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General Discussion / Re: Away win for the Linnets.
« on: April 01, 2023, 06:06:35 PM »
Outstanding away win at Chorley and another clean sheet. TW is maybe now realising his best starting 11, albeit there was an enforced change just prior to kick off.
Well done Tommy, great team choice and performance. Another excellent performance from Tommy Dixon-Hodge too. Just got to keep ahead of Chester and not worry about anyone else.
Well done TW and team.

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General Discussion / Re: League leaders lose
« on: March 28, 2023, 11:16:18 PM »
If only we had beaten Fylde last week

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General Discussion / Re: No bull from the LinnetsÖ..
« on: March 26, 2023, 02:25:18 PM »
Just because you have, letís say 3 forwards as opposed to just one, wonít guarantee scoring more goals and sometimes, yes it maybe determined by the opponents and most definitely, whether at home or away. I understand what youíre saying Dilly, but if you have a less defensive set up, then youíre probably more likely to concede, itís a fine balance. I think we can expect a similar line up at Chorley, surely to go attack minded away to a play off hopeful side would not be prudent. If we can stay above Chester, then the only Ďmust winí games are the 2 play off games, assuming of course that Fylde go on to win the league.
TWís game plan and selection worked at Hereford, so letís all respect his knowledge and choices, Iím sure had we lost or drawn he would have come in for criticism. We watch football for a reason and Tommy manages football for a reason.

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General Discussion / Re: No bull from the LinnetsÖ..
« on: March 25, 2023, 09:48:27 PM »
Great away win one thing are we playing At home or away next Saturday
Sorry for any confusion, we are actually away to Chorley. We won the home fixture 2-0.

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General Discussion / Re: No bull from the LinnetsÖ..
« on: March 25, 2023, 08:34:20 PM »
Hi Mallard, yes a fantastic bounce back. I listened to it on Radio Norfolk and youíre right, there wasnít much goal mouth action from either side. It was a job well done by Lynn and full credit to TW on his team selection. Really blows Dillyís theory of overloading with forwards out of the window, hopefully he is man enough to admit Tommy got it right today.
Next up is Chorley at home, so would expect a more attacking line up being at home.

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General Discussion / Re: No bull from the LinnetsÖ..
« on: March 25, 2023, 05:15:54 PM »
Great away win at a tough place to go. Remember, Hereford won at Fylde recently too, so well done Tommy and team.
Just goes to show that a Ďdefensiveí line up can win games. Dixon-Hodge looks to be a good replacement for the injured Paul Jones.

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General Discussion / Re: Hereford away
« on: March 25, 2023, 02:44:09 PM »
Sort of line up I expected, that is the norm for TW when away from home. A draw would be an ok result, especially if Chester and Brackley fail to win their games. With our starting line up, hopefully we will dominate possession, I guess thatís Tommyís thinking. Lynn to win 2-1 with a late Stephens goal.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 22, 2023, 10:29:53 PM »
Anton I think you will find Tommy was in charge when we actually got relegated.   He couldnít save a sinking ship.

Culverhouse got us promoted running with a part time squad, which was a fantastic achievement when competing with a lot of full time Clubs at this level.  History indeed as you say,  but something that should not be forgotten.   Will Widderington achieve the same with a full time squad via the play offs ?   That remains to be seen.  Based on recent form, I have grave doubts.
I here what you say however the outcome was in no doubt even before Tommy was in charge. Maybe we all expect too much? It could even be the lower league suits us better as one of the best in that Div. As many I'm so frustrated with the last 7 or 8 games. We should be better! :scarf:
Sorry Anton, but history will show IC got 2 successive promotions and TW one relegation. Granted, TW had his work cut out, but as Iíve said before, he banged on that we only needed to gain one league position to stay up, he never achieved that. Iím not knocking him, or wish to compare him, he is very passionate and wants to be with successful with Kingís Lynn, that is clear to see. He knows that the buck stops with him and Iím sure he feels the pressure, even if he doesnít admit to it. We donít have the right to promotion, it has to be earned.
We are assured a play off spot, Tommy needs to decide on his best starting 11, because at the moment it isnít quite working. Should we miss out, then I would like to see TW stay for another season.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 22, 2023, 03:02:07 PM »
Agree with TonyM, we are second and in the box seat to hopefully have two home play games. Should we win promotion via the play offs then great, however we would need to improve the overall quality of the team, not going to mention names, but some are not up to National League standard. But, we can cross that bridge if we get there.
Last night, Fylde were better than us, we just need to accept that and move on. The title may have slipped away, but certainly not promotion.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:57:58 PM »
Some people need to be able to accept defeat sometimes. Yes, it was disappointing to lose tonight and yes, some players werenít at their best. This game has gone and as much as you want to analyse it, it really doesnít matter. Next up is Hereford and thatís where the focus should now be. SC knew that the title has now gone, of course he maybe looked dejected. Our aim at the start of the season was to win promotion, not necessarily win the league.

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General Discussion / Re: Did the fat lady sing tonight?
« on: March 21, 2023, 11:25:51 PM »
Anton, all is still to play for. No, we wonít win the league, weíll very unlikely now, but we are very much in pole position for second place, which would potentially give us two home games. I think the pressure has now lifted a little, even had we won tonight, it was still Fyldeís to lose.
Not sure TW made the best decisions with subs tonight, but hindsight as they say. At the start of the season, we would have taken the play offs, we have got that and if we can get 2nd spot, then so much the better. We didnít look like scoring in the second half, but letís give credit to Fylde, they are a very good side and will be worthy champions, so congratulations to them on their win tonight.
Iím not going to criticise the team, I was at Doncaster and we outplayed them, so we are well capable. We all need to get behind team, secure 2nd spot and relive the scenes at Warrington, itís all still very much game on.

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn v Fylde Tuesday.
« on: March 20, 2023, 08:17:49 PM »
Hopefully we can put in the performance it will need to get the required win, to still be in with any chance of winning the league. Even a win though, and still Fylde have the upper hand, but the win is needed to fend off Chester. Hopefully starts for Ponticelli, Cosgrave and Omotayo. We did well at their place, so letís hope we can better that at ours. 1-0 win, Omotayo to score.

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General Discussion / Re: Good win, good crowd.
« on: March 18, 2023, 06:42:25 PM »
Although the under 18ís shouldnít be drinking beer. No, agree, get the youngsters involved. A good win, not the best performance, but would rather have it that way round, unlike the Chester game. Barrett has lost his touch of late, can see him stating on the bench on Tuesday.

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General Discussion / Re: Another draw for the Linnets.
« on: March 15, 2023, 10:01:59 PM »
Yes Joey, some of the seats are disgusting. You most certainly do get a better angle from higher up, thatís for sure. There is pressure on Tommy, whether he admits it or not. When he first game, he more or less said we only needed to go up one place to stay up, he never managed to go that. With his full season in charge, I think a lot of people, SC too, weíre expecting promotion back to the National League. Tommy is beginning to realise that to do that, it may well have to be by the play offs. Of course, everyone will take that with open arms. TW has and still is giving it his best shot, but if we miss out, it wouldnít be the end of the world, it is just football after all. Only thing is, should it not go to plan, would Tommy still be here for another season, would be stay full time and would SC still have his enthusiasm.
Re commentary, Arron was excellent, better than Nick Bowler too. Anyway, my thought are that Fylde will win the league, so if we could then get 2nd spot, that would give us a good chance still, so yes, still everything to play for. Would like to see a similar attacking line up v Spennymoor. We will see on that one I guess.

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General Discussion / Re: Another draw for the Linnets.
« on: March 14, 2023, 10:16:16 PM »
Good away point at Brackley and especially so given the Chester lost. Probably needed all 3 points, as Fylde sit 2 points clear and with 2 games in hand. Itís well and truly in Fyldeís own hands, for us we must try to make 2nd spot. Winning the league still isnít lost, but failing that, then coming second still gives us a good chance of promotion.

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