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Title: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 02, 2021, 07:46:51 PM
Stephen Cleeve
@StephenCleeve

With Football Focus being presented from the stadium great chance to invite your work colleagues down and get some behind the scenes access to the world of live TV.  We have a tiny number of hospitality tickets left and you could sponsor the game - DM me for details
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 02, 2021, 08:28:43 PM
Stephen Cleeve
@StephenCleeve

With Football Focus being presented from the stadium great chance to invite your work colleagues down and get some behind the scenes access to the world of live TV.  We have a tiny number of hospitality tickets left and you could sponsor the game - DM me for details

How in name of the jumping baby Jesus is this game not sponsored already? :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: kenny r on November 02, 2021, 09:08:05 PM
Don't forget the wee donkey, Griss.

It's unbelievable that SC is casting around for a sponsor 5 days before a game of this magnitude.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on November 02, 2021, 09:19:33 PM
Maybe the cost is unbelievable.  :countingmoney:
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 02, 2021, 09:49:17 PM
Maybe the cost is unbelievable.  :countingmoney:

Cost is irrelevant?
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 09:35:27 AM
Everything with the Club just seems so far behind the curve Nikki, be it media appointments, commercial directors , catering, sponsorships, signings........there just don't seem to be enough quality personnel involved,soon enough who are at the level........I personally will be amazed if Lynn don't get relegated this year. Southend, Barnet, Maidenhead will be fine......I can only see Dover, Lynn, Aldershot, Wealdstone and Weymouth in the frame. Once the gap to the 2 W's gets to 10 points, which if nothing changes at Lynn, will be 3/4 weeks time, then I reckon that's game over.

Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: rod on November 03, 2021, 10:40:06 AM
It surely beggars belief that match sponsorship for the Walsall game appears to have been something of an afterthought,? Or am i being unreasonable?

I thought the club had a new commercial supremo onboard?
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 03, 2021, 11:06:08 AM
Everything with the Club just seems so far behind the curve Nikki, be it media appointments, commercial directors , catering, sponsorships, signings........there just don't seem to be enough quality personnel involved,soon enough who are at the level........I personally will be amazed if Lynn don't get relegated this year. Southend, Barnet, Maidenhead will be fine......I can only see Dover, Lynn, Aldershot, Wealdstone and Weymouth in the frame. Once the gap to the 2 W's gets to 10 points, which if nothing changes at Lynn, will be 3/4 weeks time, then I reckon that's game over.

In fairness, it looks as if the Catering side has been sorted. Good menu, good prices. As they say, the proof of the pudding.........................

We'll know for certain after Saturday.

 :scarf:
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Coastal linnet on November 03, 2021, 11:59:50 AM
Will there be puddings available as well
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 12:20:18 PM
I am just hoping that the current silence will end with a key signing or two to drag Lynn out of the mess they find themselves in...
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 03, 2021, 12:59:15 PM
Signings are not difficult.  The right signings are starting be elusive.    How do we get in the rights signings at the right money.  Thatís the issue.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 01:25:12 PM
As I suggested before,maybe you need to build a team of people who have experience of playing up front at this level.... needn't be too expensive could be on a part time consultancy basis......get  people like  Gash, Simeon Jackson etc (not necessarily those individuals) to vet our targets before committing to them. We also don't seem to have great contacts, so somehow  we need to develop these with other clubs....... expanding outwards to the catchment ( to supporters and to other clubs) and beyond ......... building friendships etc etc
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 03, 2021, 01:32:23 PM
As I suggested before,maybe you need to build a team of people who have experience of playing up front at this level.... needn't be too expensive could be on a part time consultancy basis......get  people like  Gash, Simeon Jackson etc (not necessarily those individuals) to vet our targets before committing to them.

I was under the impression that this is what has been happening recently anyway.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Sam Spade on November 03, 2021, 01:50:20 PM
As I suggested before,maybe you need to build a team of people who have experience of playing up front at this level.... needn't be too expensive could be on a part time consultancy basis......get  people like  Gash, Simeon Jackson etc (not necessarily those individuals) to vet our targets before committing to them. We also don't seem to have great contacts, so somehow  we need to develop these with other clubs....... expanding outwards to the catchment ( to supporters and to other clubs) and beyond ......... building friendships etc etc

And who would you suggest, within the club, need such advice and support from such 'playing up front' consultants.?
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 02:03:29 PM
Do you have any names, as to who has been helping B&G, as this is news to me ( then Again most things are, given the limited feedback from the club)
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 02:33:09 PM
As I suggested before,maybe you need to build a team of people who have experience of playing up front at this level.... needn't be too expensive could be on a part time consultancy basis......get  people like  Gash, Simeon Jackson etc (not necessarily those individuals) to vet our targets before committing to them. We also don't seem to have great contacts, so somehow  we need to develop these with other clubs....... expanding outwards to the catchment ( to supporters and to other clubs) and beyond ......... building friendships etc etc

And who would you suggest, within the club, need such advice and support from such 'playing up front' consultants.?


Anyone and everyone who was involved in the forwards recruited to date, who have collectively managed 3 league goals between them with almost a third of the season gone
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 03, 2021, 02:50:24 PM
Surely the decision on who to sign and who not to is down to one man.  IC.   He said in the summer that all new signings had to be spot and he couldnít afford to make mistakes.  So you would assume that he has run the rule over all the players we have signed and given it a lot of thought on who comes in.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 02:57:16 PM
Well, here we are 12 games in, with those signings......and it looks like they are short of what's required. Keeper....great signing......defenders....fair dues, they look like an NL back line......midfielders, pretty good... probably need a bit more offensively......forwards......for whatever reason, haven't hit it off.......the next forward signing is looking like last chance saloon...... surely makes sense to get as much input as possible before admittedly IC makes the final decision
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 03, 2021, 03:21:19 PM
We also don't seem to have great contacts.......

I wouldn't think that Backie would have many (if any) contacts at this level, but would expect Culverhouse to have some.

Maybe he has, and knows exactly who he wants to sign, but the simple reason why he is not getting them in is that he's not being given the money to do so.

Westlandstar on his post the other day, that he removed, stated that a list of 5 players was given to the Chairman, but none of them were signed.

If that's true, then "mystery" is solved.

If it is a case of there not being money available to sign these players, I don't know why the Chairman or Manager just don't come out with it and say so. It would end all the speculation and its only what the supporters think is the reason anyway.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 03, 2021, 03:27:16 PM
Maybe, just maybe the strikers we have onboard are what we can afford. You want guaranteed goals ?  Well the simple truth is that comes at a price  that is maybe out of our reach.   One other consideration is the thing that you may have over looked.   Whoever we want as got to be prepared to come and live within a reasonable distance or move. 
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 03:41:57 PM
I think that the strikers we signed did reflect the preseason budget.

However, now that Lynn need something more to keep the dream alive, will that budget be increased significantly ? How much is it that has already been spent attempting to keep the dream alive ?
What's another £50k.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue Moon on November 03, 2021, 04:04:45 PM
We also don't seem to have great contacts.......

I wouldn't think that Backie would have many (if any) contacts at this level, but would expect Culverhouse to have some.

Maybe he has, and knows exactly who he wants to sign, but the simple reason why he is not getting them in is that he's not being given the money to do so.

Westlandstar on his post the other day, that he removed, stated that a list of 5 players was given to the Chairman, but none of them were signed.

If that's true, then "mystery" is solved.

If it is a case of there not being money available to sign these players, I don't know why the Chairman or Manager just don't come out with it and say so. It would end all the speculation and its only what the supporters think is the reason anyway.
We also don't seem to have great contacts.......

I wouldn't think that Backie would have many (if any) contacts at this level, but would expect Culverhouse to have some.

Maybe he has, and knows exactly who he wants to sign, but the simple reason why he is not getting them in is that he's not being given the money to do so.

Westlandstar on his post the other day, that he removed, stated that a list of 5 players was given to the Chairman, but none of them were signed.

If that's true, then "mystery" is solved.

If it is a case of there not being money available to sign these players, I don't know why the Chairman or Manager just don't come out with it and say so. It would end all the speculation and its only what the supporters think is the reason anyway.
Lets be honest, what contacts do we expect IC or RB to have at this level ? Neither have had any experience down/up at our current level of football.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 03, 2021, 04:16:01 PM
We also don't seem to have great contacts.......

I wouldn't think that Backie would have many (if any) contacts at this level, but would expect Culverhouse to have some.

Maybe he has, and knows exactly who he wants to sign, but the simple reason why he is not getting them in is that he's not being given the money to do so.

Westlandstar on his post the other day, that he removed, stated that a list of 5 players was given to the Chairman, but none of them were signed.

If that's true, then "mystery" is solved.

If it is a case of there not being money available to sign these players, I don't know why the Chairman or Manager just don't come out with it and say so. It would end all the speculation and its only what the supporters think is the reason anyway.
We also don't seem to have great contacts.......

I wouldn't think that Backie would have many (if any) contacts at this level, but would expect Culverhouse to have some.

Maybe he has, and knows exactly who he wants to sign, but the simple reason why he is not getting them in is that he's not being given the money to do so.

Westlandstar on his post the other day, that he removed, stated that a list of 5 players was given to the Chairman, but none of them were signed.

If that's true, then "mystery" is solved.

If it is a case of there not being money available to sign these players, I don't know why the Chairman or Manager just don't come out with it and say so. It would end all the speculation and its only what the supporters think is the reason anyway.
Lets be honest, what contacts do we expect IC or RB to have at this level ? Neither have had any experience down/up at our current level of football.

I would expect IC to be on first name terms with quite a few people that could assist at this level. That's if he has the money to spend.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 03, 2021, 04:21:29 PM
I would hope IC has an excellent  name in the game as a bloody good coach.   Worked at Colchester, Norwich, Aston Villa, plus Dagenham ( when they were a League Club). So will have made good contacts from this part of his career.

As for Backie, Iím sure he has done a lot of networking in the time he has been in the job as I would think he is very much at the forefront of loans and transfer activity for the Club.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blueboy on November 03, 2021, 06:27:03 PM
These 5 names of players supposedly given to the chairman to sign. They could have been on contract with other clubs, demanded to much money or just didn't want to sign for Lynn. We can all come up with names for any club, but we're they realistic or even achievable?
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: KES80 on November 03, 2021, 07:11:37 PM
The answers will be there for all to see over the coming days
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 03, 2021, 08:22:06 PM
The answers will be there for all to see over the coming days

I thought you said you never got to hear any news?  :dontknow:

 :laughcry:  :laughcry:  :laughcry:
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 08:23:03 AM
Listening to SC on a Walsall podcast the reason why the off field side of things has lagged so badly behind the on field success is that all the investment has been pumped into the playing side.  Now however SC is looking to balance things up.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 04, 2021, 09:18:16 AM
Listening to SC on a Walsall podcast the reason why the off field side of things has lagged so badly behind the on field success is that all the investment has been pumped into the playing side.  Now however SC is looking to balance things up.

Building from the top down then.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 01:30:02 PM
I kinda think that promotion to the NL from NLN came unexpectedly and no one was really ready for it to happen in the first season back at that level.

Maybe funds that were earmarked for commercial activity were diverted into the playing fund.

However I really donít think the commercial side has been fully exploited for many years.  No one really has taken a firm grip on it.  Has to be all about getting round pegs in round holes  and not giving the job to someone who in the right place at the right time.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: TonyM on November 04, 2021, 01:50:15 PM
There may be some, very small, element that promotion to the NL 'came too soon' but the real truth is that we weren't anywhere near ready off the field for NLN and whilst COVID didn't help things we equally haven't helped ourselves either, the lack of appointments (and how some appointments were made), along with the decision to go full time being the most obvious areas open to question.  SC is now trying to change tack, at least he is saying the right things, but I do worry if he really understands what it will take to pivot from where we are now and whether he has left it too late for any change to be effective.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 02:29:57 PM
Maybe in turn the promotion from step 3 to step 2 was also caught the owner unprepared ?   A play off game right up to the last could have gone either way.

Be interesting to know what SC has down as a 2 year and a 5 year plan, going forward.  He admitted promotion to the EFL is going to be a far greater ambition than he originally thought.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: TonyM on November 04, 2021, 06:02:43 PM
Maybe in turn the promotion from step 3 to step 2 was also caught the owner unprepared ?   A play off game right up to the last could have gone either way.

Given the fact that we were in the playoffs the in 2017-18 season, you would have hoped we had two business plans prepared at that time.  Appreciate that losing the playoff final and IC that year wasn't ideal but you would have hoped the club would have again put two alternative plans in place when we reached the playoffs the following season.  What was, and continues to be, a worry is that there doesn't appear to be anyone at the club who really seems to understand what it takes to run a club - SC may be a good 'ideas man' but I would say we need a proper operations manager who can deal with lots of the 'nuts and bolts' stuff and also take on the bulk of the man-management which doesn't appear to be SC's strength.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Sam Spade on November 04, 2021, 07:04:35 PM
"man management which doesn't appear to be SC's strength".  Well spotted TonyM. 
Possibly, it may take more than a re-branding of burger and chips to alter that perception.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 07:11:11 PM
Is that not something that SC has put in place ?   I thought he has employed a Marketing Guru to plot a way forward and put a plan in place for the Club to work from.   I have no idea if itís as a full time employee or just someone who is working on a consultancy basis ?

Also SC was putting in place a person who will be working at ground level.  Not heard anymore on this front or seen the position advertised.  I just hope we donít go for someone already involved at the Club just handed the position, as before.

Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: TonyM on November 04, 2021, 07:40:12 PM
Is that not something that SC has put in place ?   I thought he has employed a Marketing Guru to plot a way forward and put a plan in place for the Club to work from.   I have no idea if itís as a full time employee or just someone who is working on a consultancy basis ?

Also SC was putting in place a person who will be working at ground level.  Not heard anymore on this front or seen the position advertised.  I just hope we donít go for someone already involved at the Club just handed the position, as before.

The way SC spoke about the 'big' appointment at the fans forum was that he was more of a 'special projects' manager looking bigger marketing opportunities or different income streams (much of which would be dependant on retaining NL status) so not that wider ops manager role or adding to the day-to-day management structure of the club.  As for the local person, the big fear is that the job won't be advertised and maybe SC is waiting for a couple of months to see how the season pans out as they are unlikely to add any value this year now.
Title: Re: Sponsorship opportunity
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2021, 09:00:34 PM
Sorry Tony but I wonít hold my breath on that one then.  Think we have seen so many false Dawnís in this particular area and yet nothing seems to change.

Other Clubs seem to well set up on this front but for some reason we seem to struggle.  Wrong people, wrong pricing structure, poor reputation.  Maybe a combo of all three
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