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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« Last post by KES80 on May 30, 2020, 05:20:13 PM »
Interesting Tony...as you say ... opinions.

I had Fryatt and McAuley as the number one centre half pairing at the club and thought they were outstanding up until the knee injury. I felt Fryatt was greatly missed although the ability of a certain full back to fill in all over the back line at a really good standard, reduced the "miss" as the season went on. Can see that Ward is particularly important when the opposition has real height up front.
Fryatt was also a real threat in the opposition box.
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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« Last post by TonyM on May 30, 2020, 01:44:09 PM »
Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player...

Game of opinions LL, for me I would have Ward well above Fryatt but appreciate other people look for different qualities.  Personally I think Fryatt was a good defender at step 3 but struggled stepping up to NLN, Ward certainly isn't a nailed on step 2 player but more capable of holding a place in the squad, if we move up to NL then I would worry but same could be said of others in that retained list.
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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« Last post by Loughborough Linnet on May 30, 2020, 11:45:56 AM »
We have posted our 'retained list' here https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2020/05/29/Linnets-announce-retained-list although it doesn't include Pedro who signed at the same time as Hawkins and Gash who was reported as signed earlier in the week which is a bit strange.

I guess the focus will be on Marriott's omission but I still think we haven't got the balance right when it comes to offering long term deals - I assume Kelly (who really ended up as a squad player last year) and Southwell (who didn't look the part either against us for Boston or in a Lynn shirt) are only on the list because of multi-season deals?  When you look further up the pyramid, the COVID situation has shone a light on div 2 where it seems lots of players are signed year to year, we are two steps below that (OK it could end up being one if the NL ever make a decision) but seem keen to offer multi year contracts.  Think we need to concentrate on the 'here and now' not the potential prospect of a 'big pay day' should a player go on to a higher level.

Ward is the one that has struck me as odd, with Fryatt gone. Fryatt is clearly the better player, makes me wonder if Fryatt wanted to go elsewhere, or if his injury has permanently crocked him. Either would be a shame for such a long-serving player.

The rumour around Marriott before all this started was that he was willing to stay if we went up, but would leave for a NL club if we didnít. Iíd imagine this still stands, and is fair enough really given his record over the last two years.
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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« Last post by TonyM on May 30, 2020, 10:47:45 AM »
We have posted our 'retained list' here https://www.kltown.co.uk/single-post/2020/05/29/Linnets-announce-retained-list although it doesn't include Pedro who signed at the same time as Hawkins and Gash who was reported as signed earlier in the week which is a bit strange.

I guess the focus will be on Marriott's omission but I still think we haven't got the balance right when it comes to offering long term deals - I assume Kelly (who really ended up as a squad player last year) and Southwell (who didn't look the part either against us for Boston or in a Lynn shirt) are only on the list because of multi-season deals?  When you look further up the pyramid, the COVID situation has shone a light on div 2 where it seems lots of players are signed year to year, we are two steps below that (OK it could end up being one if the NL ever make a decision) but seem keen to offer multi year contracts.  Think we need to concentrate on the 'here and now' not the potential prospect of a 'big pay day' should a player go on to a higher level.
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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« Last post by Ap on May 29, 2020, 06:20:06 PM »
When Lynn went pop under Ken  Bobbins we were given a two level drop in standard on reforming.   Step 3 to Step 5.  The season before to had dropped from step 2 to step 3 because of ground grading.  Thatís what my memory of what happened.

Pretty much as I remember it Mallard. Only to add that the leagues weren't obliged to accept us at step 5. Eastern Counties was Lynn's preference as I recall but they indicated they wanted us to start in their first division (step 6), hence we (re)started in the UCL.
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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« Last post by gs50 on May 29, 2020, 02:23:09 PM »
Beginning to look as if Barrow will be promoted and Bury take their place in the National League back to the back scratching days of the 50s.
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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« Last post by Mallard on May 29, 2020, 02:12:50 PM »
Stephen Cleeve deals with the relegation promotion issue in his latest podcast.   He is doing another one on Monday.  Which I guess will deal with the EFL decision.

Mr Cleeve is quoted as saying that the clubs in Div 2 are voting on it. Apparently 10 clubs are for no relegation as things stand at the moment. Think MR Cleeve says the 10 clubs need three more to vote on it to push it through.  Looks as though it might be close.
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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« Last post by Blue_and_Gold on May 29, 2020, 01:43:28 PM »
Quick question and forgive me if I am being somewhat stupid BUT...

Why would Bury be allowed to come back in at such a high level? Where Lynn, Rushden etc given the same chance when reforming?

Seems a punishment to so many other clubs if they allowed to jump the queue so to speak...

I suppose they could be going along the lines of it being different for Bury, as the Club itself did not go bust. It was just expelled from the League. The Club itself, although not playing football even before the Virus, still exists.   :dontknow:
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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« Last post by TonyM on May 29, 2020, 01:43:09 PM »
Can kicked down the road for another week, EFL now going to vote on the 8th June.  Ian Dennis on Twitter saying NL are happy to wait for the outcome before deciding what they will do.  Given how long they are taking to conclude the 2019-20 season, heaven only knows how long they are going to take in sorting out arrangements for the 2020-21 season
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