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Linnet1947

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St Ives away
« on: August 28, 2017, 06:32:52 PM »
Great support from the Lynn fans today. Must have been 300 plus who made the trip. Created lots of chances first half and should have been leading at half time. St Ives took a shock lead with a brilliant goal (top corner). Took us until 80 mins to equalise from close range. Then our superior fitness took over, and we scored 2 easy efforts. The last goal with their goalie stranded in our half. Plenty of banter. Great day out !

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 07:38:12 PM »
Another great victory. Imagine one or two posters on the live feed are suffering from indigestion after needing to eat their own words.e.g. Lack of impact from the bench, same old story, no plan B.
Looks like plan B worked with Toby giving an assist and Harry scoring!
Early days; but we are securely three points in a play off place!
Well done the 300 or so who travelled to St Ives; looks like you outnumbered the home supporters!

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 09:17:39 PM »
even at 1 nil down today I didn't feel like we were going to lose the match. they didn't know what to do with Harry, our full backs were outstanding, Culnan and jarvis too, the whole team stuck to the game plan in blistering heat, well done everyone today, fans, players, brillant

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 08:07:59 AM »
Lynn dominated this match and were far superior to a very average St Ives side. Enough chances were created for Lynn to have been a couple of goals ahead, at least, by half time. The second half was largely the same, despite a couple of brief flurries from the home team.

Siddons took both of his goals brilliantly. He had a lot to do for his first with little space in a congested penalty area; he turns well for a big guy: spinning on a sixpence to tuck it away. With 5 strikers in the squad, I think Siddons and Gash are the strongest - can they play together?

Wayman made a significant difference when he came on for Hawkins in the 80th minute with the score at 1-1. The midfield diamond might suit Wayman more than Hawkins who looks a little lost in this system. Wayman created many problems for St Ives with his positive forward runs and link up with Norman on the right. He would start ahead of Hawkins in the next game if I was picking the team. Clunan and Jarvis both tend to play from deep and the midfield needs a bit of forward creativity.

Blake-Tracy - my man of the match. He was solid defensively and got in some great forward positions, making numerous excellent crosses, particularly in the second half. Both Lynn full backs were pushed high up the field in this match with Jarvis providing cover for the remaining back two.

Still heard plenty of moaning from some old timers who made sarcastic remarks about Lynn's patient passing game. These were probably the same characters who moaned about too much hoof ball last season.  :banghead;

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 08:11:15 AM »
3 wins on the road is very impressive.   People will say we have only played teams down near the bottom, but as the saying goes you can only beat what is put in front of you.

We are fast gaining a reputation as team to be feared now.   Could be teams turning up at The Walks and 'parking the bus'  This is where the fans could come into play and make the place a fortress, so teams are feeling they are really up against it before a ball is kicked.   We seem to have it sorted away as teams on their on patch have a duty to their fans to offer something.  When Teams come to The Walks things will be somewhat different.

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 08:20:44 AM »
Stan you know you can never please all of the people all of the time.  Fact is the fans  ( in general ) are buying into IC and what he is all about.

Couldn't make the game yesterday. Interesting that you think that Whayman should start ahead of Hawkins.  Did Hawkins do his usual dying Swan impressions ?

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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 08:34:47 AM »
Stan you know you can never please all of the people all of the time.  Fact is the fans  ( in general ) are buy into IC and what he is all about.

Couldn't make the game yesterday. Interesting that you think that Whayman should start ahead of Hawkins.  Did Hawkins do his usual dying Swan impressions ?

Don't recall too many dying swan moments from Hawkins. He did put the ball in the back of the net in the second half, although someone else was offside. He had his moments in the game but I think he has more impact out wide and Culverhouse's tendency to push the full backs up leaves little space or opportunity for Hawkins in those areas.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 08:37:09 AM »
You can't complain about Lynn's unbeaten start but they haven't played a strong side yet.

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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2017, 08:46:36 AM »
Stan you know you can never please all of the people all of the time.  Fact is the fans  ( in general ) are buy into IC and what he is all about.

Couldn't make the game yesterday. Interesting that you think that Whayman should start ahead of Hawkins.  Did Hawkins do his usual dying Swan impressions ?

Someone mentioned on the "Link" yesterday that, if Tom Daley wants a new diving partner then Hawkins might fit the bill.

Hawkins does run at defences and his speed can cause the odd collision. He also goes for 60/40 balls and gets clipped. He does tend to make it look far worse than it is and someday a ref is going to do him for "Simulation".
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 08:52:20 AM »
That's the difference this year thus far, they are beating the so called weaker teams, you don't get extra points for beating an alleged stronger team ;-)

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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2017, 08:52:57 AM »
Hawkins had that 'reputation' before he joined us.   The 'fall' is normally  accompanied by a 'yell' in advance of the fall.   Something I would like to see knocked on the head. 

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2017, 08:56:40 AM »
Spot On Squire.    In truth any fan would  have snapped your hand off for 13 points from 5 games.  For sure there will be bigger challenges to come, but I still firmly believe the squad that IC has assembled has got improvement in it as the season unfolds.    Yesterday we go away from home under 48 hours after playing, without the strike force of Mettam and Gash, Plus Big Sam missing, and come away with a 3-1 victory.   Speaks volumes.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2017, 09:29:53 AM »
That's the difference this year thus far, they are beating the so called weaker teams, you don't get extra points for beating an alleged stronger team ;-)

Of course you are right but I'm interested to see how we match up to the better sides. St Ives had no idea how to deal with Lynn yesterday but stronger sides will. How we perform against stronger sides will give us a clearer picture of Lynn's ultimate capability.
Mallard is right to say that this Lynn side will improve and grow as the season develops and they have been mighty impressive so far but I just feel we need to temper the excitement with a note of caution.

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2017, 09:51:05 AM »
For sure there will be tougher tests down the road Stan.  I am sure IC and the squad will have it in their locker to up their game when the 'biggies' come along.   Also things change with injuries suspensions, new players coming in, other players moving on.  this applies to Lynn and of course other teams in our League.   

Looks to be an exciting season ahead.