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Re: Ian Culverhouse.
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2018, 03:02:32 PM »
What the Culverhouse appointment at Grantham tells me is that he couldn't get anywhere higher and had to settle for Step 3.

We need to get over the Culverhouse departure and move on.

From what I've heard, his coaching was of the highest qulaity but his management was questionable: what impact did bleating about the state of the pitch have on the players I wonder? Those sorts of things get inside players heads and when the chips are down cause self-doubt and a negative mindset. With the "We can't play our best football on a hard pitch" mentality, who's to say that this didn't start to weigh on the players' minds when struggling against Slough? What manager, worth his salt, would come out in public and state that he was leaving a club just before a critical end of season period? Clearly one who puts his own interests before the club: the players and supporters. I wonder how much this factor also got into the players heads when struggling against Slough?

In some ways we were spoilt to have someone of the calibre of Culverhouse but his behaviour in relation to the pitch and the public statement about leaving suggests that he puts his own needs first and is maybe a bit precious. Perhaps Culverhouse was the problem and not Cleeve.

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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 03:09:39 PM »
Good riddance to Culverhouse and his pompous whinging, lets get behind the chairman/ managers/ players and hope for a productive season, fingers crossed we hold on to gash.....yes "stan" gash, who turned out to be a monster up front and hopefully returns now fitter with a few goals, and also blake-tracey/ and Cameron king, then with a couple more quality lads added I can see us enjoying a better campaign than the season past..... :scarf:

We both seem to agree about Culverhouse but you misunderstand my point about Gash. Of course, I would like him to stay but if he doesn't then he is clearly not committed to Kings Lynn in the way that someone like Ryan Fryatt is committed and so... on yer bike my son. I only referenced Gash as an illustration about attitudes as some feel that he might leave the club. He is probably the most committed player in the squad and has no intention of leaving.

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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2018, 03:32:48 PM »
You are right Stan, Culverhouse has gone and as sad it is ( for some)  It is right and proper to move on.   I am sure some will compare what our new guy does this season to what Culverhouse did last.... Its human nature to do that, But remember IC had a few months at the end of the previous season to plan his 'attack'  but he certainly did 'hit' the summer recruitment hard.  The new man of course does have a decent squad that he has inherited, so he does have that advantage over Culverhouse. Plus I am sure he will be hard it improving it once he returns from his Holiday.  Then again Simon does have an assistant to keep things moving on.  ne thing Ian Culverhouse never felt he needed or indeed wanted.   Each to their own

When does half term end ? 

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2018, 03:48:41 PM »
Half-term ends tomorrow Mallard. Why do you ask?

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 03:59:18 PM »
Players with young family's, end of the season, chance of a quick get away.  Once its over and players are back then we might see activity in terms of signings etc....

Think Your days of half term are well behind you Stan  :laughcry:  Then again who knows with people.

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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 09:17:47 PM »
Good riddance to Culverhouse and his pompous whinging, lets get behind the chairman/ managers/ players and hope for a productive season, fingers crossed we hold on to gash.....yes "stan" gash, who turned out to be a monster up front and hopefully returns now fitter with a few goals, and also blake-tracey/ and Cameron king, then with a couple more quality lads added I can see us enjoying a better campaign than the season past..... :scarf:

Personally I think we'll be lucky to see any of that trio next season at the walks....but then I maybe wrong.... :dontknow:

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« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2018, 10:40:06 AM »
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers: But the main obstacle will 100% be the agm next week concerning the Nuneaton affair and us possibly being used as a makeweight for a move :banghead; fingers/legs crossed!!

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« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2018, 12:01:32 PM »
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers:

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« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2018, 01:17:40 PM »
No-one else to leave and two-three added inc a proven goalscorer is the word on the street :cheers: But the main obstacle will 100% be the agm next week concerning the Nuneaton affair and us possibly being used as a makeweight for a move :banghead; fingers/legs crossed!!

 :cheers: well here's hoping you're right

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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2018, 05:25:07 PM »
Who is Alex Simmons ?

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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2018, 08:04:35 PM »
But a recent rumour is that Pedro (Alex Street) is following IC to Grantham.
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2018, 04:45:36 PM »
IC must wonder what has hit him.
Some of last season's players have followed the previous manager to Coalville while his goalkeeper, Kieran Preston, has gone to Basford for £10k and his leading scorer from last season, Lee Shaw, is supposedly talking terms with Boston United.
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« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2018, 05:41:52 PM »
Last pre-season Culverhouse brought in

Norman
Blake-Tracey
Frary
Parker
Jarvis
Whayman
Siddons
Gash
Gillies

All to a West Norfolk Club.   Now that didn’t turn out to Shabby

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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2018, 05:50:47 PM »
I think the biggest hurdle we face in attracting players I geography, as the budget proved last season we can offer the right money. So if other clubs offer slightly less but with less travel it makes a big difference.  :dontknow:
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