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General Discussion / King's Lynn v Hereford programme request
« on: July 25, 2021, 02:43:01 PM »
Hello I'm a Hereford United fan (pre Hereford FC) looking to fill some gaps in my programme collection.

The programmes I am interested in are the home Southern League Premier Division games played at The Walks Vs Hereford United during the seasons 1965/66 to 1970/71. I've produced summaries of all the games involved, which I hope you might enjoy.

1965/66
·       This game was played at the Walks on 4 May 1966 – a couple of months before England would win the World Cup!
·       Hereford lost this game 4-2 in front of a crowd of 1,041.
·       Ex Linnet Peter McCall was at the hub of every attack for Hereford but Bobby Laverick did the damage for the Linnets scoring 2 goals.
·       Brooks (not sure if it was David or John) and Dudley Banson (who I believe was a local boy) scored the other two goals

1966/67
·       This game was played at the Walks on 10 March 1967 in front of a crowd of 2,731. Kings Lynn won 2-0 with both goals coming from the prolific Malcolm Lindsay - who sounds some sort of player!
·       In our home programme notes of the same season, we have described Malcolm as "the leading scorer in the last two seasons. Goes all the time – troubles every defence"

1967/68
·       This game was played on 1 May 1968. Once again King's Lynn were victorious winning the game 2-1 in front of a crowd of 1,269. This was Herefords sixth successive defeat at the Walks.
·       Brian Jenkins and David Clarke scored for King's Lynn
·       I understand that the pitch was greasy and heavy that day, caused by a torrential downpour of rain – no excuses from us though!
·       In our home programme notes of the same season Brian Jenkins is described as follows -"Inside left Brian Jenkins was recently signed from Nuneaton, formally Cardiff City and Bristol Rovers – knows where the goal lies"
·       We also described David Clarke as an "Outside left, signed from Notts County last summer. Has a good future in the game – very fast and tricky"

1968/69
·       This game was played on 25 January 1969. Hereford once again lost the game - 3-0 in front of a crowd of 1,751 – Brian Jenkins and David Clarke were on target for King's Lynn yet again!
·       Sportingly you held a minutes silence for two of our players who had been killed in a car accident during the week
·       This time our home programme describes Brian as "very good in the air for a smallun"!!!

1969/70
·       This game was played on 25 April 1970 and Hereford actually managed to draw this game 3-3 gaining our first ever point at the Walks, in front of a very small crowd of 587.
·       Brian Evans was our tormentor that day scoring a hatrick!

1970/71
·       This was Hereford's first ever victory at the Walks 1-0 but only witnessed by a crowd of 640 spectators.
·       The game was played on 28 April 1971
·       Sadly not the best season for you I'm afraid

There was of course another very famous clash (in our history) in season 1971/72

On 28 November 1971 we met in the First Round of the FA Cup at the Walks and drew 0-0.

Remarkably King's Lynn had already played 4 cup games to get to this stage! This was an extremely tricky game for Hereford, played on frozen snow. 750 Hereford fans made the 350 mile round trip to watch this game, and it is said that this game was the hardest of all the games played on our way to beating Newcastle United at Edgar Street

If anyone can help me track down these programmes then you will make my day! If you can, will you please make contact with me via Phil Ellis from the Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust or PM Admin.

I hope I haven't bored you all too much!

With very best wishes and many thanks again,

John Cutler (Hereford)

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General Discussion / Ground Development Fund (GDF) – update
« on: April 12, 2021, 05:49:05 PM »
The Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust was pleased to present the football club with a cheque for £3,635.08 last week to support The Linnets in the work they have undertaken in recent months to improve facilities inside the ground in accordance with ground grading requirements.

The monies were made available to the football club from donations made through the Trust's Ground Development Fund (GDF). This is the second occasion that the Trust has been able to assist the club via the GDF scheme following the donation of £4,200 which helped the football club with the purchase of new turnstiles following its promotion to the National League North from the Southern League Central Division nearly two years ago.

The latest monies donated have assisted the football club with the purchase of a First Aid Unit, which has been installed at the Seven Sisters/Hospital End of the stadium, close to the entrance to the club room.

The Blue and Gold Supporters' Trust wishes to thank all those who donated towards the Ground Development Fund initiative.

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Christmas Draw results can be found here
https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/ChristmasDraw2020.pdf



We would like to thank Laurence Morlaas, the Fundraising Executive at the QEH, King's Lynn for her and her hospital colleagues' participation in the 2020 Blue & Gold Trust Christmas Draw.
As a result, the Trust has made a donation of £75 to the Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal.
We wish the Appeal every success in the New Year.

                                                                     -----------------------------------

Since the above was posted, one of the Trusts regular supporters, Evergreen Equity Release Solutions, have very kindly agreed to donate to the appeal, so the amount now stands at £100.

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General Discussion / The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust Christmas Draw
« on: December 06, 2020, 09:14:35 AM »
The Blue & Gold Supporters' Trust (B&GST) has linked up with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal
via this year's B&GST Christmas draw.
The Bereavement Suite's executive fundraiser will act as an affiliate seller of B&GST Christmas Draw tickets and for each £1 ticket they sell,
the Trust will make a donation to the Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal.
For draw details and to purchase tickets can be found on https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/christmasdraw.php
and for further  details of the Maternity Bereavement Suite Appeal on http://www.qehkl.nhs.uk/FundraisingCurrentCampaign.asp

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General Discussion / Win a Season Ticket and support the GDF
« on: July 25, 2020, 10:33:54 PM »
The Blue & Gold Trust initiated Season Ticket Competition has attracted great interest with 66 entrants to date.
With only 2 weeks to go, time is running short for you to have the chance to win an adult Season Ticket (Ground) which would cost £380.
Entry into the competition is £10 and multiple entries are allowed. 
The winner will be selected on Monday the 10th of August 2020. Remember all proceeds will go to the Ground Development Fund (GDF). 
Details of the GDF and its purpose can be found by clicking on the thermometer on the homepage of this website and to enter please use the PayPal button on the home page.
Alternatively entries can be made by cash or cheque, and sent to The Blue & Gold Trust, 39 King John Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 4QB.
All entrants should include their contact details and annotate entries as for the Season Ticket Competition. 
Have a go and in doing so you will support the GDF.

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General Discussion / Re: Win a 2020/2021 Season Ticket for The Walks
« on: July 12, 2020, 08:28:07 PM »
The Trust is delighted to confirm that interest in the new Ground Development Funding competition to win a season ticket has been exceptional with 23 entries as of today. We would also like to stress that any monies raised for the fund will only be spent on ground grading works and not given directly to the Club. On the last occasion the money raised was sent to Stadium Solutions who manufactured and installed the new turnstiles as sourced by the Trust and who then passed on the relevant information to Stephen.

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General Discussion / Win a 2020/2021 Season Ticket for The Walks
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:45:48 PM »
With the fantastic news that The Linnets have been promoted to The National League, success comes at a cost.
Much work was done last season to achieve the ground grading requirements for the National League North, and a Blue & Gold Trust fundraising effort
raised in excess of £4,000 towards these costs.
Promotion means that much more works will have to be done over the next season to satisfy the ground grading requirements of the National League.
The B&G Trust already have a fundraising initiative as can be seen on this website.
The Trust is now running a competition in an effort to raise further funds for the GDF.
The winner of the competition will win a ground season ticket for the 2020/2021 season.
The season ticket will be purchased by monies generously donated by local business and individual supporters who make up part of our football community.
Each entry into the competition will be at £10 each.  Multiple entries can be made.
Payment for entry can be made via the PAYPAL tab on the home page.  Alternatively, payment for entry by cash or cheque can be forwarded via post to The Blue & Gold Trust, 39, King John Avenue, King’s Lynn PE30 4QB.  Cheques must be payable to the Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust.
All purchases must clearly be identified as for “Season Ticket Comp”, and contact details included.
All entrants will receive acknowledgement of their payment and all proceeds from the competition will go to the GDF.
The competition will conclude on Monday the 10th of August 2020.

Donations towards the GDF can also be made via PAYPAL by clicking on the GDF Thermometer on the home page or by cheque/cash as above.
Again, any donations must be clearly identified as “GDF donation”.

We would like to acknowledge the generous donations towards the cost of a season ticket from Evergreen Equity Release Solutions, ARC Fabrications, The Solar Shed, HARK Solutions and Lanes Motor Services.  All of the Trust Directors have also made personal contributions.  Many thanks also to Tony M, Colin M and others who have contributed.

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General Discussion / Congratulations
« on: June 18, 2020, 11:54:58 AM »
The Blue & Gold Supporters’ Trust are delighted to hear of the promotion of King’s Lynn Town FC to the National League.  Many congratulations to all involved, and we look forward to football getting back to some form of normality and the challenges that the new season will bring.

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General Discussion / Re: Next season's squad
« on: May 26, 2020, 03:00:19 PM »
Michael Gash has committed himself to the club for the coming season.
Gash, who will be 34 in September, signed in July 2017 and has made 130 appearances for Lynn, scoring 36 goals.


https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/sport/super-play-off-hero-pens-new-deal-with-the-linnets-9111029/ 

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General Discussion / E-mail sent to Stephen Cleeve
« on: March 25, 2020, 07:33:19 PM »
Morning Steve had a email/ring round all the Trust directors yesterday and not withstanding that anything proposed would have to put to members for final vote there is no consensus to lend Lynn f c any monies from the Trust. The only possible way anyone would consider this as an option would be if security for any loan was provided by way of a charge over the lease from the council for the ground, which would be included in a legal agreement confirming details of the loan. Also we would have to add our legal costs to the loan amount.
I fully understand how the situation we now all face is beyond our control and of course as you said in a conversation yesterday the financial implications will continue into next season. My only concern from our conversation is you seem to be focused on further developing the club into a higher league, new training ground, even a new ground when the current reality is survival of the club.
The problem for most people is we have little insight to your or the clubs financial well being and only you have the ability to make or effect such decisions, which will inevitably lead people to be concerned. The " trust me I have clubs interests at heart have long worn out at Kings Lynn " nevertheless I sincerely hope you can find a way through this crisis as in your own style you have achieved a lot with the club in a short time.
The idea that we are waiting for the club to fold so we can take over is ludicrous, we have aims we wish to achieve and these have remained the same for ten years since formation. Some would say the Trust is being prudent in retaining all its monies for the future in the event of you sadly not being able to find a way forward so all opinions from our directors and members must be taken into account.

Best wishes
Phil

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General Discussion / Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust AGM
« on: February 23, 2020, 06:27:53 PM »
The Annual General Meeting of The Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust  will be held this coming Thursday the 27th of February 2020 at the Conservative Club on London Road, King’s Lynn starting at 7:30pm.  All members are encouraged to attend.

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General Discussion / Ground Development Fund (GDF) – Phase 2
« on: February 02, 2020, 03:32:56 PM »
The Trust is pleased to announce that once again it will be raising funds to help the club meet any ground grading requirements should they achieve a remarkable second successive promotion.
For details and how to donate please click on the donations thermometer on the home page.

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General Discussion / Grand Christmas Draw 2019
« on: December 09, 2019, 12:52:34 PM »

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General Discussion / Peterborough Dog Racing Night
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:29:40 PM »

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