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Title: Walsall at home
Post by: TonyM on November 05, 2021, 01:43:43 PM
So, aside from the off-field issues around tomorrow, what are we looking for on the pitch?

IC has said he has a fully fit squad apart from Tyler Denton, not sure if this means Bird is back in contention with no follow up question raised at the press conference.  He is one of the players being put forward for Football Focus so maybe that will be his contribution tomorrow but would be good to see his return to the starting XI.  I would also hope this means Millwall have allowed Davis to be part of the team tomorrow.  Given Taylor is cup tied I would go with the Omotayo/Morias combination up front to give them more minutes together but whether they can become an effective combination is probably still open to debate.  Lets just hope for a good performance and what looks to be a sizable crowd will have something to get behind
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: KES80 on November 06, 2021, 11:16:17 AM
I am hopeful that Lynn will still be in the hat at the end of play. With a big crowd behind them, I think it will be a very creditable 2-2 draw.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: dillydilly on November 06, 2021, 05:01:35 PM
Sounded like a damn good effort.  I think, and hope, the player standard starting to improve.  Have faith SC and IC, still need a goalscorer(s), but we can still get up this league.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: John H on November 06, 2021, 05:13:37 PM
Good second half and an unfortunate deflection resulting in their goal. Lynn players can all hold their heads high, great effort. We can all take encouragement from today's performance.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: jesuslinnet on November 06, 2021, 05:46:05 PM
Same old story.
Poor first half, go a goal down, the opposition make it hard for us.
Can't we start playing from the kick off?
Or maybe start games at 4o'clock!🙄
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 06, 2021, 05:51:25 PM
Decent crowd today but we are now replaying the same game over and over again...groundhog day
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: KES80 on November 06, 2021, 06:22:19 PM
Once again, close but no cigar....such a shame.

It feels as if every home match has ended 0-1.

Similar pattern again today as the opener against Southend (albeit against better opposition)
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 06, 2021, 06:29:59 PM
The biggest worry for all and sundry is not only are we not scoring goals in real terms we are creating sod all.  Our approach play is all very pretty but itís all pointless without some kind of end result.

Even over at Norwich they have adjusted away from playing ĎFarkeballí.  Maybe itís time for ĎCullyballí to be changed.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: NORMSKI on November 06, 2021, 07:24:52 PM
What was the attendance today ?
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 06, 2021, 07:33:13 PM
Must have been 2500+
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Dazzarugby65 on November 06, 2021, 07:38:22 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Decent, so we donít need to know.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 06, 2021, 07:58:59 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Maybe they haven't decided yet.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 06, 2021, 07:59:57 PM
Farke sacked by Norwich.  Poor from Norwich that.  Results driven business
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 06, 2021, 08:03:02 PM
Farke sacked by Norwich.  Poor from Norwich that.  Results driven business

Sometimes.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Linnet on November 06, 2021, 08:09:39 PM
Not at Lynn, it seems, Mallard
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: KES80 on November 06, 2021, 08:14:17 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Maybe they haven't decided yet.   :dontknow:


Remember as it's FA Cup, Walsall get half the gate receipts
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 06, 2021, 08:15:10 PM
Lynn find themselves in a similar position to Norwich but SC would really pee the fans off if he sacked IC
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on November 06, 2021, 08:30:31 PM
He'd pee himself off!  Would be an admission of guilt.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Paulos on November 06, 2021, 11:12:22 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Maybe they haven't decided yet.   :dontknow:


Remember as it's FA Cup, Walsall get half the gate receipts

After any fines that come in due to the crowd trouble probably just about break even then!
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 07, 2021, 07:53:08 AM
I've been saying since the start of the season  the gap between opposing fans is too small.Its almost comical and very nearly kicked off big time yesterday.
Sort it before Grimsby arrive as there will be no gap after 5 minutes lol.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: fenlander on November 07, 2021, 10:07:35 AM
If the male Lynn "fan" that punched a punched a female security staff member in the face, knocking her to the ground and cutting her badly just under the eye, is reading this (can read at all), I hope you feel very proud of yourself. As I do the other one, that punched a male security staff member. The only clever thought you had all day, was to leg it afterwards.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: macfleetwood1 on November 07, 2021, 12:01:17 PM
Never mind Grimsby, what about Wrexham next week, expect at least 1500 from Wales. They average over 4000 away from home.
You need at least a 30% increase in space. Also they will expect some tickets for seats.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 07, 2021, 12:18:28 PM
Very true ...all the big games are major flashpoints
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: gs50 on November 07, 2021, 01:38:38 PM
These games need to be made all ticket and away supporters numbers limited.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 07, 2021, 02:00:17 PM
Just segregated correctly  ...All of the Tennyson end and half of the North stand with a bigger neutral zone.Comfortably accomadate 1500 away fans safely and still retain a good atmosphere.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: jesuslinnet on November 07, 2021, 03:27:25 PM
Just segregated correctly  ...All of the Tennyson end and half of the North stand with a bigger neutral zone.Comfortably accomadate 1500 away fans safely and still retain a good atmosphere.

That's far too sensible.
It's been suggested many times that teams with a big traveling support, should have the whole Tennyson end.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 07, 2021, 10:28:16 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Maybe they haven't decided yet.   :dontknow:


Remember as it's FA Cup, Walsall get half the gate receipts

After any fines that come in due to the crowd trouble probably just about break even then!

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/crowd-disorder-at-linnets-fa-cup-tie-9224517/
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 07, 2021, 10:29:38 PM
What was the attendance today ?

Apparently, ďaround 2000Ē.

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Walks In The Sunshine on November 08, 2021, 12:26:45 AM
If the male Lynn "fan" that punched a punched a female security staff member in the face, knocking her to the ground and cutting her badly just under the eye, is reading this (can read at all), I hope you feel very proud of yourself. As I do the other one, that punched a male security staff member. The only clever thought you had all day, was to leg it afterwards.

Saw those two.
All match they were looking for aggravation.
They were p*ssed as farts as were their counterparts.

It's great boosting the attendance, but matches like Saturday always attract a few "savoury" characters who you've never seen before (and often never see again) at The Walks
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: fenlander on November 08, 2021, 01:31:53 AM
If the male Lynn "fan" that punched a punched a female security staff member in the face, knocking her to the ground and cutting her badly just under the eye, is reading this (can read at all), I hope you feel very proud of yourself. As I do the other one, that punched a male security staff member. The only clever thought you had all day, was to leg it afterwards.

Saw those two.
All match they were looking for aggravation.
They were p*ssed as farts as were their counterparts.

It's great boosting the attendance, but matches like Saturday always attract a few "savoury" characters who you've never seen before (and often never see again) at The Walks




Completely right, however, I would add, there were many regular offenders involved on Saturday also. Some of an age, whereby it's apparent that no improvement will ever be forthcoming. And over the past few seasons, there also seems to be a willing number that will replace those that we'll "never see again". A sad sign of the times or a King's Lynn problem? We are certainly gaining a reputation throughout the league and beyond that we really don't want.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: m a hill on November 08, 2021, 07:58:04 AM
They need to be found and banning for life especially the one that hit the lady steward
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: rod on November 08, 2021, 10:11:46 AM
A disappointing crowd when maybe 1,000 more might have been reasonably expected to attend?

Why?

Some.elderly supporters still probably fear being in such close proximity with others over a couple of hours or so but perhaps the risk of getting caught up in hooligan activity at 'big games' is also a factor?
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 08, 2021, 10:28:54 AM
A disappointing crowd when maybe 1,000 more might have been reasonably expected to attend?

Why?

Some elderly supporters still probably fear being in such close proximity with others over a couple of hours or so but perhaps the risk of getting caught up in hooligan activity at 'big games' is also a factor?

Fully agree Rod.

My comment from Friday.


Also, although I'm sure that seeing a League team at the Walks is an obvious attraction to many, the bigger crowds and the "hassle factor" that can bring with it also makes it less appealing to others.




I think the gate will be around the 3k though.

If the true figure was only around 2000, as has been suggested, that's a very disappointing figure!   :dontknow:


Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 08, 2021, 10:53:06 AM
There was 2500 + Saturday definitely
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Coastal linnet on November 08, 2021, 12:01:35 PM
I am a season ticket holder who chose not to attend on Saturday.
Reasons that deterred me( in no other particular order)
Price of the ticket.
The knowledge that the salient action would be on BBC  and watching " Final Score" could follow some of the other matches.
Attempted to buy ticket at the last home fixture but wasn't able to.
The  pre match press conference particularly the contribution from IC.
The fact that many think Covid is over and the use of face coverings in enclosed spaces( e.g. the loos would be non existent).

Some good results on Saturday. Buxton beating York away with Nathan Fox and Theo Richardson in the team.  Also St Albans beating Forest Green.
(4,000 home fans!),lots of families at the game and most importantly
No apparent  inappropriate behaviour.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: fenlander on November 08, 2021, 12:03:51 PM
Club Twitter Post

Your Official Attendance for yesterdayís
@EmiratesFACup
 game is 1934 (698
@WFCOfficial

Don't shoot the messenger.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 08, 2021, 12:38:24 PM
https://fanbanter.co.uk/video-kings-lynn-fan-punches-steward-during-fa-cup-tie-against-walsall/?fbclid=IwAR3EIga_FU-5-fYjGEgsfn7LCzv1hDsuUJ4UAdTay-4fABJGXShTDlFCl9M



WTF?   :dontknow:

 :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;

We've previously seen and heard about the abuse these Stewards receive, week in and week out.

They do this job for free!

As with most things, I have my doubts that anything is likely to be done about it until it effects finances.

With an even bigger crowd expected next week, if I was the Chief Steward I would seriously consider withdrawing my teams services for the time being. Let the Club get Professionals in.

Are the Stewards consulted by the H & S guy with regards to the segregation of fans? I've not heard one supporters say that they think the segregation is adequate, but numerous ones that say it is woefully inadequate. If the Stewards are not consulted, this needs to be addressed straight away. They are the ones on the front line and are the ones that have to put up with this aggressive behavior. They should know what works and what doesn't.

If the Stewards have previously been consulted, and were happy with what has been put in place, then what was agreed with regards to segregation did not appear to work.

The Stadium needs to be a safe place to visit, for supporters and Staff/Volunteers.

Who wants to go to a football match and get a punch in the face?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: GrahamB on November 08, 2021, 01:48:56 PM
Volunteers shouldnít be put on the frontline like this. The segregation is inadequate, the neutral area should be widened and staffed by professional security, no disrespect to our stewards, and a couple of 4 legged Police officers with 2 legged as back up. Otherwise the club is heading for a nasty reputation and a points reduction we certainly donít want
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 08, 2021, 01:52:45 PM
Volunteers shouldnít be put on the frontline like this. The segregation is inadequate, the neutral area should be widened and staffed by professional security.

Yes, that's the very least that needs doing.

I have to ask what the hell the H & S guy is thinking about allowing Volunteer Stewards into such a dangerous "neutral area" in the first place. Such an obvious flash point!
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Paulos on November 08, 2021, 09:08:54 PM
Just hope to God someone at the club is taking all this on board & working on this before there's more flashbacks this weekend, get a huge fence up that can't be climbed over or something, why is it so hard to sort really!?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Bluboy on November 08, 2021, 09:17:11 PM
Volunteers shouldnít be put on the frontline like this. The segregation is inadequate, the neutral area should be widened and staffed by professional security.

Yes, that's the very least that needs doing.

I have to ask what the hell the H & S guy is thinking about allowing Volunteer Stewards into such a dangerous "neutral area" in the first place. Such an obvious flash point!

Agree , but weíve had other teams with bigger followings and no trouble as those morons who attended Saturday was elsewhere , defiantly a big neutral zone needed . Also I heard it isnít as easy to give ( or is but comes at a cost ) the whole tenny end and half of the other as itíll need other safety complications and more toilets and food outlets , turnstiles  etc   Ö. So back to cheaper option widen neutral zone .

Sad as all this does regarding Saturday is get us all tarred with the same brush and can make away days for us intimidating , spoke to a lot of Walsall and was all a good friendly bunch as is 99% of us  :scarf:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Bluboy on November 08, 2021, 09:25:09 PM
Just hope to God someone at the club is taking all this on board & working on this before there's more flashbacks this weekend, get a huge fence up that can't be climbed over or something, why is it so hard to sort really!?  :dontknow:
I say widen the zone , away fans already have a poor view
Makes me laugh as theyíre all billy big bolx behind a fence and yet canít jump a 3 ft wall to have a proper go just hope thereís no aggro Saturday not a name to be tarnished with
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Insidelinnet on November 08, 2021, 09:53:31 PM
Perhaps you need to ask the said H&S man how much £££ he takes out of the club, I know he personally puts in many hours a week planning for each match and attending SAG meetings to ensure the club can have anyone in. You all come and go for 3 hours a fixture and have your opinions not knowing the full facts of what goes on behind the scenes. The volunteer stewards at kings Lynn are a fantastic team and work extremely hard for the fans and the club itself. It would be great when the day comes that the club can function with them but at the moment thatís not possible due to the qualifications required and covid slowing up the process.
The segregation line initially was going to go floor to ceiling but the SAG put a stop to this as it would affect peopleís view and itís not allowed with the sight line regulationsÖ.. daft I know.
Mr Cleeve does take this matter seriously and plans are being looked at to remodel what is currently in situ.
But if you keyboard warriors think you can do it better drop Jamie Farr a line and Iím sure heíll let you have the reins for a fixtureÖ.. which by the way isnít just 12 till 19:00 on a Saturday
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 08, 2021, 10:14:02 PM
Walsall at home to Swindon in the 2nd Round.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 08, 2021, 10:24:58 PM
Perhaps you need to ask the said H&S man how much £££ he takes out of the club, I know he personally puts in many hours a week planning for each match and attending SAG meetings to ensure the club can have anyone in.

Completely irrelevant to the point being made. Nobody has said that he doesn't work hard at it.

It does not matter if he earns zero or 100k, spends 10 minutes or 10 days on it. If that role is taken on (his choice, nobody forces him to do it), then it's got to be done correctly. Legally and morally. Obviously what was in place was not sufficient or the incident would not have happened.


Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: kenny r on November 08, 2021, 10:29:26 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Insidelinnet but that could have come from the Club months ago.

Why does the Club not engage with the fans on matters like this and get them onside.    :scarf:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Paulos on November 09, 2021, 04:58:36 AM
Yeah yet again someone at the club not being able to take constructive criticism. I know in my job if I was in charge of doing something & it didn't quite work out I'd come under fire from a lot of people but would accept it as I had ultimately failed at what I'd set out to achieve & be the bigger man & hold my hands up. It was never said (I don't think) that the job must be difficult or questioned anyone's work ethic, however after 9 home games the problem still exists & nothing seems to have changed & from a customer point of view it's a very big worry with such a potential large away following on Saturday expected, that the sane problem might occur again & will subsequently put people off attending. Maybe if the club had said they are looking at ways to put this right it would put people's minds at ease but again we get nothing and we don't see any changes week after week that is why it's being challenged.

There's 22 clubs in this league who must have the same problem I'd be looking at what others do for ideas on how to rectify what could be a very serious problem one day if this weekends events weren't bad enough.

But then we only pay the biggest ticket prices in the league i guess with that though we're not allowed to voice any concerns we have again we're just being keyboard warriors  :coffee:
I was sure this was a "fans discussion forum"  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 09, 2021, 07:07:32 AM
Surely Jamie Farr can see what everyone else can see.  There were issues with the set up from the York City games of two years ago.

Surely it is up to Jamie to be proactive rather than reactive.  Anyone can see itís an accident waiting to happen.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 09, 2021, 07:46:01 AM
Crowd trouble is not a new problem for gods sake it's been happening on a large scale across the country since the 70s.The problems at Lynn have been obvious for a long time and should have been sorted 2 years ago as we climbed up the football ladder.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Curlydaisy on November 09, 2021, 10:04:06 AM
Surely Jamie Farr can see what everyone else can see.  There were issues with the set up from the York City games of two years ago.

Surely it is up to Jamie to be proactive rather than reactive.  Anyone can see itís an accident waiting to happen.

Iím sure Jamie Farr can see that there were issues and I believe he even took a couple of hits himself at the weekend. From whatís been posted and how the club seems to work at the minute I would say his hands are somewhat tiedÖ by both the SAG meeting committee and by the chairman.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: fenlander on November 09, 2021, 10:27:27 AM
Hard to disagree with much of that CurlyDaisy.

If someone gets into the ground on a U16 ticket there is naming and shaming. This incident, once again, has gone without comment on a certain Twitter account. :dontknow:
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Curlydaisy on November 09, 2021, 10:41:29 AM
Hard to disagree with much of that CurlyDaisy.

If someone gets into the ground on a U16 ticket there is naming and shaming. This incident, once again, has gone without comment on a certain Twitter account. :dontknow:

Well no comment from SC is probably a good indication that itís being taken seriously by police (hopefully anyway). That or he genuinely isnít worried as itís not losing him any money.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: fenlander on November 09, 2021, 11:09:17 AM
But there's nothing from that area of a general nature, that wouldn't compromise any investigation.

What is planned? A comment as to how it won't be tolerated. Anything.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: peter on November 09, 2021, 11:27:28 AM
One of the other major problems is that in the stand it is impossible to understand anything the announcer is saying. It is either his diction or the equipment.
God forbid if there was ever a major problem it could be a real issue
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 09, 2021, 12:12:19 PM
Surely Jamie Farr can see what everyone else can see.  There were issues with the set up from the York City games of two years ago.

Surely it is up to Jamie to be proactive rather than reactive.  Anyone can see itís an accident waiting to happen.

Iím sure Jamie Farr can see that there were issues and I believe he even took a couple of hits himself at the weekend. From whatís been posted and how the club seems to work at the minute I would say his hands are somewhat tiedÖ by both the SAG meeting committee and by the chairman.

Surely in his position if he is being hamstrung by others in his attempts to get things to the required standard then he is compromising himself and his reputation.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Linnet on November 09, 2021, 12:50:04 PM
One of the other major problems is that in the stand it is impossible to understand anything the announcer is saying. It is either his diction or the equipment.
God forbid if there was ever a major problem it could be a real issue
Agreed

Its terrible even at close range
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 09, 2021, 01:02:00 PM
Maybe the mystery 500+ missing from the gate Saturday could buy a new tannoy system 🤔
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: TonyM on November 09, 2021, 01:28:03 PM
Maybe the mystery 500+ missing from the gate Saturday could buy a new tannoy system 🤔

Missing 500?  Not sure where you were watching from but 2000 looked a realistic figure - lots in the Walsall area (but not as many as some NL visitors) but it wasn't anywhere near as packed in the main stand as we have seen at 'big' games, even in the second half when it was raining.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 09, 2021, 01:49:10 PM
I was sitting in the stand and 1900...no chance.There was officially just under 700 away .So 1300 in the rest of the ground ??
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 09, 2021, 01:57:01 PM
EFL club turns up for an FA Cup game and it doesnít attract 2,000 fans.
Food for thought.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 09, 2021, 02:01:25 PM
EFL club turns up for an FA Cup game and it doesnít attract 2,000 fans.
Food for thought.
Very much so. Even if it was 2,500, that's still a light gate for a visiting league club and the excitement of the FA Cup.

People appear not to have bought into the dream in the numbers required.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 09, 2021, 02:41:39 PM
Stockport had an away following of 5500 at Bolton Sunday...now that's support
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Linnet on November 09, 2021, 03:21:47 PM
True, but they are only 20 miles apart :-)
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 09, 2021, 05:35:08 PM
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/youth-17-charged-over-crowd-trouble-at-kings-lynn-town-fa-9224856/
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Bluboy on November 09, 2021, 07:31:45 PM
Agree with tonym
Behind both goals was fairly empty and pictures of the main stand Iíve seen again still many seats available, we got 2500 v Boston and you can see the diff all around .
Shame though as for a efl side to only attract 2000 is really disappointing do agree with whatís said about selling it to the people off lynn and surrounding villages especially with city playing away , could we off done more on radio Norfolk and correcti me if wrong I suppose no klfm /local stations to give air time to the build up , could of got more schools involved etc tickets for pupil and parent Ö like mallard says food for thought or has the fa cup lost its appeal even at this level .
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: happymondays on November 09, 2021, 07:42:29 PM
So for the York game there was double the amount in the ground according to official figures...so that's 2000 fans missing in action at the moment.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Bluboy on November 09, 2021, 08:05:22 PM
So for the York game there was double the amount in the ground according to official figures...so that's 2000 fans missing in action at the moment.
My frustrations to Ö blame COVID / admission I still can see it would keep 2000 away
I honestly thought this season we would of been averaging 2500 I thought weíd all buy  into the National league and able to be there pitch side Ö  tbh Iíve been a s/t for years now and I find we a lynn have the hardcore following of 1000 or so .wonder if city went down we may have a few who fancy National league for a season
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: m a hill on November 10, 2021, 07:12:10 AM
Imo people will back a winning side if we had been winning then the fans would have turned out but we are not winning
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Realist on November 10, 2021, 07:24:53 AM
The ground is to small to escape from the foul mouthed aggressive groups that gather at most games.

It is hardly a family day out , even for the classic father and son it is grim. Then the elders wanting to watch a football match in stable condition become vulnerable and concerned, Toxic..sort them out now...
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Mallard on November 10, 2021, 07:33:33 AM
Nail struck firmly on the head there Malc.  However other clubs work on a fan involvement where the punters feel very much part of the club.  Plus Clubs offer a full match day experience.

After all you have your rough seasons as well as your good.   SC has a lot to put right at the Club.  Iím sure he has identified at lot of the issues.  Just seems a massive ask for one person.  Still thatís the boat he has decided to row.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: dillydilly on November 10, 2021, 10:44:03 AM
Other clubs at this level have far bigger terraces, so separation of fans is much easier.  Away fans also get a much better view than they do at our ground.  Our ground development over many decades has been very poor, so putting it right now that we are at a level that needs it, is very difficult.  We donít have a real terrace at either end, so supporters, in winter, are likely to get a cold wet experience, with a very poor view.  Arenít there any local firms that could just at least give us proper steps ?  When we allowed a very decent terrace at the Hospital End to disintegrate, we caused opposing supporters having to stand closer to each other, in other areas of the ground.  We also have the flat area that is used for virtually nothing between the Main stand and the Hospital End corner flag, where a terrace would be built by nearly every club at this level.  I know itís money, but itís alsoorganisation by people who think bigger than weíve ever had.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: gs50 on November 10, 2021, 11:26:51 AM
There used to be terrace standing between main stand and hospital end. Became unsafe I think and was taken down.
Title: Re: Walsall at home
Post by: Grissles Oleary on November 10, 2021, 12:03:16 PM
Other clubs at this level have far bigger terraces, so separation of fans is much easier.  Away fans also get a much better view than they do at our ground.  Our ground development over many decades has been very poor, so putting it right now that we are at a level that needs it, is very difficult.  We donít have a real terrace at either end, so supporters, in winter, are likely to get a cold wet experience, with a very poor view.  Arenít there any local firms that could just at least give us proper steps ?  When we allowed a very decent terrace at the Hospital End to disintegrate, we caused opposing supporters having to stand closer to each other, in other areas of the ground.  We also have the flat area that is used for virtually nothing between the Main stand and the Hospital End corner flag, where a terrace would be built by nearly every club at this level.  I know itís money, but itís alsoorganisation by people who think bigger than weíve ever had.

Maybe a suggestion can be put to the FOTL,many of the terraces you can get come in sections,so could be purchased on section at a time? Also the Trust could use their ground improvement fund again? Obviously they would have to become part of the gound and registered as such so they belong to the ground and not the lessee. :dontknow:
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