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Title: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on February 17, 2021, 10:35:48 AM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/we-can-t-carry-on-doing-what-we-are-doing-without-help-linnets-boss-ian-culverhouse-9157143/


So where now?   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: KES80 on February 17, 2021, 10:54:29 AM
Nothing there that we didn't already know.........the voting process is taking way too long
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on February 17, 2021, 11:27:48 AM
Nothing there that we didn't already know.........

Very true, and it is from IC and not "Steve", who apparently always works best on his own.


.........the voting process is taking way too long

They should have only been given 48 hours to return their votes!
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: gs50 on February 17, 2021, 12:36:24 PM
I have said it before they are trying to get season three quarters played then PPG to finish season.
Don't forget it has all got to be ratified by FA so that will extend time. Think SC should just stop playing  and face consequences.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Mallard on February 17, 2021, 12:46:37 PM
I thought it was part of the League constitution that says 28 days has to be given.  Clubs had the option of all voting in 48 hours.  Presumably some didn’t take that option
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on February 17, 2021, 01:22:11 PM
I thought it was part of the League constitution that says 28 days has to be given.  Clubs had the option of all voting in 48 hours.  Presumably some didn’t take that option

The options were very clear, and the circumstances Clubs find them in were unlikely to change.

I can't see any reason for Clubs taking so long to vote, other than effectively forcing other Clubs to play on until the vote is in, irrespective of the other Clubs financial situations.

Strong rumour that the decision has been made already. Hopefully that's true so we all hear soon.


Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Mallard on February 17, 2021, 01:27:16 PM
Maybe the have’s were hoping the have nots would be given a grant or at least take out a loan so that haves could continue to go for their goal of getting back into League Football.

It does show the massive gulf there is in terms of finance between some of the teams in this League.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on February 17, 2021, 01:32:24 PM
I have said it before they are trying to get season three quarters played then PPG to finish season.
Don't forget it has all got to be ratified by FA so that will extend time. Think SC should just stop playing  and face consequences.

Another one has made the bold decision.


Ollie Bayliss

Chester "won't play any further League fixtures until the result of the resolutions is known."

"The significant costs of remaining fully operational no longer align with our overriding responsibility of protecting the financial viability of the Club".
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Mallard on February 17, 2021, 01:48:14 PM
Shame our owner can’t come out and give the fans his thoughts.    He is never normally slow at expressing his opinion on a range of subjects.  It must be 3 weeks since his last podcast.  Last season when we were in for Promotion PPG etc  on one occasion he did 3 podcasts inside a week.

Come on Stephen let’s be having your thoughts at the very least.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: TonyM on February 17, 2021, 02:06:34 PM
Shame our owner can’t come out and give the fans his thoughts.    He is never normally slow at expressing his opinion on a range of subjects.  It must be 3 weeks since his last podcast.  Last season when we were in for Promotion PPG etc he on way occasion he did 3 podcasts inside a week.

Come on Stephen let’s be having your thoughts at the very least.

I think he knows he is in a no-win situation.  There was a bit on the commentary last night when he said he thinks the league now have enough votes to call it and he thought it would be NL continue with the NLS and NLN stopping.  What he then advocated would be for those clubs that voted N&V in the NL to be able to cease for the season, effectively without penalty, which I just think is wishful thinking but until the league actually make some decisions I guess he doesn't want to give up our NL place in the way Dover have given up theirs for next season.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Paul47 on February 17, 2021, 02:08:38 PM
Shame our owner can’t come out and give the fans his thoughts.    He is never normally slow at expressing his opinion on a range of subjects.  It must be 3 weeks since his last podcast.  Last season when we were in for Promotion PPG etc  on one occasion he did 3 podcasts inside a week.

Come on Stephen let’s be having your thoughts at the very least.

He's given his thoughts to the Lynn News & EDP, and as others have said, on the stream last night.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Mallard on February 17, 2021, 02:18:34 PM
Would it work for the Have’s to continue and play out a mini league leaving the have nots to null  and void their season.  Re-Group to go again in Aug ?   


No doubt the legality of that would not be covered in the Leagues constitution.   

Is it for certain that Kings Lynn cannot continue in any shape or form if the vote is in favour of continuing ?   

Would be interesting to hear from SC about the least and the ultimate punishments the club could receive in terms of fines, demotions etc.   Again this must be all
Laid down in the League rules.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Dilligaf on February 17, 2021, 03:52:14 PM
At the end of every podcast he says I'll put together another one for next week.... :dontknow:...never happens...unless like you say mallard...it was end of last season and he had an agenda
His predictions so far have been way off the mark...I expect to hear from him the next time they want something like the covers needing to be put back on.
Although I dont know why the chairman doesn't just delegate and get someone to put a bit of info out on the KLTFC media page on Twitter.....cos at the moment that page is about as useful as a cat flap in an elephant house..... :dontknow:
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Paul47 on February 18, 2021, 08:08:41 AM

His predictions so far have been way off the mark...


Hence why they're call predictions........
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Dilligaf on February 18, 2021, 10:50:10 AM

His predictions so far have been way off the mark...


Hence why they're call predictions........


 :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:......... :Sherlock: :Sherlock: :Sherlock:
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Nikki on February 18, 2021, 10:54:42 AM

His predictions so far have been way off the mark...


Hence why they're call predictions........


 :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:
I don't think I'll be taking any notice of any musing or stock market predictions that appear on Twitter.
Cully did say there is no personal income so that could be why.
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Dilligaf on February 18, 2021, 12:36:57 PM
Precisely...when your predictions are that good...I think you're best keeping them to yourself.... :Sherlock:
Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on February 18, 2021, 07:01:26 PM
Cleeve in Lynn News:


King's Lynn chairman accuses National League of punishing clubs for their own failings

King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve has claimed clubs are being punished for the National League's failures as the uncertainty over whether the current season will be completed or not continues.

All 66 clubs in the National League, National League North and National League South are voting on whether the season should carry on or be cancelled.

The vote came about after it emerged government funding for the rest of the season would be provided in loans and not grants.

But Cleeve, who has also personally written to the National League for guidance, has stated that he is not prepared to keep putting his hand in his own pockets with no income coming into the club.

"What has been served up to us is nothing better than a dog's dinner," he said.

"They are punishing clubs for their own failings and the way it is going many clubs will be forced into an insolvency position.

"If they force us to continue, it will be nothing more than a pure vanity project.


As it stands, King's Lynn Town's crunch home games against both Barnet and Weymouth next week will still go ahead, but what happens after that remains unclear.

"It costs a significant amount of money a month to run the football club a month and this just can't got on with no fans coming through the gates," said Cleeve.

"For clubs who aren't in a position to carry on, the league should expunge their results and start again next season once fans are hopefully allowed back in.

"I hope as many of our fans will support us when we need it by purchasing the streams."

Two more National League clubs have issued public statements on what they think should happen to the season.

Wealdstone, currently 19th in the National League, have voted for the season to be made null and void.

The Stones also voted for each league to be able to decide its own fate.

“We do not believe it is appropriate for the club to take on debt to complete the season,” chairman Rory Fitzgerald said in a statement.

"The club has now incurred close to two months of costs without any meaningful revenue and this cannot continue for further months if the club is to survive in a recognisable form.

“We therefore do not feel it is possible for the board to vote for anything other than ending the season whilst there is no clarity on future financial support and what form this may take.”

Meanwhile, Wrexham say they are in favour of the season continuing but have abstained from voting because they are excluded from receiving any financial support because of their location.

“The club position was, and remains, that it does not want to impose our view on others, on a matter where all clubs are not being treated equally,” the club said in a statement.

However, the club says it has voted in favour of each division being able to decide its own fate.

The statement adds: “The club has now voted in favour of Resolution 1 but will maintain its position of abstaining on the other resolutions.

“It is our hope that the National League (Step 1) season continues.”

Chesterfield, Notts County, Sutton United and Hartlepool United have all voted to continue, while Dover Athletic and the Linnets want the season scrapped.

Lynn's owner, who also confirmed the Linnets had successfully passed their Grade A Ground Grading for the National League this week, blasted the club's who have yet to cast their vote.

"There's no logical reason why some clubs haven't even voted yet and I think that's extremely selfish," said Cleeve.

"If I was in their shoes, I'd be behaving a little bit better. The bigger clubs should remember that they need the smaller clubs for the season to continue."

Linnets boss Ian Culverhouse, who has led the Linnets to back-to-back promotions, has also said that the season can't go on without any help.

Title: Re: Culverhouse in Lynn News
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on February 19, 2021, 06:17:45 AM
So is the owner saying Lynn are now a small club again? :dontknow:. 
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