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Title: Fixtures
Post by: TonyM on September 08, 2020, 01:30:24 PM
So they are out - 7 league games plus an FA Cup tie in October will certainly stretch the squad but at least we have 4 home games, including the opener vs Yeovil, combined with trips to Maidenhead, Solihull Moors and Weymouth.

Christmas does look like it 'comes all at once' - home and away to Notts County (H - 26th Dec, A - 2nd Jan) and Chesterfield away squeezed in between (28th Dec), although I still think the odds are against any away fans this season.

Roll on the season
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Nemesis on September 08, 2020, 01:39:40 PM
According to the FA website, the First Round Proper of the FA Trophy is on 14th November yet we have a league game that day  (away to Sutton) - but no fixture on the 7th November!
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: admin on September 08, 2020, 01:48:24 PM
7th November is FA Cup First round proper
Lynn enter the Trophy at the Third Round stage, in December
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 08, 2020, 03:05:29 PM
............although I still think the odds are against any away fans this season.

I think you are probably correct there Tony, although if people don't start behaving themselves and the R rate keeps rising as it has recently, home fans being able to attend could be at risk again!

It's still out there!
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 08, 2020, 03:17:55 PM
Let’s hope that at least some get to witness our first game back at this level.  A truly fantastic day in store for many, though I fear nowhere near enough.

Fingers crossed the game is streamed for those of us who cannot be there.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 08, 2020, 03:47:50 PM
From Home page (thanks to Richard):

Lynn kick off their first ever National League campaign with Yeovil Town the visitors followed by trips to Maidenhead and Solihull.
Boxing Day sees Notts County at The Walks in what promises to be a bumper attendance should circumstances allow.

Yeovil were last at The Walks in 1971 - Malcolm Lindsay scoring in the 1-1 draw.
So it's first competitive visits for Boreham Wood, Chesterfield, Dagenham & Redbridge, FC Halifax Town, Hartlepool United, Notts County (played Reserves in Midland League 1957), Sutton United, Torquay United, Woking, Wrexham
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Loughborough Linnet on September 08, 2020, 11:01:59 PM
Let’s hope that at least some get to witness our first game back at this level.  A truly fantastic day in store for many, though I fear nowhere near enough.

Fingers crossed the game is streamed for those of us who cannot be there.

Given the new 6 person rule, I’m increasingly doubtful of any fans being let in.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 09, 2020, 08:15:03 AM
Let’s hope that at least some get to witness our first game back at this level.  A truly fantastic day in store for many, though I fear nowhere near enough.

Fingers crossed the game is streamed for those of us who cannot be there.

Given the new 6 person rule, I’m increasingly doubtful of any fans being let in.

Organised sporting events are exempt.........for the time being.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 09, 2020, 09:45:20 AM
If they are allowing 200/300 people to sit close together in a metal tube, gulping in each other’s recycled air and travelling hours together.  All that after spending 2/3 hours with 1000’s of other people from all over the World in an airport terminal then surely a few hundred people spread about a football ground,in the open air is the least of our problems.

One thing I have noticed throughout the Leagues that have started at Non League level is the amount of games that are being cancelled at the last minute where a player has tested positive.   The season has started for a lot of teams but I wonder how many Leagues will actually be completed.   The cost implication of cancelled games at our level won’t be insignificant

Hancock and Johnson are both giving updates later today and what can and what cannot go ahead.   Football at our level cannot survive without the paying public.   Not that will be a consideration on what is announced later today
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 09, 2020, 11:28:57 AM
If they are allowing 200/300 people to sit close together in a metal tube, gulping in each other’s recycled air and travelling hours together.  All that after spending 2/3 hours with 1000’s of other people from all over the World in an airport terminal then surely a few hundred people spread about a football ground,in the open air is the least of our problems.

One thing I have noticed throughout the Leagues that have started at Non League level is the amount of games that are being cancelled at the last minute where a player has tested positive.   The season has started for a lot of teams but I wonder how many Leagues will actually be completed.   The cost implication of cancelled games at our level won’t be insignificant

Hancock and Johnson are both giving updates later today and what can and what cannot go ahead.   Football at our level cannot survive without the paying public.   Not that will be a consideration on what is announced later today

It will be interesting to see if the playing field is level when Boris gives his announcements later today. Some strange decisions already appeared to have been made with regards to whats permitted and whats not. Having said that, we have seen ourselves over recent weeks (locally and nationally), that some people think the restrictions apply to others and not them. While this attitude continues we are always going to be at risks of further restrictions.

The Pandemic has been with us for a number of months now, and Football Clubs have had more time than most other business's to get their house in order, and therefore make provisions for any further restrictions in income. I'm not saying its going to be easy, but its not easy for most people running a business at the moment. I believe our Chairman (along with others) mentioned about the re-set button for football, and that the days of big money in non league were over. So hopefully, if the soon to be announced restrictions do impact even further on the Clubs finances, the Club will be in a healthy enough positions to withstand it, and that the decisions the Chairman has made will bare some kind of fruit.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Dilligaf on September 09, 2020, 12:04:21 PM
I think mallard that's exactly what the general public find infuriating frustrating and non-sensical....Doncaster st ledger meeting gets the go ahead under the guise of it being a "test" event....speedway/stock car racing in this area packed now every w/end or so...some industries (the one I work in) have worked full hours all the way through this...and many other examples pubs/restaurants etc....yet a few hundred people at a football match is classed as a "risk"....meeting with more than 6 people now a risk again...no sorry...only after monday....either lockdown or dont....the virus I dont believe is picking or choosing what events it turns up at.... :dontknow:
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 09, 2020, 01:02:47 PM
Fingers crossed for later today that we get the go ahead to allow fans into grounds to watch Step one in October.   If Boris and co decide otherwise the outcome doesn’t bare thinking about for a lot of Clubs.

Could Clubs like Kings Lynn survive on such things as limited TV coverage, Live Streaming etc.  Stephen Cleeve is a big fan of live streaming but would it bring in the revenue needed ?
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 09, 2020, 02:17:24 PM
Doncaster st ledger meeting gets the go ahead under the guise of it being a "test" event.

Now been instructed by local health officials to go behind locked doors for tomorrow.

When you think that they only had 2500 in a massive racecourse, that may not bode too well for sporting events that are due to be held in stadiums. :bankrupt:

Be interesting to see how our local authority handles things.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 09, 2020, 05:02:49 PM
After listening to the PM it does paint a grim picture.    Will the National League start in Oct ?

After watching All or nothing on Spurs And to coin a popular Jose phrase. ‘We’re. @&);:-!

Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 09, 2020, 05:07:56 PM
Confirmed that step 3 and below can continue as planned.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Linnet on September 09, 2020, 05:38:59 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/54094363
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 09, 2020, 06:29:57 PM
Chris Witty, CMO, has warned that the "difficult period " would last until the spring.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 09, 2020, 06:34:34 PM
If we can’t get fans into the ground then we have to look at every other way of financing the Club.   Live Streaming of games is a must to keep fans involved and bring in revenue.   I recall SC saying York would pull in 40,000 subscribers for one of their games.  So surely we can pull 2,000 In ( with away followers)  Tenner a pop that’s 20k.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Badger on September 09, 2020, 06:58:14 PM
I would willingly pay £10 a match or even £15 if live stream was the only way to watch the Linnets - home and away.

Regards - Badger -  :oldman"
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: dillydilly on September 09, 2020, 08:20:16 PM
I agree with Badger..  I’d pay £15 per livestream.  It would be good if we hyped it enough to get 1500 to 2,000 paying what they can, to help us be in a healthy state when we’re able to go back in.  How about a terrific “crowd” for the Yeovil game ?......
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 09, 2020, 08:41:04 PM
15 quid with an online programme Thrown in.  sounds a great deal. 
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: KES80 on September 10, 2020, 11:31:46 AM
Yes agreed.....probably the way forward for the next few months.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: jesuslinnet on September 10, 2020, 11:46:00 AM
15 quid with an online programme Thrown in.  sounds a great deal.

But it has to be done well.
The friendly games should be streamed free, so everyone can get used to it.
Then a fee, when the season starts.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 10, 2020, 01:41:44 PM
I agree it does need to done well.   2 camera’s so as to capture all the board sponsors etc.  Can even have a match day sponsor with a message in the stream.   That way wouldn’t have to pay anything back to those companies who have boards etc.  Also give season ticket holders free viewing again no money then to pay back.

Make it a real afternoon/evenings entertainment.  Get Manager, players Chairman’s comment before the game.  Sponsors messages again through the half time interval.  Maybe even play highlights from previous games.

Just some ideas.   
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: westlynnmike on September 10, 2020, 03:29:11 PM
15 quid with an online programme Thrown in.  sounds a great deal.

Season Ticket holders FREE   :dontknow: Sounds a great idea.

 :scarf: :comeon: :scarf:
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 10, 2020, 03:48:13 PM
15 quid with an online programme Thrown in.  sounds a great deal.

But it has to be done well.
The friendly games should be streamed free, so everyone can get used to it.
Then a fee, when the season starts.

I agree it does need to done well.   2 camera’s so as to capture all the board sponsors etc.  Can even have a match day sponsor with a message in the stream.   That way wouldn’t have to pay anything back to those companies who have boards etc.  Also give season ticket holders free viewing again no money then to pay back.

Make it a real afternoon/evenings entertainment.  Get Manager, players Chairman’s comment before the game.  Sponsors messages again through the half time interval.  Maybe even play highlights from previous games.

Just some ideas.

Other Clubs already do this. Due to the current circumstances we all find ourselves it, I think it's a must. With today's technology, its won't be too difficult to set up and should be well within the capability of people already involved with the Club.

It just needs someone to take ownership of it and get it done.

Cost per game? Its nice to see people offering to pay £15 for it, but I do wonder if there will be enough people take it up at that price.   :dontknow:

Season ticket holders for free. I'd have thought that was another must. If not, they would effectively be paying twice (those that want to pay twice can do, but it needs to be their choice and not be forced on to them).

 :scarf:
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Badger on September 10, 2020, 04:52:43 PM
The ideas coming forth all sound encouraging and I agree that maybe a commentary is required but hopefully not canned crowd noises.  A person who springs to mind to do the commentary is David Wright if he is willing, or Westlynn Mike.

No doubt there will be many who will object to anything above £10 being charged because of League One clubs (like Portsmouth, who I also support only charging £10).  They will of course have many thousands tuning in and that is how they can only charge that amount.  I sincerely hope we can make the right decisions and make a go of it.  :scarf: :oldman"
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 10, 2020, 05:15:56 PM
Be interesting to hear Stephen Cleeve’s ideas on what Kings Lynn will do IF no spectators are allowed to attend.   Must be two weeks since his last weekly podcast.

C’mon Stephen, where are ya.  Let’s be havin you.

Times like this the fans want to be hearing from the club’s owner
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Dilligaf on September 10, 2020, 05:24:23 PM
I have no doubt a podcast is now just around the corner.. :phone:
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Mallard on September 10, 2020, 06:48:45 PM
The ideas coming forth all sound encouraging and I agree that maybe a commentary is required but hopefully not canned crowd noises.  A person who springs to mind to do the commentary is David Wright if he is willing, or Westlynn Mike.



How about the Chappie who announces the team’s?   He has a strong clear voice to do the commentary and without fans no need for an announcer. 
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: westlynnmike on September 11, 2020, 01:10:58 PM
Thanks Badger for the "Nomination" as Presenter.

I would love to give commentary but only at Home and not every game as I sometimes get hijacked by the wife to go somewhere. I have a strong voice (years training first aid and projecting my voice an parades and in battlefield conditions in the RAF Regiment) with dulcet (and Dorset) tones so it shouldn't grate too hard on the Norfolk ear. I would have to watch out for the odd expletive and the occasional "where's the man on the far side to collect the over-hit ball" ( :laughcry: :laughcry:).

Maybe several people on a rotational basis and if possible two each shift to ease the voice strain.
Title: Streaming of preseason games
Post by: mrzanussi on September 12, 2020, 10:05:27 PM
Previously Mr Cleave stated that all last season ticket holders could get free entry to home games  As this has not been possible can he arrange for the stream to be free to those customers. What will happen if those who have bought season tickets for this season? Will they have to pay to stream as well.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: dillydilly on September 16, 2020, 12:27:19 PM
I suspect people who have bought season tickets won’t be perturbed at having to pay a fiver foe access to streaming.  On the fixtures front, it must be a concern that Solihull, one of our early opponents, are experiencing Covid spread enough to be high up the Government’s watch-list.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on September 16, 2020, 12:30:19 PM
I suspect people who have bought season tickets won’t be perturbed at having to pay a fiver foe access to streaming.  On the fixtures front, it must be a concern that Solihull, one of our early opponents, are experiencing Covid spread enough to be high up the Government’s watch-list.
Same position as Norfolk was last week, but thankfully we have slipped back down the list again.
Title: Re: Fixtures
Post by: macfleetwood1 on September 16, 2020, 12:31:11 PM
There is someone on this sight who has worked in Radio, retired 3 years ago. I will have a word, but not hopeful.