why Spurs paid for Orient to be tested before they played other month. Thereíll be quite a few clubs like S****horpe today where cases will rip through the club once one gets tested after showing symptoms.

Amazed Notts County doing testing. Completely pointless when other teams wonít be.

Being a good example is hardly pointless.

The question is, should the other non league Clubs follow their lead, especially now they have the Grant money and are supposedly the centre of local communities.

:dontknow:

Clubs can't afford to follow I feel. Steps 1/2 full under same bracket as Championship/L1/L2, so if testing was made a mandatory to play, clubs would be pushed to financial ruin even more.

Heathrow announced rapid testing at £80 a pop (some other places it's north of £100). For a club days before each game, probably looking at what 25 tests required (at least in Steps 1/2 non league) so would be looking at say £100 a test as a figure, £2.5k outlay. Some weeks £5k outlay if 2 games. Looking at around £15k - £20k a month.

On top of wages, running costs, the grant wouldn't cover things. Should the money be increased, it should be with it going towards testing.

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General Discussion / Re: Bye in FA Cup
« on: October 27, 2020, 09:02:11 PM »
Surely all Clubs in the 5th tier of English Football have to tested before each game.   It makes no sense if some clubs are doing the right things and some arenít. 

Iím sure we are professional enough to have regular testing at the Club.

Football league clubs donít have to do testing, why Spurs paid for Orient to be tested before they played other month. Thereíll be quite a few clubs like S****horpe today where cases will rip through the club once one gets tested after showing symptoms.

Amazed Notts County doing testing. Completely pointless when other teams wonít be.

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General Discussion / Re: saturday v Solihull Moors
« on: October 11, 2020, 04:53:22 PM »
Nathan Fox at Alfreton

Yes, I was then going to post that.

Nobody appears to know anything about Alfie Payne.   :dontknow:

He's at Braintree.

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General Discussion / Re: The Future of the Club
« on: September 23, 2020, 11:00:10 AM »
In my opinion, Premier League (or likely end up being Government), need to put X amount towards non league game and mothball it. The money will go towards covering all (or vast majority of playing wages i.e. 80% if they're legally contracted), and grants towards upkeep of stadiums whilst clubs are mothballed. That way, clubs owners are not pocketing any money and it's ALL towards keeping club alive till August 2021, when season can start with fans hopefully.

Players that are not legally contracted to club can be released (just like loads of other businesses that will unfortunately have to let staff go). There's no way non league can play and survive a whole season without fans. On the fans, are they still allowed step 3 and under?

I'd very cautious about allowing fans in from Step 1 down, and giving clubs money to cover 'losses' from reduced fans. Because we all know how clubs think. That money will just go towards a signing or two, to push for promotion.

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General Discussion / Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
« on: September 22, 2020, 12:15:53 PM »
Have to look at EFL too. Money comes down, but clubs operate way beyond their means so the argument will be why should Premier League finance them. Give them more money, clubs will treat it as an opportunity to spend more. TV income goes up, wages and transfer fees go up.

King's Lynn were operating at a loss previous seasons, even when in Step 3.

There's players paid now in Steps 1-2 that would have got that money in football league in the 2000s. Wages is high all over the game.

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General Discussion / Re: Could be 1000 allowed in on opening day
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:02:15 AM »
Apparently could be looking at several months of no fans.

Clubs that have spent loads this summer outside Premier League will be screwed, especially in Non-League. Because they'll need to refund season tickets too, unless fans make it a donation.

Merthyr Town asked to be mothballed for this season, and I think a lot more will be trying to do same otherwise they'll be folding.

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General Discussion / Re: Another one bites the dust.
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:12:05 PM »
The answer is simple stop paying your TV license.... it's quite easy.......get yourself a Smart Tv if you haven't already got one and subscribe to a sports channel to get live action and you're done..........only thing you can't view is BBC iPlayer

Can't watch live TV without a BBC licence, even sport.

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General Discussion / Re: Club Statement
« on: September 11, 2020, 04:08:50 PM »
There's already been multiple clubs that had to forfeit games in the FA Cup because they've had postive cases and had to isolate.

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: August 26, 2020, 11:24:04 AM »
Think it's no secret that the ambitions giving who's come in that the aim will be to be pushing play offs, rather than stay up. Just staying up, the club could have went with what they had last season, but by adding some proven players at this level they're clearly not going for that.

Games will be thick and fast, twice a week against far better opposition so rotation will be needed, and there can't be too much of a drop off if they're going to push for play offs.

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:33:36 AM »
Loza and Power pace on the flanks, playing off someone like Gash (or alongside a more attacking Marriott) is a good option next season if Culverhouse wants to go 4-3-3 next season in any games. Hawkins would be the option on the right at the moment, and he's more a last roll of the dice sub rather then wanting to start him at this level.

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General Discussion / Re: play offs
« on: July 27, 2020, 10:29:32 AM »
Shame there'll likely be a reduced capacity across grounds next season, because if Boston go up and Lynn are doing resonably ok next season come the derby at home (likely Xmas time), I think we'd be looking at a 5k+ attendance.

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's prices
« on: July 17, 2020, 09:41:19 AM »
With England playing Wales at Wembley behind closed doors on Oct 8th.  It does make me wonder when the season will be allowed to start with crowds in.

Still a long time to that, and I wouldn't be surprised if come end of August they sell some tickets at a reduced capacity. France have held games with crowd, think Germany are doing same soon? And I'd expect England to follow in late August, with aim to have reduced crowds in play from late September onwards.

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General Discussion / Re: Champions
« on: July 12, 2020, 12:45:56 PM »
With National League clubs like Solihull and Stockport reportedly throwing a lot of money into a promotion push this coming season, will the same ideas of resetís etc also apply at our level.

Should clubs be sustainable and not spend money they are not generating ?

Stockport are a very well run club, so won't be pushing themselves beyond their finanical means. But because of their fans and their running, they will have a substantial pot to spend. They're basically a football league club in awaiting, which puts into perspective the level Lynn are now at.

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General Discussion / Re: Jamar Loza
« on: July 03, 2020, 03:35:55 PM »
The idea of a proven goalscorer isn't viable IMO, fitting a player into a system and giving them confidence can turn someone who's sparse on goals, into a goalscorer, and vice versa. Marriott joined having struggled to score level higher, then when Lynn went up, he proved he could easily score at that level. Southwell we've not seen much of, but few seasons ago he proved he could score at Step 2, so could go same way and score at Step 1 with confidence inserted into him, and a sytem that gets him chances.

Scott Quigley was at Halifax in 18-19, returned poor numbers, following season ended up top goalscorer as he helped Barrow to promotion.

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