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General Discussion / The Trusts GDF-Supporter fund raising initiative
« on: August 12, 2020, 10:43:46 AM »

How about Contacting Mark Hearle to see if the Club would release the first of the new shirts off the production line, with the new sponsor's name.  Then get all the first team squad to sign it and The Trust run a raffle at a Fiver a ticket. 

I’ll even buy the shirt.

Maybe the Chairman could present the shirt to the winner.  Good photo opportunity for the Chairman/Club plus also help toward a reconciliation between SC and The Trust.


I'm pleased to say that Mark Hearle has been in touch (via Richard) and that the Club have given their blessing with regards to Mallards suggestion (above), and his very kind offer to purchase a new team shirt, which the Trust will then raffle.

By sponsoring the cost of the shirt, 100% of the proceeds of the raffle can then go towards the GDF.

Please keep an eye on the forum, as further details will be posted as soon as possible.

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Recent Trust activity has seen the GDF rise to a current amount of £3535:08.

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General Discussion / Fixtures.......
« on: August 09, 2020, 10:03:06 PM »
.........are being released on the 8th September.

National League have advised Clubs NOT to sell season tickets.

Each Club will need to appoint a Covid19 officer.

No idea how social distancing will effect the size of the gates at the Walks, but Wrexham who usually have a capacity of 10,700, are being restricted to 2,600.

General Discussion / Media department internal reshuffle
« on: July 31, 2020, 10:56:57 AM »

From Clubs website:

The Linnets have thanked Greg Plummer who has stepped down from his role in the club’s media department following an internal reshuffle. Plummer, the Lynn News sports editor,  has served the club in various roles over many years , including club shop manager and over the past three season’s assisting the club’s media department in various roles.

Speaking following the announcement the club’s head of media Mark Hearle said ‘Greg has provided some sterling service to the football club over a long period of time now. With the step up  to National League we now have to be giving extra attention to various parts of the media operation, especially on a match day, and with Greg’s position at the Lynn News and their own requirements on Saturday’s it became clear that he  would not be able to donate the time to what we will be needing to do to provide a comprehensive service to supporters when we are in action.

I would like to place on record mine and the club’s thanks to Greg for all of his assistance and support he has given to us over the past years which more often than not has proved invaluable. We look forward to seeing Greg back in the press box at The Walks very soon when we finally commence our maiden National League season’.

General Discussion / Awards Ceremony
« on: July 23, 2020, 08:29:26 PM »
By Greg Plummer, Lynn News.

King’s Lynn Town’s title-winning side have received the National League North championship trophy during a behind closed doors ceremony at The Walks this evening.

The event, which was streamed live via Facebook, had been a closely guarded secret in a bid to prevent crowds of fans gathering outside the ground.

The club took to social media ahead of the ceremony to urge supporters to watch the event from home, after gatherings were reported at both Anfield and Elland Road during trophy presentations to Liverpool and Leeds United last night.

The presentation comes more than a month after Lynn's promotion was first revealed, following the announcement that final league placings would be determined on a points per game basis.

The decision, which was formally ratified by the FA Council last week, meant Lynn overtook York City to claim top spot.

The trophy was presented by the league's managing director, Tony Wilson.

General Discussion / Next season's prices
« on: July 15, 2020, 07:47:37 PM »
Standing £20.

Earlybird £19 (purchased 6 days in advance)

Season ticket £380 standing.

Outer seats in stand different prices to the ones in the middle.

Middle will be £25. £22 for outer seats, £21 for earlybird. Season tickets will be £575 for middle seats (no discount on this) and  £420 for outer seats..

Presidents Club replaces VIP Club. Price £1200 a season (season ticket for seat in stand, one course hot meal, program, parking space).

All relayed to me via someone listening to Chairmans podcast.

Club website will have all information on the above tomorrow afternoon.

General Discussion / Club and Community Football.
« on: July 04, 2020, 09:54:52 AM »
Taken from Clubs official site:

Football Pathway at King’s Lynn Town FC and Clarification of the pathways into our various teams
July 2, 2020

It has come to our attention recently that several parents have been confused  and thought that the program offered by ‘King’s Lynn Community Football’ had a connection to the football club when nothing could be further from the truth; the club has decided to explain the situation fully and clarify the actual pathways that exists at King’s Lynn Town FC.


When the old football club collapsed in 2009, a vacuum was created.  KLCF (Kings Lynn Community Football) which was originally formed in 2002, then ran as a separate entity to the football club from that point onwards. The club reformed in 2010 with Buster Chapman taking over the helm.  At that time the club had a lot to sort out and it could not manage to run a youth set up as well as all the other numerous jobs that needed to be done.


Buster sold the club to Stephen Cleeve in 2016 and Stephen had discussions with Dan Buhlemann  and others at King’s Lynn Elite as the Elite was keen to have a link up with the club.  In Stephen’s second season the Community football scheme asked to play in King’s Lynn Town FC’s shirts and they also asked the club to help them on the financial side and so Robert Back the Director of Football found the Community scheme a sponsor.


However, after a season had passed it became clear to the football club that the coaching and development of the players was simply not good enough and that the fees being charged were far too high given that the community scheme is a charity.  Equally those children that came from challenging backgrounds and could not afford to pay were unable to play which is totally against the philosophy of the football club and Stephen Cleeve.  Whilst we tried in the background to change things it soon became clear that the Community football scheme had their own agenda and in some cases were very antagonistic towards the club and we are aware of one staff member who would love nothing more than the club to fail.  It all came to a head when the club started it’s own academy and members of the Kings Lynn Community Football trust came to our student evening and although they had no reason to be there, they tried to disrupt proceedings by behaving in what we believe to be an erratic manner.


Whilst we have done a lot to support King’s Lynn Community Football in the past, that aid will now cease and there will be no further pathways into our club teams from the Elite/Community schemes.  We understand that parents are confused at the Community Football website which gives the impression that they are part of the club by using our Trademark badge (permission has not been granted) and by posting photos of players at our football stadium from days when we were trying to work together.  We will ask the Community to take down the clubs badge and make it clear on their home page that they have no connection or affiliation with the football club.


After discussions with all football managers and directors at King’s Lynn Town FC we have decided to formally cease all ties and any pathways that did exist into our youth set up and first team no longer exist.


As a club we are very sad that thing's have ended this way. However, when an olive branch is offered out and returned , broken in two, we felt we were left with little option but to take the above actions.

General Discussion / Wigan
« on: July 01, 2020, 12:35:31 PM »
Wigan Athletic has gone into administration after the coronavirus pandemic had a "significant impact" on the football club's finances.

Paul Stanley, Gerald Krasner and Dean Watson from Begbies Traynor have been appointed as joint administrators for the Championship team, a statement said.

Mr Krasner said: "Our immediate objectives are to ensure the club completes all its fixtures this season and to urgently find interested parties to save Wigan Athletic FC and the jobs of the people who work for the club.

"Obviously the suspension of the Championship season due to COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the recent fortunes of the club.

"Wigan Athletic has been a focal point and source of pride for the town since 1932 and anyone who is interested in buying this historic sporting institution should contact the joint administrators directly."


General Discussion / Consider this......
« on: March 29, 2020, 01:35:15 PM »
Locked down, so more time to read items from sources I wouldn't usually follow.

I think its fair to say that many are expecting a very different world when the current crisis is finally over (whenever that may be), and not just with regards to football. All sorts of things will have to change and the billions of pounds that is being returned to the taxpayer will obviously have to be recouped over a period of many years to come. How we go about our everday life is going to change and effect us all one way or another, and not just finacially.

I've just read an article by Maidstone Chairman. He seems to have managed to get his head around this to a certain degree.

He is of the opinion that non league football needs to press the reset button. i.e. going part time, as their wil be fewer people buying season tickets, fewer advertisers, fewer sponsors etc. Basically a lot less money available for people to spend on football (and of course other pastimes and even things in general).

He continues by saying that some Clubs have made it difficult for themselves by existing on an owner subsidy for years and now the owners are having  trouble funding Clubs because their own business's are experiencing financial problems themselves.

He goes on to say that there are too many clubs in the country, TV money is expected to be less, so even less will filter down the leagues. The league structure will have to be different in terms of Clubs travelling from one end of the country to another (every cloud.........).  He expects to see Clubs go the wall and when one does, it could have a domino effect.

Doom and gloom? Maybe but imo if this is coming from a Chairman of a Club, this kind of warning as to what we can expect has to be listened to.

If you tie that in with what our Govt , its Officials, scientists and health specialist are saying regarding life in general, then going forward, then things could get even worse as far as football is concerned.

It sounds to me that the lockdown will be extended, with some thinking as far as June. Social distancing could go on even longer, maybe as long as 18 months.

If that happens its goodbye to next season, but by then I suupose we will all have far greater concerns than football and even the individual football clubs we support.

Who knows whats to come. We are entering uncharted territory. If people think that this will not get far worse before it gets better, ask yourself if you ever thought we would be in our current position only a matter of 6 weeks ago?

#stay safe.

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General Discussion / Sad news........please stay safe.
« on: March 20, 2020, 04:34:34 PM »

A spokesman at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn said: “Sadly, we can confirm that two patients who were being cared for and had tested positive for COVID-19, have died.

“Two male patients, one in their 60s and the other in his 70s, died on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18.

Premier League ban extended to end of April due to coronavirus crisis

Football will not resume in England until at least 30 April after the enforced suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak was extended by four weeks, with the current 2019/20 season increased indefinitely as a result in order to complete the current campaign.

A joint-statement from the Football Association (FA), Premier League, English Football League (EFL) and Women’s Professional Game confirmed that the initial two-week ban on professional football until 4 April had been extended to include the entirety of next month, with sport unlikely to resume for the foreseeable future as the nation battle the Covid-19 outbreak.

With at least six weeks being scratched off the football calendar, a decision was taken on Thursday following a conference call to lift the previously agreed season deadline of 1 June, even though Uefa would like to see domestic and European football concluded by that date.

The move comes from all 20 Premier League clubs meeting via teleconference and also comes with the full backing of the Professional Footballers’ Association and League Managers’ Association, meaning that that the top four flights of professional football will conclude by being played out during the summer if allowed.

The statement read: “The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June’ and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.

However, The FA’s board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional football.

Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.”

Both the Premier League and the EFL went against government advice to postpone matches last week when both Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi confirmed they had contracted coronavirus, which forced football’s leading authorities into action. Prime Minister Boris Johnson subsequently tightened measures in mass gatherings - which includes the majority of sporting events - although the National League and below were allowed to play fixtures last weekend. The FA has since announced a ban on all football events.

With Uefa announcing this week that the start of Euro 2020 will be moved to June 2021, domestic leagues have the time to complete their current campaigns, although the disruption looks certain to carry over into next season.

It will also allow the completion of the Champions League and Europa League, with the plans receiving the full support from the English game.

“The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19,” the statement added.

“We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

“We have collectively supported Uefa in postponing Euro 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

“The progress of Covid-19 remains unclear and we can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority. We will continue to follow Government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all options available to find ways of resuming the season when the conditions allow.

“We would all like to re-emphasise that our thoughts are with everyone affected by Covid-19.”

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