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General Discussion / Re: Outgoing?
« on: January 03, 2024, 05:28:29 PM »
Why would we want to lose Barrett?  The likes of Crowther can be made out of village players, whereas talented players are hard to find and keep.  JB has been the best player here throughout, and would have been even better had he had others of his level around him.  On the finance front, fingers crossed things aren’t as bad as have been painted.  Perhaps “Academies” can produce players, but I’m not a believer that footballers can be taught, and if the odd one is found he will be likely to go to a higher level.  There is a chance of avoiding relegation, but it is now looking difficult.  Suggest putting JB first name on the team sheet, and going for wins rather than holding out for 70 minutes a game…

General Discussion / Re: The Future
« on: December 26, 2023, 07:35:43 PM »
And that’s what I mean.  Many would be happy to be a big fish in a tiny pool!….And it probably is the level that local ambitions will take us in the end.  It would keep a fair number of regulars, but not attract newcomers, imho….

General Discussion / Re: The Future
« on: December 26, 2023, 06:11:59 PM »
Sorry - meant to say “re-read”….  But we’re in a mess alright.  Sc, imo, was the first Chairman to see what could be done with this club, so he funded it handsomely.  Looks like it’s failed, but thanks SC for trying.  No one else has.  If we look at our original opponents, from the Midland or Southern league onwards, we’re one of the few who have made virtually no progress, either in the team, the ground, the finances, or the level, apart from SC’s reign.  Some will be sad if we drop sharply, but I fear many will be just as happy at a more local level.  Pity, and fingers crossed for the future.

General Discussion / Re: The Future
« on: December 26, 2023, 06:00:17 PM »
So far I’ E only read the first post on this thread.  It filled me with dread (exaggeration, as only a game!).  I feel that the idea of a local manager with a local squad would be the lowest point we have ever reached.  Now to read the rest!

General Discussion / Re: It don't come much better than this.
« on: December 24, 2023, 04:07:51 PM »
YE GODZ!!!!  Lesson for all of us.  Don’t put money on football results!  Congrats to the club and all personnel for this surprising and magnificent win….  Can we go from here?  Happy Xmas and New Year to all who wish for better days for KLTFC!….

General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: December 23, 2023, 02:00:06 PM »
Hope it improves us, but frustrating that every new signing is another defender!  I know they’re harder to come by, but we need goalscorers!

News of former Linnets / Spencer Keller
« on: December 21, 2023, 06:02:51 PM »
Only saw him once and he scored a great individual goal…

General Discussion / Re: The Future
« on: December 19, 2023, 02:34:07 PM »
Difficult days.  I agree with Sunshine and Mallard in this instance.  SC has funded the most successful period in the club’s history.  COVID and the cost of living have had a dire effect on the attendances and availability of the finance so essential to progress for a football club, but SC has consistently opened his wallet in a way that is beyond the imagination of most people, myself included.  Keeping the club going with the odd dance and quiz night is the stuff of failure at this level or one or two below, commendable though are the efforts of those who organise those things at such clubs.  I fear that too high a contingent of KL supporters would be happier to see local players at a more local level, and enjoy the false pride of being a big fish in a small pool, and that may be a reason that the club has never made consistent progress, indeed gone backwards in terms of, for example, ground development.  The sums needed for real progress in football are ridiculous, so perhaps the small pool is the only option.  Sad as hell, though, as the 4K crowd against York showed the club’s potential.

General Discussion / Re: TONIGHTS MATCH
« on: December 13, 2023, 10:07:54 AM »
The Dillathon computer calculated 5 years ago that the words of managers are in the main worthless.  They all say the same things and use the same cliches.  It’s about having quick and elusive players in every position.  This manager, like all others, needs players who are better than opponents, but doesn’t have the cash to attract them.  Until he does, we can’t and won’t progress.  Such a simple formula, with cash the only answer.

General Discussion / Re: Have we got a new Operations director
« on: November 25, 2023, 03:52:35 PM »
Thanks, TonyM….. but I guess that begs the question of What off-field operations will he be directing or managing?!….

General Discussion / Re: Have we got a new Operations director
« on: November 25, 2023, 10:13:48 AM »
What is an Operations Director?

General Discussion / Re: Scarborough Viewing
« on: November 22, 2023, 10:43:28 AM »
A week ago the team were praised for the muck and bullets tactic of defending our box for the whole second half.  If we used the same tactic last night, …STOP IT!!!  It means a defeat 9 games out of 10!  Only football wins football matches, again 9 games out of 10!

General Discussion / Re: Linnets on form.
« on: November 18, 2023, 05:04:30 PM »
Great result.  Late post as have been away.  Let’s hope they build on that and climb further into the safety zone.  The idea of ceding possession and defending the box for an entire half, however, was deliberate, or likely to win very often!  But, again, we’ll done, and fingers crossed…

General Discussion / Re: New signing
« on: November 10, 2023, 07:51:17 PM »
The Dillathon Computer likes the description of the new bloke.  Sounds like the qualities a midfielder should have.  He sounds like the midfielder that we have lacked since Carey and Kelly, although Kelly was too subtle for what is sometimes appreciated…. Recent results suggest that the players should be thinking “We can do this”, so perhaps they can……. COYL……!!…..

General Discussion / Re: Blyth Spartans
« on: October 29, 2023, 11:25:58 AM »
It IS a simple game.  You only have to listen to our pundits and their computer to know that most players don’t understand a word of it.  Then listen to Pep and others answering interview questions with a smirk and a two or three word answer - Clough-style!

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