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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2022, 05:19:31 PM »
What this Club needs is less fans calling the team players s**t  :banghead;

The player5s need to prove to the fans that they are not s**t! :banghead; :banghead;
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2022, 06:08:41 PM »
What this Club needs is less fans calling the team players s**t  :banghead;

The player5s need to prove to the fans that they are not s**t! :banghead; :banghead;
can’t agree more grissles

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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2022, 11:40:02 PM »
 :but they are ****, except for the captain, I went to Boreham on Sat and paid £15, why should I pay £21 and watch this bunch of failed academy players, just go to local youth leagues and get decent players, as a part time scout and watch lots of local teams like Fakenham and Dereham, where they have much better players... all we get players that have failed at the large cities academies.

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2022, 09:20:12 AM »
Bedford top of table crowd of over 1200 and strikers banging them in Who would ever thought it from SETCH

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2022, 09:22:48 AM »
Bedford top of table crowd of over 1200 and strikers banging them in Who would ever thought it from SETCH

Must be time for a party!    :cheers:
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2022, 09:33:17 AM »
Setch certainly getting a tune out of the players at Bedford.   Must be bang on for Promotion to step 3

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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2022, 10:15:51 AM »
Would we could we be doing any worse if Setch were in charge? I very much doubt it.

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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2022, 11:04:48 AM »
I really do wonder if these days, success is nearly entirely due to the amount of money that a Manager has available for their respective leagues. Does a Managers ability now play second fiddle to the money they are allowed to spend?  :dontknow:

If Setch had stayed at Lynn and been given the same budget as Culverhouse, would we have still gained promotion?

Probably.   :dontknow:

I remember saying to Loopy at the time that although I had a lot of time for Setch, I thought it was probably time for both him and the Club to move on.

Didn't do Setch a lot of harm, did it?

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2022, 02:02:45 PM »
I really do wonder if these days, success is nearly entirely due to the amount of money that a Manager has available for their respective leagues. Does a Managers ability now play second fiddle to the money they are allowed to spend?  :dontknow:

If Setch had stayed at Lynn and been given the same budget as Culverhouse, would we have still gained promotion?

Probably.   :dontknow:

I remember saying to Loopy at the time that although I had a lot of time for Setch, I thought it was probably time for both him and the Club to move on.

Didn't do Setch a lot of harm, did it?

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Much as money can be a factor, and financial doping has played more than it's part in seeing the reformed club move from UCL to NL over the past decade, it isn't always the whole story.  Good recruitment, good coaching and maybe an element of luck will all play their part - Sutton and Hartlepool were nowhere near the best funded clubs at NL last year and this year Wrexham's disproportionate wealth hasn't made them runaway leaders (yet)

Personally I find it hard to imagine Setch ever getting us out of step 3 no matter what resources were thrown his way but, like players, there will always be different opinions on the capabilities of managers.  Personally I see little benefit in calling for TW's head this season as he has taken on an almost impossible task given the players he inherited and seemingly little 'new money' to make meaningful changes.  That said his signings have been indifferent given his past history on the scouting side so, for me, the jury is still out if he is the best person for the job in 2022-23 at NLN level with a part-time squad.

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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2022, 04:03:49 PM »
Spot on Tony.   At least if we had stuck with IC, he has a proven track record at Step 2.    Tommy ?  Who has any real idea what we have with him.  Media savvy doesn’t bring success.

How ironic would it be if Kettering came through the play offs and waved to us as we go down?


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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2022, 06:17:10 PM »
Good post as always Tony. I was sorry to see IC go, I honk he has got better contacts than TW.  Bringing in his son from step 3 does make we wonder if he was just being a good dad and giving his son a helping hand. I may be wrong, but will see.
TW most definitely had his work cut out to keep us up, although I do believe he said he would, we only need to go up two places is what he said.
Real shame we didn't have forwards that could score, I feel that's what has cost us our NL status. Fact is though, we can't keep just moving up the leagues and being  at the top. There has to come a time when you reach your level and to be fair, we were fortunate to win the NLN. When the season was stopped, our form at the time was very poor.
The NL is a very good level and clubs need good support, the population of Lynn is quite low when compared to many other clubs in the NL.
If we go down and it looks likely we will, then we have to rebuild and get behind our team,. Prior to reforming, we didn't have a team to support,, as much as relegation is a bitter pill to swallow, it could always be worse.

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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2022, 06:52:20 PM »
The population of the area is more than enough to support a League club, Accrington is only 34,500 and  Morecambe approx 34000, they manage quite well, it's all down to how the club is run.

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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2022, 06:58:44 PM »
The population of the area is more than enough to support a League club, Accrington is only 34,500 and  Morecambe approx 34000, they manage quite well, it's all down to how the club is run.

Kings Lynn also has a large catchment area.

The population and geographical location seems to come up as a problem when the Club is not doing too well, but not when its flying high.
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2022, 07:31:57 PM »
Totally agree it's how the club is run. I don't think where we are geographically is a real issue, other than we are never sure where we will be placed if we were one level below.
York as a population nearly 5 times of Lynn, so that has to be more advantages. I think they had over 2,500 for a recent league game and they are not doing particularly well.
Our fan base is pretty good, but only when we're doing well, I guess that's like many teams though.
I don't post a lot on here, but read most stuff. A few seem angry that we are not performing well. We must keep TW and see what happens next season. This one isn't over just yet either

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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2022, 08:10:51 PM »
The population of the area is more than enough to support a League club, Accrington is only 34,500 and  Morecambe approx 34000, they manage quite well, it's all down to how the club is run.

Probably can argue in terms of support, but the catchment area for supporting a club is always referred to in terms of players. Whilst Morecambe is small, it's like 45 minutes from Preston/Blackpool/Blackburn, solid catchment area for players (With Accrington having Bolton/Wigan/Bury/Rochdale all within close distance).

It's also worth noting that northern clubs in general are deep rooted in terms of strong support for clubs from previous generations. Round here, it's a lot more King's Lynn as a 2nd club.

 

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