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westlynnmike

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Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 04, 2021, 03:14:26 PM »
How many of these will still be here when we go Full Time as Stephen Cleeve has stated will happen.

King’s Lynn Town have confirmed the retained list for the new National 2021/22 League season.

The following players are under contract:

Ross Barrows
Alex Brown
Kyle Callan-McFadden
Sonny Carey
Michael Clunan
Tyler Denton
Tai Fleming
Cameron King
Rory McAuley
Chris Smith
Dayle Southwell
Paul Jones

Exercised option:
Michael Gyasi

Offered new terms:
Aaron Jones
Jordan Richards

Released:
Alex Kiwomya
Sam Kelly
Ryan Jarvis

The club who like to thank those who have been released for their efforts whilst with the club and wish them well with their new clubs.

 
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 03:44:36 PM »
I'd have thought Chris Smith would leave if club goes full time. Thought that was one of the reasons he originally joined, the part time fitting around his studies/future work.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2021, 04:08:03 PM »
Will get on my soapbox again - why oh why were this many offered multi year deals?  Basically 8 defenders on contract already for next season and it was hardly an area of strength last year but the club are now reliant on players leaving 'by mutual consent' (as may apply to Smith and McAuley) or potentially loaning players out to free up budget / squad gaps.

Also don't understand the signing of Gyasi?  Basically he had almost half a season to 'make his case' and I didn't see anything that looked like he could be part of a competitive NL side, sorry if that sounds harsh but think how many times pre-furlough IC talked about 'men and boys' and Gyasi certainly isn't the former in football terms.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2021, 04:37:53 PM »
I think that's about what I expected at this stage........Richards and Jones are worth a place and Gyasi to my mind has shown that he might be.

I expect a number of the contracted players to leave over the next few weeks......Brown, Smith, McAuley. Think Southwell may depend on what forward talent Lynn manage to entice to the Walks.
When everyone was available Clunan was often more of a squad player than first eleven, so whether he is happy with that remains to be seen. Also question marks over King's fitness........so we could well end up with 10-12 and need to bring in say 8/9.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2021, 04:46:22 PM »
Has Coleman left.

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2021, 05:38:01 PM »
No. Coleman and Nash, the two new signings not incl. on list for some reason given thatthe new keeper is


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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2021, 06:16:16 PM »
Some league clubs have released 15/17, so hopefully Lynn van find a couple of affordable centre halves and strikers out of that lot.

Think it also backs up Tony's point about long term contracts...much of the NL will be full of League 2 players next season......... a squad of former NLN standard players are unlikely to be able to compete with League 2 standard players for example

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2021, 06:17:30 PM »
Morecambe won the League 2 play off final and two days later released all players and the Manager.

This includes a centre half Nathanial Knight-Percival who was born in Cambridge and whose family still live there.

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2021, 06:52:01 PM »
How about Josh Coulson.?  Released by Orient.  Ex Cambridge stalwart

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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2021, 07:40:10 PM »
Plenty of good calls out there

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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2021, 07:45:49 PM »
However, again as Tony has touched on, Lynn need to off load a few of the on contract players to make space and the concern is that if Covid remains an issue, next season 's non league fixtures may again be affected.......I could easily see a situation where leagues below NLN and NLS were compromised, so not easy to jettison players downwards to lower leagues, if they don't have options

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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2021, 12:54:25 PM »
Just taken my first look a Sundire, on YouTube.  Yes, he has football in him, and wins the ball well when he doesn’t have it.  Looks similar in style to Gyasi.  I’m afraid not many of last years hotch-potch squad ( Covid’s fault), looked capable of truly competing in this league, but, with additions of the standard needed, could do a useful “competitive” job.  King was the player who, for me, was obviously capable of being successful at this level, so my fingers are crossed he can reach his best level of fitness.  I also think Southwell would do well in a passing team, one that played to his feet, or through balls, rather than balls pumped high and wide.  I hope we have a team who can play an attacking game, with fluid movement.  Interesting times ahead....

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2021, 01:27:27 PM »
I  personally Think that there will be a huge amount of players kicking around soon that would fit our level  as they drop out of the top 4  leagues  so I think the manager is just waiting for the right people. saying that on what I have seen  a fully  fit Simeon Jackson  would be  striker for us IMO.
 

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2021, 03:54:11 PM »
I  personally Think that there will be a huge amount of players kicking around soon that would fit our level  as they drop out of the top 4  leagues  so I think the manager is just waiting for the right people. saying that on what I have seen  a fully  fit Simeon Jackson  would be  striker for us IMO.


Yes agree on both counts, but also from what IC has said, it appears Lynn maybe a player's 3rd or 4th choice, so it's a waiting game until the players options decrease and Lynn are suddenly a realistic option

 

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