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General Discussion / Re: Lynn FC website
« on: December 13, 2023, 10:10:33 AM »
I wouldn't be surprises if a 2-1 home defeat to fellow struggles in front of only 604 spectators, will be the least of our worries over the next few weeks.

One does sense that we maybe reaching a tipping point where something significant is brewing. New investment would appear necessary if the model of full time and all that that entails together with aspirations of moving up the pyramid are to be maintained. If new investment doesn't arrive things would appear to be very difficult.

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General Discussion / Re: TONIGHTS MATCH
« on: December 13, 2023, 09:58:34 AM »
Ps did I miss an announcement.? The Fleetwood pair were missing...do we know why ?
I believe George Morrison was suspended and Jones injured

Thanks Nemesis.

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General Discussion / Re: TONIGHTS MATCH
« on: December 12, 2023, 10:06:56 PM »
Ps did I miss an announcement.? The Fleetwood pair were missing...do we know why ?

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General Discussion / Re: TONIGHTS MATCH
« on: December 12, 2023, 09:59:46 PM »
Lost 2-1 in front of 604.


Sadly predictable on both counts. It took Hughes 10 games to realise that we had no forwards.....Lakeland has had 13/14. The concern for me is that some seemed to think that when the injured players came back we would be stronger........ what a pickle the club is in.

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General Discussion / Re: TONIGHTS MATCH
« on: December 12, 2023, 03:28:13 PM »
Bit like first game of a season......Banbury haven't played for 17 days also.

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General Discussion / FA Trophy
« on: December 12, 2023, 03:26:46 PM »
I see Bishops Stortford have drawn Aldershot...nice for Hughes and Widdrington to meet up.

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn FC website
« on: December 11, 2023, 06:47:05 PM »
Upto date information always appears on the Twitter account.

 :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

So the best up to date info over the last week is.................its a long time without football..................Banbury match has been arranged for Tuesday ...............two sleeps to next match.........and that's the best the club can do to encourage supporters to feel connected over the last week.......that's pretty poor in my book for any standard of professional football.......but for a full time outfit in the NLN it's beyond poor.........and Colin I couldn't agree more with your comments re the website.


I like to remain positive, as I suspect things are tough all round at the club at the moment......but you have to connect with the fan base if you want them to feel part of it and you want them to turn up. Honestly, to me it's as if the club is on its last legs, the way the media side is. .......it's a complete turn off. I was thinking possibly 3 matches at The Walks this month, but I am not sure I will do one....just feel completely disconnected....for me it's one sleep till an evening by the fire with a good drink and a film and a quick look at football scores at 10 pm.

I will be very surprised if the crowd is above 700 tomorrow night

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General Discussion / Re: Today's Match is off
« on: December 08, 2023, 09:27:10 PM »
Absolutely Nigel....it's like it's pre-season ....dead as a doornail.

Here's some news.......Gold Omotayo has today left Fylde and joined Kidderminster Harriers on a permanent deal.

It was on the cards that he could move on as he wasn't starting games recently .......I guess Lynn couldn't afford him these days

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General Discussion / Re: El Tel
« on: November 26, 2023, 05:32:13 PM »
A marvellous manager and character IMO.

I have just replayed some of the Euros when he was at the helm.......just glorious football......and from an English National side !!!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 23, 2023, 04:07:31 PM »
Pink, as in terms of Manager or players ? To
Me itís all down to the poor decision to appoint Hughes who in turn made poor decisions in terms of player recruitment.

After SC made his choice of Manager the buck stops firmly with him.  No point in blaming the fans for not turning up in sufficient numbers.

Yes I can see where you are coming from Mall. When I posted though I was thinking players. When I think back to when Hughes was appointed, I thought, well ok , give the guy a go, he knows the existing players and the club and he offers apresumably cheaper option than some more seasoned managers. So I could see SC 's reasoning.
 However we lost two good wing backs and the main goalscorer at the end of last season. I suspect funds were part of the problem in terms of recruitment, as they probably still are. We needed a goalscorer and we needed someone to provide width. It has been clear for some time that the remaining forwards are not big goalscorers...we have seen the evidence over past seasons. We brought in 3/4 very inexperienced forwards with no prior experience of NLN and few if any players to provide pace and width. We did bring in a very large number of young midfielders. We obviously don't have full info on what remits were given, but it was almost as if we were trying to find a few young gems to sell on. (Was this encouraged by SC and does this in anyway relate to his podcast comments.???) .

We have seen with IC, TW and now AL that managers prefer to play the same starting 11 on a regular basis and keep to a matchday squad of pretty well the same 15/16 if they can. They may say they need a squad of 20 plus, but rarely use them...they prefer consistency. Instead of the plethera of young hopefuls I would argue we needed just a couple of those and one experienced head up front, to help bring the likes of Cybulski, Fatjado on. He could have just been on loan for the first 3 months...just someone who has the know how at this level. Add a good wing back into the mix and we would have started in better shape I feel.

I am not sure it's fair to blame MH........we don't know if he had such players on his radar, but the funds weren't available. All we do know, is that we started the season a goalscorer and a wing back light, in terms of making a fist of the league.

A half decent start, with a few more goals ( small margins in many of the early games!) and we would have seen improved gates, a greater chance of a Cup run, but still probably have no one to sell on !!

I suspect it all comes down to money...but sometimes a lack of investment is false economy..........how much has been lost in paying Hughes off, not having Cup runs and falling crowds...........and how much would one experienced forward and a wing back have cost ?

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General Discussion / Re: LYNNPLAY COVERAGE?
« on: November 23, 2023, 10:36:38 AM »
Yes, important few weeks now.

Hughes had 8 points from 10 I believe, if memory serves me....which would mean Lakeland has 14 points from 10, but that includes wins over Darlington, Stortford and Rushall who are all right down there. General feeling seems to be that there is a discernible improvement in fitness, team spirit, organisation and effort. Very difficult for AL to get much more out of current squad perhaps and no real money for new players I am guessing and in any case extremely difficult to pick up at this stage. We also have no one who would go for decent money, apart maybe from JB who is injured and Crowther who is key to the defensive line. On a really tough run of fixtures too....let's hope for something from Tamworth....another difficult place to go.

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 23, 2023, 10:27:30 AM »
Thanks for that Mall.

In response to those 3, I personally would have thought , one common denominator.........poor Summer recruitment.

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General Discussion / Re: Radio Norfolk
« on: November 19, 2023, 11:44:01 AM »
Ah yes! Pre match preview and team news, the 15 minute updates , full time report and a chat with the manager. Happy days.

I think you're being a little harsh Pink with your ' patchy ' comment regarding RN's coverage. In my time every game was covered , home or away , either by reports or live commentary . Indeed I think the two season's the club spent in the full National League more or less every game had full live commentary. I also remember assisting with commentaries for places such as Fisher Athletic, Merthyr , Gloucester and even Chester on a wet Tuesday evening! Add to that the manager or a player ( sometimes both ) on Nick Bowler's non league football show every week I think that add's up too something a little more than patchy.

As someone else mentioned in this thread local programming on the station has been slashed to 8 hours per day Monday - Friday and just four hours over the weekend which is the sport coverage. Every other hour is covered by output shared by numerous other local radio stations. This may explain why now football coverage is kept as local as possible when Norwich are not playing.

When I covered Lynn for RN it was all done voluntary as I was only interested in raising the profile of the club at that time and never sought any financial gain. Nowadays volunteers appear as rare as rocking horse poop although  to be honest commiting to doing all of the travelling  required to cover the away games is a big undertaking and takes up many hours of your own time,



Good Morning Mark,

Lovely to have the opportunity to chat.


Firstly, heartfelt thanks for your past input with the club and in helping to raise its profile while you were onboard.

Yes, no doubt that there was a significant uplift in exposure for Lynn on RN when in the National League and of course on any of the big Cup moments.


However, my perspective is different from yours, being a fan on the outside......and from my perspective, "patchy" feels a fair description of coverage since the inception of RN. I lived in Lynn for almost 30 years. When I returned to Norfolk some years later, I settled in Norwich where I have been for around 25 years. Following the Linnets in preference to the Canaries, I have always been struck by the extent of the coverage for the Canaries on RN. Typically,full match coverage on Saturday and midweek, Canary Call phone ins post match, Scrimmage or similar during the week, regular sports bulletins. In comparison, for Lynn, typically 5-10 minutes on Local Report, acouple of score updates during the Norwich commentary and maybe a very brief half time and full time report, plus a full commentary once in a while. An exposure which over the years, isn't a lot different to that which Dereham or Wroxham have benefitted from.

The vast majority of Norwich away games are also commentated on by the home sides local BBC station, I would assume, together with TV broadcast and commentary from the BBC when Norwich were in the Premier League.
For me, these resources could have been spread out more fairly across the county eg for away games why not use the commentary from the host local station, freeing up a commentary team for the likes of Lynn ?

Maybe I am missing something here and don't have full facts, but there seems to me to be a "little old Lynn" syndrome here, where we are supposed to be grateful for little scraps.

Please feel free to come back to me, if you feel this is unfair.

All the best.

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General Discussion / Re: Radio Norfolk
« on: November 18, 2023, 05:55:04 PM »
Disappointing result that...thought they would have a good run.

Re Radio Norfolk, I really can't see what all the fuss is about. IMO the support for the club from RN over the years has been patchy at best and the standard of commentary was often pretty poor.

Kings Lynn FC and it supporters shouldn't be reliant on a local BBC channel anyway.

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General Discussion / Re: New signing
« on: November 09, 2023, 10:26:08 AM »
New signing available for tonights game
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2023/11/07/gabriel-rogers-joins-up-with-the-linnets/

Strange that having said we had too many midfielders 2 out of 3 of AL's signings have been midfielders and only a teenage loanee in to address what many, including AL thought the biggest issue was - wing backs.

Wish the new lad well but does seem a strange one in that he is a long way from home, be interesting to know why it didn't work out at Kidderminster, hopefully not home sickness

Hi Tony,


I guess with good strikers being very difficult to pick up, attacking midfielders might be the next best thing. Rogers sounds like he could be a good replacement for JB while he is out. Does anyone know the length of the contract?

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