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General Discussion / Re: Today's Match is off
« on: December 02, 2023, 12:49:44 PM »
Managers are paid employees .  So should never been an issue on how the club is run to generate the income that pays their salary.

A successful  Manager at our level will move on eg TW walks out to join Aldershot.  A Manager that fails  eg MH gets the sack.  So either way Managers come and go.

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General Discussion / Re: Today's Match is off
« on: December 02, 2023, 10:41:43 AM »
Looking at the fixtures in our League that have succumbed to the weather today it seems that only those with artificial pitches are still on.

It got me thinking that could this be the big announcement the Chairman is going to make with regard to next year ? ( as per his last Podcast).  He wants all the Clubs team using the same training facilities so would it not make perfect sense for that to be at The Walks ?  Plus it could be used for all adult games.  Hiring out.  Then used for numerous summer events.   SC ihas the consent to run summer concerts ( up to 4).   This could be a real game changer if SC is prepared to invest in the Clubs long term future.

He does have a massively long lease on the Ground so no worries about longevity.  Is the lease in the Clubs name or SCís as an individual?

Ok ready to be shot down but really what do others think?

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 27, 2023, 09:36:49 PM »


Did you get the deal to supply the kit for the Club? If so that must have been a sizeable order and worth having. Must have been worth it for the cost of a McDonaldís.

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General Discussion / Re: El Tel
« on: November 27, 2023, 06:57:40 AM »
How did Gazza actually miss ?

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 27, 2023, 06:56:37 AM »
A ride in a Bentley donít come cheap.  I hope you ate it outside.

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General Discussion / Re: El Tel
« on: November 26, 2023, 07:13:03 PM »
Certainly a great Coach and fun personality.   Would say he was an interesting character in some of his business interests away from Football.


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General Discussion / Re: Lynn lose to league leaders.
« on: November 26, 2023, 09:51:35 AM »
SC is off to the States looking for Ďinvestmentí, I use the word loosely. If SC doesnít pull one then he has the choice of sticking in an extra £2k a month to repay the loan or cut the budget further.   Either next season should see the club revert back to part time, surely ?  Mind being full time doesnít seem to have done us any favours this season.   

Are we the only team in say the bottom 6 who are full time ?

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn lose to league leaders.
« on: November 26, 2023, 09:36:50 AM »
Fair points there B&G re AL.  However the reason MH was sacked and Adam brought in was surely for us to retain our step 2 status ?  When he came in he would have known the budget he was working with.  Though I admit it does seem strange he has only brought in two young loaners, would have thought he would have maybe changed the squad a bit more.   In his interview he seemed to be concerned about how weak we are from set pieces. So maybe he will need bring in a few experienced players to toughen things up.

As for the loan repayment.  Canít see what difference it will make to the Clubís balance sheet as will we not be swapping the loan repayment ( plus the interest) for more in the Directors Loan Column.  Seems the hole will just get deeper and deeper

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General Discussion / Re: Lynn lose to league leaders.
« on: November 26, 2023, 07:31:44 AM »
Canít say it was any surprise getting done at Tamworth.  Like it or not we ainít at that level these days.  What was more worrying was ALís post match interview.  Very few positives it seems there at the moment. 

Next Saturday at home to Banbury is looking a very pivotal game in our season.  The opposition are sitting just above us, got beat Saturday at home, so really feel this is game that we must be targeting to take all 3 points.   

After 3 defeats on the spin it and then into December will be interesting to see what crowd turns up for this one.   

AL has come in with high praise from Chairman as the best Manager at this level.  With a win rate of around 30%, since he joined us, then itís time for him to step up to the mark

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 23, 2023, 09:03:45 PM »
Not sure Cleeve can be accused of having an empty wallet GC.  He has pumped a fair old wedge of cash into the club since he walked into the building.  Whether itís his cash or came from elsewhere, heís been the one spending it, and he continues to do so.

As for  him not carrying cash, maybe he feels he is Royaty 😂

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General Discussion / Re: Have we got a new Operations director
« on: November 23, 2023, 07:35:58 PM »
Did she ?  To be replaced by whom? 

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General Discussion / Re: Have we got a new Operations director
« on: November 23, 2023, 07:31:02 PM »
I guess this award has a lot to do with the young lady, Jodie Hopkins.  Been very impressed with the way she has embraced the work in the Community.   All credit to her.

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General Discussion / Re: LYNNPLAY COVERAGE?
« on: November 23, 2023, 12:57:02 PM »
Surely we must have got a kings ransom for Widdler Jun from Aldershot ? 😂.   I wonder if SC has factored in the compo he seemed confident he would get from Aldershot/TW for him walking out on  his contract.   Or will this be another story that disappears up itís own exhaust pipe ?

The mystery stand sponsor not renewing must have also had an effect on finances this season.

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 23, 2023, 12:49:00 PM »
Pink, as in terms of Manager or players ? To
Me itís all down to the poor decision to appoint Hughes who in turn made poor decisions in terms of player recruitment.

After SC made his choice of Manager the buck stops firmly with him.  No point in blaming the fans for not turning up in sufficient numbers.

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General Discussion / Re: Full time players? You're Joking!
« on: November 22, 2023, 09:32:10 PM »
It sounded positive that SC has a masterplan which will hopefully see the Club working to a break even model next year.  Not sure if this something new he has come up with or the idea of summer concerts will be going ahead.  If it is something new has he lost interest in the concert idea ?

Just a guess, but could it be his version of this fan equity idea?

If so, and it's linked to the big loan the club now has being written off, I don't think I'll be holding my breath on that one.





Canít see how writing off that loan will equate to the Club reaching a break even point next year.  I though SC was having to pump in circa £200k to balance the books.  The loan plus interest is to be paid back over what, 20 years ?

According to the new Podcast the reasons we are struggling more this season is Three fold....

1.   No Cup run this year.. ( is this really factored into finance for a year ?)

2.  Lack of players being sold on  ( again how can this be factored into any budget?)

3.  Lack of Crowds turning up to watch, ( SC struggles to understand why fans wonít pay overpriced admission to watch crap football). 

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