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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.

General Discussion / Re: DOVER?
« on: March 29, 2022, 01:24:07 PM »
Probably not John, but hopefully those that do, will come away happy.

General Discussion / Re: Cleeve article in edp
« on: March 29, 2022, 01:22:13 PM »
Agree Jenny, SC is in some sort of fantasy world when it comes to thinking we are capable of getting to league 1.
However, there are 3 teams in there now, who we used to play - Burton Albion, Cheltenham and Morecambe, seems a long time ago though.
I stated watching Lynn around 1970. The current level is something we couldnít have imagined after reforming, we did get some good fortune getting here, but who cares, we got here. For me, the disappointing thing is that we didnít strengthen the team, when it was clearly evident that we werenít scoring goals. We kept expecting a forward signing, but it never happened. Josh Barrett is a midfielder and currently our leading scorer. Shame that Joe Taylor wasnít brought in earlier on. I think he played just the once as a substitute, then was signed by Peterborough.
TW still has genuine belief that we can stay up and current form of ourselves, Aldershot and Weymouth are quite favourable. Aldershot are 7 points ahead and have a game in hand, but have only scored once in their last 6 games and gained just 1 point. We have gained 8 points from our last 6 games.
Hopefully we can get a win at Dover, but canít afford complacency and if Eastleigh can get at least a draw at Aldershot, then just maybe.
It would be a great shame to have only had 1 real season at this level. It does however cost a lot of money to be at this level and our attendances havenít been great, I wonder what they might have been if we had been comfortably in mid table.

General Discussion / Re: Cleeve article in edp
« on: March 27, 2022, 09:49:46 PM »
SC said that getting to League 1 is the hardest thing, saying that once there we would hold our own or words to that effect. Well we got to the National League and now look, two seasons in relegation positions, last year didnít matter.
Of course this league has several ex league clubs, when they get relegated theyíre not good enough to go straight back up, this is a good league as Southend have found out. I admire his ambition and deserves credit, however this season hasnít seen the recruitment that was required.
We do still have a glamour of hope of staying up, but itís a tall order. TW has got the team playing better, so if we can keep our current form going and Aldershot and Weymouth continue to drop points, thereís a chance. We donít play on the last day of the season, that could be an advantage for them.

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v Stockport
« on: March 21, 2022, 11:13:16 AM »
We are not expected to win, but that certainly doesn't mean we can't. A draw might be said to be a good result, but we need to win to try and stay in this league.
The players will be in good spirits after Saturdays win. Will be a tough task, but if we take the game to them and can create chances then anything is possible. Lynn 2 Stockport 1. Here's hoping.

I'm sure TW has watched his interview back and realizes how he looks, blaming anything and everything apart from himself.
When things weren't going right during IC's reign, Ian would put the blame on himself.
This season both IC and TW have been in charge for 17 games each and they have both won 3 of them. Dover, Nantwich and Weymouth, all home wins under TW. Yeovil, Maidenhead, both away and Peterborough Sports at home under IC.
There has been no improvement under TW, just talk and excuses. Any self respecting person would offer their resignation at the end of the season and say sorry, I failed in what I aimed to achieve. TW's words were "we don't have to win the league, we just have to go up two league places".
We were playing some good football at the start of the season, we just couldn't score. That, even to now hasn't been addressed. When your centre forward has only scored 3 goals all season, you need to do something.
We may never get back to this level, so to get there AND have a 'free hit' season, it's disappointing that we just made up the numbers this season.
Is it time for SC to move on, I'm sure there are others who would be interested.

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn v Woking
« on: March 09, 2022, 07:53:37 PM »
Just watched TW post match interview. What planet is he on. His talk has become repetitive and boring. He still thinks with 13 games left that we are ok and can stay up.
This season, IC was manager for 17 games and won 3 of them. Yes, not good, TW has had 16 games and also won 3, so unless we beat Torquay on Saturday, they are equal with wins.
Last season we all saw how tough this league is, but nothing has been learnt and we will be relegated. SC said he would do whatever it takes, TW said we only need to go up two league places., both will have failed.
The players TW has brought in are no better than what we had. He was brought in to keep us in the NL. If he fails to do that, he shouldn't be here for bext season. His excuses are lame, the pitch, the players aren't fit enough. Fact is, TW wasn't good enough.
At the start of the season, we weren't winning, but we were playing good football and I thought we would be ok. My thinking was that a goal scorer would be signed, but no, we've still got Omotoyo who has scored just 3 all season, oh and missed 2 penalties.

General Discussion / Re: King's Lynn Town v Maidenhead (Sat 26 Feb 2022).
« on: February 25, 2022, 09:08:20 PM »
Another disappointment, that's what it is likely to be. Maidenhead know that a win for them would be massive in their quest to stay up. I think it will be 1-0, hopefully to us with Barrett the scorer.

General Discussion / Re: Barnet 22nd Feb
« on: February 22, 2022, 09:51:46 PM »
A good effort fron the team. Hargreaves had a good game.. Not being able to score again, just one would probably have been enough. Omotoyo didn't even have a single effort at goal. Well done to Paul Jones and the defence for a clean sheet, if only we could score. Clunan was unlucky not to.

General Discussion / Re: Bromley 19th Feb
« on: February 19, 2022, 11:47:56 AM »
Score prediction KL 1 Bromley 3

Putting Gold in the side tells you all you need to know about TW

General Discussion / Re: Tommy makes a point.....
« on: February 08, 2022, 10:22:35 PM »
Great result and another clean sheet. TW's game plan worked with a well organized defence. Well done to Tommy and all the team.

General Discussion / Re: Grimsby Tuesday night
« on: February 07, 2022, 05:33:06 PM »
For sure Grimsby will be a tougher game than Weymouth, especially as they have home advantage. I don't like the expression 'free hit', IC used to say that a lot. You could say that Boreham Wood had that against Bournemouth.
Of course the win on Saturday over Weymouth was the most important, but the fact that we didn't concede was very pleasing too, the first clean sheet all season.
Coulson looked good, so hopefully with all his experience we will not concede so many goals. Grimsby's last home game was a 2-1 win against Wealdstone, so hopefully we can go a bit better and get a draw.
Grimsby have a couple of players injured and unavailable tomorrow.

On another note, what has happened to Omotayo. Is he injured, as he wasn't in the squad at the weekend, or apparently in the stand?

General Discussion / Re: Fabulous February.......
« on: February 05, 2022, 07:13:10 PM »
Great team performance today. Barrett is quality and really enjoyed himself today. Harry Phipps looks assured and I think Coulson did well too. Great reflex save by Jones to prevent an own goal. That was an important save with it only being 1-0 at the time.
A clean sheet too, so an all round good day. We'll done to all the team and TW

General Discussion / Re: Tommy
« on: February 01, 2022, 07:31:57 PM »
Totally agree it's how the club is run. I don't think where we are geographically is a real issue, other than we are never sure where we will be placed if we were one level below.
York as a population nearly 5 times of Lynn, so that has to be more advantages. I think they had over 2,500 for a recent league game and they are not doing particularly well.
Our fan base is pretty good, but only when we're doing well, I guess that's like many teams though.
I don't post a lot on here, but read most stuff. A few seem angry that we are not performing well. We must keep TW and see what happens next season. This one isn't over just yet either

General Discussion / Re: Tommy
« on: February 01, 2022, 06:17:10 PM »
Good post as always Tony. I was sorry to see IC go, I honk he has got better contacts than TW.  Bringing in his son from step 3 does make we wonder if he was just being a good dad and giving his son a helping hand. I may be wrong, but will see.
TW most definitely had his work cut out to keep us up, although I do believe he said he would, we only need to go up two places is what he said.
Real shame we didn't have forwards that could score, I feel that's what has cost us our NL status. Fact is though, we can't keep just moving up the leagues and being  at the top. There has to come a time when you reach your level and to be fair, we were fortunate to win the NLN. When the season was stopped, our form at the time was very poor.
The NL is a very good level and clubs need good support, the population of Lynn is quite low when compared to many other clubs in the NL.
If we go down and it looks likely we will, then we have to rebuild and get behind our team,. Prior to reforming, we didn't have a team to support,, as much as relegation is a bitter pill to swallow, it could always be worse.

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