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Title: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 26, 2021, 02:12:05 PM


Todayís match against @Official_NCFC has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Updates on rearranged game to follow.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Sam Spade on December 26, 2021, 02:24:21 PM
This may instruct the Owner that if you do not pay the ground care team appropriately, it will end up costing and embarrassing the Club.
Don't be confused by the poser in the picture, wandering around the pitch with a fork.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: little John on December 26, 2021, 02:39:54 PM
How much did it cost to "improve" that pitch?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 26, 2021, 02:42:28 PM
Seems like the Club was desperate to get this one on.   When are the wages due ( including both Managers) ,?

Is Steve Curtis now back onboard after retiring ?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 26, 2021, 02:45:11 PM
How much did it cost to "improve" that pitch?

Including the money Buster spent? Must be a Kings ransom.   :dontknow:
Title: game Off What a shambles
Post by: NORFOLKAND LYNN on December 26, 2021, 02:48:45 PM
 :bus:

Have had 5 relatives organised so we had all 12 of us just meet at the walk at 1.45, in the bar found out, I've been to the walk and seen games  in worst conditions than the pitch today.

What a shambles, my mates have travelled 3 hours to get to Lynn, why not do the pitch inspections at 10pm  before people leave to get here.

its an embarrassment that the club treat fans like this, no wonder the attendances are so low this season.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: gs50 on December 26, 2021, 02:56:28 PM
It's never going to change they need to build stadium outside kings lynn. They could have best groundsman in UK nothing will be any different.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 26, 2021, 03:04:32 PM
It's never going to change they need to build stadium outside kings lynn. They could have best groundsman in UK nothing will be any different.
 

Fully agree. Shame about losing the history of the ground but its not fit for purpose due to its location.

Some rather nasty comments being put on Supporters Facebook , to which this forum is in no way associated with.  Timing of pitch inspection would not have been down solely to the Club, and even though someone appears to like to think he can walk on water, he can't be held responsible for weather.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 26, 2021, 03:13:05 PM
On the County forum it seems the Magpies Management were the driving force behind this game being pulled.  Canít think SC is going to be happy with this lose of revenue and having to refund monies.

On the same forum it also stated that we hadnít paid the Groundsmen for 4 months. How do these people know this stuff ?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Sam Spade on December 26, 2021, 03:35:05 PM
It's never going to change they need to build stadium outside kings lynn. They could have best groundsman in UK nothing will be any different.

Be careful what you wish for.   A new stadium may be more 'outside' of King's Lynn than might be expected.
Title: Re: game Off What a shambles
Post by: TonyM on December 26, 2021, 03:36:27 PM
:bus:

Have had 5 relatives organised so we had all 12 of us just meet at the walk at 1.45, in the bar found out, I've been to the walk and seen games  in worst conditions than the pitch today.

What a shambles, my mates have travelled 3 hours to get to Lynn, why not do the pitch inspections at 10pm  before people leave to get here.

its an embarrassment that the club treat fans like this, no wonder the attendances are so low this season.

Really not down to the club today - ref done an earlier inspection and then had another look at 2pm and must have been the only person who thought it was unplayable (he gets paid either way I guess and an early finish for him today), certainly seen games played in much, much worse conditions.  The club will have missed out on a payday today, will have to repay many Notts fans who won't make the rearranged fixture in January and I guess there are many like the poster above who will have friends / family over for Christmas who also won't be in the area on a Tuesday in January.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Coastal linnet on December 26, 2021, 04:01:30 PM
Could the rearranged game be as soon as Tuesday evening but I suppose no guarantee the pitch would be playable by then
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 26, 2021, 04:26:10 PM
It's never going to change they need to build stadium outside kings lynn. They could have best groundsman in UK nothing will be any different.

Be careful what you wish for.   A new stadium may be more 'outside' of King's Lynn than might be expected.

I think youíll find that pie in the sky idea has well and truly been shelved now.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Grissles Oleary on December 26, 2021, 04:42:09 PM
What has happened to the ground covers? :dontknow: :shark:
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: rod on December 26, 2021, 04:43:46 PM
A shambles in several respects...Health and safety used in many cases as a cloak of convenience, yet ignored when it should be brought into play...not just in relation to football.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: little John on December 26, 2021, 05:19:18 PM
It's never going to change they need to build stadium outside kings lynn. They could have best groundsman in UK nothing will be any different.

Be careful what you wish for.   A new stadium may be more 'outside' of King's Lynn than might be expected.

Good drainage on top of Knights hill.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 26, 2021, 05:33:28 PM
The new Manager has been saying of late that pitch is not in great condition, then today we see a game called off because of rain.

We know the pitch has been an issue in the past but I thought with TH Groundcare onboard and having spent X number £Kís on the pitch in the summer this all doesnít look good on them. 

There was a lot of criticism of Steve Curtis toward the end of his tenure but with this new professional outfit onboard have things actually got worse ?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 26, 2021, 05:38:57 PM

There was a lot of criticism of Steve Curtis toward the end of his tenure but with this new professional outfit onboard have things actually got worse ?

Now we have lost the services of certain people, I would think there is a good chance of him returning.

That is, if he is willing.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 26, 2021, 05:56:36 PM
It says on the Clubs website that TH are still Groundsman, not seen anything to suggest they are longer responsible for the pitch.  Though seeing Steve Curtis poking away with his fork does make me wonder.

IC was very critical of Curtis so now Culverhouse has gone maybe the new gaffer isnít so worried about having a decent surface to play on and Curtis has taken care of the pitch back over?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Bornandbred on December 27, 2021, 09:22:07 AM
Shambles end of.....referee, groundstaff, notts officials
A short travelling distance of two hours for the away support, possible decision
By 10.30am, weather reports of continuous rain all day....and still no proper outcome....
It may be the illustratious National league BUT it is still amateurish in its deliverance of a Sunday league decision which would have been decided quicker
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Gordon Chilvers on December 27, 2021, 04:26:42 PM
This may instruct the Owner that if you do not pay the ground care team appropriately, it will end up costing and embarrassing the Club.
Don't be confused by the poser in the picture, wandering around the pitch with a fork.
Sam it should not embarress the club it should only embarress SC who on Twitter the day before allegedly put £100K into the club last week. Obviously that £100K was not enough to pay the overdue outstanding monies to the ground care company so subsequently the pitch was not prepared by them for such a massive game.
No pitch, no game, no team required, no club. Someone seriously needs to get their priorities right.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Gordon Chilvers on December 27, 2021, 04:30:18 PM
On the County forum it seems the Magpies Management were the driving force behind this game being pulled.  Canít think SC is going to be happy with this lose of revenue and having to refund monies.

On the same forum it also stated that we hadnít paid the Groundsmen for 4 months. How do these people know this stuff ?
Common knowledge Mallard as it should be with people taking the pee and not getting their priorities right regarding payment of overdue monies.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 27, 2021, 04:47:59 PM
Sam it should not embarress the club it should only embarress SC who on Twitter the day before allegedly put £100K into the club last week.

No idea why he would want to shout about that, as to me it would mean all the loan money has gone already.  :dontknow:

Solely his Company and following the same business model as before. Itís what heís done in the past and the way heís always wanted it.

It appears nobody else is prepared to put money into it (and why should they), so it looks as if heíll have to continue with more of the same  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: rod on December 27, 2021, 04:49:43 PM
Shambles is an understatement.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Gordon Chilvers on December 27, 2021, 05:34:54 PM
Sam it should not embarress the club it should only embarress SC who on Twitter the day before allegedly put £100K into the club last week.





Solely his Company and following the same business model as before. Itís what heís done in the past and the way heís always wanted

Are there any of these previous companies that didn't go tits up?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 27, 2021, 05:56:24 PM
If SC has burned through the £500k loan money  and now itís being suggested heís had to dip in his pocket to stick in another £100k.  Plus with gates falling off the edge of a cliff, it just totally begs the question where the hell do we go as a club from here ?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on December 27, 2021, 08:11:46 PM
If SC has burned through the £500k loan money  and now itís being suggested heís had to dip in his pocket to stick in another £100k.  Plus with gates falling off the edge of a cliff, it just totally begs the question where the hell do we go as a club from here ?

Maybe the people who have been enjoying the ride, and massaged his ego the last few years will dig deep and help him out. After all it is the  season of goodwill to all men. 
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 27, 2021, 08:15:42 PM
If SC has burned through the £500k loan money  and now itís being suggested heís had to dip in his pocket to stick in another £100k.  Plus with gates falling off the edge of a cliff, it just totally begs the question where the hell do we go as a club from here ?

Maybe the people who have been enjoying the ride, and massaged his ego the last few years will dig deep and help him out. After all it is the  season of goodwill to all men.

I think they have either headed for the hills or at very least are keeping a very low profile at the moment.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: TonyM on December 28, 2021, 09:37:40 AM
If SC has burned through the £500k loan money  and now itís being suggested heís had to dip in his pocket to stick in another £100k.  Plus with gates falling off the edge of a cliff, it just totally begs the question where the hell do we go as a club from here ?

Maybe the people who have been enjoying the ride, and massaged his ego the last few years will dig deep and help him out. After all it is the  season of goodwill to all men.

Marcus, just because we have 'enjoyed the ride' doesn't mean we support either the ownership model or the way the club is run.  I wish the club was owned / run in a completely different way but that hasn't stopped me enjoying the football that IC's teams produced at step 2 & 3 and given that the alternative was doing something other than football on a Saturday afternoon (an option I took more often than not during the Chapman years) I am glad I took the decision to be at the Walks pre-COVID. 

I think the only hope for football is that the Crouch report is the beginning of the necessary changes, but that is a different thread
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 28, 2021, 11:31:15 AM
For those interested, Ive just been informed that one of the Supporters Facebook pages is currently carrying details of a Just Giving fund raising appeal.

 :scarf:

Of course, these routes are also still available.

Donation pledge, donation warchest, or donation box.

https://kingslynntownfc.ktckts.com/brand/match-tickets
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Bornandbred on December 28, 2021, 11:43:25 AM
Enjoyed the ride, long may it continue 🙏  Some great nights that will stay forever......
Up the linnets and support your local team.......
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Ytsejam on December 28, 2021, 12:10:32 PM
"...........it just totally begs the question where the hell do we go as a club from here ?"

Sadly, to where I've said all season it will....a BIG BANG!! :( :( :(
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: TonyM on December 28, 2021, 01:57:24 PM
Enjoyed the ride, long may it continue 🙏  Some great nights that will stay forever......
Up the linnets and support your local team.......

Not sure you will get your wish, there is a reason why it is called 'boom and bust', only question is how long the boom will last.  I think we may be getting to the tipping point and then its a question of whether the fall can be managed, unfortunately that isn't often the case.

As for crowd funding, it's just good money after bad (and that is from someone who supports FotL initiatives etc).  What is really needed is a fundamental change in the ownership model, not just at the Walks but across football.
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Mallard on December 28, 2021, 08:10:17 PM
Arenít there still 3 opportunities to donate on the Clubs website, ? War Chest being one.

As a matter of interest Tony what MO would you see as workable for a Club like Kings Lynn at Steps 1/2 ?
Title: Re: Game off
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on December 29, 2021, 06:52:17 PM
On the County forum it seems the Magpies Management were the driving force behind this game being pulled.  Canít think SC is going to be happy with this lose of revenue and having to refund monies.

On the same forum it also stated that we hadnít paid the Groundsmen for 4 months. How do these people know this stuff ?


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This is the BBC spouting utter rubbish as usual - we pay a company to look after the pitch and itís on a monthly standing order all payments are up to date. We outsource it as we could not find someone that can do the job on a full time basis
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