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General Discussion / Re: Blyth Spartans
« on: October 29, 2023, 06:06:15 PM »
Of course you are correct Mall.........it is after all a completely different game to that of his day. Beachball replacing hardball, slippers replacing boots, huge increases in fitness levels, greatly improved pitch surfaces, no apparent offside rule, 3 points for a win etc etc.......I suspect if Cloughie were around now he would have an evolved method that would now be effective....very much doubt it would be the same as existed back then.

However, he certainly knew how to get the best out of a side....and that's now key for Lynn , given the recruits that AL has inherited. Unless new money becomes available, he probably will need to be cautious in his line ups, in the sense that many sides have a better attack in terms of regular goalscorers. Playing a really attacking side only really works if you have regular goalscorers...and Lynn don't.........looks like for the short term they will need totry and eek out 1-0 and 2-1 victories where they can......not many sides will ship 3 against us I fancy( Scunthorpe managed 6 against BS I see)

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General Discussion / Re: South shields
« on: October 21, 2023, 05:53:21 PM »
Don't want to be over negative on the back of a tough trip to one of the better sides in the league.


Quite a challenge for AL in terms of recruitment......has said he needs men not boys but so difficult to pick up useful players, especially forwards at this stage of the season. There's been very little goal output from Barrett, Stephens, Ponticelli, Bartley and Cybulski so far, but must be difficult to offload and bring in forward players.

Do Fleetwood have any decent forwards I wonder.........also must be worth giving one or two of the young local forwards a start while the other forward players are misfiring.......what's to lose ?

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General Discussion / Re: South shields
« on: October 21, 2023, 05:28:22 PM »
...and missed a penalty in the first half...........

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General Discussion / Re: South shields
« on: October 21, 2023, 05:21:34 PM »
Sounds like a battling performance....still in it till the 89th minute..........but.......no recognised goalscorer so null points.

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General Discussion / Re: Changes you would make?
« on: October 20, 2023, 11:53:02 AM »
Think we need...

A fitter squad, well drilled, pacy and functional .....a no nonsense outfit that are hard to beat , take their chances and don't look too pretty....this is the NLN not the Premier League. (IC's squad would probably not have got promoted had the season run its course)

More people who are prepared to track back and stick their foot in.

A hard, defensive midfielder, well experienced at the level, who can play a bit

A winger or two with real flair and pace.

A goalscorer or two ,capable in one on one situations, to actually take the chances that JB provides.

Adam Crowther regularly in the line up

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General Discussion / Re: BUXTON SATURDAY
« on: October 07, 2023, 06:57:44 PM »
Same old story...no goalscoring forwards, no points.

Hopefully it won't take this manager another 10 games before he is ready to off load some.

He speaks of a nucleus........and I guess everyone will have their view on that....for me, the keepers, Crowther, Oke,Hargreaves.

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General Discussion / Re: New Manager announced.
« on: September 29, 2023, 01:47:05 PM »
I wish Adam well: he has a lot to live up to...."He is, in my opinion, the best manager in our division".

Not really- just one guy's opinion. .....hopefully everyone will get behind him and he will do really well.

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General Discussion / Re: Renaming
« on: September 29, 2023, 01:41:56 PM »
I'm with you Grissles....shame there hasn't been more fun and positivity on here recently, together with genuine debate about current footballing matters. The Forum does seem to have been a bit of a place to air past unresolved grievances and upsets of late...but when you point it out there is always a quick post reply in an attempt to defend it. I suppose we should be very grateful that the Forum exists at all, so credit to the Trust for that, but personally I do wish that people were able to embrace the current together with the future possibilities, more, in whatever guise that takes, as I suspect there may never be a return to how things were in the supposed "good old days".

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 05:43:24 PM »
Pink think you find the shop in Prince of Wales Road is closed.  :laughcry:

In some ways we canít keep harping back to the ĎGood Ole Daysí with Leonard Sachs on the hammer.  No good us having a monthly bingo or Tombola  to pull in a few notes.  Those days have gone.  We have a Club with an annual 7 figure running costs with debts on the book to match.  These events are not going to scratch the surface.    We need to thinking big time.  £100k profit events 2/3 times a season.

On the flip side no harm. In looking at other aspects of the Club that have worked for us.  Part time playing module needs to work again with the right manager.  People in place like Robbie Back (excuse the pun) is Back on the tiller again.  It worked before, would do again.   Overnight stays.  Achieved sod all this season.  Another cost saving.  Go back to the way he had it.

Now you tell me Mall.......just returned from POW Road.........it's now either a kebab shop or  a lap dancing venue....I couldn't quite remember which building........anyways they don't take the stamps at either venue apparently  :laughcry: :laughcry:


Here, here to the rest of the post. Owners often
prefer , it seems to me, new ideas that they can modify and put their name to or call their own...and they also seem to prefer a small number of big earners to get their teeth into.

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 12:54:06 PM »
Iím with you Pink I feel it will be someone with no natural affliction to the Club.  Just hope SC gets this one right.  I just hope he can find the right fit for the Club and indeed for himself.

As for the Club going tits up, I do wonder what the future holds.  Is SC going to pull back and hope a White Knight can save the day or will it slowly fall into a big black hole.   Maybe at some point thatís what it will take to get all the debt wiped away and a clean fresh start under new owners.   Someone in the David Newton mould would work for me.  Successful, astute, well respected in the local business community and with the fans.   Ring any bells ? 

Get saving Pink your time may come



Searching out my green shield stamp book collection ready for redemption at this very moment Mall 😀😀😀

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 27, 2023, 12:52:55 PM »
They also have a very capable commercial side and I think they had sponsors booked for most, if not all, fixtures for the season before the season started.  That isn't something that happens overnight and takes years of building relationships with all sizes businesses

Tony, i can recall a time when we also enjoyed a similar level of sponsorship support, which i am sure Gordon can confirm!


Please don't go round in circles with this again.......we need new initiatives, not more lamenting on what was there in the past and is now lost.

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 26, 2023, 05:56:36 PM »
My prediction is that it will be someone who hasn't managed Lynn before......certainly hope that is the case.

I can't see Setchell at the helm during the remainder of SC's tenure. When the time does come for SC to move on, I can see it being passed to someone with similar ambitions for the club.

Even if the club were to go belly up, I suspect the Council may prefer another entrepreneur to a fan based model, as they did before.

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 25, 2023, 07:38:44 PM »
I am both disappointed for Hughes and for the club........dreadful timing.........just when the manager realises he needs to offload a misfiring forward line......he is gone. I was optimistic that changes would lead to improved fortunes....now that may not happen

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General Discussion / Re: Hughes gone.
« on: September 25, 2023, 07:33:15 PM »
I donít want to be negative but why do folk continually hark back to Setch, Marriott etc. etc.  Somehow, we need to move forward and put the past behind us. Not easy, but letís all give it a go.

The best post on here for the last month.

Come on guys give it a go........no more references to the past and the supposed good old days and I will also add, no more slagging off of the current regime.......try it for a week......you might be surprised how good and liberated you feel.

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 11:40:56 AM »
So who are these players he wants to move on ??
His summer purchases or  players of old ?
Tbh Barrett on his day is best in the league but thatís every few and far games ,for as many games he has won us with goals and vision,I say how many has he cost us with lack of movement/tracking back etc ,I say heís a luxury player that we canít afford to keep playing Ďbecause itís joshí  weíre in for a long battle this season so weíre going to need players to dig deep , trouble is isnt just him but 3/4 others .

The fear is that players will be moved on due to the cost of wages, and not (lack of) ability.

A squad without Barrett, Stephens, Ponts?  :dontknow:



I personally think that's what needs to happen....and not just for cost reasons...the whole attacking midfield and forward line seems to have gone stale. Those 3 are the most experienced and they have undoubted quality, but Lynn need to score to win games and those guys just aren't doing it.....what have they scored between them in the first 11 games.....something like 4/5 goals between all 3 of them...nowhere near enough IMHO

Then who will replace them?

The next thing would probably be gates declining further.

For example I can't see people happy to pay 20 odd quid to watch loads of Academy players.






I would hope that the 3 wages saved, plus any transfer fees would fund a good goalscorer at this level

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