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Title: Match day.
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 29, 2018, 12:00:19 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Linnet1993 on September 29, 2018, 01:09:57 PM
On the other side, I think the club had progressed and enjoy match days.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Loopy,linnet on September 29, 2018, 05:21:32 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
Times move forward maybe you should step from the dark ages and grissles shadow his negative affect is rubbing off on you
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 05:32:28 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
Times move forward maybe you should step from the dark ages and grissles shadow his negative affect is rubbing off on you



Attendances are speaking for themselves loopy! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 29, 2018, 05:39:13 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
Times move forward maybe you should step from the dark ages and grissles shadow his negative affect is rubbing off on you
Tell that to the hundreds of people that aren't going.
Under 600 again today.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 05:49:49 PM
Someone will correct me if I am wrong,but when Mr Cleeve announced the increase in prices did he not say that it was to fund an exciting squad that would be certain of promotion? Team are doing great under Rob and Neil,but the other thing he said was he would need to average 800 per game? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Paul47 on September 29, 2018, 05:56:09 PM
Donít think he ever said certain promotion. He just said he wanted promotion (which we all do).
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 06:05:38 PM
Donít think he ever said certain promotion. He just said he wanted promotion (which we all do).


But the rest was correct? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 29, 2018, 06:10:56 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
I have being going to watch Lynn for about 8 years and have not noticed much difference in atmosphere in that time: not much difference under Buster. Blue & Gold earlier agreed that most of the rot set in when the club went bust. Attendances were good last year because the side were doing well. If Lynn climb up the table the attendances will increase. There are a lot of fickle supporters at Lynn. The hard-core 500 or so will attend games no matter what. The floating 300 or so will come along when the side is doing well.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 06:16:54 PM
How it has changed.
I used to go as part of a large family group,sometimes, up to twenty of us. Into the bar to drinks, and snacks for the children. Fifty fifty tickets, purchased by all, even though we knew there was little chance of winning it. The bar would be buzzing, lots of friends to talk to.
Then Mr.Cleeve came along...
Price increases, in consecutive seasons, and refreshment prices hiked.
Most of my family decided to spend their hard earned cash elsewhere. Another was banned, ridiculously.
I now often go alone,getting there just before kick off. No beer, and no fifty fifty for me.
Mr. Cleeve has totally ruined the club, for me.
I will still be there to support them,just not the same anymore.
I have being going to watch Lynn for about 8 years and have not noticed much difference in atmosphere in that time: not much difference under Buster. Blue & Gold earlier agreed that most of the rot set in when the club went bust. Attendances were good last year because the side were doing well. If Lynn climb up the table the attendances will increase. There are a lot of fickle supporters at Lynn. The hard-core 500 or so will attend games no matter what. The floating 300 or so will come along when the side is doing well.


You have to admit that the attendance today was dire Stan,and that is after 3 wins and a draw,and the draw was due to them getting lucky with a penalty? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Paul47 on September 29, 2018, 06:20:47 PM
Attendance was disappointing but I imagine 5 home games in a row doesnít help.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 29, 2018, 06:24:30 PM
Not terrible. They will increase as the side progress up the table which they will. I prefer to focus on the positives Griss:
a comfortable win against a side in 4th place;  the side playing like they did last season; great goal from Harry Limb. What's not to like Griss? Good decision by the chairman to give Fryatt and Backie the job - onwards and upwards.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 06:24:49 PM
Attendance was disappointing but I imagine 5 home games in a row doesnít help.


3 home games in the last 5,so you think the financial side of things is catching up with fans? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 06:29:20 PM
Not terrible. They will increase as the side progress up the table which they will. I prefer to focus on the positives Griss:
a comfortable win against a side in 4th place;  the side playing like they did last season; great goal from Harry Limb. What's not to like Griss? Good decision by the chairman to give Fryatt and Backie the job - onwards and upwards.


I agree with you there Stan,but the average gate being 180 below this time last season must be a cause for concern,that is a loss per game of over £2000 in gate money,add to that sundry sales,going to need one hell of a jump to pull that money back? :bankrupt:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 29, 2018, 06:37:12 PM
Of course decreased attendances are a cause for concern but the problem is being addressed: Lynn playing well and climbing up the table. Attendances were high last season because Lynn were doing so well. Just got to be patient and hopefully do well in the cups.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 29, 2018, 06:47:29 PM
Of course decreased attendances are a cause for concern but the problem is being addressed: Lynn playing well and climbing up the table. Attendances were high last season because Lynn were doing so well. Just got to be patient and hopefully do well in the cups.



Home again on Tuesday night Stan,will you be there? And will they go with a weakened team? :scarf:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Mallard on September 29, 2018, 06:48:15 PM
Came home to thst result.   Massive big up for Backie.  Not so many years back Robbie was Managing at Dersingham in the Anglian Com Div 2 (?).  Great to see when a local boy makes good. Really one of our own.

Stan, thoughts on the game, 3-1 win fair ?

Canít wait to hear the after match interview to be posted. Backie always tells it how it is. Another big plus is the signing of Hendo, has he still got that beard ?  I would suggest Backie has been working on that one over the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 29, 2018, 06:57:22 PM
I have being going to watch Lynn for about 8 years and have not noticed much difference in atmosphere in that time: not much difference under Buster. Blue & Gold earlier agreed that most of the rot set in when the club went bust.

That's not what I said at all. I referred to since the Club was reformed, not when it went bust. BIG difference.

Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: westlynnmike on September 29, 2018, 07:04:51 PM
Today was a return to passing football a' la Culverhouse. A few heart-in-the-mouth moments with under-hit passes being intercepted and playing the ball across and backwards a little too close to opposition players. Pedro didn't have many saves to make but those he did were done comfortably.

Harry Limb has settled in well and covered a lot of ground with some intelligent play. Michael Gash was a linchpin and held up and played passes well. Michael Clunan had a good game as did all the others. Can't think of a bad game by anyone really - all put a shift in. Fraser BT solid as usual with a few wing runs. Aaron Jones did OK but not really wing-backing play.

Hawkins had several solo runs and "won" a few free kicks!! Parker pivotal without really being too obvious although he played his part. Backline solid without being too hard pressed by Banbury.

Banbury came out 2nd half with a game plan - pressed our midfield further up the pitch which compressed us. First half we had 4-5 players in the centre waiting for balls to be played into the box - 2nd half we didn't have as much freedom  but mostly attacked on the break, as did Banbury.

All in all, a good result against a Banbury team who had the players but not the answer to a well diciplined Lynn team.

 :scarf: :scarf: :comeon: :comeon: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 29, 2018, 07:16:47 PM
I have being going to watch Lynn for about 8 years and have not noticed much difference in atmosphere in that time: not much difference under Buster. Blue & Gold earlier agreed that most of the rot set in when the club went bust.

That's not what I said at all. I referred to since the Club was reformed, not when it went bust. BIG difference.
Sorry if I misquoted you but I don't understand why it is a BIG difference. The club went bust then reformed surely that's all part of the same process. I feel like you are splitting hairs B & G but happy to be put right.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Nigel nigle on September 30, 2018, 08:39:42 AM
I am sure the owner would be disappointed in the attendance but we are languishing in 18th position but there were lots of positives yesterday

Excellent performance against a team which was 4th in the league with the passing game we often saw last year. As one person behind me asked 'Is this the same team that we watched against Stourbridge?' Two local men looking after the team. Quality prepared pitch.

If we can string another few results together and climb the league and i believe we have the quality in this side to do so, then i am sure the crowds will increase. We could have had 2-3 more goals in the first half.

I thought Aaron Jones had a solid game and whilst he is not the attacking full back that Norman was his performances impressed me yesterday, far better passing game. Harry Limb still learning the game and needs to predict/gamble how to feed off Gash but scored an excellent goal. Feel a lot more positive about Lynn now that after watching them against Stourbridge
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 30, 2018, 09:12:16 AM
I am sure the owner would be disappointed in the attendance but we are languishing in 18th position but there were lots of positives yesterday

Excellent performance against a team which was 4th in the league with the passing game we often saw last year. As one person behind me asked 'Is this the same team that we watched against Stourbridge?' Two local men looking after the team. Quality prepared pitch.

If we can string another few results together and climb the league and i believe we have the quality in this side to do so, then i am sure the crowds will increase. We could have had 2-3 more goals in the first half.

I thought Aaron Jones had a solid game and whilst he is not the attacking full back that Norman was his performances impressed me yesterday, far better passing game. Harry Limb still learning the game and needs to predict/gamble how to feed off Gash but scored an excellent goal. Feel a lot more positive about Lynn now that after watching them against Stourbridge
Agree with all of that. Harry Limb, despite his fantastic strike, still much to learn but that goal showed his potential. Shrewd management to give him plenty of game time.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 30, 2018, 09:29:41 AM
I have being going to watch Lynn for about 8 years and have not noticed much difference in atmosphere in that time: not much difference under Buster. Blue & Gold earlier agreed that most of the rot set in when the club went bust.

That's not what I said at all. I referred to since the Club was reformed, not when it went bust. BIG difference.
Sorry if I misquoted you but I don't understand why it is a BIG difference. The club went bust then reformed surely that's all part of the same process. I feel like you are splitting hairs B & G but happy to be put right.

Thank you for the apology with regards to the misquote.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 30, 2018, 09:46:35 AM
The attendance of 575 is disappointing in relation to last season but would have been a decent figure for the season before when Lynn finished mid-table.The conclusion must be that league position is the key factor in attendance levels. As Lynn progress up the table the attendances will increase.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 30, 2018, 09:49:57 AM
Some argued that the ticket price increase would affect attendances but last season disproved that theory: prices increased and so did attendances.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 30, 2018, 10:26:48 AM
Some argued that the ticket price increase would affect attendances but last season disproved that theory: prices increased and so did attendances.


Could always look at the other side of the coin Stan, if it had dropped slightly would even more have attended? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Mallard on September 30, 2018, 10:45:33 AM
Admission fees are what they are ( no 541t Sherlock). The die hard will pay it no matter what the figure is.  The floating fan will again pay whatever the admission is on the rare occasion there is a biggie on. 

Sorry to say I think the idea Mr Cleeve has of average gates of 1000 are dreamland.  So unless he can find other revenue streams to prop up his ambitions it leaves him to find the shortfall.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 30, 2018, 11:03:57 AM
Admission fees are what they are ( no 541t Sherlock). The die hard will pay it no matter what the figure is.  The floating fan will again pay whatever the admission is on the rare occasion there is a biggie on. 

Sorry to say I think the idea Mr Cleeve has of average gates of 1000 are dreamland.  So unless he can find other revenue streams to prop up his ambitions it leaves him to find the shortfall.




Pssssst,wanna buy an hotel Guvnor? :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Coastal linnet on September 30, 2018, 11:40:14 AM
Norwich being at home probably meant a lower attendance at Lynn with their supporters being reasonably happy at the moment.
On prices, I was in Buxton last week and saw their FA Cup game against Coalville. Admission was £6 with tea being £1. The pitch (the highest in England!) looked a great surface but unfortunately was spoilt by a game of "hoof ball". Coalville looked a half decent team (they won the replay 4-1).
I am tempted by the league cup game at Tuesday but only if the teams take it seriously and then choose either Norwich v Stoke or Lynn's FA cup game on Saturday!
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Nemesis on September 30, 2018, 11:48:08 AM
With both teams having cup games on Saturday I expect us to field a mixture of first team bench and reserves plus Henderson
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 30, 2018, 12:09:20 PM
I feel we will have a fairly strong team out for Tuesday and I feel they will take it seriously, I think the winning mentality has returned. Just a shame that in cups like this they can't use the rolling subs system that they tried a few years ago with the reserves.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on September 30, 2018, 01:17:44 PM
Admission fees are what they are ( no 541t Sherlock). The die hard will pay it no matter what the figure is.  The floating fan will again pay whatever the admission is on the rare occasion there is a biggie on. 

Sorry to say I think the idea Mr Cleeve has of average gates of 1000 are dreamland.  So unless he can find other revenue streams to prop up his ambitions it leaves him to find the shortfall.
Only if the club's expenditure plans are based on attendances of 1000 which they won't be.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 30, 2018, 01:23:23 PM
Admission fees are what they are ( no 541t Sherlock). The die hard will pay it no matter what the figure is.  The floating fan will again pay whatever the admission is on the rare occasion there is a biggie on. 

Sorry to say I think the idea Mr Cleeve has of average gates of 1000 are dreamland.  So unless he can find other revenue streams to prop up his ambitions it leaves him to find the shortfall.
Only if the club's expenditure plans are based on attendances of 1000 which they won't be.


I think you will find Stan that the clubs budget is based on the projected attendance? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Stan on October 01, 2018, 05:43:19 AM
Admission fees are what they are ( no 541t Sherlock). The die hard will pay it no matter what the figure is.  The floating fan will again pay whatever the admission is on the rare occasion there is a biggie on. 

Sorry to say I think the idea Mr Cleeve has of average gates of 1000 are dreamland.  So unless he can find other revenue streams to prop up his ambitions it leaves him to find the shortfall.
Only if the club's expenditure plans are based on attendances of 1000 which they won't be.


I think you will find Stan that the clubs budget is based on the projected attendance? :dontknow:
I realise that Mallard but would they seriously project 1,000?
Businesses will sometimes have three budgets: worst case, best case and expected scenarios. I can't imagine that 1,000 falls into the expected category and it will be the expected category which will form the basis of the spending budget.
Title: Re: Match day.
Post by: Mallard on October 01, 2018, 11:01:49 AM
Stan,  I'm not that clever.  In this scenario what's the difference between imagining and assuming ?