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Title: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 16, 2022, 11:03:56 AM
Buy one, get one free offer via National Lottery.

https://thenationallotteryfootballweekends.co.uk/

Bargain!   :scarf:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 16, 2022, 11:21:02 AM
Will be interesting to see what this does to swell the gate. 

Is there a link that can be posted to the offer on the Kings Lynn Town Website ?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 16, 2022, 11:48:26 AM
Will be interesting to see what this does to swell the gate. 

Is there a link that can be posted to the offer on the Kings Lynn Town Website ?

When I put my postcode in, it came up with three "local" clubs. Kings Lynn, Boston and Kettering.

Boston and Kettering are both promoting it on their website.   :dontknow:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 16, 2022, 01:38:41 PM
Will be interesting to see what this does to swell the gate. 

Is there a link that can be posted to the offer on the Kings Lynn Town Website ?

When I put my postcode in, it came up with three "local" clubs. Kings Lynn, Boston and Kettering.

Boston and Kettering are both promoting it on their website.   :dontknow:

As the late Meatloaf would say...
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 16, 2022, 04:41:15 PM
Will be interesting to see what this does to swell the gate. 

Is there a link that can be posted to the offer on the Kings Lynn Town Website ?

When I put my postcode in, it came up with three "local" clubs. Kings Lynn, Boston and Kettering.

Boston and Kettering are both promoting it on their website.   :dontknow:

As the late Meatloaf would say...

"How much is a burger with extra cheese"?   :dontknow:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 16, 2022, 06:34:08 PM
Will be interesting to see what this does to swell the gate. 

Is there a link that can be posted to the offer on the Kings Lynn Town Website ?

When I put my postcode in, it came up with three "local" clubs. Kings Lynn, Boston and Kettering.

Boston and Kettering are both promoting it on their website.   :dontknow:

As the late Meatloaf would say...




Read em and weep or Iíd lie for you ?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Ap on March 16, 2022, 07:10:29 PM
I'd do anything for love... but I won't watch King's Lynn Town v Halifax?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Anton on March 17, 2022, 05:23:04 PM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 17, 2022, 05:35:40 PM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:

There should be a lot more than that.

Halifax average away gate is pushing 2,500.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 18, 2022, 01:16:16 PM
Club website now has more details on the BOGOF scheme for the Halifax game:
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/buy-1-get-one-free-national-lottery-offer/
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/national-lottery-buy-one-get-one-free-offer/

Appreciate there is another home game this Tuesday beforehand but hopefully there will be plenty of coverage of this offer next week both on social media / in the local press.  Would also like to think that there could be a way of perhaps working with the Rounce & Evans initiative so that those of us who are regulars, and are still willing to pay our normal entry, might be able to donate our 'spare' ticket to someone who doesn't normally get the opportunity to come along to the Walks?

Anton, I think it is difficult to estimate the attendance as there has been lots of things (disquiet re pricing, poor on-field performances etc etc) that have meant many regulars as well as floating fans have given the Walks a miss as the season has progressed and how many will be enticed back for a one off game is difficult to gauge but fingers crossed for a good turnout of home fans (offer only applies to them although not sure how you stop Halifax fans from entering the home areas at a discount and this will be difficult to manage so I would open it up to away fans too in the hope that more will come down to support their playoff push)
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 18, 2022, 03:53:56 PM
Club website now has more details on the BOGOF scheme for the Halifax game:
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/buy-1-get-one-free-national-lottery-offer/
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/national-lottery-buy-one-get-one-free-offer/

Appreciate there is another home game this Tuesday beforehand but hopefully there will be plenty of coverage of this offer next week both on social media / in the local press.  Would also like to think that there could be a way of perhaps working with the Rounce & Evans initiative so that those of us who are regulars, and are still willing to pay our normal entry, might be able to donate our 'spare' ticket to someone who doesn't normally get the opportunity to come along to the Walks?

Anton, I think it is difficult to estimate the attendance as there has been lots of things (disquiet re pricing, poor on-field performances etc etc) that have meant many regulars as well as floating fans have given the Walks a miss as the season has progressed and how many will be enticed back for a one off game is difficult to gauge but fingers crossed for a good turnout of home fans (offer only applies to them although not sure how you stop Halifax fans from entering the home areas at a discount and this will be difficult to manage so I would open it up to away fans too in the hope that more will come down to support their playoff push)

I thought it wasn't allowed to offer home supporters a price incentive without offering it to the visiting supporters.  :dontknow:

I stand to be corrected if I've got it wrong.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Anton on March 18, 2022, 04:02:38 PM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:

There should be a lot more than that.

Halifax average away gate is pushing 2,500.
Can you really see over 2000 away fans at Lynn? Hope you're right, we need to get some funds in.  A win would be the icing on the cake.  :scarf:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 18, 2022, 04:29:24 PM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:

There should be a lot more than that.

Halifax average away gate is pushing 2,500.
Can you really see over 2000 away fans at Lynn? Hope you're right, we need to get some funds in.  A win would be the icing on the cake.  :scarf:

I didn't say that. I just said there should be more than your estimate of 1000, and that Halifax away gate average is 2,500.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 23, 2022, 12:56:12 PM
Club website now has more details on the BOGOF scheme for the Halifax game:
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/buy-1-get-one-free-national-lottery-offer/
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2022/03/17/national-lottery-buy-one-get-one-free-offer/

........I think it is difficult to estimate the attendance as there has been lots of things (disquiet re pricing, poor on-field performances etc etc) that have meant many regulars as well as floating fans have given the Walks a miss as the season has progressed and how many will be enticed back for a one off game is difficult to gauge but fingers crossed for a good turnout of home fans (offer only applies to them although not sure how you stop Halifax fans from entering the home areas at a discount and this will be difficult to manage so I would open it up to away fans too in the hope that more will come down to support their playoff push)

One the conditions of offer from the National Lottery site. Reading it, I can't see that there is any restrictions as far as they are concerned about the offer being for home fans only:

"This promotion is available to anyone who is a National Lottery player and possesses a ticket or other proof of purchase for a National Lottery game".

 :dontknow:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 23, 2022, 01:10:06 PM
Having read this a bit further and with last nights game out of the way, it looks like you just turn up with your online ticket, a lottery ticket and a mate who will then be let in for free as there doesn't appear to be anywhere on the ticketing system to 'claim' your free ticket.  Likewise, I hope they are clear in all the promotion that will hopefully appear this week that the offer only applies to online orders (not sure why this is the case but is what the latest news says on the club site).
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 23, 2022, 01:16:00 PM
If Lynn are saying itís only a home team offer then that must be a mistake.  Surely it would be open to all including neutrals.   

SC said on his latest podcasts he hopes that the free admission will not be abused where regulars get together and each get in for half price.  The spirit of the thing is for regular fans to pay full wack then give the freebie away to someone who normally doesnít attend. Good luck with that one.

I guess for Halifax fans itís a bit different as those attending would also attend so the freebie would be used by someone who was actually already coming to the game.

The positive thing is that  Kings Lynn will get 25% of value of the freebie ticket, I assume funded by the Lottery.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 23, 2022, 01:41:47 PM


SC said on his latest podcasts he hopes that the free admission will not be abused where regulars get together and each get in for half price.  The spirit of the thing is for regular fans to pay full wack then give the freebie away to someone who normally doesnít attend. Good luck with that one.



Surely the "spirit" of the incentive is to get as many people to watch the game as possible, irrespective of them being regulars or not. Its quite simple....................if you can take advantage of it in any way, then you should do so. It's not a case of people "abusing" it.

Why should the loyal hard core followers (which is what the Club appears to be down to now), be at a disadvantage when compared to others?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 23, 2022, 01:44:31 PM
If some fans try it it on by buying a student ticket online then this idea just leaves it open for legitimate Ďabuseí.   SC saying itís against the spirit of the offer is irrelevant. 

With fuel, energy and everything else going through the roof, who can really blame anyone for saving a tenner
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 23, 2022, 01:47:59 PM
On another note, I read that some "supporters" got in for free last night and that SC is not too happy about it.

Every right for him to feel that way. It's not nice when people take advantage and subject others to a financial loss due to their actions.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 23, 2022, 03:06:08 PM
Iím sure heís not happy, who would be, how did these people get in  for free ?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 23, 2022, 04:29:08 PM
Iím sure heís not happy, who would be, how did these people get in  for free ?

 :dontknow:

I suppose its the same in all Walks of life. When people are not wary, certain types will take advantage of the situation.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Anton on March 25, 2022, 09:52:31 AM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:

There should be a lot more than that.

Halifax average away gate is pushing 2,500.
Can you really see over 2000 away fans at Lynn? Hope you're right, we need to get some funds in.  A win would be the icing on the cake.  :scarf:

I didn't say that. I just said there should be more than your estimate of 1000, and that Halifax away gate average is 2,500.
The point I was making is if Halifax away gate average is 2,500, I can't see that many coming to King's Lynn for the match. Maybe other teams in the league but not Lynn. Thats why I said 1000+ Anymore will be a good bonus.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 25, 2022, 10:21:59 AM
Should be 1000+ maybe  :scarf:

There should be a lot more than that.

Halifax average away gate is pushing 2,500.
Can you really see over 2000 away fans at Lynn? Hope you're right, we need to get some funds in.  A win would be the icing on the cake.  :scarf:

I didn't say that. I just said there should be more than your estimate of 1000, and that Halifax away gate average is 2,500.
The point I was making is if Halifax away gate average is 2,500, I can't see that many coming to King's Lynn for the match. Maybe other teams in the league but not Lynn. Thats why I said 1000+ Anymore will be a good bonus.

Hopefully many will take up the BOGOF offer. 
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Nigel nigle on March 25, 2022, 12:16:30 PM
Pierce Bird has gone to ....... Halifax on loan
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Bluboy on March 25, 2022, 06:28:04 PM
Pierce Bird has gone to ....... Halifax on loan
So is bird a signing or have we loaned a loanee? Anyway strange decision tbh obviously they see something Tommy doesnít leaving me to ask is it cheaper to pay for coulson and Hickman than play our own players  to get us to the end of the season and cut costs Iíd seriously think about calling our own back and let Tommy see what heís got to work with and end our loan player where able to .
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 25, 2022, 08:38:00 PM
Pierce Bird has gone to ....... Halifax on loan
So is bird a signing or have we loaned a loanee? Anyway strange decision tbh obviously they see something Tommy doesnít leaving me to ask is it cheaper to pay for coulson and Hickman than play our own players  to get us to the end of the season and cut costs Iíd seriously think about calling our own back and let Tommy see what heís got to work with and end our loan player where able to .

BB, Bird was a summer signing so loaning him out when TW seems dead set against playing him will presumably get some contribution towards his wages and also put him in the shop window for a summer move.  I think the loanees in current squad are Fernadez (season), Coulson (mth), Phipps (season), McGavin (season), Hargreaves (mth), Linton (season), Kurran-Browne (season).  As for calling players back, that only really works if we remain full-time next season, if we revert to part-time you would imagine those on two year deals will have to be offloaded anyway.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Bluboy on March 25, 2022, 10:16:31 PM
Pierce Bird has gone to ....... Halifax on loan
So is bird a signing or have we loaned a loanee? Anyway strange decision tbh obviously they see something Tommy doesnít leaving me to ask is it cheaper to pay for coulson and Hickman than play our own players  to get us to the end of the season and cut costs Iíd seriously think about calling our own back and let Tommy see what heís got to work with and end our loan player where able to .


BB, Bird was a summer signing so loaning him out when TW seems dead set against playing him will presumably get some contribution towards his wages and also put him in the shop window for a summer move.  I think the loanees in current squad are Fernadez (season), Coulson (mth), Phipps (season), McGavin (season), Hargreaves (mth), Linton (season), Kurran-Browne (season).  As for calling players back, that only really works if we remain full-time next season, if we revert to part-time you would imagine those on two year deals will have to be offloaded anyway.
Thanks Tony I was losing track whoís ours or loans with all the ins /outs this season , also thereís Hickman , zain ,and the other lad from Stevenage  thought 7 was the max of loan players  , so maybe like you say heís seeing if he can off load for next seasons budget going to be a big clear out and plenty of new faces come August Öjust thought he could se if the likes of knowles, joe gazza , flo , gyasi would feature to see if they have what he need next season , donít want another Taylor slipping through our fingers
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 25, 2022, 10:44:55 PM
...Thanks Tony I was losing track whoís ours or loans with all the ins /outs this season , also thereís Hickman , zain ,and the other lad from Stevenage  thought 7 was the max of loan players  , so maybe like you say heís seeing if he can off load for next seasons budget going to be a big clear out and plenty of new faces come August Öjust thought he could se if the likes of knowles, joe gazza , flo , gyasi would feature to see if they have what he need next season , donít want another Taylor slipping through our fingers

Pretty sure Hickman is a signed player (don't think he was with a club to loan from), Zain had a (unproductive) month on loan earlier in the season but TW signed him until the end of the season and I think Iontton was released by Stevenage after injury, real shame for him but signing lads with injury records will always come with a risk.

Understand the concern about the younger lads after what happed with Joe Taylor but not sure the others are in the same bracket and all probably need minutes at a lower level to even be considered to be part of next years squad at step 2, Gyasi is a slightly different case as he is getting game time at Dover having had precious little under TW so win-win scenario for now and then take a view at the end of the season.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 26, 2022, 12:21:12 PM
Not sure how much longer we have Coulson and Hargreaves (I think Dover will be the end of their loans unless they are extended again through to the end of the season) but would include both for todays game, my team for today

                        Jones
          Fernandez, Coulson, Barrows
Clunan, Phipps, McGavin, Hargreaves, Denton
              Linton, Kurran-Browne

Obviously doubts over Phipps (then give Sundire a go) and Linton (if so then pick one from Omotayo / Walker / Charles / someone from the stands) 
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Mallard on March 26, 2022, 05:16:50 PM
Stunning home win for Lynn.  Has to be their best result of the season.

Sounds an amazing game at Wrexham finished 6-5 to Wrexham after Dover had led 5-2.  Lynn player Gyasi got 3 of the Dover goals.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: dillydilly on March 26, 2022, 05:37:32 PM
Great result.  We are obviously much more competitive in this period than we have been since getting to this level.  Still think Gyasi should have been a fixture for us, and hope we get him back and play him regularly.  Can we do it Ö. We canÖ. But , realistically ??!  Another win and it could start to get interesting !
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: AXV on March 26, 2022, 05:47:44 PM
For what it's worth, Aldershot have lost their last 5 and only managed to score once
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: TonyM on March 26, 2022, 06:18:21 PM
Very good win today, just heard TW on the radio and think he got it right in his assessment, we had a lot of players who had good games and they had a few who had an off day but good to see us take advantage which hasn't necessarily been the case in many games this (or last) season.  I have been critical of both Omotayo and Barrett this season but both had better games today and made the jittery Halifax backline pay.  Difficult to pick a MotM but Sundire had his best game in a Lynn shirt and both Barrows and Denton had very good games but really the win came from everyone doing their bit
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Nigel1505 on March 26, 2022, 06:22:30 PM
Really excellent win today. Pity it was only in front of a paltry 900+ crowd.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on March 26, 2022, 07:19:26 PM
Really excellent win today. Pity it was only in front of a paltry 900+ crowd.

Correct on both points.

I really didn't expect the win or the gate fail to break a thousand. Well done to Tommy and his boys

Were the Bogof tickets counted in the 921?
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Ap on March 26, 2022, 09:02:13 PM
Can't believe earlier today this would have been a concern one way or the other but I now have to ask the question - presumably Gyasi can't play against us next week?

Yes, it's been a strange day!
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Bluboy on March 27, 2022, 07:17:40 AM
Can't believe earlier today this would have been a concern one way or the other but I now have to ask the question - presumably Gyasi can't play against us next week?

Yes, it's been a strange day!
No  gyasi canít play against us ..
canít help but to dream of an exciting end to the season (lynn fans on the pitch v Wealdstone after securing survival) but theyíve set the standard now Ö we got a good draw and performance v Grimsby only to follow it up with poor defeat , letís not make Dover a banana skin Ö  :scarf: :bus:
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Linnet on March 27, 2022, 10:36:42 AM
Can't believe earlier today this would have been a concern one way or the other but I now have to ask the question - presumably Gyasi can't play against us next week?

Yes, it's been a strange day!
No  gyasi canít play against us ..
canít help but to dream of an exciting end to the season (lynn fans on the pitch v Wealdstone after securing survival) but theyíve set the standard now Ö we got a good draw and performance v Grimsby only to follow it up with poor defeat , letís not make Dover a banana skin Ö  :scarf: :bus:

I am afraid we won't know after the Wealdstone game Bluboy as the last round of matches is 15th May and it happens to be the week we are the 23rd team so we don't play that week and the other 22 do
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Coastal linnet on March 27, 2022, 12:21:13 PM
According to the Halifax manager our first goal was offside and the second a foul. A case of sour grapes or just that their visit yesterday wasn't very fruitful!  for them.
A stunning performance yesterday from the Linnets. A very enjoyable afternoon.
Title: Re: V Halifax on the 26th March
Post by: Anton on March 27, 2022, 01:13:53 PM
According to the Halifax manager our first goal was offside and the second a foul. A case of sour grapes or just that their visit yesterday wasn't very fruitful!  for them.
A stunning performance yesterday from the Linnets. A very enjoyable afternoon.
I suppose the manager has to defend the result.  Not what he expected I'm sure. On the day the linnets were the better team  :clap:
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