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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:29 pm

We were OK in the first half - maybe the better side - but woeful in the second half in which we made our customary defensive slips and were generally second best all over the field. AA needs a rethink and get Galbraith in as soon as poss. So much for team bonding with an overnight stay. We did look lightweight up front and slack at the back.

The organisation of the game by KL was awful. They failed to tell people in advance that you would need to buy a ticket from the ticket office to get in and there would be no cash turnstiles. There were two people manning the ticket office with hundreds of people (home and away fans) queuing at 2.45 which meant lots of those people missed the first 20 mins or so. It was absolutely tinpot.
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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by OnTheTerraces » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:32 pm

Why doesn’t anyone do the old 1-10 ratings of the players anymore?

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:36 pm

Only Hatfield really emerged with much credit in that dire second half.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:50 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:29 pm
We were OK in the first half - probably the better side - but woeful in the second half in which we made our customary defensive slips and were generally second best all over the field. AA needs a rethink and get Galbraith in as soon as poss. So much for team bonding with an overnight stay. We did look lightweight up front and slack at the back.

The organisation of the game by KL was awful. They failed to tell people in advance that you would need to buy a ticket from the ticket office to get in and there would be no cash turnstiles. There were two people manning the ticket office with hundreds of people (home and away fans) queuing at 2.45 which meant lots of those people missed the first 20 mins or so. It was absolutely tinpot.
It was truly dreadful. Asked for 2 tickets for away fans for the seats to be told away fans couldn't sit down. Informed her that the website said away fans would have seats allocated and she relented. An utter shambles.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Emdubya » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:51 pm

OnTheTerraces wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:32 pm
Why doesn’t anyone do the old 1-10 ratings of the players anymore?
Yeah,because this will make a big difference to our results. :roll:

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by OnTheTerraces » Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:53 pm

I know we lost Embubya but that’s some reaction 😂

It’s good to see how each player did with reasons for those of us that can’t get to a game.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:31 pm

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Only Hatfield really emerged with much credit in that dire second half.
DFR said that Rivers was their MOTM, but a bit academic after a woeful performance. I just feel sorry for all the fans that made the trip at considerable expense.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Alfie » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:53 pm

First game of season - very disappointing. Different personnel but seemed very similar to last season. No obvious game plan, slow ponderous build up, lots of long diagonal balls to the wing - almost inevitably swallowed up by their full backs, defensive lapses gave them both their goals.

Up front Campbell and O'Neil didn't seem to be working as a pair - can't fault Campbells efforts but spent most of the game trying to close down defenders after we'd given the ball away.

May have been different if ref had given the penalty rather than a yellow for diving at 1-0 - at other end and my eyesight isn't good enough to give an opinion.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm

At least me and you didn't have too long to drive back Alfie. Some of the other poor buggers will have a good hour or so to,get back yet.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Alfie » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:00 pm

Vodka_Vic wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm
At least me and you didn't have too long to drive back Alfie. Some of the other poor buggers will have a good hour or so to,get back yet.
Small consolation, but at least I have had my tea and am sat with my feet up feeling depressed, wondering at what time I can decently get the alcohol out

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Comfortably_numb » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:11 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:41 pm
50 years wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:25 am
The guy's who paid for the bus and hotel deserve a pat on the back, fantastic fans and gives the team the best chance of getting a result.
Alan Robson and Gavin Ellis. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Amazing. Just amazing. Almost don't care about the result. What a gesture

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by dfc4me » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:22 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:41 pm
50 years wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:25 am
The guy's who paid for the bus and hotel deserve a pat on the back, fantastic fans and gives the team the best chance of getting a result.
Alan Robson and Gavin Ellis. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I’m sure Gavin won’t mind me pointing this out but the money for the team coach was actually proceeds from the quiz he runs on the supporters coach plus a couple of donations rather than from 1 person so a magnificent effort from everyone.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by spen666 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:51 pm

I have to say that I think people are being over harsh.

Kings Lynn will be one of the best sides in this Division.

For the 1st 45 mins Darlington out battled a more skilful Kings Lynn and create more real chances.

Darlington were getting in the face of Kings Lynn with some aggressive & physical play ( some legal some not)

Sadly the 2nd half Kings Lynn started better and once they got the first goal it was always going to be difficult.

Their No.10 Henderson was given to much space.


Overall, Darlington shouldn't be at any risk of relegation with the work rate especially in the first half.

The Kings Lynn fans I was speaking to raved about Rivers and wanted him in their team! Interesting how different fans see a player's ability and contribution

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Quakerlad » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:18 pm

Agree with earlier post, just seems same story but with a different manager and players.
We don’t need defenders who can do Cruyf turns or ping 70 yard passes....we need them to be able to defend!!, and in nearly every game there are periods when they simply are not!
Again, lovely skilful footballers but where is the gritty ugly gits who want to win more than the opposition.
Understand that injuries have cost us 3 good players and Atkinson from playing in front of defence, but all team get injuries at some point.
Just not sure we have a cutting edge either, like I said, some lovely skilful footballers for sure but limited end product.
Unlike last year though, have no doubts about effort or work rate or the managers ability to put it right. Surely a right back on loan before Wednesday to release Atkinson into midfield is a no brainier!

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:19 pm

Regardless of the merits of King's Lynn, AA summed it up well when he said we weren't good enough in the second half (because we really weren't) and we gave them two goals with basic defensive errors. That last point has been a recurring theme that has surfaced regularly since the kick-off against Farsley. Until the gift-wrapped goals are stopped we won't make progress... and AA is right when he says no-one hands out presents like that to us.

On a separate point regarding the horrendous problems getting into the ground for many fans, it was all because it currently doesn't meet the league grading requirements. There are no turnstiles just for away fans should they decide to have segregation like today. They presumably intend to do it by next year's deadline. I don't think it's been very high on the list of priorities for their highly dodgy chairman.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:56 pm

We didn't need segregation though Lucan. On their website it said that it was because we were planning to bring over 250. There was nowhere near that many. I hope it wasn't because there have been incidents at some of our recent away matches. And there's still no excuse. A simple communication to DFC to put on our website warning fans of the potential problem so to purchase tickets in advance to avoid queuing was all it needed. We all have phones, so this would have solved it.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by LoidLucan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:31 pm

I think that's the point. All it needed was them to announce in advance there are no cash turnstiles at the ground and fans need to get there very early as they had effectively made it all ticket with just two people to sell all the tickets on the day. It was chaos for home and away fans.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by HarryCharltonsCat » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:47 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:29 pm
We were OK in the first half - maybe the better side - but woeful in the second half in which we made our customary defensive slips and were generally second best all over the field. AA needs a rethink and get Galbraith in as soon as poss. So much for team bonding with an overnight stay. We did look lightweight up front and slack at the back.

The organisation of the game by KL was awful. They failed to tell people in advance that you would need to buy a ticket from the ticket office to get in and there would be no cash turnstiles. There were two people manning the ticket office with hundreds of people (home and away fans) queuing at 2.45 which meant lots of those people missed the first 20 mins or so. It was absolutely tinpot.
Galbraith's been in all season. He was injured. We've shipped easy goals with him in. Heaton not the messiah anymore?

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by jjljks » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:57 am

darlo2001uk wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:47 pm
knoxy5000 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:36 pm
Almost ten games in. Going on our current average of a point a game it could be another long season. Just like last season. Different team of players, same results. Hope they "click" and improve for the next ten. Won't be looking over our shoulders then
Don't be critical. You are not allowed to be. All is going well.
Needs some qualification there, e.g
Don' be overcritical. You are allowed to be if you have paid & gone in to see them. All is going as well as could be expected with a smaller squad of many newcomers.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by SFG » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 am

Agree that the ticketing arrangements were very odd and poorly advertised. Asked for an away ticket but stood at the covered (home) side of the ground. No issues.

Surprised no one has mentioned the Beckham style attempt to lob the keeper from the halfway line. Came back off the bar but would have been a "goal of the season" contender?

Thought is was a penalty. Definite contact

Thought Joe Wheatley looked good when he came on (albeit against a tiring KL outfit). Should be a starter on Wednesday.

Conceding too many goals as a result of balls through the centre of our defence. Probably need a specialist right back from the loans market

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Vodka_Vic » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:40 am

Feel sorry for Josh Heaton at the moment. You can tell his match sharpness and split second decision making isn't there at the moment, possibly with not playing regular football for much of last season. He's fabulous at heading away high balls, but just hasn't got the speed to track quick runners through the middle. His confidence looks to be low as well. Maybe yesterday will switch him on a bit more, so to speak. His commitment is second to none, but there's no disguising he had a mare 2nd half.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by norwich darlo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:52 am

HarryCharltonsCat wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:47 am
LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:29 pm
We were OK in the first half - maybe the better side - but woeful in the second half in which we made our customary defensive slips and were generally second best all over the field. AA needs a rethink and get Galbraith in as soon as poss. So much for team bonding with an overnight stay. We did look lightweight up front and slack at the back.

The organisation of the game by KL was awful. They failed to tell people in advance that you would need to buy a ticket from the ticket office to get in and there would be no cash turnstiles. There were two people manning the ticket office with hundreds of people (home and away fans) queuing at 2.45 which meant lots of those people missed the first 20 mins or so. It was absolutely tinpot.
Galbraith's been in all season. He was injured. We've shipped easy goals with him in. Heaton not the messiah anymore?
He's not the Messiah he's a very naughty boy!

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:28 am

Vodka_Vic wrote:Feel sorry for Josh Heaton at the moment. You can tell his match sharpness and split second decision making isn't there at the moment, possibly with not playing regular football for much of last season. He's fabulous at heading away high balls, but just hasn't got the speed to track quick runners through the middle. His confidence looks to be low as well. Maybe yesterday will switch him on a bit more, so to speak. His commitment is second to none, but there's no disguising he had a mare 2nd half.
The lack of match practice must be a factor with Josh, he was outstanding in his previous spell with us and at 22 yrs of age will get back to the form we know he can produce.
Not too disheartened with our opening games tbh,Tommy left virtually nothing for AA to build on and we still have a talented enough squad of players to get into the top half.Losing Trotman and Holmes and being without Atkinson and Liddell is a sickener and now we have Bascombe and Donawa missing for a couple of games which all adds up to a tough start for AA.
A win on Wednesday should get us back in the top half so not all doom and gloom but as Thommo just said in his interview, we have to be better in both boxes.Wonder if we go 3 at the back which AA has mentioned a couple of times.


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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by quakersfan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:23 am

Against my better judgement I went to Kings Lynn and we we were dire 2nd half. I’m beginning to think we should have stuck with Wright and continuity as this season we will end up mid lower table at best. with the budget spent it’s not going to get better imo.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:28 am

quakersfan wrote:Against my better judgement I went to Kings Lynn and we we were dire 2nd half. I’m beginning to think we should have stuck with Wright and continuity as this season we will end up mid lower table at best. with the budget spent it’s not going to get better imo.
Are you being serious here, stick with Wright, look at the disruption we have had with injuries this season and what Wright left for AA to build on.....hardly anything.
Your post cannot be taken seriously.....unbelievable.!!


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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by OnTheTerraces » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:38 am

Hopefully Liddle and Galbraith are fit for Blyth and then we can move Atkinson into midfield.

Only be missing a full back from what would have possibly been Alun’s strongest starting eleven (unless Holmes was in for Thommo).

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:44 am

LoidLucan wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:19 pm
and AA is right when he says no-one hands out presents like that to us.
If they did, we would dilly and dally and fuck it up anyway.

2-2-4. Not looking good. Blyth is MUST win.
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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by Ghost_Of_1883 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:46 am

quakersfan wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:23 am
Against my better judgement I went to Kings Lynn and we we were dire 2nd half. I’m beginning to think we should have stuck with Wright and continuity as this season we will end up mid lower table at best. with the budget spent it’s not going to get better imo.
AA is a proven manager, who has shown the the past an ability to bounce back from bad runs to go on great runs.

TW simply didn't have that ability and it always seemed like the players he brought in were a bit of a lottery.
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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:13 pm

What about the young right back used in friendlies? Holliday? I've no knowledge of him but people were speaking highly of him. I think we've been dealt a poor hand with the injuries and some people need to calm down a bit. We are what we are and I for one am very proud of that.

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Re: King’s Lynn

Post by LoidLucan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:17 pm

Even given that individual errors have cost us this season, one thing I am absolutely certain of is that this club is in a better place with AA at the helm than it was with TW and we will move forward after AA had to completely overhaul the squad. I'll leave you with one comment from one of the 192 who witnessed Stratford's latest home defeat: "We are absolutely crap at the back ..Nothing on the wings. Attackers have no service. We not only look like relegation material we are playing like we WANT to be relegated."

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