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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 24, 2023, 10:12:26 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 that’s 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 he’s a luxury player that we can’t afford to keep playing ‘because it’s josh’  we’re in for a long battle this season so we’re 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

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 23, 2023, 07:53:07 PM »
Hmmm ......why do I sense a meagre offer may be made. Bit like a game of chess. If Lynn turn down the offer, what might the next move be....any guesses🙂

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 23, 2023, 06:28:36 PM »
Does anyone have any info on Adam Crowther .?........seems to be a long term injury.....he's obviously a big miss.

Defence only conceded one today.......clearly lack of goals is the major concern. 14 wins plus a few draws in a season sees you safe...so far 1 win in 10 in the league.

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General Discussion / Re: Another loss
« on: September 23, 2023, 05:22:06 PM »
First meaningful effort in the 86th minute.

For me it just shows how much reliance there was, in an attacking sense, in some of those that left.

Very little attacking threat at the moment.

If the club is short of cash, paying off the manager isn't really an option....there will be even less in the kitty or more on the debt.


If we could exchange Barrett, Stephens and Ponticelli for one recognized goalscorer, I personally would do it.......but given their form , it's probably not possible.


Not sure, also if it's possible to go to a hybrid/part time model part way through a season.......but the club is in a pickle, so some thinking outside of the box may be required.

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn Boss looking for magic.
« on: September 17, 2023, 12:13:43 PM »
Lynn have scored 10 goals in 10 games...........and only 2 goals away going into Monday's replay.

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn Boss looking for magic.
« on: September 16, 2023, 05:16:26 PM »
Guess he is still looking........

On paper a decent enough result for Lynn's young side.

However, same old problem, no regular goalscorers in the side, so another blank today.


Now an away trip to Aveley followed by the long trip to Warrington......just what they didn't need.


Bit of pressure now...2 tough fixtures...


Attendance a bit of a wake up call too......570 or thereabouts

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General Discussion / Re: Managers comments
« on: September 10, 2023, 06:17:12 PM »
Hughes is a young, inexperienced Manager. Both the club hierarchy and supporters knew that at the time he was appointed. Everyone knew he would be learning the ropes as the season progressed.

Budget had been confirmed as being less than it was last season (not just speculation).

Probably the toughest job in NLN.

Maybe he needs assistance (i.e. an experienced DoF) and a bit more time.

As someone has already mentioned, we don’t know what his brief is. Maybe it was just to avoid relegation this season.

If so, it’s likely that he’s capable of doing that.

Unless there’s a big wad of money to bring a big name Manager in, what’s the point of changing, just to get more of the same, albeit with a different name on the Managers door?








Hear, hear. I hope the players knuckle down and prove they are good enough over the coming weeks.

Hughes seems a genuine guy who has been given a really difficult task as his first senior management position.

I think SC would be foolish to even think of replacing him at this stage.

I am sure the true fans are still behind him and hoping he can turn it around. This is the time for the town to be hopeful and supportive. The budget constraints mean things have to be built up and that takes time, whoever is in charge.

Provided the fans stay behind him and the team, I think he will do fine......but if the crowd start to turn at this time, they could just be putting the club in a deeper hole.

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General Discussion / Re: Managers comments
« on: September 10, 2023, 01:02:34 PM »
Six players out, but one of them is the keeper and Jones is a fine replacement . So that makes 5 effectively. The NLN is such a physical league, that at any time during the season you can expect 2/3 to be out. Discipline is important -Clifford now back and Oke out for 3(?).
 

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General Discussion / Re: Manager
« on: September 10, 2023, 12:08:10 PM »
Btw just as an aside, Boston’s drubbing at Alfreton yesterday was all down to IC…..according to IC.

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General Discussion / Re: Manager
« on: September 10, 2023, 11:53:58 AM »
How to get the most out of the budget…that’s the conundrum. We need an out and out goal scorer. Markus Carver, on loan from Scunny scored more in 21 minutes yesterday than any one of our forwards has managed all season. I am assuming the highest paid are those we retained last season. Few are delivering at the moment……

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General Discussion / Re: Manager
« on: September 09, 2023, 06:57:27 PM »
I think the players are out of there depth rather than the manager awfull defending for there third and fourth goal

I agree…….I think the Manager is making a decent fist of it.

Adam Crowther has hardly played this season(anyone have any updates), without him the centre backs are short of pace.

At times like this you need your more experienced players to step up.

Jones in goal tick, but everyone else ?

No real punch upfront………to use a term that Widdler used regularly last season…..profligate in front of
goal……seems to me that Barrett, Ponticelli and Stephens have a very lacking end product………they each seem to need three or four top chances in order to make the net bulge once…hitting the woodwork is a miss btw……..in terms of goal output the stats indicate that they may not be good enough for the level….now that Gold has left the spotlight is firmly on them. New recruits Fatjado and Cybulski may  be able to provide a better ratio….time will tell……..but time is soon to become a factor….we are a fifth of the way thro the season and not scoring enough and conceding too many.


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General Discussion / Re: SC's programme notes re financial situation
« on: September 06, 2023, 10:43:16 AM »
From Brackley thread...

Read SC’s programme notes this morning.  Oh my oh my.  Looks like he’s very concerned about pay back that loan.  Shame he put the Club in that situation with his failed attempt at staying in the NL.  What happened to the his brainwave of ring fencing £1 from every admission to pay back that loan ?  As for the money the Club is haemorrhaging. With the figures he’s quoting why do we have a full time playing staff and paying out for such things as overnight stays.   It seems everything is everyone’s fault where Cleeve is concerned.  Maybe the truth lies closer to home.

Think this probably needs a thread of it's own.  For those that didn't get a programme, essentially SC raised a number of issues (seems he took offence to some fan's comments made to him at an away game)
   *  in 'talks' with DCMS re loan (think it was £400k+ from memory) to convert to shares with these then being donated to the fans, really can't see this as viable and smacks of clutching at straws
   *  wants terms of the loan to be renegotiated as we have been relegated so lost £80k in central funding, surely this would have been matched by reduction in expenditure / player wages?
   *  first payment is 2025 - £58840.54 which is interest, whilst I appreciate this is getting closer it is still a good way off.  If it kept him awake at night then surely should have paid some back after Stevenage game to reduce the capital?  Further payments of £20k twice yearly after that starting in 2026.  Good to see some figures at last as to what any potential investor would be taking on
   *  direct quote "I am upset that these next two matches have not been sponsored and the club really needs the town behind it, as otherwise it simply cannot compete at this level".  For the first part of the sentence, SC has no one to be upset with than himself, he fired Rishi half way through last year and irrespective of whether he was doing a good job or not he was, at least, getting out there and promoting the club to the business community.  As SC must surely realise by now, there is not a long queue of potential sponsors lining up to sponsor games / players and these relationships must be worked on over months, seasons even and it is not just a question of putting a post on Twitter the week before a game and wait for the offers to come rolling in.  As for the second part, the club are probably at, or above, their 'natural' level but some (SC included) seem to think that things 'should' be different - the only way this will be true is if someone makes it different, merely wishing it to be the case will only end in disappointment
   *  there is lots of other stuff about how the budget hasn't been cut by that much and costs are horrendous when we are away but you would have thought by now SC would understand the cashflows of a football operation?  Also says that last home game (Alfreton att 948) left a £4500 shortfall, I do wonder if there are more season ticket holders this season and SC hasn't done his sums

All in all not the most positive of Chairman's messages, guess we wait and see what he puts in the column (assuming he doesn't get AI to write it this Saturday) after 753 turned up on a mild September evening when the league leaders were in town.


Thanks for posting that Tony.







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General Discussion / Re: Monday's F A Cup draw
« on: September 04, 2023, 01:27:54 PM »
I’m not expecting much of a Cup run this year…….theNLN is a tough league for our young side to get to grips with….hopefully they will slowly climb the league as they get used to the demands. These were my thoughts before we drew Aveley , who are going well, with momentum. We can’t expect significant revenues from the Cup every year……..especially having gone down the route of reduced budgets and developing a younger, less experienced side…..but of course…football is a funny old game, so you never know.

Tough game at Farsley …..will do well to get something from Brackley’s visit tomorrow ,I fancy , on the back of Saturday’s battle. Fingers crossed.

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News of former Linnets / Tyler Knowles
« on: August 29, 2023, 11:06:04 AM »
2x90 minutes for Boston United over the Bank Holiday weekend

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General Discussion / Re: So far this season.
« on: August 27, 2023, 10:58:34 AM »
Yes fingers crossed for Hughes and his team, hoping things start to turn for them very soon.

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