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General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:18:27 AM »
Stan, just one example of Ďhiddení costs in running a club at this level. 

For me we are at a fantastic point in the Clubs history. Has to be some of the most creative football many of us have seen over the years.  Thatís down to IC.  However it all comes at a cost.  What has now become quite obvious is in its present form itís not sustainable.  I feel Stephen Cleeve is teaching out to the fans as he has maybe hit a brick wall in knowing where to go next.

The question is will he put aside his ambition of trying to fly solo with this project and bring in outside investment ?  We have this one chance, they donít come along very often.

I do wonder how much due diligence Stephen Cleeve did when he purchased the Club from Buster?  If he did then nothing on runnings costs should come as a surprise.  If it needs circa 1750 people per home game to break even then when was the last time the Club was averaging those kind of gates ? People can bang on about the football deserving much bigger gates, but the facts and history donít support that.   We do have 2 massive paydays coming up in Boston and York but these will be the exception not the rule.

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 09:20:30 PM »
Colin I donít think there are many Directors of Non League Clubs who would expect a return on any investment.

I think the Club is at a level where for a full time commercial Manager is employed.  I visited  Boston Utd earlier in the season.  They have a full time commercial Manager ( Craig Singleton).  He has everything sponsored there. Stands, Dugouts, you name it, itís sponsored.  Match day, match ball sponsorship were sold out for the season within 2 weeks of the fixtures being released.

We are at a totally new level now. For example do the fans know that we are using such things as GPS, OPTA analysis systems, for all games.  This is fairly common place at our level.  The amount of prep work that goes on before any game is something else these days.  I guess Robbie Back would carry out a lot of this behind the scenes working pulling all the data together.

General Discussion / Re: Lynn FC Pitch Square Sponsorship
« on: November 13, 2019, 07:12:34 PM »
Mike thought you would have bought the ones out wide where those overhit crosses end up   :thanks:

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 07:06:53 PM »
Ok we have heard what itís all costing to supply a winning team at this level, which I assume we are all enjoying.  So letís see some sensible ideas/suggestions on what the Chairman can do to bring in extra income and lessen the burden on himself.

Iíll kick off. 

1.  Get a full set of Directors/investors onboard who each pay an annual sum to help fund the club ( including  a seat each for the Friends and The Trust).  Maybe 10 Directors each stumping up say £10k per season.  Advantages would be annual cash injection plus a drastic lightening of the work load on the Chairman.   Each Director to be responsible and head up one area of the club.   

Ground Development

Next please

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 06:28:26 PM »
Stan you mention a figure of 1500:1600 is a break even gate. (Chester was 1600 plus) Stephen in his programme notes stated break even gate  figure is £16k. Which has not been achieved so far this season.  Which means the figure  need to be higher than 1600 people through the gate.

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:09:35 PM »
Interesting comments from the Chairman in the programme.

1. He is going to putting in another £160k this season ( including ground improvements)
2. He needs to take 16k per home game to break even ( not been achieved so far)
3. Can count one hand the people at the club who have got his back
4. 50/50 monies are down this season despite more people in the ground.
5.  Wants more volunteers to pay to watch, otherwise he has to pay for them.
6. Wants for respect from the fans
7. Didnít get anywhere near 30k for FBT, despite him being worth that.
8. Wants everyone pulling in the same direction.
9. The players wages are 150% of the gate receipts.

Anything I missed anyone ?

General Discussion / Re: Leamington at home Tuesday.
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:32:27 PM »
Ainít it just great that here we are in November at step 2 Football expecting teams to come to the Walks with, shall we call it ĎLimited ambitioní.

Think we need to be out of the blocks from the start with a high tempo.  Should be a slick surface.

Will hopefully get over there tonight.  Should be an interesting night.

General Discussion / Re: Sam Kelly
« on: November 11, 2019, 08:26:28 PM »
Like you guys Iím also a big fan of Kelly.  Iím also a big fan of Hendo ( from back to his Lowestoft days).

Not sure he knows what heís gonna do with the ball at his feet, so what chance the opposition !  :mystic:

Question is can you play Kelly and Hendo in the starting 11 and get the best from them both ?

General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA
« on: November 11, 2019, 03:38:05 PM »
On what level does anyone think it is acceptable to abuse someone over the colour of their skin?   

If this found to be true I hope the Club not only bans these so called fans, but also they are named and shamed.

Totally unacceptable.

General Discussion / Re: Leamington at home Tuesday.
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:04:55 AM »
With no like for like replacement available to us in the squad,  I would go with Marriott on his own up top with an extra midfield player.

General Discussion / Leamington at home Tuesday.
« on: November 10, 2019, 06:36:47 PM »
Great chance for us to be just a point behind York IF we can win this one.   Got to fancy us in this one.  Letís hope itís a decent turn out.

Was reading a Norwich City history book ( EDP Pink Un etc articles). Seems in 1971 Kings Lynn lost to Lockheed, who were to become Leamington.( apparently).

General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:46:02 AM »
Spot on Colin.  Also have to factor in the standard the club is playing at.  I would say Marriott scoring goals for fun at step 2 is right up there.  Would he be scoring these amount of goals with a Micheal Gash ?   Well thatís open to argument.

General Discussion / Re: Who was/is the better striker: Defty or Marriot ?
« on: November 10, 2019, 05:43:20 AM »
Andy only played a few first team games before being sold to Kettering under Peter Morris. Then went to Newcastle, WBA and Charlton.  Think he had at least one season as Charltonís leading scorer in the Premiership.   He told me a funny story of when Kevin Keegan took over at Newcastle and wanted to sell him to Motherwell.

As for Gash and Marriott they very much remind me of  Defty and Bloomfield as a pairing.  No idea on the stats of each pairing.   Now having Big Jack and Adam Marriott together would have been some pairing.

General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA
« on: November 09, 2019, 07:41:31 PM »
According to the Bradford report Gash got the first yellow for time wasting and the 2nd for a high foot in the corner.

Maybe needs a rest, but boy are we gonna miss him.  When does his ban kick in ?

Taken from The BPA website

Kingís Lynn did end the game on a sour note, however, as striker Michael Gash was sent off in injury time. After being shown a yellow card for timewasting in the fourth minute of stoppage time, he was then sent off in the sixth for leaving a high foot in in the corner.

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:19:08 PM »
Must have been so difficult coming from International football to Non League

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