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General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 18, 2020, 11:09:25 AM »
Good morning.  I have selected the team for today, and will inform IC shortly.....  It is. Street; Barrows, McCauley, Smith, Fox;  Kelly, Richards, Henderson, Power;  Marriott, Fox.  Subs, (and certainly not least) Carey, Jones, Bastock, Payne, Limb.  Injuries permitting, of course....  This team to win 3 -1.......   

General Discussion / Re: New loan signing
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:43:23 PM »
Umm.....  just seen the videos.  Yes please !  Don’t let him warm that bench for too long !

General Discussion / Re: York Line-Up
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:34:40 PM »
I like Loughborough Linnet’s line-up.  My only consideration might be Carey for Jones, but either way not a concern.  I agree that Jarvis, IMO, slows things down a little, but could come on if we’re hanging on later in the game.  Whatever, fitness allowing, we have a very strong line-up, and Power available if we’re not in control (on the score-sheet !)

General Discussion / Re: New loan signing
« on: January 17, 2020, 02:16:51 PM »
Sounds a good acquisition.  Agree with the point that new additions can unsettle existing successes, (as they all are, at present).  As Del Bosque, the great Spain manager said when asked why he hadn’t picked a goal-scorer, he replied that he had picked 8 players who could all make and/or score goals.  They certainly could !  We are of similar vein this season, so don’t need another out and out forward, unless Adam moves on.... He sounds ideal for undoing big or physical defences, because he plays with speed and ability on the ground, and it’s only continually bunging in hopeful crosses that fails to unlock such tactics.  We’ll see, of course, but I agree that Hendo shouldn’t be moved back at all, and that we already have an abundance of attacking midfielders, but we also have injuries.  But the midfield is why we’re top scorers in the country, which I think Adam would acknowledge that this strength has greatly assisted his superb individual record.

General Discussion / Re: York on Saturday.
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:43:49 AM »
An earlier post implied that “If someone sneezed on their pitch, Boston would call the game off”.  This hardly seems fair as, as far as I know, it is “officials” who decide whether a pitch is playable, and not the clubs.  However, if club opinions ARE instrumental in a decision, perhaps we should bear in mind that for Saturday, and for the rest of the season, that pitch “playability” is paramount to the type of football our team and management like to play, and which has proved so successful this season.  Just a thought, with a hint of the possibility of a hint !

General Discussion / York on Saturday.
« on: January 16, 2020, 09:27:02 PM »
I appreciate what Steve the groundsman said on an earlier post, ( that the pitch should be fine for the top of the table clash), but even with my glass half full for the first time in 2020, I can’t remotely imagine how the match can go ahead as I look at photos on Facebook of the ponds all over The Walks itself, and hear the ruddy rain trying to knock a hole in my conservatory roof for what seems the 50th day on the trot.  Fingers crossed, of course, but we must have a helluva drainage system in the stadium !!

General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse signs new 2 year deal.
« on: January 16, 2020, 09:19:30 PM »
Superb news.  Both IC and SC have done this club proud.  Add a victory over York City and it must be KL’s finest moment.  If only the blasted rain would stop !!

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 14, 2020, 11:21:30 PM »
Thanks to Steve for update on the pitch, and to you, LS Linnet, for the injury news. It would indeed be a pity if Richards or Kelly couldn’t make it, and, although I too like Rory McC, we are well stocked for CHs if Barrows and Smith are 100%.  Now let’s do a non-rain dance and look forward to a classic, on paper at least......

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 14, 2020, 02:31:56 PM »
Proper question from Mallard.  All this rain must be a real headache for the groundsman.  We all appreciate the great job he’s done this season, but I can’t see how the pitch can be taking it well enough to facilitate the football IC and the team want and need to play.  Look forward to someone with an update on that, and the current state of the injury list......

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 13, 2020, 07:24:20 PM »
Any news on injuries ? Or improvements ?  Kelly, Richards, Fryatt, McAuley , Gash ?  Or anyone else ?

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 13, 2020, 09:53:18 AM »
Take your point, KES, about the likes of Pep and the advantage he has with his standard of players.  Without that level, as you say, you would want a structure to try to nullify superior opponents.  Where we perhaps differ is that I believe there are only about 3 positions that are more stationary in such an organised set-up - the GK and 2 CHs.  The rest of the plan would be simply about numbers - all back behind the ball, or several flood forward when the opportunity arises.  Anyway, all opinions, and good to talk...

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 11:29:39 PM »
KES80, I think you must have the wrong bloke, because I’m not a bloke, and I’m certainly not big on formations, because personally I think they are usually pretentious nonsense.  I believe they are only relevant on a subbuteo board, because whatever formation lines up, as soon as the whistle goes THE PLAYERS MOVE !  The likes of Carragher, Neville, Rednapp, etc yak profitably for hours before a game, then again after, about tactics and formations, but you’ll never catch Guardiola joining in, because he knows it’s about mobility and outnumbering, and nothing else.  No matter, I don’t do much shouting either (!), but I do agree with you that the team,managers, and Chairman have been superb all season, and we must get behind whoever is selected and hope for a fantastic end to the season.  OK, I’ll come clean about the bloke bit !

General Discussion / Formations part 2
« on: January 12, 2020, 04:24:52 PM »
On football in general, and KL in our case, it was great to hear Pep Guardiola, in answer to another of these complicated questions about “formations”... “What is the thinking behind today’s formation (sic) ?”.  Following a mystified shrug of his shoulders he said, “Nothing - sometimes we have 3 , sometimes 5,  and sometimes 7.  We just try to pass the ball and score goals !  The players move !”  I’ve always thought that only in Subbuteo do these formations matter, because on the grass pitch the players MOVE !  Hope KLTFC keep passing the ball and scoring goals !  Don’t think you’ll see Pep talking balderddash with Carragher and Neville any time soon.  Talking point for a drab Sunday afternoon !!

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v York City - Sat 18 Jan 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 01:20:20 PM »
OK “everyone pulling together”, and very welcome, but is Harry Limb any good ?!  Not casting nasturtiums, but did he do well at Parson Drove(?) and Boston Town ?  Also is Richards injury long term ?

General Discussion / Re: The Pitch
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:38:09 PM »
Nothing against Women’s football, but are they playing on the Stadium pitch as well ?  Haven’t seen it mentioned, but photos suggest that is their regular pitch.....

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