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General Discussion / Re: HEACHAM.
« on: December 05, 2021, 10:58:32 AM »
Heacham have done fantastic in recent years but they are really not a village team anymore. The players/management are not from the village and the local players were pushed out of the club for their success to happen.

My father has lived in Heacham for years and he won’t down to watch them anymore as he doesn’t recognise anyone. The supporters are all from Lynn and the spirit of village football is no longer there.

Maybe it's the same for the Towns football club.  :dontknow:

Lost its identity, players not known to any of the regular supporters. You may have hit the nail on the head when it comes to the missing supporters.  :dontknow:

I can't think of any other reason.

A valid point in my opinion. Many, particularly amongst older supporters, felt more of an attachment to the club when there were a few 'local boys' in or around the first team.  To name but two: I enjoyed watching and following the careers of the Defty brothers and more recently i was really hoping that Joe Taylor would be given the chance to establish himself in the senior squad.

General Discussion / Re: HEACHAM.
« on: December 03, 2021, 06:44:02 PM »
Exciting times for a club that appears to be getting things right.

General Discussion / Re: Another departure
« on: December 02, 2021, 08:55:52 PM »
Will the last person to leave, turn off the lights?

General Discussion / Re: HEACHAM.
« on: December 02, 2021, 08:18:12 PM »
There seems to be a great collective team spirit...both on and off the pitch.

General Discussion / Re: Setch
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:54:23 PM »
IF IC had good contacts and WAS allowed to sign who he wanted...It does not say a great deal for the quality of those contacts and his judgement as to what was going to be required at this level?

IF and WAS????????

General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse has gone !!!
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:35:44 PM »
I think we should go for Marcelo Bielsa's interpretor. Just think of the knowledge he's picked up over the years.  :sinking:

Or the late great Bobby Robson's interpretor from his time at Barcelona!

General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse has gone !!!
« on: November 29, 2021, 03:25:09 PM »
Perhaps SC will fancy playing as well as managing. We desperately need someone up front who can score.

General Discussion / Re: Ian Culverhouse
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:08:31 PM »
We really are stuck firmly between a rock and a hard place.....If IC were to leave it will be incredibly difficult if not impossible to recruit a quality replacement.

Given the current parlous state of the club with rumour and uncertainty rife, we are hardly an attractive career advancement proposition?

General Discussion / Re: The next 48 hours
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:43:24 AM »
Saw Gold's interview prior to the match....He can certsinly talk the talk but?????

General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:12:44 PM »
What next...people being cancelled?!

General Discussion / Re: Chairman on social media
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:09:21 PM »
Rod, if Setch is in the frame then we may well be playing Heacham earlier than even Gordon could hope for (edit Mall, we obviously have different memories of the Setch era and whatever he is doing at Bedford that is the same level as Dereham, who are also 2nd in their division so would Gusterson also be an option on that criteria?)

Aside from the attack on IC, the article completely fails to mention the Crouch report, appreciate he might not agree with all of it's 47 recommendations but surely that would have been a better topic prior to our biggest game of the season?

Tony, nothing more than a slightly tongue in cheek observation?!

General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: November 27, 2021, 12:05:43 PM »
Im intrigued!

General Discussion / Re: Chairman on social media
« on: November 27, 2021, 10:53:45 AM »
Surely this cannot continue for much longer? If the chairman wants us to play a more pragmatic style of football....get Setch back!

General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: November 25, 2021, 09:26:55 PM »
Maybe the catalyst to spark a revival. I just hope he can handle the weight of expectation and anticipation..

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