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General Discussion / Re: Cameron King
« on: August 24, 2020, 05:08:30 PM »
Great signing.  Have to disagree with the idea that competition for places, if it involves too many players, it is not “always a good thing for everyone”.  Players often don’t produce their best until they feel they are regulars, and I worry that the squad may become a little top heavy, with the unfortunate possibility of our losing good players.  Whoever left would be a good player, because we don’t have any who are not.  Again, great signing..and well done to all concerned in making it.

General Discussion / Re: Standard at the Top
« on: August 16, 2020, 01:35:08 PM »
Yes, both teams had quick and skilful players.  We have some who have real pace over open spaces/ longer distances, but I wonder whether we have many who are slippery and quick enough over the short distances in busy areas in midfield.  I know we had last season, but they’ll be up against better teams/ players, obviously.  We shall see. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Leipzig last season, but they looked good this past week again.  What on earth was Pep doing, leaving all his slippery match-winners on the bench ?  Ridiculous, tbh....  Tactics never as good as good players...

General Discussion / Re: Bolingoli and Scottish Football
« on: August 15, 2020, 12:23:45 PM »
Footballers Social Distancing, including managers, coaches, etc, is a. pathetic sight.  They are so hyped they don’t get it at all.  They seem to think the emotion of the game is bigger than this virus nonsense !  It probably makes others ignore it as well, outside the game.  On the Celtic player, obviously it was a daft move.  One thing I never understand is how do Celtic fans still go mad when the team scores or wins ?!

General Discussion / Re: Fundraising
« on: August 15, 2020, 12:14:57 PM »
Still think initiatives are only being aimed at regulars.  It’s a hard journey to reach a really useful total by small individual things like shirt raffles, photo-ops with players etc., admirable though they are.  I continue to believe that we need to sell whatever outside the ground and fans.The initiative needn’t involve football, or it can, but customers don’t need have any interest in this club....

General Discussion / Re: Fixtures.......
« on: August 14, 2020, 07:56:25 PM »
I have nowhere near as much know-how about the running of the club, especially the financial Hargy and bargey..
However, I’m definitely in the camp, if there is one, that thinks SC is the best thing to happen to this club since Peter Tough should have been in the England squad !  No (!), the doubters might be right and we could implode, but fingers crossed for the man “who bought a football club”, as far as I’m concerned !  Only disappointment so far is the Friendly list.  League clubs respect the standard we’re now in enough to appreciate that friendlies against NL clubs are serious work-outs, not friendly testimonial type games for youngsters - so I think we should have tried for a league club.  BUT, there are some good friendlies there too, so only a muted complaint.    Now we need to get this virus sorted.  Peter Tough might have the answer in his bucket !......

General Discussion / Re: Next seasons Squad
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:44:44 PM »
If Mallard’s list is correct, and I believe it is, then it may well be difficult to keep every player happy.  It just looks as though some will be lucky to get a regular game, although there is a lot of travelling, and games will come thicker and faster than usual.  I hope we don’t try to sign a defensive midfielder because like the trendy phrase “ that holding role”, I don’t think there is such a player.  For me, defensive midfielders are midfielders who can’t play an overall game, and managers who rely on them usually end up getting sacked !  Attack is the best form of defence !

General Discussion / Re: Simon Power!!!!!!
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:57:15 PM »
Simon Power - Pleased with that one !  Pace and skill, must be a good addition.  Thanks for your humorous remark KES !

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:50:32 PM »
Harrogate catchment 75,000 ?!  We have an unchallenged catchment of about 120,000 !  And we don’t have a Leeds Utd or half a dozen other league clubs in close proximity.  Yes , KL may reach 45,000, but it’s not just KL people who enjoy football in the area.  Also, re other points that “they know where we are” and we could offer sponsors facilities for corporate events, a nice meal etc,  I feel the sort of sponsors we need are probably regular users of rather more salubrious hostelries than ours !  But it’s also obviously true that this season the virus will decide the “pull factor” rather than the football.  It’s fine to differ, because we’re all trying to find the holy grail.  Has Mark Hearle had any luck ?

General Discussion / Re: Dover
« on: August 04, 2020, 10:12:18 AM »
People putting ideas forward, kenny r, are praiseworthy.  Trouble is, many of the ideas won’t secure the kind of input that would make much difference.  Marquee days, seat sales, etc, are laudable efforts, but they are roughly the sort of thing that keep a Scout-hut going for another year.....  I think Mark Hearle should try enthusing villages to “grow” supporter numbers, because, as I keep boring people with, we have so many villages in the “footy-plain” that runs from Hunstanton - Fakenham - Swaffham - Downham - Wisbech - and, of course, King’s Lynn....  Finished for today, apols for sending a few to sleep in the morning sunshine !

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 04, 2020, 09:55:25 AM »
Don’t understand that one, Bluboy.  We have maybe a couple of hundred villages in our catchment area, (that’s a guess - I’ll have a lockdown count-up !).  Plus the beauty of the area is that there are no other pro-clubs to compete with, except for roughly 40 miles in any direction.  What a chance we have to “pull ‘em in”....I think we have too many Linnets who would just as soon be a big fish in a tiny pool, lording it over poorly supported small clubs and feeling proud of our gates of 500 as be in the excellent position we are now at......  We should be able to do it - those people would be attracted, because, in their perception, they have never had the incentive to come to The Walks.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:09:04 PM »
You make the place attractive to the thousands of people in this excellent catchment area who enjoy football but have always thought of KLTFC as being too small time, with an undeveloped ground.  That means improving the ground and enthusing the villages.  If we get televised our neat but undeveloped terraces won’t pull in those potential new customers .

General Discussion / Re: National League Play off Final
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:55:56 PM »
Harrogate looked a mobile side.  We need Power and King to make us more mobile than Notts County, and keep the ball away from Roberts !!!

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:53:33 PM »
No offence to contributors on this forum as they all have the stability and progress of the club at heart.  However, I don’t believe that schemes such as cigarette-style cards of the players, photo-ops, etc., would appeal to the wider area of people that we should now be able to interest and attract.  SC has run this club better than any other Chairman, and in a way that a fan-rum club would never be able to better.  We should now be able to attract people who in the past would never have thought of coming to a game, and that is where our attentions should be aimed.  We therefore need reps for all the villages to round up and enthuse new supporters, and THAT is where our efforts should be made to help finance the club.  We must think bigger.....

General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: August 02, 2020, 11:04:28 AM »
Squad may be getting a tad too large to keep every player happy.  Have to say, however, that King and Power are exactly the standard neede for the National League.

General Discussion / Re: Ground Improvements
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:51:11 AM »
Agree with Mallard.  I’m speaking from a position of hypocrisy, but I believe the problem is psychological.  If I or perhaps many of the “reluctants” saw the money going in from a scheme starting to make a real difference to potential, then we’d chip in with decent sums.  However, if the number of participants and therefore input stays low, it feels psychologically that we might be throwing our hard earned down a hole.  More hypocrisy from me there, because mine is no longer hard earned as I’m retired !

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