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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2023, 08:10:13 AM »
I agree Mac, no need for panic.  Not bothered about the results but after looking at the performance yesterday it is very much cause for concern.  Some of the players on display donít look up for it and in some cases not good enough.

Letís put it down to a bad day at the office, but the warning signs are there. I donít buy into Hughesís post match comments about we looked off it because of 3 games in 8 days.  Surely every Club has the same issues and a lot of those players are also in full time employment elsewhere.
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2023, 09:44:37 AM »
Electronic scoreboard didn't appear to be working yesterday. Is it broken?  :dontknow:
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2023, 09:50:14 AM »
Remember the saying Ď No Pedro, no partyí ?  Well now itís Ďno Reg no scoreboardí
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2023, 09:52:40 AM »
Gentlemen, we have been very fortunate over the last 4 seasons. Two top NLN years and two years in the NL.

We all know that wasnít sustainable year on year, with the current income streams.

This season is going to be differentÖ..a major rebuild with a young squad on a significantly reduced budget.

Looks like recruitment has been reasonable, with at least 4 of the newbies meeting the required level already. Some of the others will need more time to acclimatise to the rigours of NLN football.


Four games in and competitive in each match.


For the true fan , this could be a really interesting season, seeing a new squad developÖÖÖwhat the players do need is patience and support from loyal fans. The glory seekers will inevitably disappear for a while , as the team grows and will return as things improve.


A dozen games in, would be a good time to assess how things are progressing IMHO

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2023, 10:07:17 AM »
3 points from 12 is poor no matter how you look at it. The writing is on the wall even at this stage of the season. We just haven't got it at the moment.

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2023, 12:00:57 PM »
Over performance on the pitch over several seasons has to an extent papered over significant cracks in the off field operation, which continues to tread water, at best. Where do we go from here?

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« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2023, 12:40:43 PM »
The selection made the performance easily predictable.  None of the players capable of causing problems for the opposition were picked.  The difference when Barrett and Stevens came on was visible.  So many managers think they can ďstodgeĒ their way to victory with effort and some master plan that none of the spectators can work out from the stands.  Itís a simple game.  Pick your best players and you have more chance of winning than making them watch the game from the bench,  Only having Barrett for half a game was daft, and Fatadjo needs to start. Letís start from now!

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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2023, 01:05:50 PM »
I actually agree with you Pink on some of the points you make.   4 seasons of playing at a level (S) where I think Kings Lynn as a Club are punching.   Where I struggle is I canít get my head around the idea that the squad Hughes has put together is a rebuilt job for the future.  Players that are going to improve will be gone when offered £50 a week more.  Some are coming to the end of their shelf live at this level. Some are not step 2 standard (IMHO).

I never saw this season as a year of challenging at the business end of the table, not with the owner reducing the budget.  However looking at Saturday ( and yes itís one game) I really think that side will be in a relegation battle.


 
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« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2023, 01:12:01 PM »
3 points from 12 is poor no matter how you look at it. The writing is on the wall even at this stage of the season. We just haven't got it at the moment.

I think Hughes hasnít made it easy for himself, by saying he wanted a fast start,similar to last season. That clearly isnít going to be the case. But 3 of the 4 games have been draws and the other one was lost due to goalkeeping injuries and a young keeper being thrown in at the deep end last minuteÖ.to his great credit, he has now settled in and is doing ok.


4 games in , I would argue, the wall isnít even in sight let alone having anything scrawled on it.

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« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2023, 01:17:09 PM »
I actually agree with you Pink on some of the points you make.   4 seasons of playing at a level (S) where I think Kings Lynn as a Club are punching.   Where I struggle is I canít get my head around the idea that the squad Hughes has put together is a rebuilt job for the future.  Players that are going to improve will be gone when offered £50 a week more.  Some are coming to the end of their shelf live at this level. Some are not step 2 standard (IMHO).

I never saw this season as a year of challenging at the business end of the table, not with the owner reducing the budget.  However looking at Saturday ( and yes itís one game) I really think that side will be in a relegation battle.


I also agree with some of the points you make Mall. I suspect the side will morph as the season goes on. The central defensive area will need fresh legs and more pace before longÖÖ.and we desperately need to find a regular goal scorer or twoÖI am not sure we have any currently.

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« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2023, 01:22:51 PM »
The selection made the performance easily predictable.  None of the players capable of causing problems for the opposition were picked.  The difference when Barrett and Stevens came on was visible.  So many managers think they can ďstodgeĒ their way to victory with effort and some master plan that none of the spectators can work out from the stands.  Itís a simple game.  Pick your best players and you have more chance of winning than making them watch the game from the bench,  Only having Barrett for half a game was daft, and Fatadjo needs to start. Letís start from now!

Fatadjo was suspended so couldnít start. Barrett had a niggle last week so played 45 minutes.

The manager has to try out the new signings such as Bartley and give them a run surely.

Itís not as if your preferred picks of Barrett, Ponticelli and Stephens are scoring for fun.

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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2023, 03:36:25 PM »
Ismail wasnt suspended he was on the bench .Dont think Bartley is as fit as Josh he was gasping after first couple of runs there was no understanding between him and Ponts. not his fault big mistake by Manager. Very poor in urgent need of quality goal scorer.








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« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2023, 04:07:58 PM »
No, not scoring for fun, but if itís the best you have itís the best chance you have!  Equal with their No. 11, Josh was the best player on the pitch.  But we do need a regular scorer, and more creative ability in every position, particularly midfield.  I donít think Gold O will set the NL alight, so keep tabs on him.  He did score goals in the endÖ

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« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2023, 05:32:40 PM »
No, not scoring for fun, but if itís the best you have itís the best chance you have!  Equal with their No. 11, Josh was the best player on the pitch.  But we do need a regular scorer, and more creative ability in every position, particularly midfield.  I donít think Gold O will set the NL alight, so keep tabs on him.  He did score goals in the endÖ

Not only was he by far our leading scorer, he was pretty useful defending set pieces.  Those that wanted him gone must be delighted... :dontknow:

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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2023, 05:33:23 PM »
Hughes said he would have a player in by next weekend.  Hinted at it being a striker.   Oh for the days of Gash n Marriott
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