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General Discussion / Re: Consider this......
« on: March 29, 2020, 09:19:12 PM »
Listening to Dr Jenny Harriess on BBC Website she is coming up with 6 Months before we start getting back to normal.  Thatís October, though they expect social distancing will still be required after that. 
Could Football Clubs at all levels cope with being mothballed to re-start for season 21/22?   

Awful times in the World and despite me being lover of the game,  there are far important things than Football.

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General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 28, 2020, 11:28:56 AM »
Have to say u am suitably impressed with the construction and discussion provoking postings that are coming up on this forum ( keep it up guys).  Iím sure we arenít all going to agree with all that is being posted,  but it does show the passion that people have for this club.

Please guys keep it coming in these very trying times. 

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General Discussion / Re: INCOMING.
« on: March 28, 2020, 08:29:53 AM »
I see a lot of positives with this signing.

Young, and one that IC will hopefully develop on and bring money into the club at a later date.   Speculate to accumulate and all that.  Just maybe in the current climate within Non League Football we got him for a knocked down price.

However the big plus, as I see it is.    If The Chairman is throwing his cash about to sign a player for next season then the bigger picture is there is going to be a next season and no matter how much of the 100k he is short that  needed to get us to next season then the Chairman is going to find that cash, from somewhere.

The only negative side I can see is that we could well be saying goodbye to Nathan Fox.  Been out of favour for a good few weeks ( Guiseley apart) and signing an England C international, left sided defender is going to limit it opportunities with us.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:45:29 PM »
https://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/ipswich-town-manager-paul-lambert-defers-wages-1-6581320

Nice gesture from Paul Lambert at Ipswich to try to keep others in a job.

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General Discussion / Re: All results expunged
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:33:41 PM »
Come on guys.  Whatever the FA or The decision makers do they are stuffed.  Canít please all of the people all of the time.

Itís only a game.   In the swing of things does it matter which team is in which League come next season ?

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General Discussion / Re: Reality Check
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:01:46 AM »
In Fairness to SC he has said he is not prepared to bank roll the Club going forward after this season.  So for the club to continue to play at step 2 ( or even step 1).  The Club as a whole has to find away forward to fill that void that Chairman has currently been prepared to cover.

The appointment of a Commercial Manager is a big step in the right direction. 


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General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:56:53 AM »
With Stephen Cleeve stating the Club needs 100k to pay everything ( is this to the end of April?). The Chairman is sticking in 40k himself.  Where  is the balance of 60k going to come from?   Can the fans raise that kind of money? 

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General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:09:10 PM »
A few have apparently compromised but the majority have said pay me me what Iím
Owed.   Only about 25% of the players will qualify for the Governments 80% wages scheme.  Plus of course the Club will have staff to pay 12 months a year.

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General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 25, 2020, 06:17:28 PM »
My source at the Club tells me this statement has nothing to do with Stephen Cleeve and was put out by an employee in the Media Department at The Club.
 
Axe to grind Mark, or is my information incorrect ?

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General Discussion / Re: CLUB STATEMENT + NEW JustGiving Donation Page
« on: March 25, 2020, 05:05:03 PM »
Just how much is the shortfall ?  The Club seems very loath to let the fans know how much needs to be raised.

Also what about the 80% of wages that the Government have guaranteed up £2,500.   Or will this £2,500 ceiling be reached from players other jobs away from Kings Lynn Fc?   Iím guessing the Government wonít support people with 2 jobs to the tune of £5k

 

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 25, 2020, 06:13:20 AM »
Didnít the Trust buy and pay for for the insulation of the 2 new sets of turnstiles during this season ?  Hardly the act of an unsupportive body.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 24, 2020, 08:55:01 AM »
Whilst not being a Trust member I fully appreciate the need for them to be in place.   Of course I hope there is never a need for them to help mount a rescue plan.

On the other side Stephen Cleeve has done a great job to take us to the level we now find us.   Is it sustainable ?   I hope so, but not with one person ploughing in money.  That is limited to the wealth and continued interest of one person ( in this case).    Stephen is on record as saying he is not going to prop the club beyond this season.   To that end I can see the sense in appointing a full time Commercial Manager.   It is down to Mark Hearle to make good that shortfall next season.    No easy task of course and a lot of the clubs future resting on his shoulders.

When we come out of this current unbelievable situation then the World may well be a different place for everyone,  including Football. 

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:50:58 PM »
Would anyone want to Ďinvestí by buying shares in the Football with a big wedge of directors loans.  ?  Unless Mr Cleeve wrote them off ( or converted the loans into shares).
For those fans without a financial background, could you explain that please?

Basically SC hasn't 'given' the club money, rather he as loaned the money to the club.  All well and good whilst he is the sole owner as we all know we are basically one man's play thing until such time as he gets bored / runs out of cash, no real difference between us and Chelsea in that respect.

What I think Mallard is saying is why would the Trust membership vote to effectively 'burn' a sizable amount of the funds they have raised over the years to buy into a club that could still cease to exist by the start of next season should SC decide to call in his loans?  Personally as a Trust member, I would vote against such a proposal.

Exactly Tony.    There speaks the voice of reason

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:10:34 PM »
Would anyone want to Ďinvestí by buying shares in the Football with a big wedge of directors loans.  ?  Unless Mr Cleeve wrote them off ( or converted the loans into shares). 

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 11:57:47 AM »
Stephen Cleeve in todayís Lynn News

We are trying to do a deal with the players, a kind of compromise agreement, but with the government's announcement it may not be needed and we await details.

"Most players are being very reasonable and supportive. Under my watch we have never been late once paying in four seasons so they understand the circumstances."

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