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General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse
« on: May 16, 2022, 09:15:18 PM »
I agree with you Mallard, IC was a great manager, in my opinion better than TW. I preferred Ianís passing game, I also think he had better contacts. We have a lot to be thankful to him for.
Managers come and go, I believe TW referred to being custodians for a while. While Tommy is here we must back him and his judgement. Iíve said on another post that I donít think he overly impressed, but the new season will determine just how good he is. I think a play off place would be good.

General Discussion / Is TW the right man
« on: May 15, 2022, 07:53:12 PM »
How good really is Tommy Widrington and is he the right man for next season. In Tommyís 27 league games we got 26 points. That is 0.9629 points per game on average. Based on that, if he had been here all season, we would have got 42.37 points, so ok under what Aldershot got. Would we have still been relegated? Well maybe, maybe not, Iím just pointing out that his 27 league games (result wise) were not overly impressive.
The one thing that i would question is why he didnít bring in a goal scorer. Had he have done so, we may have gained that extra place and avoided relegation. Next season will be against teams of a lower quality than we faced this season, so how will we judge him. A lot of people are expecting us to at least be in the play offs and some even think we will win the NLN. Tommy will obviously want to win it, so good luck to him, I just hope he can find a better strike partnership.

General Discussion / Re: Gary Setchell
« on: April 21, 2022, 06:54:45 PM »
No, I would go back to part time. Whatever the benefits there are of being full time they didnít  stop us from getting relegated, barring a miracle. The cost of being full time is huge and our gates (Lynn fans) isnít enough. I donít know what sort of contracts the platers are on as regard full time football, or maybe that was dependant on staying in the National League.
Next season should be about consolidating, any thoughts of an immediate return can be forgotten. The team will need to be rebuilt and the fans need to be patient.

General Discussion / Re: Gary Setchell
« on: April 20, 2022, 10:42:41 PM »
Yes, maybe. Although, TW was allowed to sign 8 players, he just didnít get a forward. Agree that good forwards donít come cheap, but SC said he would do whatever it takes to keep us up. Now I realise there is only so much that he can do, but having said what he said and we never got a forward in is a little contradictory.

Wonder if we will remain full time next season, assuming we are in the NLN, what do you think?

General Discussion / Re: Gary Setchell
« on: April 20, 2022, 06:04:08 PM »
Granted, IC didnít bring in a forward. TW came in and could knew scoring goals was a problem. He signed, I believe 8 players, but not a goal scorer. Recently, weíve been playing some good football, but without scoring, or posing much of a real threat. Had we signed someone in January, maybe we would be above Aldershot now. Anyway, we are where we are and although getting relegated will be disappointing, itís not the end of the world. If TW is here for the start of next season, then I wish him well.

As for Paget Rangers, Iím not sure, but December 23rd rings a bell. Seem to remember it was Christmas time, canít remember the year. I remember the kit, I had a Lynn shirt, which I had McNamara printed on the back. Was the year 1995? They were a good forward painting, also remover Martin Coupe and Kevin Ready, they knew how to score.

General Discussion / Re: Gary Setchell
« on: April 19, 2022, 07:58:53 PM »
Itís all ifs and buts, but the fact is weíve had two disappointing seasons at this level. Weíve had some very memorable seasons in recent times, so lots of good memories. Going forward I donít feel TW is the right man, his style of play isnít attractive. His body language in post match interviews along with excuses, ie pitch. Well I remember Lynn v Paget Rangers (we won 2-0) on a much worse pitch.
I said we needed to win 4 of our last 6 games, so now we need to win the remaining 4 and hope Aldershot donít pick up more than 4 points in their remaining 6 games, very unlikely however. So it will be back in the NLN and TW if still here will be chirping on about all the Ďbig clubsí who are really football league clubs, or should be in the National League, York, Chester, Hereford etc. He failed his set target of going up just two places. He seemed to think it was not difficult when he first came. He will say his PPG are better than ICís were. Fact is, TW had over half a season, didnít bring in good enough players, didnít bring in any forward and didnít get us out of the relegation spots. Ok, so please tell me why he should be here next season.

General Discussion / Re: Gary Setchell
« on: April 18, 2022, 06:22:01 PM »
Well done to Setch and Bedford. Culverhouse was a class manager with good contacts, not impressed with Widdrington. Not bringing a forward in has contributed to us getting relegated. It amuses me how he goes on about our opponents are really league clubs, maybe once upon a time, but not at present. Cleave has done well for the club, but there isnít enough paying fans to sustain National League football at full time level.
Getting relegated is part of football, hopefully we can get to this level again and do things a bit better.

General Discussion / Re: Grimsby at Home Easter Monday
« on: April 18, 2022, 02:37:01 PM »
Will be a great atmosphere today, hopefully we can come away with all 3 points. Realistically though, we probably wonít. As for next season, lots of decisions to be made, personally I would like to see a new manager, TW has failed in what he was brought in for, didnít even come close if we are being honest.
Omotoyo has hit a bit of form, so his confidence will be good for today, hopefully he can find the net. Good luck to all the team.

General Discussion / Re: Yeovil
« on: April 10, 2022, 09:50:45 AM »
At half time, that was a game we should have went on to win. Maybe if Sundire had been substituted for A Jones things would have been different. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but Sundire didnít have a good first half, conceding the penalty and getting booked and too many poor passes going out of play.
Trying to run the clock down with the corners, that is what most teams would do, we just seemed to lose possession too quickly with it though.
With Aldershot winning, it now is a a too bigger gap, unless we win 4 of our remaining games. Stranger things have happened. Next up away to Notts County, normally you would say a point there would be good, not in this instance though, we need to win there.

General Discussion / Re: Do We Have A Game Saturday
« on: April 09, 2022, 10:06:33 AM »
Good morning Normski
If we do manage to stay up it would be a remarkable achievement, given our situation only a few weeks ago. So the fact that we still have a fighting chance of National League football again next season, then we really need a win today. Home games are where we need to win. The next two games are tough games, so a win today would be good. I know it wonít be easy, TW said he was happy with a point at Dover, well if you watch the highlights of that game, you can clearly see the disappointment from the players at the final whistle.
If we play with the same commitment and effort as we showed Tuesday, then we will be ok. We need to take the game to Yeovil and donít give them time on the ball. Hopefully after the game, we will all be very happy.

General Discussion / Re: Plain sailing now
« on: April 06, 2022, 07:24:33 PM »
Yes Mallard, of course we will look out for Aldershotís score, so long as we keep picking up points by hopefully winning, that is all we can do. Aldershot have some tough games left, but it doesnít matter what they do if we donít win outs.
We need to concentrate on Yeovil and get 3 more points. During the post match interview, not TC, but someone doing the interview said ďYeovil are really a football league clubĒ. Nope, they got relegated along with all the other ďfootball league clubsĒ in the National League.

Yes, I remember Coalville being 18 points clear. We have got a real chance of staying up and like yourself, I didnít think that would be the case at this point of the season.

General Discussion / Re: Plain sailing now
« on: April 06, 2022, 02:11:58 PM »
As TW said in his post match interview, itís no good worrying about what Aldershot do, we have no control over that. We have 7 games (cup finals) left. Yeovil wonít be easy, but hopefully we will play as we did against Bromley and create enough chances. My only concern is that we donít score enough of them. Not so llong ago we were 15 or so points away from safety, our current form is very good and itís now 3 points.

General Discussion / Re: When the boy does the business.
« on: April 05, 2022, 10:48:22 PM »
Massive well done to the players tonight, that was a great result and performance. 7 huge games left, what a time to come into our current form. Another clean sheet too, well done to Omotoyo who played is part in defending. He has had many critics, me included, but he was awesome tonight. Big well done to TW too, he has always believed we will stay up and on tonightís performance, you can see why. If Aldershotís poor form continues and they have got some tough games left, then we have a real chance.

General Discussion / Re: Bromley 5th April
« on: April 05, 2022, 01:03:18 PM »
The Dover game was a Ďmust winí based on it being Dover. All remaining games are must win, if we are to avoid relegation. Bromley are a very good side, they have just booked their FA Trophy final at Wembley and with their forward, Cheek, they will be difficult opponents.
That fact that we beat Halifax shows that we are capable, so hopefully we can do the same against Bromley.

General Discussion / Re: V Dover
« on: April 03, 2022, 02:14:45 PM »
The fact that Aldershot lost, means we gained a point, but in all honesty I think it was a game we needed to win. We canít rely on Aldershot to keep losing, we have to look after ourselves and yesterday was an opportunity that we never took full advantage of. Aldershot can be overtaken, but it could be Weymouth who does it and not us, so for TW to say he is happy with a point is nonsense.
Never bringing a forward in has not helped our cause, I presume itís too late now, even for a loaner. In which case, we should recall Gyasi. We need an option on the bench, someone who could come on. Given Aldershot woeful form, we still have a chance, even if it is slim.

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