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Title: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 02, 2019, 05:39:32 PM
What a great place this has become. Great atmosphere before the match. If you're still going to the Napier pre-match then the mind boggles!
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 02, 2019, 05:56:12 PM
What a great place this has become. Great atmosphere before the match. If you're still going to the Napier pre-match then the mind boggles!

£1 a pint difference in price keeps some at the Napier? :bankrupt:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 02, 2019, 06:06:25 PM
What a great place this has become. Great atmosphere before the match. If you're still going to the Napier pre-match then the mind boggles!

£1 a pint difference in price keeps some at the Napier? :bankrupt:
With the amount of fans in the B & G it can't be many of them, so not much of a loss, just a curious lack of loyalty to the club.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 02, 2019, 06:33:03 PM
It certainly is a vast improvement Stan.  All it needs now is a few cocktails on the menu and a piano in the corner.  Any good at tickling of the ivory’s Stan ?

By the way, welcome back.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Nigel1505 on September 02, 2019, 06:42:51 PM
In all the gin joints in all the world, you had to walk into mine. You played it for her Sam, play it for me. :scarf:

Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 02, 2019, 06:49:58 PM
Here’s looking at you kid  :cheers:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 02, 2019, 06:58:07 PM
What a great place this has become. Great atmosphere before the match. If you're still going to the Napier pre-match then the mind boggles!

£1 a pint difference in price keeps some at the Napier? :bankrupt:
With the amount of fans in the B & G it can't be many of them, so not much of a loss, just a curious lack of loyalty to the club.


Even non trust members pay 50p a pint less,and lets face it the choice of beers in the bar is rank! :cheers:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Paul47 on September 02, 2019, 08:03:30 PM
Interesting that the main person who (rightly) complained about the bar still talks more about the Napier.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 12:19:39 AM
It certainly is a vast improvement Stan.  All it needs now is a few cocktails on the menu and a piano in the corner.  Any good at tickling of the ivory’s Stan ?

By the way, welcome back.


Looking for a bit of Dynamic Motion there Mallard?
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 12:20:39 AM
Interesting that the main person who (rightly) complained about the bar still talks more about the Napier.


I can't understand why Stan brought it up either? :dontknow:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: westlynnmike on September 03, 2019, 07:29:53 AM
Grissles:

BLACK.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: m a hill on September 03, 2019, 08:10:32 AM
If he won the lottery he would moan ,he would say it was more last week
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 03, 2019, 11:56:47 AM
Grissles:

BLACK.

Racist.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2019, 12:31:13 PM
Interesting that the main person who (rightly) complained about the bar still talks more about the Napier.


I can't understand why Stan brought it up either? :dontknow:
Was chatting to someone in the bar on Saturday who said people were still drinking in the Napier before the match, which I found puzzling.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 12:44:24 PM
If he won the lottery he would moan ,he would say it was more last week


I wasn't moaning, Stan asked a question, I answered it, not my fault people didn't like the answer!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 03, 2019, 01:25:07 PM

Was chatting to someone in the bar on Saturday who said people were still drinking in the Napier before the match, which I found puzzling.

In fairness Stan we ate in Nando’s prior to the game Saturday.  Simply because the choice of food etc is more acceptable to us than that which is available at the Club..  Does that make us less of supporters because we choose to eat elsewhere ? 
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 03, 2019, 01:29:52 PM

Was chatting to someone in the bar on Saturday who said people were still drinking in the Napier before the match, which I found puzzling.

In fairness Stan we ate in Nando’s prior to the game Saturday.  Simply because the choice of food etc is more acceptable to us than that which is available at the Club..  Does that make us less of supporters because we choose to eat elsewhere ?

I hope you didn't try and bring a Doggie bag into the Ground!
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 03, 2019, 01:36:04 PM
No, the rules are no food or drink can be taken into the ground.  Think I will try abusing the players on social media.  Apparently you can still attend games if you are discovered doing that.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 01:55:53 PM
No the rules are no food or drink can be taken into the ground.  Think I will try abusing the players on social media.  Apparently you can still attend games if you are discovered doing that.


Apparently you're not allowed to mention that either!  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 03, 2019, 02:08:02 PM
If he won the lottery he would moan ,he would say it was more last week


I wasn't moaning, Stan asked a question, I answered it, not my fault people didn't like the answer!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;

If you have a different opinion to someone else, that's moaning.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 02:13:44 PM
If he won the lottery he would moan ,he would say it was more last week


I wasn't moaning, Stan asked a question, I answered it, not my fault people didn't like the answer!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;

If you have a different opinion to someone else, that's moaning.

And if you answer a direct question you are moaning.  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 03, 2019, 02:28:24 PM
Or ask one.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2019, 02:33:14 PM

Was chatting to someone in the bar on Saturday who said people were still drinking in the Napier before the match, which I found puzzling.

In fairness Stan we ate in Nando’s prior to the game Saturday.  Simply because the choice of food etc is more acceptable to us than that which is available at the Club..  Does that make us less of supporters because we choose to eat elsewhere ?
Fair point Mallard. I don't think much of the food at the club either and would probably join you at Nando's, if I had to make the choice. I would however argue that the atmosphere and entertainment in the B & G can now compete with any pub. Admittedly the choice of beer is limited and they need to work on that. If you would rather drink in the Napier that is of course your choice and suggesting a lack of loyalty is clearly unfair.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2019, 02:38:32 PM
Personally, if I am going to have a beer before the game then I would prefer to patronise the club bar, as it's now a great place to go and the club benefits. I realise that some don't see things that way.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: westlynnmike on September 03, 2019, 02:48:55 PM
Grissles:

BLACK.

Racist.

Jesus, I was "Fishing" to get a bite out of Gris. If I said "BLACK" he would say  :dontknow: :dontknow: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 03, 2019, 02:50:31 PM
Personally, if I am going to have a beer before the game then I would prefer to patronise the club bar, as it's now a great place to go and the club benefits. I realise that some don't see things that way.

I also use the club bar on a match day, haven't been in the Napier for months, but people do start to tire of being slated for not supporting the club by drinking elsewhere. If the bar were to offer a better selection of drinks at a more reasonable price then more people would be attracted. Paying nearly £4 for a can or something that resembles dyke water puts people off, maybe the brewery who advertises at the ground could be approached?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 03, 2019, 02:52:07 PM
I would agree Stan for a one off pint. However for the ‘serious’ beer drinker I get it’s all
About the ale on offer.  For me a Coke or a Pepsi tends to be the same wherever. 
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 03, 2019, 02:55:04 PM
In fairness Griss maybe the B&G is work in progress. Ambience seems to now to right.  Beer selection etc next ?
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2019, 02:56:18 PM
Personally, if I am going to have a beer before the game then I would prefer to patronise the club bar, as it's now a great place to go and the club benefits. I realise that some don't see things that way.

I also use the club bar on a match day, haven't been in the Napier for months, but people do start to tire of being slated for not supporting the club by drinking elsewhere. If the bar were to offer a better selection of drinks at a more reasonable price then more people would be attracted. Paying nearly £4 for a can or something that resembles dyke water puts people off, maybe the brewery who advertises at the ground could be approached?  :dontknow:
"dyke water" That's not very PC Griss!
 :laughcry:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 03, 2019, 02:59:16 PM
 :laughcry:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: northwootton on September 03, 2019, 04:26:25 PM
 Plastic glasses and queue to get served!!!  Glasses and more staff needed.  When this is addressed, then maybe more, including myself, will use the bar.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Stan on September 03, 2019, 05:00:05 PM
There you go Mr Chairman: better beer; cheaper beer; proper glasses made of glass; more staff; smaller queues and then you might get some of the more discerning pub drinkers in the B & G.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 12:26:55 PM
There you go Mr Chairman: better beer; cheaper beer; proper glasses made of glass; more staff; smaller queues and then you might get some of the more discerning pub drinkers in the B & G.

Time to start listening, pathetic after the game, win and go top of the league and three fans stay for a drink after?  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Paul47 on September 04, 2019, 12:38:32 PM
There you go Mr Chairman: better beer; cheaper beer; proper glasses made of glass; more staff; smaller queues and then you might get some of the more discerning pub drinkers in the B & G.

Time to start listening, pathetic after the game, win and go top of the league and three fans stay for a drink after?  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;

Not everyone can stay after a game, especially on a Tuesday night. I know I couldn't last night as was giving a couple of people a lift home.

Bar looked fairly busy before the game? As it has for all the home games so far this season.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 12:41:26 PM
There you go Mr Chairman: better beer; cheaper beer; proper glasses made of glass; more staff; smaller queues and then you might get some of the more discerning pub drinkers in the B & G.

Time to start listening, pathetic after the game, win and go top of the league and three fans stay for a drink after?  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;

Not everyone can stay after a game, especially on a Tuesday night. I know I couldn't last night as was giving a couple of people a lift home.

Bar looked fairly busy before the game? As it has for all the home games so far this season.

Couldn't get in before the game, spent too much time in the queue to get in.  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Attleborough Doug on September 04, 2019, 12:55:17 PM
Buy your tickets on-line ! If you're not computer savvy then ask your grandchild or friend to buy it for you. As for plastic glasses I too don't particularly like them BUT it only takes one idiot to lose theier temper and someone could be seriously injured. Get used to it, ''proper'glasses won't be coming back.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 01:18:29 PM
Buy your tickets on-line ! If you're not computer savvy then ask your grandchild or friend to buy it for you. As for plastic glasses I too don't particularly like them BUT it only takes one idiot to lose theier temper and someone could be seriously injured. Get used to it, ''proper'glasses won't be coming back.

I would need money in the bank to do that, perhaps I should ask the grandchildren to do that as well! Finance is a bit tight at the moment, re jigging bills allowed me to go, so had to join the queue! Why do people always assume that everyone has the ability and facilities to pay online, we don't all the time!! Everyone would love to book online and just sail into the ground, but not possible!  :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 01:23:58 PM
Buy your tickets on-line ! If you're not computer savvy then ask your grandchild or friend to buy it for you. As for plastic glasses I too don't particularly like them BUT it only takes one idiot to lose theier temper and someone could be seriously injured. Get used to it, ''proper'glasses won't be coming back.

P. S. Best take all the chairs out as well, only takes one idiot to lose his temper and someone could get seriously injured!  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: GrahamB on September 04, 2019, 01:25:19 PM
I thought this was a football club not a drinking club? At least if that's all there is to moan about , prices glasses, beer and lack of numbers then the team must be doing well  :scarf:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: GrahamB on September 04, 2019, 01:28:08 PM
If you've ever seen someone "glassed" then you might understand the reasoning behind it. Mind you if its as expensive as some say they wont be able to afford to get p**sed.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Non League on September 04, 2019, 01:38:36 PM
You won't get glasses on match day.

Not like it's just a Lynn thing, loads other places do the same within and out of football for a variety of reasons.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 01:44:57 PM
Why is it that every discussion regarding the bar gets distracted by plastic glasses, forget the plastic glasses and focus on the real issues, crap beer, high prices and when it does get busy, lack of staff!  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: northwootton on September 04, 2019, 02:22:21 PM
We don’t want everyone buying on line as it means there would be a queue of those with online tickets to get in!!!! I like it now where you can just arrive and more or less walk straight in. It is not true that all clubs use plastic glasses.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 03:03:18 PM
If you've ever seen someone "glassed" then you might understand the reasoning behind it. Mind you if its as expensive as some say they wont be able to afford to get p**sed.

Have you seen the damage you can do with a chair? I agree, let's price the drinks out of reach so people don't spend in the bar, all the hard work in the club house just so people can go in and look. Thank god you're not in charge of marketing!
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 04, 2019, 03:09:29 PM
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Paul47 on September 04, 2019, 03:17:05 PM
If you've ever seen someone "glassed" then you might understand the reasoning behind it. Mind you if its as expensive as some say they wont be able to afford to get p**sed.

I agree, let's price the drinks out of reach so people don't spend in the bar, all the hard work in the club house just so people can go in and look. Thank god you're not in charge of marketing!

The amount of people coming out of the bar & standing on the terraces with alcohol suggests that they're not being priced out.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 03:31:22 PM
If only we could be sponsored by a furniture retailer who could replace our dangerous hard chairs with soft furnishings?  :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Blue Moon on September 04, 2019, 03:56:34 PM
Glass glasses or not allowed on terraces , fact. If glass glasses were used in the bar they'd have to have someone permanently on the door to stop people taking then out.
As for the queues issue, get there a bit earlier, simples.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 04:08:03 PM
Glass glasses or not allowed on terraces , fact. If glass glasses were used in the bar they'd have to have someone permanently on the door to stop people taking then out.
As for the queues issue, get there a bit earlier, simples.

I was there at least 20 minutes before kick off, should be ample time, not everyone has the luxury of getting there early! I have never had to queue at any other ground at our level? As to the glass issue how come most other groups manage, they simply ask inside or outside, and that works!
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Paul47 on September 04, 2019, 04:45:16 PM
Glass glasses or not allowed on terraces , fact. If glass glasses were used in the bar they'd have to have someone permanently on the door to stop people taking then out.
As for the queues issue, get there a bit earlier, simples.

 I have never had to queue at any other ground at our level?

I have. Slough away season before last immediately springs to mind.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Blue Moon on September 04, 2019, 04:59:56 PM
Glass glasses or not allowed on terraces , fact. If glass glasses were used in the bar they'd have to have someone permanently on the door to stop people taking then out.
As for the queues issue, get there a bit earlier, simples.

I was there at least 20 minutes before kick off, should be ample time, not everyone has the luxury of getting there early! I have never had to queue at any other ground at our level? As to the glass issue how come most other groups manage, they simply ask inside or outside, and that works!

Gris, if you had to drive to let's say Hunstanton for an appointment at 3 pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon in August, would you leave home at the same time if the appointment was in February?
Surely some of the onus has to be put on the individual as to what time they set off, the club cannot be expected to cover every eventuality.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 04, 2019, 05:06:03 PM
Good news for those travelling up to Spennymoor on Saturday.  On arrival. Admission is £10, and you can buy 4 pints of Fosters for £11
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on September 04, 2019, 05:58:39 PM
I love the plastic glass system...…………..
It means I can safely stand on the terraces and enjoy a few beers whilst the game is in motion. 5 pints last night!! I didn't stay after as had my fill. Maybe that's how it works these days, drink on terraces then home afterwards.
Is it more expensive? Not really noticed.
Have to say choice is limited.
Think it is unfair to put the B&G bar head to head with Napier.
Nap is a good pub.
The bar offers something different but not pub atmosphere.
One thing that could help in bar is that the sound from TV be wired to the speakers on the wall, louder creates a bit more atmosphere.
Oh, and maybe extra signs to show where the bar is to the newer fan.
Fans still getting split between café and bar

But hey. If all there is to moan about is the bar...…… Club going in right direction.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 04, 2019, 07:05:23 PM
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?

Linked to the new away entrance and turnstiles perhaps? Would at least shift some of the queue elsewhere.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 04, 2019, 07:21:46 PM
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?

Linked to the new away entrance and turnstiles perhaps? Would at least shift some of the queue elsewhere.

But they will still have to queue to get tickets!
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 04, 2019, 07:43:45 PM
Glass glasses or not allowed on terraces , fact. If glass glasses were used in the bar they'd have to have someone permanently on the door to stop people taking then out.
As for the queues issue, get there a bit earlier, simples.

I was there at least 20 minutes before kick off, should be ample time, not everyone has the luxury of getting there early! I have never had to queue at any other ground at our level? As to the glass issue how come most other groups manage, they simply ask inside or outside, and that works!

Gris, if you had to drive to let's say Hunstanton for an appointment at 3 pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon in August, would you leave home at the same time if the appointment was in February?
Surely some of the onus has to be put on the individual as to what time they set off, the club cannot be expected to cover every eventuality.

I make appointments to fit around me, to my timetable, I have no influence on kick off time at the football, and no influence on the time I finish work, so timing for football is out of my hands!  :banghead;
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 04, 2019, 08:38:47 PM
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?

Linked to the new away entrance and turnstiles perhaps? Would at least shift some of the queue elsewhere.

But they will still have to queue to get tickets!

They would but having and additional ticket office booth somewhere else would ameliorate the issue. Wouldn’t solve it, but 4 windows should be somewhat quicker than 3, ( or 2 as it was the other week). Plus if we get to the full segregation heights of Step 1 (still a ways off,) fairly sure that a separate ticket office area is recommended, as well as a separate ingress and seating/standing, toilets and catering. The biggest improvements the Walks needs, is for the non-Lynn fans.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 04, 2019, 09:02:19 PM
Dread to think where the queue will start when the likes of Boston/York  come calling. 
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 04, 2019, 09:08:11 PM
Dread to think where the queue will start when the likes of Boston/York  come calling.

If the work on Sutton Bridge gets delayed; in Boston.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: KLTFC2017 on September 06, 2019, 01:57:22 PM
Personally, if I am going to have a beer before the game then I would prefer to patronise the club bar, as it's now a great place to go and the club benefits. I realise that some don't see things that way.

I also use the club bar on a match day, haven't been in the Napier for months, but people do start to tire of being slated for not supporting the club by drinking elsewhere. If the bar were to offer a better selection of drinks at a more reasonable price then more people would be attracted. Paying nearly £4 for a can or something that resembles dyke water puts people off, maybe the brewery who advertises at the ground could be approached?  :dontknow:

What Brewery is that please ?
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 06, 2019, 03:35:04 PM
Personally, if I am going to have a beer before the game then I would prefer to patronise the club bar, as it's now a great place to go and the club benefits. I realise that some don't see things that way.

I also use the club bar on a match day, haven't been in the Napier for months, but people do start to tire of being slated for not supporting the club by drinking elsewhere. If the bar were to offer a better selection of drinks at a more reasonable price then more people would be attracted. Paying nearly £4 for a can or something that resembles dyke water puts people off, maybe the brewery who advertises at the ground could be approached?  :dontknow:

What Brewery is that please ?

Woodfordes,they have a board on the small stand.  :cheers:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: KLTFC2017 on September 06, 2019, 03:58:01 PM
They are no longer associated with the club I believe
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Grissles Oleary on September 06, 2019, 06:17:59 PM
They are no longer associated with the club I believe

Shame, hope they still pay for the board?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 06, 2019, 07:39:12 PM
They are no longer associated with the club I believe

Shame, hope they still pay for the board?  :dontknow:

Woodfordes were one  of the Creditors when the hotel business went into liquidation, so.... :dontknow:
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Mallard on September 06, 2019, 08:12:44 PM
Barsbys were also one of the creditors but that didn’t stop them continuing to sponsor the away strip. 

The George may have gone ( sold) but the Chairman has set up 3 new Companies recently.
Title: Re: The B & G Bar
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 06, 2019, 11:06:51 PM

The George may have gone ( sold) but the Chairman has set up 3 new Companies recently.


Three more potential sponsors then, although I can't see "No more smells Ltd" on a Linnets shirt.   :dontknow: