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Title: York on Saturday.
Post by: dillydilly on January 16, 2020, 09:27:02 PM
I appreciate what Steve the groundsman said on an earlier post, ( that the pitch should be fine for the top of the table clash), but even with my glass half full for the first time in 2020, I can’t remotely imagine how the match can go ahead as I look at photos on Facebook of the ponds all over The Walks itself, and hear the ruddy rain trying to knock a hole in my conservatory roof for what seems the 50th day on the trot.  Fingers crossed, of course, but we must have a helluva drainage system in the stadium !!
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 16, 2020, 10:29:02 PM
I think they should drain the rivers on the walks,give the water somewhere to go. :dontknow:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Linnet64 on January 17, 2020, 07:15:14 AM
Ba
I think they should drain the rivers on the walks,give the water somewhere to go. :dontknow:
Back in the 60s the hospital end drain was much deeper and the drain at the side of the North stand, and the water that passes through the Walk (Gaywood River) was always flowing into the Millfleet on the ebb tide. Didn't stop the surface water on the park/walks, but did lower the water table at the football club.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 17, 2020, 07:36:08 AM
Maybe Steve Curtis could post an update on how the pitch is standing up ?
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: LUFC1992KLFC on January 17, 2020, 08:36:09 AM
I just cant see this game being on. As much as we all want it to be on.
We've had so much rain.
The groundsman has done a great job but he is no miracle worker.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 17, 2020, 08:54:05 AM
Miracles he can do,  the impossible takes a bit longer. 
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: dillydilly on January 17, 2020, 09:43:49 AM
An earlier post implied that “If someone sneezed on their pitch, Boston would call the game off”.  This hardly seems fair as, as far as I know, it is “officials” who decide whether a pitch is playable, and not the clubs.  However, if club opinions ARE instrumental in a decision, perhaps we should bear in mind that for Saturday, and for the rest of the season, that pitch “playability” is paramount to the type of football our team and management like to play, and which has proved so successful this season.  Just a thought, with a hint of the possibility of a hint !
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 17, 2020, 10:10:30 AM
For an early call off I think a club can call in a local Referee to perform a pitch inspection if there is a doubt. 
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: KES80 on January 17, 2020, 10:19:27 AM
Postponement:
Pros- potentially a better surface next time round, but at this time of year and with 8 league matches still to play on it, it really is in the lap of the gods as to what falls out of the sky in the next few weeks
- York would have to come up mid week
- More chance for squad members to be fit for the big one.

Cons- significant financial hit, att could drop from say 2500 to 1500 on midweek fixture, plus VIP packages.
-Marriott, hopefully he stays...if he were to go he may not be here for rearranged fixture.


Would think the club will do what it can to get it on as its such a potential bonanza of a pay day, but I can't see how much water is currently lying on the pitch after the latest deluge !
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: macfleetwood1 on January 17, 2020, 04:38:54 PM
In reply to LUFC1992KLFC, no worries about tomorrow, this game WILL go ahead, if it doesn't I will give £20 to a charity of your choice.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: daleh on January 17, 2020, 05:26:06 PM
The Walks has always been wet in the winter.  I'm sure that's why the swimming pool and duck pond were there years ago. Good luck to the groundsman. He is doing a great job.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Brad94 on January 18, 2020, 08:35:53 AM
The bucket collection for frost/rain covers should be going round today people, Chuck a bit of change in there, could easily get to the target today and have them on order tomorrow!
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: westlynnmike on January 18, 2020, 09:53:30 AM
The bucket collection for frost/rain covers should be going round today people, Chuck a bit of change in there, could easily get to the target today and have them on order tomorrow!

And more 50/50 Sellers  :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Linnet on January 18, 2020, 10:03:56 AM
I can't help but say this at this stage about the 50/50 and I hope the rumour is incorrect . I have heard that the main man for the draw and his sellers were requested to buy match day tickets rather than get in free as organiser/volunteers. Understandably the young ladies felt they were no longer interested and the organiser , not wanting to miss any of the game he had paid to watch needed to stop selling tickets a while before the kick off so he could deal with the money side of things.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mark A Hearle on January 18, 2020, 10:11:23 AM
Morning all,

Please take advantage of the box office opening at the Stadium at 11am this morning for the purchase of match tickets for this afternoon if you haven't got yours already.

And if you have your tickets  then don't leave it too late before leaving for the match as the whole area of The Walks will be very busy from around 1 pm with football and normal traffic. Enjoy the day , get behind the lads as you always do and show your support in the correct way .

Thanks to ARC Fabrication , today's match sponsor.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: stevejuke on January 19, 2020, 05:34:59 PM
WELL ALL THE RAIN HAS BEEN A TOTAL PAIN BUT ALL THINGS CONSIDERED I THOUGHT THE PITCH HELD UP WELL AND DID NOT CUT UP AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT IT MIGHT THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR 3 POINTS. IT WAS FLAT A DIVOT FREE AT 3 PM.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 19, 2020, 05:41:51 PM
In my eyes Steve  you wasn’t far behind power for  man of the March ( though in a race you’d be a bit further behind  :dirtbike: .     Well done and hopefully raising enough for those covers to help you  :scarf:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 19, 2020, 07:07:02 PM
Steve you did a good job in getting the game on after all that rain.   IC is saying he can’t play the style of Football he wants to on that surface, so hopefully with all the planned drainage improvements planned for the summer it will be possible to get the surface that IC needs.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mark A Hearle on January 19, 2020, 07:14:23 PM
Saturday's collection for the pitch covers raised a total of £714:16 pence. Thank you for your donations.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 19, 2020, 07:37:22 PM
The collection bucket that came in the stand where I was sitting was there and gone in a flash, not passed along the row, so it seemed like those of us who were sitting on the end of the rows were the only ones to contribute.   Can’t speak for the rest of the ground but that was sure how it was where we were sitting.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Nigel nigle on January 19, 2020, 07:53:01 PM
Got to say I didn't see the bucket
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: kenny r on January 19, 2020, 08:11:39 PM
Nor me and I was in the stand from 14.20
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Coastal linnet on January 19, 2020, 08:28:38 PM
I was in the stand and saw the bucket which was passed along the row I sat in.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 19, 2020, 08:31:56 PM
Collection was done at the interval, as I recall.  Seems as though it was a bit hit and miss, hence why it came out £700 quid from a crowd of that size.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 19, 2020, 09:41:15 PM
Collection was done at the interval, as I recall.  Seems as though it was a bit hit and miss, hence why it came out £700 quid from a crowd of that size.
I’ve an idea mallard next home game why don’t you dress as a linnet and have a collection box for donations before , during and after the game  :dontknow:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Jamie on January 19, 2020, 09:41:27 PM
I did the collection in the stand, along with another, and apologies for not getting around everyone as intended.

However after being told by 1 fan “the club should be paying why are we helping” and by another “why are you helping Cleeve” I finished doing the area I was in and took the money raised downstairs. I spoke to a couple of other volunteers/staff who had no issue with me not finishing the whole stand.

Once again, apologies for not getting to everyone but hopefully the collection will take place at next home game. If not Mark Hearle is at the club during the week if anyone wants to make a donation.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 19, 2020, 10:11:27 PM
I did the collection in the stand, along with another, and apologies for not getting around everyone as intended.

However after being told by 1 fan “the club should be paying why are we helping” and by another “why are you helping Cleeve” I finished doing the area I was in and took the money raised downstairs. I spoke to a couple of other volunteers/staff who had no issue with me not finishing the whole stand.

Once again, apologies for not getting to everyone but hopefully the collection will take place at next home game. If not Mark Hearle is at the club during the week if anyone wants to make a donation.
You lads doing great job. , shame you had to come across some negative remarks some people doesn’t get what supporting a club means  , it’s the heart and soul of communities and love to get involved .
Be interesting to see next attendance see how many will keep coming or waiting for next big game to show their faces  :dontknow:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Grissles Oleary on January 19, 2020, 11:11:41 PM
I did the collection in the stand, along with another, and apologies for not getting around everyone as intended.

However after being told by 1 fan “the club should be paying why are we helping” and by another “why are you helping Cleeve” I finished doing the area I was in and took the money raised downstairs. I spoke to a couple of other volunteers/staff who had no issue with me not finishing the whole stand.

Once again, apologies for not getting to everyone but hopefully the collection will take place at next home game. If not Mark Hearle is at the club during the week if anyone wants to make a donation.
You lads doing great job. , shame you had to come across some negative remarks some people doesn’t get what supporting a club means  , it’s the heart and soul of communities and love to get involved .
Be interesting to see next attendance see how many will keep coming or waiting for next big game to show their faces  :dontknow:

I think a good win against Blythe on Saturday will see at least 2000 at the Kidderminster game. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 19, 2020, 11:17:14 PM
I did the collection in the stand, along with another, and apologies for not getting around everyone as intended.

However after being told by 1 fan “the club should be paying why are we helping” and by another “why are you helping Cleeve” I finished doing the area I was in and took the money raised downstairs. I spoke to a couple of other volunteers/staff who had no issue with me not finishing the whole stand.

Once again, apologies for not getting to everyone but hopefully the collection will take place at next home game. If not Mark Hearle is at the club during the week if anyone wants to make a donation.
You lads doing great job. , shame you had to come across some negative remarks some people doesn’t get what supporting a club means  , it’s the heart and soul of communities and love to get involved .
Be interesting to see next attendance see how many will keep coming or waiting for next big game to show their faces  :dontknow:

I think a good win against Blythe on Saturday will see at least 2000 at the Kidderminster game. :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:
I like to think so griss , surely those who came yesterday could see the skill ,passion , and team spirit on show  be nice to average 2000 + for remaining games  :scarf:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 20, 2020, 06:20:32 AM
Collection was done at the interval, as I recall.  Seems as though it was a bit hit and miss, hence why it came out £700 quid from a crowd of that size.
I’ve an idea mallard next home game why don’t you dress as a linnet and have a collection box for donations before , during and after the game  :dontknow:

I’d gladly help at the next home, if help was required.  Not sure about the dressing up part, can’t see that would bring much to the party.
Will certainly be giving a few quid again if another collection is made.

Disappointed for the collector if he was given dogs abuse in doing something to ensure games go ahead at The Walks.   Hate it when there is no Saturday Football, because of the weather.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Linnet64 on January 20, 2020, 10:57:39 AM
I'm sure those that voiced negative comments will also have a lot to say when a game gets called off and spoil their saturday schedule.  :cry:
This is a community club, we cannot expect the Chairman to continually just dip into that pocket/budget set aside pre-season. The chairman is giving us what we want to see on the pitch possibly and likely above budget.
Perhaps a giving link on the KLTFC website will encourage more giving. It was successfull with the additional funds for the Turnstiles. I gave to the bucket a few weeks back but never carry cash to the game as a rule  :bankrupt: Were'as easy to transfer with paypal, apple or googlepay  :typing: :cheers: :clap: :scarf:
 
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Brad94 on January 20, 2020, 06:09:39 PM
Perhaps a giving link on the KLTFC website will encourage more giving. It was successfull with the additional funds for the Turnstiles. I gave to the bucket a few weeks back but never carry cash to the game as a rule  :bankrupt: Were'as easy to transfer with paypal, apple or googlepay  :typing: :cheers: :clap:


Watch this space, well not this space. But the official club website.

* I think they should/could also run this button with a target in mind and on show, and then run a tally of percentage raised to show how well we as fans are doing towards the total like the ‘Go fund me’ & ‘just giving’ pages do. This would give the whole raised money for the club a little incentive for the club to push the fans to raise the money, and publicise it through social media.  Think we could be missing the trick, if we just have a donate button! The power of social media, and facts and figures!
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 21, 2020, 08:17:47 AM
Just read Stephen Cleeve’s column from Saturday.   As entertaining as always.  The only reason I buy one.    He really is the Piers Morgan of the programme Notes World.

Keep it up Mr Chairman
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 21, 2020, 08:38:07 AM
Just read Stephen Cleeve’s column from Saturday.   As entertaining as always.  The only reason I buy one.    He really is the Piers Morgan of the programme Notes World.

Keep it up Mr Chairman
gutted had sold out by the time I got there  ..... like you best part of the programme
If anyone has one for sale or want to get rid drop me pm
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: jesuslinnet on January 21, 2020, 11:53:25 AM
Just read Stephen Cleeve’s column from Saturday.   As entertaining as always.  The only reason I buy one.    He really is the Piers Morgan of the programme Notes World.

Keep it up Mr Chairman
gutted had sold out by the time I got there  ..... like you best part of the programme
If anyone has one for sale or want to get rid drop me pm



kltfc media
@kltfcmedia
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Jan 19
We will shortly have a small amount of York City programmes available for purchase for those unable to buy on Saturday. If you would like one please drop me an e - mail to mark@kltown.co.uk  Thank you.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 21, 2020, 12:16:44 PM
Just read Stephen Cleeve’s column from Saturday.   As entertaining as always.  The only reason I buy one.    He really is the Piers Morgan of the programme Notes World.

Keep it up Mr Chairman
gutted had sold out by the time I got there  ..... like you best part of the programme
If anyone has one for sale or want to get rid drop me pm
Thanks for posting info  :clap:


kltfc media
@kltfcmedia
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Jan 19
We will shortly have a small amount of York City programmes available for purchase for those unable to buy on Saturday. If you would like one please drop me an e - mail to mark@kltown.co.uk  Thank you.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Oberon on January 22, 2020, 09:51:54 AM
Wow. Bet whoever does the programme feels all the work is worth it with comments like that.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: dillydilly on January 22, 2020, 12:12:25 PM
Steven Cleeve entertains me in his column, Mallard, but Piers Morgan certainly wouldn’t !.......
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2020, 12:41:42 PM
I meant more in the way that they tackle issues head on and don’t pussyfoot around.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: TonyM on January 22, 2020, 01:28:48 PM
Wow. Bet whoever does the programme feels all the work is worth it with comments like that.

To be fair, I would imagine Mallard's comment is a fairly widely held view.  Compare our programme with what Ebbsfleet described as a 'cut down' version and you can see where the bar needs to be set.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Oberon on January 22, 2020, 02:17:27 PM
To be fair? I’d hate to know what you’re like when you’re unfair. I don’t think comments like that are fair on volunteers who do their best. And the programme raises hundreds of pounds for the club. I don’t remember there being an influx of applicants for the job two years ago. We make far more money on our programme than other clubs because ours is produced in-house by volunteers.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2020, 04:41:54 PM
Surely Oberon it has to be a balance between profit and something that’s a decent read for the fan ?  There are certainly some elements of the programme that work well.  On a personal level like The Chairmans notes, the away team history/player profiles and on this day.  It’s great we have Managers notes though these are quite brief.   On the minus match reports are sometimes a couple of weeks out of date and have been available in 4 newspapers and online in various places.

Hopefully you won’t take it as being critical for the sake of it, just what one individual sees.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: TonyM on January 22, 2020, 04:50:49 PM
To be fair? I’d hate to know what you’re like when you’re unfair. I don’t think comments like that are fair on volunteers who do their best. And the programme raises hundreds of pounds for the club. I don’t remember there being an influx of applicants for the job two years ago. We make far more money on our programme than other clubs because ours is produced in-house by volunteers.

Oberon, so are we to judge the programme on how much it raises and only compare it to others produced 'in-house' or rather compare it to other clubs in our present league and those in the league above who we may well be competing against on the pitch next season?   

This isn't meant to knock the people who currently produce the programme or any of the volunteers but there are numerous areas off the field where we are behind other step 2 (let alone step 1) clubs which is why I still worry about what promotion would mean for the club as a whole.  Everything sort of works while IC keeps over-achieving with the resources available and days like Saturday are great but is the infrastructure there to support a National league side if we were to start struggling on the pitch and gates fell to below what we are getting this season?
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Brad94 on January 22, 2020, 04:59:35 PM
Doom and gloom..

I think with the appointment of Mark is a massive thing for the club and only positive can come from it.  Let’s be positive about the future, and back the club every way possible!
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Linnet64 on January 22, 2020, 05:13:16 PM
Here, here Brad :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: TonyM on January 22, 2020, 05:19:04 PM
Doom and gloom..

I think with the appointment of Mark is a massive thing for the club and only positive can come from it.  Let’s be positive about the future, and back the club every way possible!

The appointment of Mark is a positive, hopefully bringing in additional commercial income (steps in the right direction on that front with match sponsors being announced well in advance rather than Twitter requests posted in the week of the game) and should also free SC up to concentrate on other areas of the club but we equally shouldn't underestimate how far the club has come on the pitch in the past two seasons and what is required off it to consolidate that success.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 22, 2020, 05:39:12 PM
Would hope the club will really feel the benefit next season when hopefully Mark will be able to sell everything on the back of a promotion and with the added advantage of us being a National League and TV coverage every game (shirts)  and in particular home games ( everything).
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Bluboy on January 22, 2020, 06:20:21 PM
Would hope the club will really feel the benefit next season when hopefully Mark will be able to sell everything on the back of a promotion and with the added advantage of us being a National League and TV coverage every game (shirts)  and in particular home games ( everything).
Love your optimism for next season .... I try and keep feet on the ground but find myself looking at the league and picking the away fixtures and who’ll be visiting fortress Walks ... give me goose bumps thinking about it  :scarf: :bus:
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Oberon on January 22, 2020, 07:47:17 PM
Match reports are out of date because the programme is only published once every two weeks doh! But I’m sure the editor would be happy to leave out the match reports. Judging by the layout of the graphics they are probably a lot of work. I’m sure he would be happy to receive your four pages worth of copy. He awaits your email - otherwise the next programme will be 36 pages instead of 40!  The funniest thing is ... you still buy it even though it’s well below par sucker!
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: kenny r on January 22, 2020, 10:46:26 PM
It doesn't need to be ' doh ', Oberon. People are posting re items that they feel could be improved...that is positive and constructive criticism. They are also posting praise where they think it is appropriate.

Sadly social media loses all the tone and inflection that you would find if the same comments were made over a pint.

Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mark A Hearle on January 23, 2020, 09:32:36 AM
Morning all,

For those interested we now have a donation link on the official club website www.kltown.co.uk  if you wish to contribute towards the cost of the pitch covers. Click on the ' match tickets ' section and the link will appear there. We will provide updates as to the totals as we progress. Thanks in advance for your support.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Brad94 on January 23, 2020, 09:48:07 AM
Excellent.. perfect for the people who didn’t get chance to donate at the games the buckets were at, and then for people who can’t attend matches/live away! Let’s make this happen ladies and gentlemen!

Morning all,

For those interested we now have a donation link on the official club website www.kltown.co.uk  if you wish to contribute towards the cost of the pitch covers. Click on the ' match tickets ' section and the link will appear there. We will provide updates as to the totals as we progress. Thanks in advance for your support.
Title: Re: York on Saturday.
Post by: Mallard on January 23, 2020, 09:52:10 AM
Match reports are out of date because the programme is only published once every two weeks doh! But I’m sure the editor would be happy to leave out the match reports. Judging by the layout of the graphics they are probably a lot of work. I’m sure he would be happy to receive your four pages worth of copy. He awaits your email - otherwise the next programme will be 36 pages instead of 40!  The funniest thing is ... you still buy it even though it’s well below par sucker!

Exactly,  no point in putting stuff like match reports in when everyone has read them and they could be as much as two weeks out of date.   If it’s a lot of work for match reports ( with graphics) for the Ed, then leave em out.  Everyone’s a winner.  As for my 4 pages of drivel, I don’t really think so, do you ?

Might be an idea to look at what other people in our league are producing.  I seem to recall we had player profiles each week at the start of the season.  Why did that stop.   How about a ‘Where are they now’ page?  Just suggestions.

As for me being a sucker, very close.  I may well be but will continue supporting the club with admission 50/50 draw beverages, bucket collection etc. Costs me around 50/60 quid for a home game, but more than happy to do it for the entertainment we are being given.