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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: Today at 10:59:47 AM »
I wonder how much the council value the land The Walks is on? Prime real estate where houses could be worth a small fortune. Park views, walking distance of train station that's straight into London. Developers dream.

Ideal for me if money was there to do a good stadium with council backing after selling the stadium land, locate it Greenyard Way, where the road infrastructure is already there. If logistically possible, have the main stand moved over from existing ground, have two terraced ends, and a brand new main stand that has top hospitality facilities. Giving size of land, can even build a few houses on there to recoup some of the money for the council (or go commercial to bring in jobs/investment to Lynn). There's also already a foot bridge going over the trainline so you can walk to the ground from Gaywood area (plus in future big games, links with the schools can see parking used at their places with a small fee going to them so the car network is distributed more away from the actual ground).

Logistically ideal, just unsure if council have that area/land earmarked for housing development. Fylde I always see as the template for new stadiums in the top level of non league if you want to go the full works.

An idea that has been around for a number of years, in one form or another.

A great chance to build something for the club and the local community. Sooner or later something serious is going to have to happen with the Walks, irrespective of the level the club plays at.

As long as a new stadium doesn't have a bloody running track between the supporters and pitch.

With regards to cost, could it even be self funding? Selling an attractive piece of real estate and using the money to buy and develope agricultural land sounds good.

Saddlebow as a location?   


General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 11, 2021, 08:38:30 AM »
They've made a good job of it. Looks good.

I presume there's no point doing the same at hospital end, if there's thoughts of a new stand at that end.

General Discussion / Re: Clubs latest accounts
« on: May 09, 2021, 09:38:57 AM »
Shades of what Weymouth have done.

Council could convert the Walks into 3 good sized houses and an all weather training facility and then we just need a new ground....quick someone put in a grant application........

Where's Stan and his bucket when you need him?

General Discussion / Re: Clubs latest accounts
« on: May 08, 2021, 05:37:23 PM »
I see the Club would like to rent or buy 2  3 bedroom houses. To accommodate the summer signings.  Last week  poverty was being pleaded.  You can't make it up.  :laughcry:

I'd like to know how the Club itself could purchase two house's, unless it was for cash!

General Discussion / Re: Season end.
« on: May 06, 2021, 12:47:50 PM »
From HMRC guide ď To be free of VAT, a donation in addition to an admission charge must be genuinely voluntary, and advertised as such. Ē

Thanks North. I did think it was something along those lines.

General Discussion / Re: Season end.
« on: May 06, 2021, 09:28:18 AM »
From Mr Cleeve's weekly column in last Saturday's EDP:

"we have decided to freeze all prices other than add £1 to the price of adults and concessions tickets on a match day. This £1 is a donation that will be ring-fenced and will go towards repaying the debt incurred this season in government loans."

So, is the £1 "donation" a voluntary payment on the day?   

Only asking as I believe a donation wouldn't incur VAT whereas a price increase would.

If its not a true donation and is a compulsory payment, then I would think its just a normal price increase (meaning that prices are not "frozen") and would be treated by HMRC as such.

Would visiting supporters be willing to pay a donation to another Club?

It's a good idea to ring fence the £1, and put it towards reducing the debt, irrespective if its an increase or a donation.


General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:05:35 PM »

You only have to look at Old Trafford and the Glaciers to see when it goes wrong, it goes horribly wrong.

 :freezing:  :rain:  :glum:


As Mallard says, when it goes wrong.........

The Sun today:

The Sun claims the fan protests 'hit home' with the Glazers, who are now eager to build bridges between themselves and the supporters.

The Glazers are yet to comment publicly on the protests, but co-owner Joel refused to apologise to fans when asked by Sky News on Tuesday.

And according to The Sun, the Glazers aren't willing to consider selling, but instead want to buy Harry Kane from Tottenham in a £90million deal in a desperate attempt to please the fanbase.

United fans remain furious with the Glazer family, and it seems likely there will be more protests at games in the future.

They wrote an open letter to the Glazer family earlier this week and vowed to boycott all club sponsors.

The open letter read:

Sixteen years ago Manchester United Football Club was debt-free. Today since the leveraged buy-out by the Glazer family £1.5bn has been removed from the club through dividend payments and share sales, with £840m of that servicing debt.

As commercial partners of the Glazer family you are legitimate targets of the global fanbase because the combined £279m per annum you pay will not go towards investment in the squad to compete with the best clubs that United now trail.

It will not go towards refurbishing Old Trafford or training facilities, both now so outdated that they have become a symbol for Glazer disinterest.

Your sponsorship money will be used for debt servicing and dividends. Supporting the Glazers does not support the club. It sustains a parasitical relationship.

General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 05, 2021, 06:34:59 PM »

You only have to look at Old Trafford and the Glaciers to see when it goes wrong, it goes horribly wrong.

 :freezing:  :rain:  :glum:

General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 03, 2021, 09:54:28 PM »
In the same article the Chairman said he has one or two things up his sleeve.  Maybe the table got sold along with the Landrover ?
Maybe he's sitting on some crypto currency

A new training ground and a big sponsorship deal worthy of a National League Club?

Although itís understandable that the first to be dependent upon the latter.


General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 03, 2021, 08:53:47 PM »

SC was saying in the EDP itís not been decided if Lynn will be full time next season.  With the right budget Iím sure IC wonít be thinking of a relegation dog fight next season.

I didnít see that one myself Mallard, but if thatís correct itís a bit worrying.

The Chairmanís plan and ambition has always been for Lynn to play League football. To get to that level you have to navigate through the National League. Therefore he must have known a full time squad would be required, with all the expense that will incur.

As he must have been aware of this you would hope that he had the financial side of it already prepared, be it his own money or outside investors.

The other week he was in the papers saying the plan for Lynn to play League football remains the same.

Nobody would ever dream of thinking that a part time squad could achieve league football, so have the plans for further advancement been put on hold?

If thereís been a change of plan, the supporters need to know. For many it will be something they need to know before committing themselves to season tickets and associated costs.

General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 03, 2021, 04:56:49 PM »
Linnets lose 5-1 after Gash gives them an early lead.

General Discussion / Re: Is this the end of the King.
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:05:45 PM »
..................however I do feel there is more to this.

In what way Dazza?

It is easy to say a role with the academy or scouting or indeed any other role but, this all costs money........,.

 :dontknow:  Why wouldnít it be self funding? It would be at other Clubs at this level.

General Discussion / V Boreham Wood
« on: May 02, 2021, 12:35:26 PM »
Boreham Wood v King's Lynn Town

The Linnets make their first visit to Meadow Park on Monday (3 pm) looking to avenge the 3-0 defeat inflected on them at The Walks in October, which saw Lynn playing the second half with ten men having had Jamar Loza sent off seconds before half time and Archie Mair the hero for his saves and unfortunate villain for conceding a penalty.

Having reached the play-offs last season, 15th placed Wood have become the league's draw specialists this campaign with 16 matches ending all square, 6 of the goalless. Goals, or lack of scoring them, seem to have been a problem for both teams of late. Lynn having not scored in 298 minutes and Wood for 360. Wood having failed to find the net in seven of their last eleven league outings.

While Lynn were losing to Stockport last Tuesday and getting a point against Maidenhead on Saturday, Wood have been without a fixture for eight days having lost 3-0 to Stockport on 24th April.

The main source of Wood's goals is Kabongo Tshimanga who scored twice against Lynn and has notched 17 so far this season bring his total since joining the club to 31 goals from 65 appearances. Along with Tshimanga is the physical presence of Matt Rhead scorer of the other goal against Lynn.

Lynn will hopefully have Elkan Baggott available following his FA Youth Cup exploits with Ipswich Town.

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General Discussion / Re: Is this the end of the King.
« on: May 02, 2021, 12:25:04 PM »
Maybe a position could be found for King with the academy?  That way we can wait to see if itís possible for him to play again.  Be a shame to lose a talent like that, plus the youngster could learn so much from a player of his ability.  Win win.   Not sure what grade ( if any ) Cameron is but hopefully a place can be found for him.

A player that came through a first class professional Academy himself , must know how things work and what needs to be done.

Not a bad idea.

He must have some decent local contacts as well. Would Academy and Scouting be an idea?

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