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General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:14:10 AM »
Morning Linnets fans, a friendly Hornchurch fan and supporters association committee member here. Having read some of the comments on here I feel as though some explanation is needed -

- Hornchurch Supporters Association is a non profit part of the club who support the club and raise money for charity as well as fundraising for community projects.

- we spent near on £1000 of our money to buy the camera, microphones etc to film games for our fans. (Kings Lynn Game would have been the 1st)

- these games were going to be streamed for FREE to all fans. If fans wanted to they could donate however much they wanted for the free stream but this wasn’t necessary. We were doing this for the fans and the community

- money donated would’ve gone towards paying for the filming equipment although we know we wouldn’t have got the £1000 back

- the game is now £7 thanks to lots of hard work from our club to yours to make it fair for all fans to watch during the current climate. The chairman of Hornchurch is gifting fans who buy the game a £5 bar credit when we open again. This is obviously more then the £3.50 we will get from Kings Lynn for the streaming fee.

- Also, the rationale behind the donation approach certainly wasn't to "pull a fast one".  We had visited Hampton & Richmond in the FA Cup, along with Tonbridge Angels and Dulwich Hamlet in the Trophy.  All 3 National South sides streamed for free with an optional donation element.

As an example, Dulwich's justgiving page for their stream:

We never looked at these free streams as money lost, nor did we expect to take a cut of their donations, we were just extremely pleased that our supporters could get to watch their team in a behind closed doors fixture.

I feel the above explains a lot of the maybe unjustified comments on here and hopefully there will be a lot more understanding now that we wanted to give this game to the fans for free!

Good Luck Saturday, Luke

Thanks for the explanation Luke. I would guess that most Lynn fans would have realised what your Club would have come up against during any negotiations. Nice to see such a matter being treated as a Community project and for the fans.

Well done to all involved.

Good luck (although not too much) for tomorrow.


General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:29:01 PM »
First post. Moved to near KL two months ago. Ex Dart (1974 FA trophy final at Wembley, losing to Morecambe). Lived a couple of miles from Hornchurch the past 20 years. Took my stepson as a lad to athletics training at the stadium. He became Essex cross country champion up to U17 for Mayesbrook athletic club
Good memories of the place but will be supporting the Linnets. COYL

Welcome.    :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: V Hornchurch
« on: January 14, 2021, 08:01:38 PM »

Poverty is being pleaded here. Posts suggesting otherwise are not helpful.  :countingmoney:
I read in the Mirror today that National League clubs are looking for sponsors to pay for their players Covid tests. You cannot make it up. :laughcry:

I can't see many coming forward on this one, if the results we have on shirt sponsorship is anything to go by!

General Discussion / V Hornchurch
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:30:12 PM »
It would appear that the subject of streaming the match against Hornchurch is creating some interest.

General Discussion / Is it time to call a Halt (Poll)
« on: January 14, 2021, 12:27:11 PM »
With the Country in the eye of the Covid storm and games at National League being cancelled left right and centre, would it make sense to draw a line under this season or at the very least suspend Football only at the levels where non League Football is still being played?

With no fans likely to be allowed to watch games anytime soon. Money to run the game is seemingly in short supply and what monies are to be made available maybe in the form of loans.

What do Football Supporters think ?

Please note that all votes are anonymous. Your ID cannot be seen by anyone, not even Admin or Moderators.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 13, 2021, 10:30:38 PM »
I’m the new Beatles !

What? You think you're more popular than Jesus?   :laughcry:

General Discussion / Re: Power on the move?
« on: January 13, 2021, 03:27:21 PM »
Article says Lynn have offered to match his wages for this season which doesn't make any sense to me but maybe others will have a different opinion. 

I wouldn't worry about it. Probably means nothing. I seem to remember the last time a player left us, the Clubs version of the financial side of it was refuted by the player.

General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: January 11, 2021, 08:14:43 PM »

The Clubs have only themselves to blame. No one else.

That's not how it works!  :laughcry:

General Discussion / Re: Is it time to call a halt ?
« on: January 11, 2021, 06:15:04 PM »
All football should be either cancelled or suspended The country is being told to stay at home yet football is still carrying on.Footballers are travelling all round the country stop it all. Totally lockdown country except for real Key workers bloody joke you can travel round country to look at properties.

I think you will get your wish very soon, including stopping  people looking at properties to purchase.

I'm for football being called to  halt, and far more stricter lock down rules to be enforced on the general population.

I'd go as far as it needs to go with regards to restrictions. I'd even go for curfews if the data shows it would help. Basically do anything that would get things under control. Do it now not later, so we can get to the new normal quicker.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:00:53 PM »
......and as for Estate Agents etc still being open, then what on earth is the point of Johnson spouting on about a National lockdown?!! School classes are still around 50% of normal pupil size, public transport/London underground is heaving, 75% of shops are still open, its a complete joke, either lockdown everything but the absolutely essential or dont bother with a lockdown at all!

I'm sure that the very much needed tougher restrictions will be brought in soon. We can't keep going on like this.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:48:31 PM »
No point in speculating until we know what the procedures are for the National league.we may be classed as elite but seem to be treated diferently. Just cancel the whole season can't be any problems then. too many games cancelled already .

Have to agree. Irrespective of how people feel about other business's being open or closed, football at this level can't be essential.

All Clubs are 100% dependent upon all other Clubs adhering to the rules and knowing 100% that nobody has tested positive, otherwise it's a waste of time.

Unless they are independently tested at least on a weekly basis, nobody will ever know.

Unless someone else pays for the testing, I can't see that happening.

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham away Tuesday POSTPONED
« on: January 11, 2021, 12:12:20 PM »
Is Halifax’s game Tuesday night off as well ?

Is this a cock up by the club or the health and Safety officer.  All seems a little cloak and dagger

No Halifax is still on. Statement reads to me that Aaron Jones has not been around anyone at the club since the 22nd December so past the 14 day period (or 10 day, whichever it is today!!)

Little confused Paul, doesn’t take much these days.  Are you saying Saturdays game v Halifax shouldn’t have taken place ?  If so why did the the H&S officer allow this to happen.

No I'm not saying that. Are you?

I've heard that the H & S/ Covid Officer resigned after Saturdays game.

Were the floodlights turned off too early, as I heard that he didn't like to be kept in the dark.

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