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General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 19, 2021, 07:15:11 PM »

I know it's a ruthless, dog eat dog league dominated in more ways than one, by the wealthy clubs, but I am not a fan of sides that spend absurd amounts and effectively buy their way up the leagues...

Agree with you Kes, although I don't mind the clubs spending big if the money has come from what the Club has generated themselves. That way, they will naturally find their own level.

Sooner or later the Clubs that buy their way up the league, run out of steam. Usually big fish in little ponds to start off with, but within a couple of seasons they become small fish in a bigger pond.

Even if the amount of money being put into these Clubs each season remains the same, it will be insufficient to maintain the momentum the Clubs have had in previous seasons.

This can then lead to the floating supporters losing interest, so gates fall. The Benefactor (s) issues the "use it or lose it" warning, loses interest when the Supporters don't respond and the penny finally drops (or runs out of money themselves), and the Club is then on the slippery slope.

Clubs are hungry beasts. Once they have been fed, you can't just stop feeding them without experiencing an adverse reaction.

 :oldman" :farmer: I have to agree with you guys, but this happens in all the leagues from premier down. Chelsea and Man City were 2nd division sides who flouted with odd spells in the top flight of football when I was a child, now they are massively benefactor funded clubs, buying trophies for the cabinet. Closer too home Histon, St. Neots, AFC Hornchurch all had money too burn at one point but then the bubble burst. Hornchurch are now rebuilding again but will they have as much money as before?  Blackburn won the premier league with Jack Walkerís money, where are they now ? at a level more suited too them, I would say. As you say, self funded clubs are no issue for me either, but just buying trophies to me takes away some of the joy and pain that football meant to me as a child. :farmer: :oldman"

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

I did mean to include that it happens at all levels, in my original post.

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General Discussion / Re: Retained and Departed Players
« on: June 19, 2021, 06:04:03 PM »

I know it's a ruthless, dog eat dog league dominated in more ways than one, by the wealthy clubs, but I am not a fan of sides that spend absurd amounts and effectively buy their way up the leagues...

Agree with you Kes, although I don't mind the clubs spending big if the money has come from what the Club has generated themselves. That way, they will naturally find their own level.

Sooner or later the Clubs that buy their way up the league, run out of steam. Usually big fish in little ponds to start off with, but within a couple of seasons they become small fish in a bigger pond.

Even if the amount of money being put into these Clubs each season remains the same, it will be insufficient to maintain the momentum the Clubs have had in previous seasons.

This can then lead to the floating supporters losing interest, so gates fall. The Benefactor (s) issues the "use it or lose it" warning, loses interest when the Supporters don't respond and the penny finally drops (or runs out of money themselves), and the Club is then on the slippery slope.

Clubs are hungry beasts. Once they have been fed, you can't just stop feeding them without experiencing an adverse reaction.


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General Discussion / Re: Dover
« on: June 19, 2021, 05:38:57 PM »
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Jim also said the budget for next year was effectively halved.

Makes sense. Why waste money on the wage bill when you're almost certainly going to be relegated anyway.

Save the money for the following season and a push for promotion.

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General Discussion / Re: Pre-season Friendlies
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:17:58 PM »
From the home page:

Thanks, I thought I had seen it somewhere.
 :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Pre-season Friendlies
« on: June 18, 2021, 07:48:44 PM »
Has it been said anywhere what the cost of the friendlies are going to be?

Only asking as Lowestoft have announced they will be playing Ipswich and tickets will be priced at £5.00.

I know a lot of supporters feel that ticket prices are usually too expensive, but £5.00 seems a bit on the low side to me.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Pre-season Friendlies
« on: June 18, 2021, 06:08:04 PM »
https://www.kltown.co.uk/2021/06/05/linnets-announce-posh-friendly/

That's more like it.

There's nothing on that page. I hope that's not a bad omen.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Archive- the highest level
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:53:23 PM »
Dudley Banson in the Lord Napier.

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General Discussion / Re: Sonny Carey
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:52:32 PM »
You would have thought they could have done the decent thing and made sure the shirt he was wearing was displaying the current sponsors name.

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General Discussion / Re: Archive- the highest level
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:50:40 PM »
Didn't Mick Rains run 'The Retreat'?

Yes.

New Inn before that?  :dontknow:

Think he was involved with the Lord Nelson in Swaffham as well.  :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Going Forward
« on: June 17, 2021, 10:36:15 AM »
However where will this leave the likes of Kings Lynn, Weymouth etc ?

One is on the East Coast, one is on the South Coast..............................that's the only thing that is certain at the moment.

Is there a (fluid) Plan B this time, both locally and as far as the NL are concerned?

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General Discussion / Re: Going Forward
« on: June 17, 2021, 09:22:46 AM »
Not looking too good again.   :glum:

Sky News

COVID-19 cases are "rising exponentially" across England, with the latest estimates putting the R number at 1.44.

Infections increased by 50% between 3 May and 7 June coinciding with the rise of the Delta variant, which has become dominant in the UK since first being detected in India.

Delta has overtaken the Alpha (Kent) variant, and now accounts for up to 90% of coronavirus cases.

The number of COVID-19 cases is doubling every 11 days, according to data from the REACT-1 study by scientists at Imperial College London, who said their findings showed a "rapid switch" from the Alpha variant to Delta.

The figures also show that one in 670 people was infected, with the highest prevalence in the North West.

Stephen Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial and one of the study authors, said the exponential increase in prevalence is being driven by infections among younger people.



IMHO, dealing with the very nature of a Pandemic and the gradual easing of the restrictions, it's no real surprise that this is happening. It maybe also goes someway in explaining why some segments of the entertainment/hospitality industry are seeing their restrictions being lifted quicker than others.  :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 14, 2021, 09:16:20 AM »
Thanks again Malcolm.

Who are the current committee members?

Do you know if they will they be seeking re-election to their positions?

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 13, 2021, 02:29:07 PM »

Yes we need people on the committee who are forward thinking and to increase the membership but in my opinion the biggest thing that would increase the membership would be to change the name from Friends of the Linnets to Kings Lynn FC Supporters Club and be more transparent to the members. So thereís my thoughts on what needs to happen.

Malcolm, who's on the Committee at the moment?
At the last committee meeting only four people where there I have never seen a full committee in full attendance far from it

I had heard it was light on numbers. Who are actually involved with running it (i.e. on the committee) at this moment in time?

 :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: June 12, 2021, 11:24:30 PM »
Have just looked it up and can see I'm going to have to check my facts more carefully before posting..... people on here are too on the ball :laughcry: :laughcry:

I am now wearing my orthopaedic shoes B&G (I stand corrected !)

Yes, no academy in sight, a jump from Dereham to Histon of NLS, who went on to win promotion.......so it can be done..... let's hope Joe Taylor manages a similar journey.

mmmmmm......Histon. Probably not the best example.    :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:22:21 PM »
.....and there's the rub !

Promising youngster.... hopefully he can have a great season with Wroxham and be appearing a couple of rungs higher within a season or two, he then may be in contention for a NL berth.........that would be a similar journey to Danny Wright at Torquay ( as mentioned by Mallard in other thread) who has played at NL level for ten years or more via Histon and Cambridge City.

Kes, I think it was United, not City and didnít come through via an Academy.

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