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General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 28, 2020, 06:37:19 AM »
So an uncompleted League can allow Clubs to finish in a place to qualify for play offs, but an incomplete League can not give a final finishing place ?

Go figure

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 25, 2020, 09:43:26 AM »
Why cannot it be right KES.    Step 3 downwards in Non League came out weeks go with.... End of season, Null n Void no Promotion, relegation etc.  Letís not assume we are singing from the same hymn sheet.   The needs, ideals of Football at different levels are totally different. 

My bet would be on the top 2 Leagues finishing in an attempt to claw back some of the loses.  Money talks

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:38:36 AM »
 Interesting listening to the Chairmans podcast.   He certainly gives some thought provoking views on various subjects.   Some really off the wall ideas involving ifollow ( whose marketing is not very good, cough).   Not sure Stephen has done his homework on facts and figures though in particular when he talks about Rotherham and their gates.

Some other interesting snippets from the Chairman on overhead costs like water, Electricity and rent ! ( really ? Who does he pay that to? ). Think we are very lucky as Club when compared to say Boston Utd who have been paying 72K per annum for York Street.  Good that we have an understanding Local council.

Stephen also addressed the issue of loans he has made to the Club which it seems are paid out from his other non Football profit making businessís.   

All very much worth a listen.   

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:31:02 AM »
On a positive note it sounds like Holland will be allowing spectators to attend matches after Sept 1st.

Can see Prem and The Championship finishing the season behind closed doors.  With Promotion and relegation between the two Leagues.   The rest as only 66% of the Leagues completed will be null and void.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 22, 2020, 02:44:32 PM »
Do we know what options will be given to the clubs on the 2nd vote and what timescale is involved ?

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 22, 2020, 12:10:22 PM »
Contracts are there to protect both sides.   They canít just be ripped up because one side or the other decides it. 

It might be the case that certain clubs will look for Administration as a way out of their current plight.   Does that not come with a 2 flight demotion?

Clubs in the future may look very carefully at offering long term contracts at serious money, going forward.  Would that be a bad thing ?   Short term pain long term gain might be the forward for a lot of lower league and non league clubs.   Certainly the wind of change is going to happen and the days of agents and players holding the whip hand might be about to change.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 21, 2020, 03:40:16 PM »
Can understand the regionalisation of lower level of the EFL at Div 2 and down into National League.  Less travelling bigger gates through more local fixtures.   Certainly that would help Clubs.  However the big issue is Clubs paying out wages that they cannot afford.  Surely low League and Non League have to now cut their cloth in the new world, whenever that comes around.

There is talk of Club owners looking to use the CV pandemic as the excuse to exit clubs and leave them high and dry. Maybe the FA should also use this new era to look again at The fit and proper criteria and bring into play for all levels.

Lots more to play out in the game of football over the next few months.

Tony, did I read it correctly that all Lynn players ( loaners apart) are all on contract until the end of April 2021 ?  So much for what the guy from Havant was saying about earnings as far as Lynn are concerned.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 20, 2020, 06:45:23 PM »
Tony,  what did you think of the Blyth Spartans ideas on re-structuring at EFL 2 and National Leagues in this weeks NLP?

Certainly made a lot of sense and worth further thought by the powers that be.,   Not sure they would be a great advantage to Clubs like Lynn who are stuck out on limb, but hasnít that always been the case.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 20, 2020, 08:28:30 AM »
Stephen is on the record as having put in circa 500k.   Why would others ( good people they may well be) want to follow that example and put further cash in ( % to share holding).   It doesnít seem a great way to spend your hard earned.   

The only way forward, in the long term, is a self sufficient club.   Now that would have to be at a level that is affordable.   Can anyone honestly say the level we are playing at and the amount of money one individual is having to offer up to compete at this level is a MO for the future ?

Buster spent what was coming in to compete at step 3 ( one level lower than now).  That is maybe really where a club like ours is at.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 19, 2020, 06:18:42 PM »
Hopefully the majority of people can see through these  thinly veiled attempts to have digs at The Trust, just because the Chairman canít get his own way like perhaps he does with other bodies.

If Kiddie is the ideal Stephen is holding up as an example, then a seat on the board is worth circa 50k.   Thatís at an ex League Club who have a greater potential than us at Kings Lynn.  It seems the Chairman has no interest in others being involved at Boardroom level as he has some good people working for the club who perhaps would like the opportunity to become a board member.

Has anyone ever asked Stephen why he is loath to welcome anyone else onboard?   Be interesting to hear his reasoning.  Perhaps he would address this in one of his weekly blogs.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 19, 2020, 04:04:48 PM »
In fairness to SC he is very unlikely to quote parts that do not fit his argument.  I mean who would do that. 

Best the Chairman just forgets the Trust are there and stops going cap in hand to them looking for a hand out everytime he canít cover something himself.    He knows the answer.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:51:43 PM »
Interesting article in todayís NLP. Havant & Waterlooville Manager Paul Doswell.   Well worth a read.

EFL clubs will be getting rid of players wholesale and will be the end of players earning £700-£800-£900 a week at Non League Can expect to be earning half that.

General Discussion / Re: Chairman's podcast
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:45:02 PM »
Supporters involved is alive and kicking at Lynn.  Only have to look at The Clubs just giving page to see how many contributed out of an average gate of 1400.

Supporters involvement should be a two way street.   Itís a lesson that needs learning.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 18, 2020, 07:50:27 PM »
Also had a listen in to SC.    Seems like he sees the season will not start in Aug.  Plus with Euros next year the season will have to be pushed through at a fair old rate.  Thatís if it gets underway at all.

Makes sense that Lynn wonít sell season tickets without knowing what League, how many games and when it will start.  Makes sense.

General Discussion / Re: The big vote
« on: April 18, 2020, 06:58:17 PM »
At £20 WLM thatís like the club doing its own form of social distancing.    Really think that when we start playing again the cost of admission needs to be given some serious consideration.   

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