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Title: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: YellowLinnet on August 29, 2021, 08:37:24 AM
I see Mr Chairman has just tweeted that 1100 tickets have been sold for Monday. Considering this is a bank holiday I don’t think it looks good for figures going into the winter. How long before home attendances are 700,800,900 ish again?
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2021, 09:00:51 AM
1100 was about the Chesterfield allocation I believe.......so hopefully at least 2,000 in total come Monday
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 29, 2021, 09:01:59 AM
Should be a good few snapped up now on the back of yesterday’s result. 
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Nemesis on August 29, 2021, 09:30:25 AM
Will Joe Rowley be able to play against his own club?
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: happymondays on August 29, 2021, 09:50:58 AM
Chesterfield 2 out of 2 no goals conceded...Lynn off the mark yesterday. Looking forward to a Bank Holiday banger.Lets hope we get a decent turnout.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 29, 2021, 10:28:16 AM
Looks like a place on the bench for Bazza again.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2021, 11:08:57 AM
 :laughcry: well you did want that second keeper in the squad Mall !
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: westlynnmike on August 29, 2021, 03:18:15 PM
Hope I'm not surrounded by Chesterfield fans like against Southend.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2021, 04:05:14 PM
Perhaps lay off the "Lynx" this time around WLM ! :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 29, 2021, 04:22:16 PM
Perhaps lay off the "Lynx" this time around WLM ! :laughcry:

Always thought of Mike as more of a Brut man. Maybe Old Spice on a Sunday?

 :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 29, 2021, 04:39:36 PM
You still have a couple of bottle left from the 70s of Hi Karate B&G ?
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2021, 04:44:14 PM
That's high end stuff these days :

Almost £60 a bottle on ebay !
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 29, 2021, 05:15:30 PM
Dilly’s fav must be Obsession  :salute:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 29, 2021, 07:15:28 PM
You still have a couple of bottle left from the 70s of Hi Karate B&G ?

My skin is far too sensitive for that. Only use natural products.   :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 29, 2021, 09:31:38 PM
On the assumption that Rowley can't play against his own club and that we have no injuries, what should the starting line up be.

Obviously fatigue could be an issue

Will Bowry get a start ?

Possibly McGavin for Coleman at half time and Sundire for Clunan.

I think IC will start with:


Jones,  Barrows, Bird, Callan -McFadden, Fernandez, Denton, Coleman, Clunan, Gyasi, Linton, Omotayo


Then at half time or just after, McGavin for Coleman and Sundire for Clunan leaving Bowry or Gascoigne as the final sub.

Denton did get a heavy knock so possible that Fernandez/Bird goes to left back and Bowry plays in the centre
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: YellowLinnet on August 30, 2021, 09:57:25 AM
I see Mr Chairman has just tweeted that 1100 tickets have been sold for Monday. Considering this is a bank holiday I don’t think it looks good for figures going into the winter. How long before home attendances are 700,800,900 ish again?

Judging by the chairman’s latest tweet: there is currently around 659 home fans expected today and 641 from chesterfield. Absolute joke for a national league club but what do you expect with those prices…
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: dillydilly on August 30, 2021, 10:27:44 AM
That’s a worrying attendance prediction. We may now have a team that can do well at this level - surely support shouldn’t drop off now ?  Says a stay-at-home Dilly, who is a Covid Coward !  I used to use Obsession spray, but I found I couldn’t keep the ladies at bay…. For today, after a very good performance at Yeovil, I hope we can play Rowley, but yay or nay, we surely must play Gyasi.  His sort cause chances for all, including Coleman on Saturday.  Must be very wary of Kabongo Tshimanga - the arch nipster who destroyed us for Boreham Wood last season.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 11:19:44 AM
Yes Tshimanga is a powerful guy....pace and power

.....our defenders to need to be quick and strong to keep him at bay
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 11:23:36 AM
Re attendance :

V Southend, 2600.....1800-2000 Southend,. 600-800 Lynn.

So if Lynn attendance is same and Chesterfield match it, it will be a total of 1200-1600.

As it's a Bank Hol and the weather is poor, hopefully there will be a few more from Lynn.... would be good to get close to 2000.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: westlynnmike on August 30, 2021, 11:24:25 AM
Perhaps lay off the "Lynx" this time around WLM ! :laughcry:

Always thought of Mike as more of a Brut man. Maybe Old Spice on a Sunday?

 :laughcry:

Fahrenheit actually, cos I'm hot stuff.  :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 11:30:32 AM
.......... Says a stay-at-home Dilly, who is a Covid Coward

Is there such a thing? Taking the correct precautions to protect yourself AND others, despite  that meaning having to miss your favourite past time?

Hats off to you! :thanks:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Coastal linnet on August 30, 2021, 12:17:18 PM
Should be a good game today with Chesterfields aSPIRE rations.
Let's hope there's a TWIST in that for them today.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 12:19:04 PM
I think the club should introduce a reward card scheme. You get it stamped each time you go to a match. Once you have got 8 stamps, you get a £3 discount off entrance fee for rest of season.

Would help bring those fans back who have reached their tipping point and now feel priced out and would give something back to the most loyal.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 12:45:19 PM
I think the club should introduce a reward card scheme. You get it stamped each time you go to a match. Once you have got 8 stamps, you get a £3 discount off entrance fee for rest of season.

Would help bring those fans back who have reached their tipping point and now feel priced out and would give something back to the most loyal.

Rewarding your customers is always a good idea.

Not sure if we would be allowed to do what you suggest though.  :dontknow:

I believe away supporters have to be allowed entry at same price as home supporters. As they are very unlikely to have been at previous games it would mean they are paying more to gain entry.  :dontknow:

Great idea for a Chinese take away though.   :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: dillydilly on August 30, 2021, 02:22:16 PM
B & G - Thanks. I am currently missing out, but I have an underlying condition.  I do hope we start getting a great crowd again, as I believe this team could do well.  But, to all who go, be careful, we don’t want to hear of even ONE supporter catching this damn thing.  And. KES, Kabongo doesn’t need or use “ Strength” because they’ve nothing to wrestle, after he’s put them on their arses with a side-step or body swerve.  I recall being most impressed with his nipsterism against our team last season.  Low “centre of gravity”, I think they call it !   Dilly compromise - Will accept 3 central defenders, as long as there are no “holders” in front of them, Clunan, Sundire, and King, for me, linking with Gyasi and Rowley, with Gold as the bloke to come on when something different needed.  Nerd rant over, much banter to come.  Top six ?!!!
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 02:38:07 PM
Tshimanga uses his strength all the time Dilly...you just choose not to see it.....stay safe and well my friend :scarf:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: dillydilly on August 30, 2021, 04:08:08 PM
He’s one of the nipsters, KES !  He twists the “lunks” inside out !….
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 05:35:04 PM
Yes he is quick and he also holds people off and pushes past people with his upper body strength
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 30, 2021, 06:24:12 PM
As much as another home defeat is disappointing the results we achieve against the Chesterfield and the other 7/8 big hitters won’t define what we do this season.  It’s what we do against the other 12/13 teams that will determine where we end up in this League.

The one big worry seems to be the size of the squad and how we will cope as the season progresses.   2 games in and we were missing Rowley, King and Linton.  Fleming sent out on loan and Jones back on the bench ( but how fit was he to be there ?).

It seems we don’t have the money to go with say a 20 man squad but in reality can we really hope to go with just 18.   Surely SC can find that bit extra to bring in two extra bodies.

If he cannot fund it himself then with all his connections in the business world he can find one or two to come onboard to pump some much needed funds in.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 07:29:06 PM
All things considered, a half decent start....I am sure we would have taken 3 draws from the opening fixtures.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 07:31:50 PM
As much as another home defeat is disappointing the results we achieve against the Chesterfield and the other 7/8 big hitters won’t define what we do this season.  It’s what we do against the other 12/13 teams that will determine where we end up in this League.

The one big worry seems to be the size of the squad and how we will cope as the season progresses.   2 games in and we were missing Rowley, King and Linton.  Fleming sent out on loan and Jones back on the bench ( but how fit was he to be there ?).

It seems we don’t have the money to go with say a 20 man squad but in reality can we really hope to go with just 18.   Surely SC can find that bit extra to bring in two extra bodies.

If he cannot fund it himself then with all his connections in the business world he can find one or two to come onboard to pump some much needed funds in.

Fleming sent off today for Lowestoft

Rowley wasn't allowed to play today. Nobody could do anything about that.



Three games in and limited numbers having an effect already. Did everyone come through unscathed today?


It seems we don’t have the money to go with say a 20 man squad but in reality can we really hope to go with just 18.   Surely SC can find that bit extra to bring in two extra bodies.


It looks as if he'll have to find it one way or another. If not his dream could soon become a nightmare.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: happymondays on August 30, 2021, 07:32:17 PM
Inventive players needed ASAP and a striker who moves out of second gear during the 90 minutes !
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 07:39:03 PM
I think the club should introduce a reward card scheme. You get it stamped each time you go to a match. Once you have got 8 stamps, you get a £3 discount off entrance fee for rest of season.

Would help bring those fans back who have reached their tipping point and now feel priced out and would give something back to the most loyal.

Rewarding your customers is always a good idea.

Not sure if we would be allowed to do what you suggest though.  :dontknow:

I believe away supporters have to be allowed entry at same price as home supporters. As they are very unlikely to have been at previous games it would mean they are paying more to gain entry.  :dontknow:

Great idea for a Chinese take away though.   :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:


Well I hope you're the only one laughing at your rather superior, inaccurate and cynical post B & G........but then again I remember you posting something similar when I suggested producing and marketing masks in Lynn colours and crest about 18 months ago....of course you were correct... would never be a goer.

The idea I mentioned above is used in gyms, clinics and yes juice bars in Norwich, but something similar is used by many online businesses. You could do it by generating an on line voucher code, once someone had qualified.

You wouldn't be treating away fans any different......they have the option of coming to The Walks 8 times in a season if they so wish.

Perhaps you can suggest an alternative way of getting the fans back on board, price wise
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 07:43:19 PM
Inventive players needed ASAP and a striker who moves out of second gear during the 90 minutes !

None of Morias, Linton, Rowley and King were available today.

Next match hopefully Linton and Rowley back, game after Morias back..... people need to just calm down, we are only 3 matches in with a new squad and are doing ok
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 07:47:21 PM
I think the club should introduce a reward card scheme. You get it stamped each time you go to a match. Once you have got 8 stamps, you get a £3 discount off entrance fee for rest of season.

Would help bring those fans back who have reached their tipping point and now feel priced out and would give something back to the most loyal.

Rewarding your customers is always a good idea.

Not sure if we would be allowed to do what you suggest though.  :dontknow:

I believe away supporters have to be allowed entry at same price as home supporters. As they are very unlikely to have been at previous games it would mean they are paying more to gain entry.  :dontknow:

Great idea for a Chinese take away though.   :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:


Well I hope you're the only one laughing at your rather superior, inaccurate and cynical post B & G........but then again I remember you posting something similar when I suggested producing and marketing masks in Lynn colours and crest about 18 months ago....of course you were correct... would never be a goer.

The idea I mentioned above is used in gyms, clinics and yes juice bars in Norwich, but something similar is used by many online businesses. You could do it by generating an on line voucher code, once someone had qualified.

You wouldn't be treating away fans any different......they have the option of coming to The Walks 8 times in a season if they so wish.

Perhaps you can suggest an alternative way of getting the fans back on board, price wise

 :dontknow:

I have absolutely no idea why you  think the comment is anyway superior.  I really don't know where you are coming from with that one. In no way was I decrying your idea. I was just saying that I don't know if it would be allowed. Maybe someone could enlighten us on that matter. You've lost me on the mask comment as well.

Of course it's common practice (as you have said) in many business's to offer rewards to returning customers. It happens in many business's already, such as Chinese takeaways (hence the  :laughcry:).

Of course, all these other business's don't have to follow league rules.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: happymondays on August 30, 2021, 07:49:50 PM
The Chesterfield manager never broke a sweat today ..it was all too easy and predictable and needs addressing quickly. I personally paid £55 today for me and 2 family members and we all left feeling very apathetic.
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 30, 2021, 08:01:32 PM
Fair enough B & G.... having re read your post, I probably over reacted and saw your last line as unnecessarily dismissive.


Be good to hear some alternatives if people have them
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Mallard on August 30, 2021, 08:07:13 PM
With the next home game, Dagenham & Redbridge being shown live on BT Sports ( 5.20 KO). I think some kind of incentive needs to be offered for fans to turn up in numbers. 
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 08:14:58 PM

Perhaps you can suggest an alternative way of getting the fans back on board, price wise

My opinion is the first thing to do is to make sure the existing supporters don't start to fall by the wayside.

Unfortunately it looks  (judging by the last two gates) as if the only thing that may do this is some sort of financial incentive. I suppose that's a case of live by the sword and die by the sword. The supporters have seen nothing but price hikes, so I suppose they are justified in thinking from the financial perspective.

So, how about a 50p (or some other amount) voucher on the back of each entry ticket, to be redeemed against a product (food, drink, merchadise, program) purchased inside the ground for the NEXT home game.

Just an idea and some meat would need adding to the bones, thats if its feasible in the first place.

Regarding getting the (shall we call them "missing") supporters back to the Walks, maybe we shouldn't be too bothered about that.  :dontknow:  After all, the Club don't seem to be!  The starting point maybe to heighten the profile of the Club and each and every home game. That would involve the Club and its Volunteers to really roll their sleeves up and get into the muck and nettles rather than sitting around tables and nodding in the right direction at the appropriate time.

I doubt either will happen. Financially its all take and no give, and I really don't know if the current  crop of well meaning volunteers are really into that kind of thing (maybe they are  :dontknow: )

FOTL are working on ideas, so hopefully we will see the results soon.

 :scarf:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 08:15:53 PM
Fair enough B & G.... having re read your post, I probably over reacted and saw your last line as unnecessarily dismissive.


Be good to hear some alternatives if people have them

 :clap:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on August 30, 2021, 08:25:03 PM
Fair enough B & G.... having re read your post, I probably over reacted and saw your last line as unnecessarily dismissive.


Be good to hear some alternatives if people have them

Just had a Chinese takeaway and as I spent over £17 (and before any comments are made, that's for two   :laughcry:), got my loyalty card stamped. That's 4 down with eight to go before I get my free half a crispy duck and pancakes.    :cheers:
Title: Re: Chesterfield on Monday
Post by: KES80 on August 31, 2021, 10:36:49 AM
 :laughcry: Touche

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