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General Discussion / Re: Lynn win
« on: May 06, 2022, 12:10:36 AM »
Mallard - The slippery nipsters usually do.  Salah, Mane, Diaz, Messi, Xavi, Iniesta  !  Sign ‘em up !  No seriously, we are at last competitive in most matches at NL level.  We could have a good season next year.  I prefer reality to false optimism, but I’m crossing fingers that we can be optimistic for next season…..  We shall see…..

General Discussion / Re: Lynn win
« on: May 03, 2022, 09:22:37 AM »
SC and TW appear to have done it….arrived at a team and system that can genuinely compete at this level.  That is a real achievement, considering the low performance level they came from.  What a pity it took so long.  Fingers crossed they are both here next season, and that they can increase our goal-scoring potential, enough to make a real challenge for promotion,

General Discussion / Re: Down but not out.
« on: May 01, 2022, 10:46:57 AM »
Haven’t been this season because I have an underlying condition and am unwilling to risk being next to someone who is infected, which is perfectly permissible under the potentially deathly rules pushed on us by this so-called Govt.  However, things appear to be improving, at least on the need for hospitalisations if not on infection numbers,  So, hopefully next season should be safer.  I don’t agree that SC has done a bad job, and it is obvious our team can now compete at this level.  Too little too late, unfortunately.  I believe TW should be given another crack, as he picks a much better shaped team than IC, which is why we are now competing.  We weren’t “big enough” for the NL, neither in finance nor facilities, but the chance is still there to progress on those points.  Good luck to all in season 22/23.

Teams have no chance of success if they only play players from the town or village.  The only teams I recall doing something like that were Celtic in ‘67, I think (European Cup), and Barcelona in their run of about 8 years, when in winning Champs League on one occasion, every player came from their Masia.  It always seems daft when we hear people talking about “English clubs” when often the only English connection is the cleaner ! Exaggeration, I know, but only just !  Clubs find the best players they can afford.  It’s a pity it’s all about money, but it is…

General Discussion / Re: Do We Have A Game Saturday
« on: April 09, 2022, 10:03:16 AM »
First up - Well done to all at the club for recent results….and very good luck to them for today’s game vs Yeovil.  I believe SC’s EDP article made a lot of sense.  He is honest about the difficulties in the way of progress towards his dream, and correct about the reasons for those difficulties increasing.  I often read that the club and dream are his “hobby”, but they are also the hobby of the supporters.  No one in an official capacity at the club has done as much to push the project forward, and I can’t see why people aren’t more grateful for his efforts, his generosity, and his success.  Over the many years that I have been watching the fare at The Walks, I feel there has always been a “local” wish - a local manager/local players etc.., and I realise it is good to see “local boy made good” headlines occasionally, but it is no requirement for progress of the club.  We get too hooked on “name” managers, at every level. TW has done better in this league than IC - and even Neville and now Lampard show that names don”t always have a bearing.  Good luck SC, TW, and the team today !!!

General Discussion / Re: Bromley 5th April
« on: April 06, 2022, 09:34:34 AM »
Interesting, TonyM !  You’re right that I can’t really make a judgement on him, as, not believing the propaganda that COVID can now be ignored, I haven’t seen him play.  I was simply going on reports from others that his skill factor is a cut above the rest.  In general, my outlook on the game is the same as Guardiola.  He said this week, when the interviewer tried to get him talking tactically, that “ I didn’t get involved in those stupid debates”.  I understand that.  You never hear Pep and Koop talking tactical gibberish - they simply have very skilful players all over the pitch.  Barrett, as I understand it, is about the only one whose skill can turn a game.  Anyway, great win last night - fingers crossed ?!!!

General Discussion / Re: Bromley 5th April
« on: April 05, 2022, 01:31:49 PM »
Carrying Barrett ?  I’ve read all season that he’s a cut above everyone else in the squad !

General Discussion / Re: V Dover
« on: April 03, 2022, 07:50:26 PM »
It’s ridiculous that we farmed Gyasi out !  Now that we at last seem capable of at least getting into the opponents’ penalty area, Gyasi should be brought back straightaway, and made the first name on the team

General Discussion / Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
« on: March 26, 2022, 05:37:32 PM »
Great result.  We are obviously much more competitive in this period than we have been since getting to this level.  Still think Gyasi should have been a fixture for us, and hope we get him back and play him regularly.  Can we do it …. We can…. But , realistically ??!  Another win and it could start to get interesting !

I like TonyM’s take on this.  Managers who scream and shout at players aren’t usually vey successful.  Tactics are overrated.  It is still a simple game that the best players usually win.  Joe Cole at the Seville game said West Ham needed more “passion”, and “there weren’t even bad tackles”.  It took us years of failure with ignorant beliefs like that. I feel that recruitment at our club has indeed been poor, and for two seasons we have hardly had any kind of attacking force.  SC doesn’t deserve as much flack as he gets  because he has shelled out a fortune in the quest for success, but we just need a manager with contacts and an attacking philosophy. - well, not “just”, but they are the two essential ingredients.

General Discussion / Re: Tommy out
« on: February 27, 2022, 09:01:48 AM »
With Mallard on that.  Defty was a player; the other three were lunks.  At football, 99 times out of 100, players beat lunks.  For 2 solid seasons we have had dozens of defenders and very few creatives.  Whether that was due to a lack of contacts or a lack of taste is open to conjecture.  I do appreciate that Covid and lack of cash were significant contributory factors as well.  Still think SC deserves praise and constructive criticism, as we all do, but not outright insults.  We do need a clear out of management and players for next season, then the creation of a versatile and creative side, and not simple “fighters”.

General Discussion / Re: Michael Gyasi and Tyler Knowles out on loan
« on: January 27, 2022, 06:09:30 PM »
If Gyasi has “many a trick, and pace to burn”, as Bluboy said, not getting a regular place in such a poor King’s Lynn side reeks of rank bad management.  They are exactly the qualities that the team has lacked, or rather failed to pick, for nearly two solid seasons.  I’m not really in a position to judge him, as I’m a COVID coward, but I always believe managers should put skill and ability ahead of tactics and line-ups.  Most tactics are abandoned during the game, in favour of crosses, crosses, and crosses !!!

General Discussion / Re: Striker
« on: January 16, 2022, 11:58:24 PM »
It doesn’t have to be an old-fashioned Number 9.  Two regular scoring midfielders may be better.  But, yes, it’s obvious we need people who can score.  Such a simple game.  Managers get blinkered by cliches ( “ character, strength, etc).  A couple of decent attacking midfielders who can score goals, please !!

General Discussion / Re: End of the line?
« on: January 14, 2022, 12:07:34 AM »
Of course we are in a very difficult position.  Survival at this level is still possible.  There are several fellow strugglers, but we’re only a couple of wins away from being truly in the scrap, difficult though they are to obtain.  Just want to say thanks to SC for his huge financial help, enthusiasm, and belief that this club can continue to make progress.  I’m less optimistic than him, because we lack the infrastructure, but we do have crowd potential at this level, despite the understandably low attendees at present.  I think we have a Southern League set-up, but I sincerely hope we see SC, and therefore us, the supporters, achieve his stated ambitions.

General Discussion / Re: Boston Utd
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:21:22 AM »
Strange how a group of people (us) can all be on the same side, with the same hopes and aims (progress of KLTFC), yet disagree on aspects and personnel to achieve those ambitions.  Not being controversial for the sake of it, but I don’t understand how SC often gets a bad press on here when he has personally paid for the most impressive progress in our rather unimpressive history, while IC is looked on as having great ability, even after two solid seasons with hardly a win, mainly, IMHO, through picking teams with up to eight defenders !  It’s all about a combination of contacts and cash availability, almost nothing more.  Will he have them at Boston ?  I suspect players may be more willing to go to Boston than us, but we’ll see.  COYL, and HNY to all.

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