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General Discussion / Re: Torquay enter Administration
« on: February 23, 2024, 08:54:02 AM »
A worrying trend that is gaining momentum. As an aside, i wonder whether we will ever get to know more about the mysterious Joe and just what he found so attractive about KLTFC as an investment vehicle? A little transparency would be most welcome.

News of former Linnets / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:22:47 PM »
Secured all three points for Lincoln v Exeter, with a clinical striker's finish. His first goal for the Imps.

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 18, 2024, 01:19:52 PM »
Linnet 465- It’s the type of player I mean, of course, not the actualise!   It I take your point, and agree the manager can only pick his best players.  He didn’t, however, and Barrett is the prime example.  Mall is right that a team have to stop the others scoring, but these days that is done with numbers, not mere defenders.  Most teams get 10 men, or at least 9, behind the ball.  If you want to see how “good” football works, Leverkusen in Germany look to Dilly like the best team since Barcelonas GOAT teams for about 10 years. Sure beats”winning fouls”, or “doing little fouls all over the pitch”  as a way of playing most likely to win…

Even the greatest creative teams need a balance. Carlos Puyol at Barcelona being an example. Technically gifted but also quite pysical as and when required.

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 16, 2024, 05:45:03 PM »
Would there not also be potential issues re work permits?

General Discussion / Re: Relegation battle.
« on: February 14, 2024, 11:19:00 AM »
Will the Columbian players SC is eyeing up come in as first team or Academy players ?  Be interesting to see more overseas input

An interesting country from which to recruit. I doubt though whether footballers will become their primary export commodity?

General Discussion / Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« on: February 09, 2024, 02:50:01 PM »
If i were a young local player of ability looking to develop my skills and as a natural stepping stone, to play for my local club, would i consider joining KLTFC under the current set up? No way!!

General Discussion / Re: Kes Academy and Linnets
« on: February 09, 2024, 12:07:37 PM »
Not all local young players of ability will qualify for or be attracted by the academy system. I believe there to be a seam of talent with potential to develop playing in local 'men's football', which has some obvious advantages over academies, where they are playing against teams from the same age groups. Joe Taylor is constantly mentioned as a beacon that illustrates the academies success, yet in certain respects he has achieved that in spite of the efforts of his local club? In similar vein we did quite a good job in knocking Fletcher Toll's confidence but credit to him, he is now scoring for fun at Downham and i believe he will eventually play at a higher level. An example of one that we could have nurtured and developed?

General Discussion / Re: Lynn V Tamworth Live on TNT Sport
« on: February 08, 2024, 12:51:21 PM »
Smoke and Mirrors or Sleight of Hand.

General Discussion / Re: Survival
« on: February 06, 2024, 06:23:16 PM »
Don’t mention those names to SC.  He will be looking to give them a pre season trial in a July
:laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

Maybe the mysterious Joe would have something to say about that, or anything for that matter!

General Discussion / Re: Survival
« on: February 05, 2024, 09:15:31 PM »
Where's Nostradamus and Mystic Meg when they are most needed?

General Discussion / Re: KLFC update.
« on: February 02, 2024, 06:51:28 PM »
Overwhelmed by the amount of info coming from the club this week. When I have digested it all then I may travel down to Gloucester.....then again. By the way we drew 0-0 last Saturday.

Stop behaving like a supporter!!

General Discussion / Re: More favours required on Saturday.
« on: February 02, 2024, 04:59:48 PM »
Dilly - it is all about opinions and i don't completely disagree with your often stated views. if you have a squad of elite players they shouldn't require a great deal of coaching but at a lower level on a limited budget, surely it is more about getting the best out of the resource available, with man management to the fore. As a general rule of thumb, i do believe that over coaching has created an on field attitude of avoiding responsibility. Rose tinted glasses here perhaps but i can well recall when senior players would make on field decisions and were encouraged to do so, with managers only having significant input pre match and at half time. In fact Lynn once had a manager who always sat in the director's box, with a trainer and his trusty buket of water and sponge, pitch side... The good old days!!

General Discussion / Re: More favours required on Saturday.
« on: February 02, 2024, 03:51:27 PM »
I agree. The best managers / coaches, particularly where there are major budgetary constraints, have the ability to devise a system that best suits the squad. Round pegs in round holes etc

General Discussion / Re: AARON POWELL
« on: February 02, 2024, 03:46:08 PM »
A young Lad from Lynn,that was prepared to play for his home team for no wages for a month. Apparently, partly in order to get some game time but also because he was fully aware what the financial picture was at Lynn.

If he wasn't going to get game time they should never have agreed to take him. It has cost him his own personal money to be with Lynn for the  time he was here.

He must be feeling so disillusioned with the whole episode.

B&G, I had heard a similar rumour re Powell's wages which, if true, does make how he was treated seem even worse.

If that is so, it is both embarrassing and shameful.

General Discussion / Re: AARON POWELL
« on: February 01, 2024, 02:09:14 PM »
Played for Peterborough U21's against Bristol City last Saturday. Presumably loan period has finished, not given much game time at Lynn to impress.
We are certainly lacking in pace across back line and as the only fit left back he should have been given a chance but it seems AL would rather play a centre back in this position instead.

I feel sorry for him. What a complete waste of time that was and I'd be surprised if Peterborough are best pleased?

Rod, I couldn't agree more.  Unfortunately that is now the 2nd Peterborough loanee who has come to us and got next to no game time (can't remember the name of the young lad who came in IC's tenure) so it looks a bit like a 'club' thing rather than the manager, although in both cases you do wonder who arranged the loans?  Whilst Powell didn't get much time on the pitch, to me he did at least look like he had a bit of positional sense as a left back which is more than can be said for anyone else apart from Isaacson who has lined up there this season, although I am not sure I agree with Normski's thoughts that he added much pace.

Tony, i have thought for quite a while that local players are not valued as highly as those that come from outside the area. Why? I have no idea, as this would seem to be wholly illogical? The primary recent example being Joe Taylor, who i believe suffered from 'local boy syndrome'? Perhaps, i have been spoilt over the years, being able to watch such as the Defty brothers and many more, who added value to the club both on and off the pitch. They metaphorically 'kissed the badge' because it really meant something to them!

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