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Retained players.
« on: May 24, 2023, 09:43:53 AM »
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2023/05/24/5527/

Kingís Lynn Town can confirm our retained list ahead of the 23/24 season.

The club has extended the contract of four players, along with the five that were already under contract for the coming campaign, as well as agreeing one new contract.
Contract offers have been made to a further seven players.
Finally, six players have been released by the club.

Under contract for the 2023/24 season:

Josh Barrett
Tommy Dixon-Hodge
Tommy Hughes
Jordan Ponticelli
Olly Scott
Option for further year taken by club
Adam Crowther
Cameron Hargreaves
Ben Stephens
Theo Widdrington
Agreed new contract
Paul Jones
New Contracts offered to
Tai Fleming
Josh Coulson
Kyle Callan-McFadden
Aaron Jones
Tyler Knowles
Gold Omotayo
Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain
Released
Michael Clunan
Tyler Denton
Zain Walker
Ben Siggers
Theo Hudson
Spencer Keller
Loan players returned to parent clubs
Aaron Cosgrove
Samuel Blair
Jacob Jones



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Re: Retained players.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2023, 12:31:19 PM »
Will be interesting to see how many that we have made offers to stay.  Also will be interesting to see how many under contract are lured away to pastures new
What if the Hokey Cokey really is what itís all about ?

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2023, 05:54:04 PM »
So now we know who the 10 contracted players are including two keepers.  I can't see us keeping all ten and would suspect the exercising of options is to ensure there are fees involved for some which makes sense.  Not sure I would have offered contracts to as many of the out of contract players as we appear to have done but again I wouldn't expect all of them to still be with the club come the start of next season.  MH has obviously had a good look at all the players before taking on the management reigns so now down to him to shape the squad and playing style going forward, likely to be a test as can't see him getting as much out of SC as TW did but the fact we are staying full-time suggests SC is still committed to sticking his hand in his pocket next season

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2023, 10:47:07 PM »
I've heard that budget has been cut by 5k a week down to 12k.Sort of an admission of failure really but can't say I blame him.

Can't comment on the figures but maybe not so much an admission of failure, more an acceptance that last years budget was unrealistic and maybe both owner and fans need to understand we needed to press the reset button

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2023, 11:09:54 AM »
Just as well we didnít get promotion! Just wouldnít be able to compete and would be back down again sharpish.

Insufficient budget available for NL and probably only 4/5 of squad genuinely good enough for NL.


Personally, very comfortable with a reset, so long as work begins behind the suspense to grow the club.

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2023, 02:36:59 PM »
Unless a professional fully functioning off field operation is put in place, i fear that on the pitch it will at best be one step forward then one back. With the continuing over reliance on the owner making up the deficit, there is only one likely outcome? Just a case of when?

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2023, 05:31:10 PM »
Well all credit to SC it certainly lasted longer than some thought it would.
What if the Hokey Cokey really is what itís all about ?

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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2023, 05:19:08 AM »
With diminished funds for season 23/24
Prominent players leaving
Inexperienced coach at the helm.....
The likes of scunthorpe/ South shields added to the league...
I predict top ten at best, incredibly difficult season ahead with a team collectively weaker than last campaign........
BUT I must praise the chairman for his continued commitment to the cause 🫡

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2023, 01:56:57 PM »
Birc, not sure South Shields will be in the mix as their benefactor is on record saying he is scaling back his financial doping (not his phrase) this season so they may well be in a similar position to us with a fan base whose expectations are not necessarily aligned with what their owner is prepared to fund.

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« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2023, 04:19:16 PM »
Donít know much about Spencer Keller, but didnít he score a rather spectacular goal in one game?  Not seen him play, but he was never given another chance, as far as I know.  Did the management think his goal was a one-off fluke, or does he have ability the club hasnít recognised?  On the wider front, as some have said, the organisational and professional behind the scene staffing and system need 100% improvement if we are ever to make any improvement in stature at all.  Like some again, I thank SC for his commitment and generosityÖ.and continued interest coupled presumably with ambition.

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2023, 08:36:52 PM »
Donít know much about Spencer Keller, but didnít he score a rather spectacular goal in one game? 
No, it was Walker who scored the third goal at Leamington but some media sources gave it to Keller although the video shows it was Walker and Keller was an unused sub.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2023, 11:52:52 PM »
Thanks, Nemesis.  Suggests to me Zain Walker should have been given more chances, especially when we needed goals in Widdringtonís defensive period against lower teams.

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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2023, 04:23:26 PM »
IMHO ZW was like a nuisance fly on the pitch when he came on and the lacklustre display by Mr Keller against Lowestoft made me wander why he was recruited. If they are replaced hopefully it will be by 2 stronger players who can contribute more to the team.

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2023, 07:43:56 PM »
📰 The Club are delighted to announce that Josh Coulson has signed a further 1 year deal to stay.

Full news story:

https://www.kltown.co.uk/2023/06/09/coulson-renews-for-1-year/

 

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