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General Discussion / Re: 2000 sold
« on: August 17, 2021, 09:45:44 AM »
Blue and Gold - I agree entirely - I was being sarcastic.  The thing you hear about it “having been a long slog, and I’ve done my bit, I’m fed up with it now, and now it’s time we got back to normal”, etc, etc.. is the most idiotic viewpoint of all !  The virus decides when to open the doors, not humans who think that saying it’s all back to normal is the same thing as it IS back to normal.  And that stupid sentiment is only trumped by the same twonks saying “It’s like Flu”….  Ye Godz, be careful out there - keep your distance, even at a football match !!!

General Discussion / Re: 2000 sold
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:47:57 AM »
Perhaps Covid could be another reason for slow sales - there are still some people who don’t understand the idea that it’s over now, because we’ve had enough of it, and now want to get back to normal.  Normal for Norfolk, it may be, but I think it’s normal for England too, on that score.

General Discussion / Re: Matt Dennis
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:40:24 AM »
Lots of clubs do that - but they’re usually near the bottom of the league !

General Discussion / Re: A week to go
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:35:43 AM »
HappyMondays spot on, there, as adverts everywhere are very important.  For some reason, the club have never organised anything like that.  So obvious, and will hopefully be a big spread in the Lynn news…

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 12, 2021, 07:11:55 PM »
I fully agree with Blue and Gold’s post.  No majorr outlay until we really are on top of Covid.  I stand corrected on my suggestion, but was actually referring to a post Covid era.  At the moment the virus puts everything else on the back-burner.  Have to say, though, although I appreciate the efforts of FOTL volunteers, and wish them every success, I don’t believe the ground improvements will come from that source, as the money required is more than they could expect to raise.  Plenty of other areas in which their efforts will be hugely appreciated.  But the ground improvements need big sponsorship and grants from relevant companies.

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 12, 2021, 02:19:51 PM »
Can’t understand the idea that we’ll be spending money on terracing we don’t need. That may have been true in the UCL, or the Southern League, but now, with size of clubs that are about  to come here, I think it’s essential.  If we compete in the league, the gates may swell enormously.  The terrace behind the Tennyson Road goal isn’t good enough.  It is far too flat, and needs several more steps, if that is the “ Away” end.  If we travel to a ground at NL level, we would expect more than a corner view on virtually flat ground.  The cash required should pour through the gates to pay for the 30% of the cost that we would have to find.  And the flat “barbecue” area between the Main Stand and the Hospital End corner flag could accommodate loads more paying customers.  It all depends on us competing in the league, though, I admit.

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 11, 2021, 02:26:00 PM »
Good to see ideas now being discussed.  I believe this is a major requirement area, because it is easy to imagine chaos, if our crowd grows, and hopefully it will, and the big clubs in this league bring the kind of numbers that we expect - actually even bigger numbers, if we are in a challenging position in the league.  But I can’t understand why people are only mentioning additions to the small stand, and/or behind the Hospital End goal.  Agreed the Hospital end does need extra steps, absolutely. But - There is a gaping unused area between the Main Stand and the Hospital End corner flag.  At one time there was a terraced standing area there.  It could easily accommodate a very good standing terrace again, bigger than before, and erected on H & S grounds.  I can’t imagine many clubs not utilising that area.  As far as I’ve seen there is just a barbecue thingy there, on odd occasions, which seems ridiculous to me, particularly for the level we’re now at.  Rant over - for now !!!

General Discussion / Re: Southend Tickets.
« on: August 10, 2021, 12:08:28 AM »
I really hope the club, stewards, and police are on top of this.  If we wish to stay at this level, and now we’re here, most would, we MUST get some real sponsorship, or generosity, to build additional terraces and steps to be added to existing terraces, plus cover, or there is a danger that we simply won’t be able to cope.  There is the large flat area at the Old Hospital end of the main stand, that MUST acquire a substantial terrace as soon as possible.  We can’t have large areas like that, that cannot house spectators, because there are bigger crowds waiting to come once Covid subsides, and big clubs arrive.  If we compete on the field, many more local fans are also likely.    Are there grants for such erections, available for H & S purposes ?

General Discussion / Re: PRE-SEASON ENDED
« on: August 08, 2021, 05:54:19 PM »
I agree with gs50 about what we need to bring in.  I’m also an old cynic, and believe that “minutes”, and game time are modern “punditry” inventions that will never bring us “up to scratch” in the way that good players will. 

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton
« on: August 08, 2021, 05:47:56 PM »
Thanks for the info on the game gents.  A little concern spreading here in the Dilly world.  Not sure the amount of training, or games played, should have too much effect on performance against a lower team in the rankings, and one relying on additions from unwanted players from the level we are at.  I know there is disagreement here, but I hope we don’t make last season’s mistake of believing tis league is all about physical battles, and therefore trying to cater for it by mixing it.  That way lies defeat at the hands of nippy passing teams, which is what I saw, rightly or wrongly, in nearly all the teams in the position to which we aspire, and that gave us a pulping.  We may need more “footballers” - I believe we do…….

General Discussion / Re: Alfreton
« on: August 08, 2021, 11:24:36 AM »
Can’t have a stab at the reason for the set-back at Alfreton without knowing what the line-up was.  Did King play, for example, or were we top heavy with defenders, centre-halves, “holding” midfielders, etc ?  I’m always hoping to see a selection that can put the opponents under pressure, because only occasionally does pure defending succeed.  Also , I see Southwell scored - but won’t go on about what I think was a mistake.  Anyone know the team selection yesterday ?

General Discussion / Re: Marriot
« on: August 07, 2021, 11:16:02 AM »
Here’s hoping for A M, but not holding out much hope !  I think we made a mistake with Gayle Southwell,too.  If we really do have a more attacking team, I believe he would have benefitted enormously.  He was brilliant at Boston in this league.  Rash decision, imho…

General Discussion / Re: Marriot
« on: August 06, 2021, 06:34:14 PM »
I’ll believe it when it’s official.  Must admit I’d like it to be true…. But….  ,!!

General Discussion / Re: Match preview for Peterborough
« on: August 04, 2021, 10:43:12 AM »
Disappointed that we haven’t yet acquired the respect that causes league teams to send strong squads to the Walks for friendlies.  Other clubs at our level attract strong opponents for friendlies, and hopefully we’ll improve to that level.  Hearing good reports about Junior Morais and Michael Gyasi, and Cameron King proved his worth again - a very important element of the team, but if his fitness level is maintained, there is always the possibility of losing him to a league or top NL club.  He certainly has the ability.  Haven’t seen them yet, but we sound a bit nippier, which will help us a great deal in attack,AND defensively.

General Discussion / Re: New Staff
« on: July 31, 2021, 04:21:10 PM »
All good to have in place, KES, but not money spinners.  And, to be honest, I don’t think they should be priorities, apart from trained stewards, because most people who attend games at the moment live fairly close by - why not have a bite or a cuppa before they come ?  Beer won’t sell much, if people have to drive home.  I see you made a point or two on the “thread” today, so presume you watched the game.  Any impressions of the team or players ?

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