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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 13, 2021, 02:29:07 PM »

Yes we need people on the committee who are forward thinking and to increase the membership but in my opinion the biggest thing that would increase the membership would be to change the name from Friends of the Linnets to Kings Lynn FC Supporters Club and be more transparent to the members. So thereís my thoughts on what needs to happen.

Malcolm, who's on the Committee at the moment?
At the last committee meeting only four people where there I have never seen a full committee in full attendance far from it

I had heard it was light on numbers. Who are actually involved with running it (i.e. on the committee) at this moment in time?

 :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: June 12, 2021, 11:24:30 PM »
Have just looked it up and can see I'm going to have to check my facts more carefully before posting..... people on here are too on the ball :laughcry: :laughcry:

I am now wearing my orthopaedic shoes B&G (I stand corrected !)

Yes, no academy in sight, a jump from Dereham to Histon of NLS, who went on to win promotion.......so it can be done..... let's hope Joe Taylor manages a similar journey.

mmmmmm......Histon. Probably not the best example.    :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: June 12, 2021, 09:22:21 PM »
.....and there's the rub !

Promising youngster.... hopefully he can have a great season with Wroxham and be appearing a couple of rungs higher within a season or two, he then may be in contention for a NL berth.........that would be a similar journey to Danny Wright at Torquay ( as mentioned by Mallard in other thread) who has played at NL level for ten years or more via Histon and Cambridge City.

Kes, I think it was United, not City and didnít come through via an Academy.

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General Discussion / Re: Archive piece
« on: June 12, 2021, 07:04:48 PM »
2nd instalment of "Admins Archives" is now on the home page.

Another interesting read.

Thanks Richard.

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 06:45:50 PM »
At the last committee meeting only four people where there I have never seen a full committee in full attendance far from it

I had heard it was light on numbers. Who are actually involved with running it (i.e. on the committee) at this moment in time?

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General Discussion / Re: Joe Taylor
« on: June 12, 2021, 04:44:34 PM »
Joins Wroxham on dual registration.

What level are Wroxham playing at these days?

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 02:30:47 PM »
Yes we need people on the committee who are forward thinking and to increase the membership but in my opinion the biggest thing that would increase the membership would be to change the name from Friends of the Linnets to Kings Lynn FC Supporters Club and be more transparent to the members. So thereís my thoughts on what needs to happen.

Malcolm, who's on the Committee at the moment?

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 02:21:16 PM »
Yes we need people on the committee who are forward thinking and to increase the membership but in my opinion the biggest thing that would increase the membership would be to change the name from Friends of the Linnets to Kings Lynn FC Supporters Club and be more transparent to the members. So thereís my thoughts on what needs to happen.

Thanks for the info Malcolm. Best of luck with all of it.

It will be a massive change if you call it a Supporters club. If you haven't already done so, can I suggest that you read up on the legal obligations that the Officials of the  Supporters Club would have. I think I understand where you are coming from with this but the main thing that I can see that would have to change is the kind of relationship the newly formed Supporters Club would need to have with the Club, when compared to the relationship the FOTL currently has.

Transparency is always important. In most things, not being transparent usually means there's something to hide.

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: AGM of the fiends of the linnets
« on: June 12, 2021, 10:11:37 AM »
Well done Malcom. Go for it!

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 11:45:58 AM »

Lost revenue......100at say £10 times 20 matches is £20,000 less salary costs, travel to away matches, kit costs etc...... personally don't think that's a huge financial loss for a successful NL side to bear.

Just to clarify this. I meant if they went to see another team instead of Lynn's first team, so we would be talking well over twice the amount you mention.



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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 11, 2021, 09:21:48 AM »
Wasn't advocating the club creating anything in termsof the ressies........think someone else from outside will set something up....... unlikely to be in competition with the club as the levels are quite distinct.

I didn't think that you were advocating the Club does something. What I meant is if someone did set up another Club, it would have come about due to the Club deciding they didn't want a Reserve team.

Any football played locally is in competition with Lynn, irrespective of the different levels. If one person decides he would like to go to Heacham rather than Lynn, that's £20 plus that Lynn don't receive. With the Reserves following over the years, combined with other matters, I think you could be looking at nearer the 100 figure initially if a another Club was formed. Depending on success that figure could increase. That's serious money.

I wouldn't worry about it too much though...............I can't see it happening any time soon.

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:35:02 PM »
It seems unlikely that Lynn will leave The Walks anytime soon, so maybe the local lads who are not part of the Academy need a new venue and a new 'umbrella' to move forward under........I have a feeling that there is sufficient passion around the town, for something to form in the not too distant.

A Club creating its own competition?  :dontknow:

That doesn't seem to be a very wise thing to do!

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:15:08 PM »
You canít just run a reserve side for the sole purpose of keeping the community happy.


Nobody claimed you could or should.  :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 12:12:08 PM »
What I mean is I doubt many NL teams are thinking ďwell we better have a reserve side to keep the community happyĒ. Canít imagine thatís at the forefront of their thought process.

I'm sure your 100% correct on that one. That's nothing to be proud of though.



Itís whatís best for the club at the end of the day and If this is the way forward for them then letís see how it goes.


Maybe. I guess that must be the Owners thinking and personal opinion behind this decision. Desperate times call for desperate measures and all that. Short term thinking as far as I'm concerned though.

Also, its not just a case of players coming through to first team. The Academy is partly living off of the Reserves history. Some of the senior figures involved with the Academy had lengthy and successful years with Reserves which the Academy will now benefit from. Where are the future likes of Stuart going to come from now?   :dontknow:

Reserves were full of local players. The Walks Stadium is a local asset which the Clubs gets at a Peppercorn rent. I bet the other NL Clubs that you mention look on in envy at the low costs that Lynn have compared to them when it comes to Stadium costs. Would the Academy even exist if the Club had to pay full market rate (maybe even the Club  :dontknow: ) For this reason alone, the Club should support local players and have a proper Reserves team.



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General Discussion / Re: u21/RESSIES
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:38:58 AM »
I also donít think youíll find many NL clubs who use their Reserves side to be part of the community?

Really? That's a shame then.

At Lynn there has always been a lot of local players representing Reserves. Therefore I would suggest that was at least part of the Club being part of the Community.

You probably weren't around when Chapman tried to get rid of Reseves team, or to see how local people and sponsors rallied around to ensure reserve football survived.

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