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TonyM

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 02:16:27 PM »
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In The red corner you have Steve Cleeve, not afraid to put his hand in his pocket and sign big names but seemingly lacks the skills to get the right people in to market the product effectively.

Certainly a couple of big name signings but that wasn't his MO last year and I really don't see how the latest signings fit in with what IC was building - yes its good to have extra experience around the club both on the pitch (potentially) and on the training ground but we have all seen plenty of ex-pros fail to deliver at the Walks over the years.  As for marketing, there appear to be a number of areas off the pitch that are way short of the required level if we are serious about going up and until these are properly addresses it feels like everything is being built on sand.

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In The Blue Corner Buster Chapman, who kept his hand firmly in pocket with regard to budget's ( in comparison To SC) but was the leading Sport's promoter in the Area and could be suggested a marketing genius ( You have to be good to get people to cough up £17 a week to watch Speedway)

For all Buster's faults (too long a list for this post) you knew he was never going to put the club in danger and in a way his whole tenure was built around an exit strategy.  Much of the early years of Chapman's regime had Chapman jnr pulling the marketing strings (hence vastly overpriced UCL football) and to be fair to Buster there wasn't a lot of marketing in the latter years as Setch and the budget 'found their level'

So in answer to your question, its about the same as whether I would rather be hit by a blue bus or a red bus, neither owner is ever likely to be viewed as a Jack Walker / Freddy Shepherd so I think most of us that were around in the Bobbins era have become fairly indifferent to the whims of Lynn's latest 'benefactor'.  A good crowd tonight might help IC in discussions with SC in terms of plugging holes in his existing squad but on and off the pitch needs to be sustainable not a one off 'novelty' show

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« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2017, 02:29:04 PM »
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In The red corner you have Steve Cleeve, not afraid to put his hand in his pocket and sign big names but seemingly lacks the skills to get the right people in to market the product effectively.

Certainly a couple of big name signings but that wasn't his MO last year and I really don't see how the latest signings fit in with what IC was building - yes its good to have extra experience around the club both on the pitch (potentially) and on the training ground but we have all seen plenty of ex-pros fail to deliver at the Walks over the years.  As for marketing, there appear to be a number of areas off the pitch that are way short of the required level if we are serious about going up and until these are properly addresses it feels like everything is being built on sand.

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In The Blue Corner Buster Chapman, who kept his hand firmly in pocket with regard to budget's ( in comparison To SC) but was the leading Sport's promoter in the Area and could be suggested a marketing genius ( You have to be good to get people to cough up £17 a week to watch Speedway)

For all Buster's faults (too long a list for this post) you knew he was never going to put the club in danger and in a way his whole tenure was built around an exit strategy.  Much of the early years of Chapman's regime had Chapman jnr pulling the marketing strings (hence vastly overpriced UCL football) and to be fair to Buster there wasn't a lot of marketing in the latter years as Setch and the budget 'found their level'

So in answer to your question, its about the same as whether I would rather be hit by a blue bus or a red bus, neither owner is ever likely to be viewed as a Jack Walker / Freddy Shepherd so I think most of us that were around in the Bobbins era have become fairly indifferent to the whims of Lynn's latest 'benefactor'.  A good crowd tonight might help IC in discussions with SC in terms of plugging holes in his existing squad but on and off the pitch needs to be sustainable not a one off 'novelty' show

Excellent post Tony.
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« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2017, 03:54:23 PM »
Don't forget people if you aint got a ticket, get there early tonight.  Its gonna be a big un.  If however you cant make it  then you can always listen in to Radio Norfolk.

If you canít make it to The Walks tonight join us for full live commentary of @officialKLtown v @HitchinTownFC from 7pm.

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« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2017, 10:11:46 PM »
FT: Lynn 2-0 Hitchin. A good week for the Linnets continues with a fine win. 2nd half goals from Parker and Gash see Lynn take the points.
A very good win, against a tough to beat Hitchin side.
Gash MOTM, for me.
1067, good attendance too.
Bring on Saturday!
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2017, 10:28:24 PM »
Awesome night.... What a burger.... absolutely top notch.  Pity about the chips though.

Oh... the football was ok after their stamp bloke was sent off. 

Topstanders mate!

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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2017, 10:30:32 PM »
Great result tonight fantastic crowd hopefully everyone comes back Saturday! Big comeback from Slough tonight they won 4/5 away after being 4/0 down at halftime.. top 3 above us in fa cup this weekend so 3 points Saturday.. :scarf:
Real buzz around ground tonight brilliant atmosphere,long while since seen some many people behind goal in second half! Roll on Saturday ! :scarf: :scarf:

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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2017, 06:27:14 AM »
We have looked better than we did in the first half in which the lads worked hard but didn't seem as mobile as usual and maybe could have used Blake-Tracy more who seemed to spend time in space waiting for the ball. But this squad is well drilled, it has quality and options, you can't help but have faith in the manager and made a potentially tricky match seem like a relatively easy 2-0 win.
Roll on Saturday indeed.

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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2017, 06:38:45 AM »
Clinical and professional job done  :clap: very impressive crowd as well, hopefully carry on to Saturday. gash and parker were superb, and with holty & lappin getting match fit it looks like we could be back on track :clap: well done chairman and coach :worship:

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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2017, 06:40:32 AM »
You are only as good as the other side let's you be ,and to befair to Hichin they ran their socks of man marking us in the first half, but I knew they couldn't keep that pace up .It was a grand feeling when Grant Holt came on he will had a lot to the team

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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2017, 07:53:46 AM »
'GRAND feeling'   You heard that rumour to Hill ?   :countingmoney:

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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2017, 09:06:39 AM »
With all the excitement surrounding the 2 stellar signings lets not forget there is the little matter of 3 points up for grabs tonight.  With Lynn at home and the 3 teams above all having what look tricky away fixtures, a chance to move up a place or 2.

Put yourself in IC's shoes ( boots)  would you go with either Holt or Lappin, have them on the bench or just doing a watching brief ?

Interesting side note... Could Holt and Lappin make their debuts against the Canaries ?  Tonight could see that happen.

4-1 Lynn Gate of   1066 ( what a year that was).  Gash hat trick


Nice and close with the attendance. :cheers:
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