Author Topic: IAN CULVERHOUSE  (Read 2063 times)

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« on: November 02, 2018, 08:38:38 AM »
Firstly, well done to Mr Cleeve and Ian Culverhouse for sorting their differences.
Lets hope this all ends well.

As my post yesterday, the team is crying out for a respected manager who knows how he wants to play. Further more is able to drill it into the team for them to carry out his vision.

I don't see players who left us returning on mass. Norman has moved up the ladder, we have new players on contracts in other positions that King and Lappin may have filled. Ward would be good cover as would Siddons. The former would probably be the more likely.

I know Bastock was with Culverhouse at Grantham. I wonder what the plan is with him? A respected man, is he a coach? Does Culverhouse want him as a Lieutenant? Is he part of a Cleeve longer term vision should Culverhouse want to move up the ladder?

Interesting times
Fingers crossed


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 10:18:31 AM »
I for one am very pleased with the re-appointment.

You hope (if rumours were true) Cleeve will allow Culverhouse to manage and keep his beak out!

Player wise I imagine after a week or so we will some small changes as Ian re-builds the side to suit his football, the improved pitch situation (with the great work by the groundsman) will help him also.

Lappin.. I wouldnt be suprised if he reappeared and personally feel that would be a great idea.

Bastock I believe was a GK coach of sorts at Grantham so assume he will assist with coaching and specialise working with Alex etc.


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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 10:22:21 AM »
Great news definetly did not see that coming but believe it can only be good for the Linnets

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 11:00:23 AM »
Well life is certainly never dull being a Linnets supporter ! Should never have left ….  also agree that Simon Lappin should be the first player to return as he is so skilful, reads the game well and is a grafter.


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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 01:38:24 PM »
Fantastic news, I haven't been able to get along to the Walks as much his season but in the games I have seen (all under B&F) we have looked short of organisation and direction, something that couldn't have been said often of last years side. 

Probably the only concern is the depth of squad, we only had one player on the bench (Richards) Wednesday evening who is close to being step 3 standard and only Henderson unavailable.  Hopefully we can get Tom Ward back in the fold as we have looked vulnerable at the back in all the games I have seen with big gaps between Fryatt and McAuley.  Whether Lappin is still capable of playing at step 3 is perhaps the reason he hasn't come back as Ian's no 2 but still think that is the area (defensive midfield / left hand side) that needs addressing sooner rather than later.

3/4 of the season remains and there are enough familiar faces that IC should be able to hit the ground running and start closing the gap to the playoff places


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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 03:41:53 PM »
We need Simon Lappin back. He is a class act, reads the game well and takes brilliant free kicks. :scarf:

« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 03:58:16 PM »
Great news in my opinion.Bastock is also a great character and has had some good banter with the Lynn fans over the years.Hopefully he will get Jarvis and Clunan back up to speed as both were very poor at times against Buxton.Clunan in particular is coming in for some stick and it looks like it's beginning to affect him.


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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 07:51:33 PM »
Culverhouse is clearly a brilliant coach and it's great to have him back. I am still baffled as to why he left in the first place. I have heard that it was to take up a position at Cambridge Utd that fell through, whilst others still blame the chairman. I suppose we will never know for sure and whatever the reason it is hopefully all now water under the bridge.
 I saw Culverhouse's first game at Hitchin  a couple of seasons ago and Lynn, still shell-shocked at the departure of Setchell, were torn apart by the promotion chasing Hertfordshire side. Lynn have been getting good results away so fingers crossed for tomorrow.


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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 02:29:59 PM »
Has there been any announcement about whether he is on a contract this time?
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