It’s great to be 'home', admits Kevin
Lynn FC's director of football Kevin Boon admitted yesterday he has unfinished business at The Walks. Boon returned to the town's football club following his exit in October 2004, just five months after helping guide Lynn to their first league title in 50 years.
Lynn FC's director of football Kevin Boon admitted yesterday he has unfinished business at The Walks.
Boon returned to the town's football club following his exit in October 2004, just five months after helping guide Lynn to their first league title in 50 years.
The new vice-chairman's immediate task is to finalise his coaching team and step up talks with the FA over applying to the Ridgeons League for 2010/11.
"This is a great day and it does feel like coming home a little bit," said Boon. "I believe if things had not turned out the way they did before then I probably wouldn't have come back because I left on good terms with the people at the club and it was in a decent state financially as well at that time.
"I did offer to come in and help on a couple of occasions with the previous club but unfortunately I was turned down and you could see the way it was going. Perhaps certain people were blinkered but now everyone involved with us can see some light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully come August we will be kicking a football again around The Walks.
"I've already had preliminary talks to the FA who believe that the team will be able to return in the Ridgeons League (level nine of English football) which is good news for us all. Within two years we would like to be back in the Unibond Premier and within seven years we would like to work our way up to the Blue Square Premier (level five)."
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Boon turned down approaches from other interested parties to link up with Buster Chapman's group.
"When Buster rang me it was a simple decision," he said. "I've known him for 20 years and when he first contacted me in the middle of November we started trying to put something together.
"Jonathan (Chapman) has done a great job as well to produce such a professional proposal and it just felt like the right time to come back. This is a fantastic venue and a place with a lot of happy memories for me."