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tazzywazz

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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2016, 11:09:24 AM »
The point I was trying to make about loan signings was earlier in the season Setch commented that the reserves could provide players when needed and he did not need loan signings. I agree with your comment Mallard, Friend has spent most of his time on the bench, and it may have been better if one or two of the reserves were used. Of course if Friend is staying at the club that's different, another young local lad on the books.

Mallard

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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2016, 04:08:23 PM »
Understood that Tazzy. The point is you cannot just ignore the loan facility as its a tool to be used by the Manager when he sees fit. There can be differing reasons. The need to replace an injured/suspended player when there is not the quality available from the Reserves. For example Street. The only senior keeper at the club. When he has been banned before Setch has always not looked at the Reserve team keeper to come in. In fact didn't Street even play NSC games? Another reason could be that there is a player you are interested in signing but want a good look at him first. The Sands situation I would suggest.

The Friend loan deal doesn't really fit either of the above. Was an unusual arrangement him coming to us when not wanted at Boston and then played very few games.


robbo84

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« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2016, 04:26:04 PM »
I agree Mallard, although maybe there was scope to a possible future deal? He surely came to us with the same potential to nail down a regular starting place as any other player in the First Team squad. IMO he hasn't been consistent enough to do that and it hasn't worked out here. With a few more performances like the ones I recalled earlier it could have been very different and we'd all have been calling out to keep him.

I'm assuming Sam G's tie-up with Peterborough helped us secure his loan for the season.

rod

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« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2016, 06:41:12 PM »
I seem to recall reading that Peterborough were concerned that at Boston he was not getting enough game time?

rod

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« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2016, 03:07:53 PM »
There has to somehow be a balance found between 'heart and head?' For me if a decision wasm ever taken akin to, 'that is it we attempt to go no further', much of the ambition, hunger and dare I say romance dies with it................Just as well that Leicester's 'management' did not settle on a 'we are a mid table or just above that', club?????????

Been giving this subject some more thought in light of the possibility that Boston could be in the top tier of Non league once again next year..They lead N Ferriby 2-0 in the semi final after the first leg, watched by a crowd of nearly 2,600!

Yes, the population of Boston is greater than that of Lynn but not hugely so...Putting aside their years of infamy and financial mis management; they have for some time now usually been at least one level higher than ourselves but is there any reason now why we should not reasonably aspire to be their playing equal?????? Or do they once again have a money man funding them and pulling the strings behind the scenes? If this is not so, does it then come down to the marketing issue and their ability to generate and maintain a higher level of revenue, in addition to gate money?



Keyr1

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« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2016, 04:06:24 PM »
Afternoon all, I finally signed back up after just lurking and reading after the remake of these fine forums and thought I'd echo these very good words above.

Lynn has a HUGE potential market, area, scope, geographical position and the gates / and or interest just do not show it.

I see Buster has his speedway vans parked up with boards up all the time, " for 10 to see banger racers etc. kids free ", where are the football clubs ones?

We have some players on a fair whack of money, contracted to the club that could help surely? Why not run a week where a select couple, or even reserve /u18's (as they are all under the same banner now) going into local schools and showing face.

I know my son basically wanted to attend due to the kings Lynn soccer school and one of the youngsters there said he played for Lynn, that was it , my 6 yr old lad was hooked and all he ever talked about on a sat afternoon was going to watch a game. After a few weeks i got fed up of asking , so sure enough I took him & he loved it so we try and go every home game where able. That was a 30 second dictated statement from the lad helping coach him that has got the club the best part of 1500 out of me over the course of 3 years coming to watch. That is 1 family with 1 parent attending! How many schools are in Lynn of attending age with teenager mates or primary schools near enough to make it a small afternoon for their families to go and have a laugh? You only have to look at the ultras to see people enjoy it too. I go out 5 mile radius :

http://imgur.com/ub5YU2h -> I count 20 primary schools and that is not even including Gayton where my son attends, as It is technically out of the area I viewed! Such a simple thing. There is a free paper that seems to be "sold out" in all the garages or local post offices near me, and I am lucky to read a page about us but hardly ever a "nextgame dated" In fact I see more Reserves games upcoming posts than first team ones!

I drive past the ground sometimes and I can't even see the "next home game" is updated or even displayed until the Friday .... what on earth are they thinking?

We have how many commuters that go through the Town train Station or Watlington? Why not have a van with a board on it showing a poster of games coming up near the track / station? Surely Buster has enough contacts in the area to allow him to pitch signs or the like?

If we really want to push on, we need gates and a better playing surface and I know 1 is already fast approaching its long due attention and it's time to work on the one that the club can affect themselves by using their brains.

Keyr1

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« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2016, 07:02:58 PM »
A positive note , setchell and clunan turned up and presented our clubs youth teams presentation night this eve. So let's hope this is a great sign of getting involved in the local clubs too :)

tazzywazz

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« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2016, 07:06:49 AM »
Over the past few months the Reserves have had local junior teams acting as mascots, being shown around the ground and the dressing room etc. and escorting the team onto the pitch and then staying for our games. This has progressed to teams playing a game before our matches and for our last game we had some of the younger age groups from King's Lynn Elite squads training and playing before our game. The club is definitely moving in the right direction.

Mallard

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« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2016, 03:57:10 PM »
You are spot on Tazzy. Mind is has taken a while and someone like Backie to wake the thing up to start moving in the right direct. Still better late than never, as they say

tazzywazz

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« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2016, 05:01:48 PM »
The club have made massive strides to get from where we were at the beginning of the season to where we are now and further links to the local community are on the cards, happy days.

Mallard

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« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2016, 05:43:05 PM »
Ain't that the truth Tazzy. The likes of Backie and yourself deserve tremendous credit for the way you guys have turned it around and maybe people sit up and think.

Good news also that the playing surface is being replaced starting this weekend I think someone said

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« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2016, 12:36:29 AM »
No worries about Boston, Rod. North Ferriby overturned the deficit today and will take on AFC Fylde in the final.

Those with longer memories will remember our league trips to Burton as recently as 2000, next year they will host clubs such as Aston Villa in the second tier of English Football.

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« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2016, 08:55:44 AM »
Boston should have a greater income source for next season as they will no longer have  a large rent bill to pay for York Street.  Also Read Dennis Greene has committed himself for next season.

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« Reply #43 on: May 09, 2016, 01:00:26 PM »
No worries about Boston, Rod. North Ferriby overturned the deficit today and will take on AFC Fylde in the final.

Those with longer memories will remember our league trips to Burton as recently as 2000, next year they will host clubs such as Aston Villa in the second tier of English Football.

I don't worry about Boston as such but only as a benchmark that perhaps we should aspire to at least equal. .At times I believe we set out sights too low........Not talking about the short term here but if the infrastructure of the club is rigjht...why not?!

In addition to regular games against Burton I can also recall league games against Peterborough and more recently Cheltenham - which I think tends to underpin my 'argument'?

robbo84

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« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2016, 01:51:32 PM »
Didn't we finish second to Cheltenham the year they were promoted out of the Southern League?

Crawley and Yeovil also spring to mind, along with being promoted into Conference North at the same time as Fleetwood before heading in different directions.

Interesting that Fleetwood will be playing a division above Blackpool next season, and Blackpool may only be one league above Fylde if they win the play-off final.