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General Discussion / Re: War Chest appeal.
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:23:50 AM »
Just had a listen to some of Mr Cleeves latest podcasts.

In a previous podcast he stated the players wages would be around 20-30% less next season.  Now he is saying the fans need to raise 50k to keep Adam Marriott at the club.

Anyone care to try and shed any light on that ?

Giving his exploits last season, I would say he could easily get 800 - 1k pw next season at a Step 1 club, which would be around the 50k+ mark.

Question in response would be, is it worth matching close to that to keep him? Or spend it on likely two players?

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:20:32 PM »
Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player...

Game of opinions LL, for me I would have Ward well above Fryatt but appreciate other people look for different qualities.  Personally I think Fryatt was a good defender at step 3 but struggled stepping up to NLN, Ward certainly isn't a nailed on step 2 player but more capable of holding a place in the squad, if we move up to NL then I would worry but same could be said of others in that retained list.

If club did go up and were able to get Marriott on a new deal, adding 2-3 players and the squad would be strong enough to compete in NL IMO. They showed against Ebbsfleet and Dover that the gap to those sides isn't much (if anything at all), so adding a couple of strong players for that level and there's no reason why Lynn couldn't stay up (if they were promoted), which would be a huge achievement for the club.

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: May 23, 2020, 02:11:42 PM »
Nothing against any of the lads who have been signed but given that it looks like there may be a fair bit of upheaval further up the pyramid and we don't know when next season will start, or what league we will be in.

I think giving the stance what EFL are going with (PPG and Promotion/Relegation), I'm 99% confident that King's Lynn will be promoted as Champions on PPG. Whether there's a non league season or not is a different question, but giving the culture secretary wants the amateur game going, the non league will be good to go too. Just comes down to clubs voting if they want to play behind closed doors if fans are not viable for rest of the year.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:04:00 PM »
Since National League are waiting on EFL, before deciding what they'll do themselves, them announcing a weight PPG to determine league position then play offs behind closed doors could be big (if it's approved).

National League I assume could then go weighted points too (if clubs approve) and either promote top 2, or do play offs. Think top 2 promoted would please everyone and get the season concluded. Not sure how league table would be if it was weighted points in North, because Lynn have more away games left then York but have a lesser PPG away.

Edit: I read it wrong. No-one is coming down from EFL, so will be just one up from National League. I think that could end anyone being promoted from North/South...

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:24:17 AM »
As I've seen with some posts on here, football won't be played next season in Non-League IMO. Social Distancing measures will be in place for some time, and it'll mean football played behind closed doors if it's to resume. Viable for Premier League, 50/50 in the EFL, impossible in the Non-League game.

PPG should be used to determine promotions/relegation. Barrow promoted to EFL to replace Bury spot and no-one relegated from L2. Chorley relegated from National League because they were almost down anyway, with Wealdstone and King's Lynn promoted based on PPG. You then mothball the leagues till the start of 21-22 season, where fingers crossed things will be able to resume with crowds.

This season coming, restructure everything in non league regionally to like counties. So if Non-League clubs want to play behind closed door games (possibly even have fans in ground in 2021 if measures allow for it then), they can against other local clubs. Not sure where King's Lynn would go, i.e. towards Wisbech - March and P'Boro way for Non Leagues, or East towards Dereham/Wroxham etc. Because again, there may be a limit on travel distance so can't be going to far. Just that way, certain Non-League clubs can still tick over playing wise if they wish to do so, and others who don't want to can sit out knowing they won't lose their spot. You will also have players that live far away from their current club so won't be able to play, but can play for another club (if not under contract). Essentially an extended friendly competition.

General Discussion / Re: Step 5 and 6 season over
« on: March 25, 2020, 08:50:42 AM »
PPG average they'll go on will be my money.

General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 17, 2020, 02:35:28 PM »
Hopefully King's Lynn avoid it, but there'll be a number of non-league clubs that will fold from this. Basically going to lose 2 months income whilst still paying overheads, and if they're already in debt and paying off debts, this could be what tips them over the edge unless everything is frozen by the government for say 6 months.

Season doesn't start till say late 2020, those overheads will still be costly at this level if a club has a number of players on contracts to end of 2021 at least. Unprecedented times this, and could end up having wide scale long term impacts on football at this level.

General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 16, 2020, 06:08:24 PM »
The league will eventually get cancelled IMO. Won't resume till around start of June at earliest.

General Discussion / Re: Will the FA end the season ?
« on: March 13, 2020, 09:16:12 AM »
The government say that the main peak is many weeks away and are not advising people to avoid public events. I think your doommongering is a bit premature Mallard.

I'd be 100% confident that will change by early next week at the latest.

Prem/EFL will be suspending for indefinite. Question then, what about non-league because they too get 1k+ crowds at Steps 1/2, and they'll start losing players to isolation? The income lost from here whilst still paying overheads could and will be crippling for a lot of clubs. Unprecedented stuff across football, and will have long term ramifications IMO if things are still getting worse come June, because do you cancel the leagues or roll them over into 20/21 season? Also have player contracts ending too.

General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA at home
« on: March 12, 2020, 04:21:07 PM »
Have to say, BPA came with a game plan and executed it to perfection. You could see what their intent was. They sat two players on Richards/Jarvis which meant they couldn't receive the ball in the middle (pitch was bobble as hell which didn't help), this meant it went to the full backs quite often who had to clip it long as there was no option in the middle. Easily contained throughout that option, because Marriott/Carey couldn't get into the game at all. The breakdown in communication for their goal is inexcusable.

They sat off a lot more 2nd half where the CMs then were able to get on the ball more, but the quality outwide was very poor and delivers bad. Power had a great chance after good play in 2nd half, and just as you thought he would fire into the goal from edge of the box, the ball bobbled up 2 foot and meant it hit the moon.

Southwell will need a run of starts to show his ability, coming off bench late on in those sorts of games will be hard to make an impact. They're more set up for the other way round, Gash coming off the bench to make the impact.

General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA at home
« on: March 09, 2020, 12:15:44 PM »
All about the tempo. Lynn start of well like they did against Gateshead and vast majority of games this season, it'll be job done (3-0) at half time and players can be rested up further. Go into with a slow tempo thinking result will come because of gap between the sides, a shock will happen as Chester showed when they didn't approach game in the right manner. Was a scrappy affair at their place earlier in season too.

1100 fans, 3-0 win.

General Discussion / Re: Gateshead away
« on: March 06, 2020, 09:56:25 AM »
I know you don't really want to take any game for granted, but the game to rotate heavily and rest certain players would be BPA at home midweek, rather then this weekend.

There's arguments for other teams, but IMO this is the toughest game left for Lynn. Gateshead are a well drilled side, and them stupidly only taking 2 points from 9 against the bottom 2 teams is probably what is going to see them finish in play offs rather then pushing to win the league. I'm predicting a 2-1 win to Lynn.

General Discussion / Re: IF, we go up.
« on: January 28, 2020, 05:50:19 PM »
Just looking at previous totals required to go up, and I think 90 points should be the aim and be enough in the end. Only 12-13 season has 90 not been enough (2nd finished on 91) since league went to 22 teams in 11-12.

Keep Walks the fortress it is, the club would be within touching distance of that target.

General Discussion / Re: IF, we go up.
« on: January 26, 2020, 04:41:30 PM »
That's mostly because their wage bill is insanley high, and still paying league 2 wages despite not being anywhere near that quality.

Club will not need to go FT. They can function PT at that level, but if club did establish themselves at that level after a season or two and wanted to kick on, they would need to go FT. I say walk then jog, before you run. Going FT straight away would be a recipe for disaster for the club.

General Discussion / Alfreton
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:36:43 PM »

Called off today, and Matlock game too just down the road... Rumours have it as something very afwul indeed :(

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