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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Mallard on November 03, 2015, 08:19:34 AM

Title: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 03, 2015, 08:19:34 AM
 The word in Speedway Circles is that Buster is about to become Chairman of The BSPA.  This is The British Speedway Promotors Association.  In effect Buster will be the top man in British Speedway.  A massive feather in his cap and he will get the opportunity to shape the future of the Sport in this Country.

What has this to do with Kings Lynn FC ? I hear you say.... Well with this full on job ( IF it happens, It should be comfirmed in the next week or so)  where does that leave Buster  with regard to the club ?
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: m a hill on November 03, 2015, 08:25:45 AM
I can't see why it would make any difference to the club as setch is running the club as G M and making a good job of it
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: GrahamB on November 03, 2015, 10:46:23 AM
I would guess that Setch's appointment was in anticipation of Busters forthcoming appointment, therefore safeguarding and improving the day to day running of KLTFC ........ failing to plan is planning to fail
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Wingwizzard on November 03, 2015, 12:12:32 PM
all seems to make sense to me  and Good luck to Buster if it happens.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2015, 08:33:58 AM
http://www.speedwaygb.co/news.php?extend.29757


Take from the BSPA website


Big Congrats to Buster..  The man who will be taking British Speedway Forward.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 04, 2015, 10:14:22 AM
ďItís a challenge I am relishing already and I particularly canít wait to start working with the young, British riders to try and enhance the sport in this country.Ē

Seems to me to be confirming his belief in a Youth policy in both Sports that he is involved in.

Exciting times for Speedway!
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2015, 10:54:38 AM
There is a big difference.  In Speedway, in this country there is a massive Shortage of riders, In fact some riders are having to ride for 3 different teams ( yes, its true).  The sport in this Country is totally reliant on riders from Overseas.  The owners are having to fly these riders in from all over Europe for a meeting then they fly them back home the next day.  It is very costly.  So the idea is to develop British Riders.  A big new rider development centre has been formed in Norfolk, just outside Dereham
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Blue_and_Gold on November 04, 2015, 12:11:08 PM
A big new rider development centre has been formed in Norfolk, just outside Dereham


Is he involved with that as well?
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 04, 2015, 12:22:21 PM
Not sure that Buster will have any day to day Interest in this, but as the new head of Speedway in this country he will certainly have some input.  It is being run by one fo the main sponsors at Kings Lynn Speedway.

I would say with this new role Buster has been elected to, he will have his hands fairly full.  Its good that he has someone like Setch to now take control of the football Club. 
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on November 07, 2015, 07:35:20 PM
Maybe now is the time for Buster to move on? has acheived much at kltfc but has got his hands full elswhere.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: GrahamB on November 07, 2015, 08:21:36 PM
Do you not realise that is why he appointed. Setch into that position! Why should he go anywhere?  Who have you do you think would replace him Ridiculous comment imo
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on November 07, 2015, 08:36:15 PM
More like a  response with tunnel vision. 
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: m a hill on November 07, 2015, 09:20:44 PM
I second that Graham b ridiculous statement
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on November 08, 2015, 10:01:01 AM
now setch is running the club on and off the field, i hope that  all revenues taken by the club , are at his disposal? thereby giving him the best chance of doing a proper job.

and before anyone jumps in, it has been said in the past, that the bar and catering take went outside of the football club.

Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on November 08, 2015, 04:41:33 PM
Has been stated in the past that playing budget is the total from gate money and nothing more, that still leaves if the case a lot of income generated from the CLUB ,we know there is a lot of expenses involved in travel.ins,energy bills etc but i am sure without business detail this is a concern of more than a few supporters that dont attend as regular as they might.Still think Setch is right man for job!
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: m a hill on November 08, 2015, 07:34:31 PM
I will say this.Buster as had to dig deep into his own pockets to run our club,so those of you that think Buster is raking it in running Kings Lynn fc you need to think again all l am concerned about that there is a football team to watch but we have
Been down this road before and it gets a tad boring why can't people just accept things as they are and enjoy watching the Linnets
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: MARCUS ROSE on November 08, 2015, 07:40:48 PM
I will say this.Buster as had to dig deep into his own pockets to run our club,so those of you that think Buster is raking it in running Kings Lynn fc you need to think again all l am concerned about that there is a football team to watch but we have
Been down this road before and it gets a tad boring why can't people just accept things as they are and enjoy watching the Linnets

which part is boring?, people asking reasonable questions on an open discussion medium.  or the people who appear to be in the know, closing ranks, and pulling the drawbridge up.

ps, i thought buster said the club was self financing. seeing as you have opened the road up again.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: THE DUKE on November 08, 2015, 11:23:50 PM
Be careful you might get what you wish for I think the club is heading in the right direction with exciting young local players I thought that is what most of us wanted?
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: m a hill on November 09, 2015, 05:29:00 AM
Dead right Duke
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on November 09, 2015, 02:49:54 PM
Cant remember to many people with an on the pitch problem we have done well,two leagues higher and good cup runs, just thinking what the possible potential is off pitch if certain things were different.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: tazzywazz on November 09, 2015, 02:56:44 PM
Except for the one and bit seasons in Conference North this is as high as the Linnets have ever achieved and that wonderful time bust the club. Be careful what you wish for.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 09, 2015, 03:38:17 PM
Except for the one and bit seasons in Conference North this is as high as the Linnets have ever achieved and that wonderful time bust the club. Be careful what you wish for.

One and a Bit seasons ?  I think thats a little bit of a selective memory there Tazzy.  As I recall when the plug was pulled we were in the Northern Prem having been relegated from the Conference North because the gorund did not comply and the work had not been down...  I dont think we went pop because of the standard we were playing at, more poor managment.  Then again a lot of decent Businessmen have gone pop, or would you say any person whose company has gone pop is a poor businessman ?
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: tazzywazz on November 09, 2015, 04:31:00 PM
You are right there Cary but it was still spending more than we could afford chasing a dream.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Richard on November 09, 2015, 05:42:05 PM
Except for the one and bit seasons in Conference North this is as high as the Linnets have ever achieved and that wonderful time bust the club. Be careful what you wish for.

The highest Lynn achieved was in the late 1950s early 60s when we received one vote in favour of us being elected to the Football League
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: tazzywazz on November 09, 2015, 06:40:06 PM
That's a great piece of info Richard. Were King's Lynn in the Southern league at the time? Was that and the Northern league the top level of non league football at that time, and until the National Football League (Conference) was formed?
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Richard on November 09, 2015, 07:03:16 PM
Our best was two votes in the 1957-58 season when we were in the Midland League.
Not sure how it worked then. Applicants for promotion to the Football League that season came from Midland League, Lancashire Combination, Southern League, Birmingham & District League and North Eastern League.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Frontman on November 10, 2015, 09:23:38 AM
Is t all about the playing at National League or whatever??
How about Loyal Support 300-500 and working within the Community to develop our own players!!
Put money into good Local Training / Coaching facilities (Lynnsport) working with College / Schools / Youth FC in area to develop players.
In recent years; yes Dwyer, Heath Preston / Stocker have gone to pastures new but only recently the Fryatts, Mulready, Street, Hilliard, Yong, Edge, etc are coming on!  Ryan Fryatt now is a mature young player; don't denigrate Street as all keepers make cock ups(Hart v Norwich)!
The first priority is work in the Community which has been neglected in past 5 years!! Now Gary Setchell is making that effort! Its the way forward for Kings Lynn (outback town) and the Easthall, Johnston, Adams Defty's, and remember the 50's with many local players donning the shirt.
Think LOCAL with the odd maturity of Stevenson, Bircumshaw, Kabia, Cope etc!!  Keep working hard on our Community Gary!!
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: hickathrift on November 10, 2015, 09:39:14 AM
Is t all about the playing at National League or whatever??
How about Loyal Support 300-500 and working within the Community to develop our own players!!
Put money into good Local Training / Coaching facilities (Lynnsport) working with College / Schools / Youth FC in area to develop players.
In recent years; yes Dwyer, Heath Preston / Stocker have gone to pastures new but only recently the Fryatts, Mulready, Street, Hilliard, Yong, Edge, etc are coming on!  Ryan Fryatt now is a mature young player; don't denigrate Street as all keepers make cock ups(Hart v Norwich)!
The first priority is work in the Community which has been neglected in past 5 years!! Now Gary Setchell is making that effort! Its the way forward for Kings Lynn (outback town) and the Easthall, Johnston, Adams Defty's, and remember the 50's with many local players donning the shirt.
Think LOCAL with the odd maturity of Stevenson, Bircumshaw, Kabia, Cope etc!!  Keep working hard on our Community Gary!!

You are right Frontman in your comment that "all keeper's make cock-up's"...BUT...Alex is making more regular recently!!..IMO
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Mallard on November 10, 2015, 11:40:42 AM
I think its great that we are now going back to developing home grown players, But Frontman the list of players you mention, did they not all leave lynn and learn their trade elsewhere ?  Mulready at Grimsby, Yong & Street at Wisbech  Hilliard at Swaffham & Dereham, Edge at Swaffham, Even Fryatt had a spell at Norwich.  Its a credit to each of these players though that have comeback to the Club, But lets not get carried away that these players all made their progression at Lynn.
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: Frontman on November 10, 2015, 04:33:09 PM
Yes; Gaughran, Dwyer, Mulready, Fryatt went to Norwich , Cambridge etc but the links with schools, college, etc meant there were tabs on their names.
Gaughran released by Norwich at 15 yrs old and in Lynn's 1st Team t 16 yrs old. He went on to a contract at Peterborough and s now gracing Lynn a mature player. He made good friends at Kings Lynn FC and CWA which s a draw! 
The point is that the Community Programme and Youth FC  have the contacts.
Hilliard, Edge, went to those Clubs because Lynn ignored them!! But they are enjoying playing for their local team now!!  You accept that Friend, Street, Yong started at Wisbech; similar to the Rider's, Wiles brothers and McManus but Lynn benefitted from local contact!!
More available contact coaching, training etc.
And tonight the Community game v Histon is where it starts!!
 :dirtbike:
Title: Re: Chairman Buster
Post by: sworn 2 secrets on November 10, 2015, 06:48:13 PM
Exactly my point! Buster not so involved Setch getting more decision making result contacts with local football increases,as for finances and hand in pockets who knows, never much info on how the club in general is doing.