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General Discussion / Re: The Crouch report
« on: December 29, 2021, 12:41:10 PM »
coincidentally, Peter Crouch has just started a telly programme about Non league football, what's involved in the running of a non league club.

He's focussing on Dulwich Hamlet FC.  It's on one of the Discovery channels, but I don't pay for telly so no idea how to watch it

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General Discussion / Re: It's still with us.
« on: December 14, 2021, 02:47:29 PM »
Omicron B  = No Crimbo

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General Discussion / Re: Current Season and team
« on: December 09, 2021, 07:26:55 PM »
Hey guys, I hope you don't mind me posting here.

I just thought I'd get in touch and see what the general view is from the supporters about King's Lynn.
I'm aware you're in the process of getting a new manager in and wanted to see what the view is.

All cards on the table, I'm a coach in a National League South team, that is interested in the post - not in becoming manager, but maybe a part of a new coaching staff.

From the outside looking in, it looks as if generally you aren't currently scoring enough goals - do correct me if I'm wrong, I don't want to offend. I've seen a few posts saying that it would be quite a big task keeping the team up this season, is there much optimism going on at the minute?

If anyone could give me an overview of the team so far this season that would be immensely helpful - whether it be formations played, best performing players, what as fans you'd like to see on the pitch etc.

My experience so far in these positions is that the fans on the ground are always more tuned in to what's really needed than club hierarchy. 

Again, I hope it's okay to ask this, and I'm not breaking any forum rules - feel free to take this down if that's the case.

Thanks guys!


Good luck with your application

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General Discussion / Re: Management Team
« on: December 07, 2021, 03:17:06 PM »
That last line worries me.

I genuinely hope I'm proved wrong, but having the intention of playing league football is not the way to run a non league football club.

Having the intention of building a  club that attracts enough fans to support a team capable of competing at the highest level that club can reasonably afford, would be a more achievable long term goal.

Sounds like promotion at any cost.

Where does that leave us when it all goes belly up,  again?


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General Discussion / Management Team
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:21:50 PM »
What positions are vacant at present?

Football side of things, not back room.

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General Discussion / B&G Christmas Draw
« on: December 05, 2021, 09:37:20 PM »
Hope it's OK to pay for the tickets via the online donate button?

Thought i'd share it here as well, in case anyone else felt like chipping in,  after all, it is Christmas.


https://www.thelinnets.co.uk/donate.php

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General Discussion / Re: HEACHAM.
« on: December 05, 2021, 11:19:15 AM »
Should we now be supporting the Pelicans if there's not a home game .?

Do they play football? No I don't think they do!
Are we linked to Heacham FC, as they provide our training facilities? Yes they do!
So is it not good PR to promote Heacham home games? Yes it is!
Would you like to promote Pelican home games on here? If yes then just bloody do it!
 :banghead; :banghead; :banghead;


Grissles,    back in 1995, i introduced a scheme where Palace and Millwall fans who were season ticket holders, could pop down to Champion Hill to watch The Hamlet at concession rates when their team was away.  An extra 50 people in those days added 25% to the gate! and the hassle I got from regular fans who paid full wack went on for years.

I was criticised for giving hundreds of tickets away to local schools to double the crowd some days.

Yesterday, my other Club only had 100 tickets on sale on the door.  200 had been given out to two local schools and the rest of the 3300 had purchased online.

I'll take the criticism all day long to hear about the long term benefits of doing the right thing. 

You keep banging the drum mate.  If a dozen Lynn fans turn up to support Heacham when Lynn are away,  then that's a good job done as far as I'm concerned. 

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General Discussion / Re: The Crouch report
« on: December 03, 2021, 03:36:04 PM »
Fair point Tony.   However my interpretation of that is.  The money needs to there to put together a competitive side.   Itís proven the Lynn fans will turnout in decent number to watch a successful team.  However a budget team that struggles will leave you with die hard fans.

You pays your money and take your pick. Spend sod all and no one comes.  A decent budget and you could well pull in some decent crowds.

Teams that are successful are those spending the money.

I see the exact opposite as a recipe for success.

Build an income stream by providing a football club that is part of a community,  set a budget based upon realistic financial income and don't spend more than you can earn.

That way, any club will find it's natural level.

Success to me is not always about winning in the short term.

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General Discussion / Re: Setch
« on: November 30, 2021, 09:30:31 PM »
If I were Setch, I'd be thinking 'I fancy that'

6 months, till end of season and regardless of where we end up, you know one thing.  It will be one hell of a fight. 

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General Discussion / Re: Incoming
« on: November 26, 2021, 02:31:59 PM »
He'll score goals,  be a hero,  adored by all

The end.

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General Discussion / Re: It's still with us.
« on: November 26, 2021, 02:18:58 PM »
It will still be with us until everyone has had the vacations itís beyond me why people wonít have the injections,donít they realise they are not only putting their lives at risk but everyone elseís


Looking at Europe, I do fear that we could get hit hard again this winter.   :dontknow:



Looking at Europe is a distraction from looking at the UK.

https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths

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General Discussion / Re: Next two home matches.
« on: November 22, 2021, 11:53:10 AM »
Thread is entitled, next two home matches.

So here goes,

Offer a two ticket deal on both games,  if two purchased at the same time, offer a small discount.  Show appreciation to your customers.

Free entry for a couple of local league football teams, all U12's and accompanied, in club kit.  Inspire kids to want to play at the Walks

Have a corner of the pitch where schools could have a penalty shoot out,  some face painting.  I'm one for flags as well,  loud, bright and lot of them,  (good newspaper space filers)

If the sub goalie and a fringe player gets involved then it all adds to the hero worship, cheery flag waving, buzzing atmosphere that is so desperately lacking by all accounts.

You did ask.....................





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General Discussion / The Chairman
« on: November 18, 2021, 12:40:17 AM »
Does this town no favours what so ever.

https://twitter.com/officialKLtown/status/1460570358298382341



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General Discussion / Re: Robbie Savage/ Macclesfield
« on: November 14, 2021, 06:33:32 PM »
Peter Crouch is getting involved at Dulwich Hamlet,  Rio Ferdinand has had involvement through very close association for many years.

Neither have been given the opportunity to turn their celebrity into a media circus. They're both just part of the club.  As every supporter is.  And if someone has something to contribute, they can.

Trust run club. Very level headed.

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General Discussion / Re: FA YOUTH CUP
« on: November 04, 2021, 02:21:33 PM »
Whilst i don't attend,  but i do tend to use a lot of social media and share a great deal of content via twitter etc  ( i have a community account  @kingslynnlive)  I was genuinely surprised that there was zero content from the club last night and we had to rely on the excellent twitter feed from Northampton. 

This was the FA Cup.

Would be nice if a least one person involved in each of the squads had access to the twitter feed instead of reply on one or two people.  It doesn't take much to update with a tweet, 3 or 4 times each half... Like other clubs do.

The ladies team do a  fair job, and on the whole,  the club is active for the first team and does a decent job of it.  But last night was big night for the Club,   and it went totally un-noticed to many.


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