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General Discussion / Squad for next season
« on: May 13, 2021, 07:23:16 PM »
Squad building time for next season.

Obviously we don't know who IC intends to keep from the current squad but with the possibility of 2000 league players looking for clubs very soon, who would supporters like to see at Lynn? Let's keep it realistic but ambitious and restrict it to players that we know are available.

Where do we start? Looking around, there already appears to be quite a few players available that fit the bill.

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General Discussion / Re: Tickets
« on: May 13, 2021, 01:31:37 PM »
SC just tweeted this
"They are back. After a great meeting today with our SAG group 1,600 fans will be back into our final home games.  Ticket details circulated later - members and season ticket holders can buy 4 tickets and they will go on general sale at 6pm Friday.  Let’s get The Walks rocking"

A few cars and people at Walks around midday today.

I thought we were on for hearing something a bit more exciting than this, as we more or less already knew it was happening anyway.

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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 10:20:33 PM »
Only runs to 2024 according to a story on the Trust News pages.


AP, I think that refers to the Walks Stadium being registered as an Asset of Community Value, and is nothing to do with the rumoured Covenant.

ACV's have to be re-registered every 5 years.


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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:30:19 PM »
These Covenants are not as difficult to get removed as they used to be.

If it made the Council a few Bob, and released the Council from their responsibility towards the  Walks Stadium, my money would be on it being possible to do.

Town centre grounds should be embraced but maybe I'm just a legacy fan!

Only a few years ago I would have said the same. If there was a proven plan to show that its possible to bring Walks up to the standard required, I'd love it to work.

Sadly, I don't think that can happen.

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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 06:56:21 PM »
Quote from: A47 Linnet link=topic=5704.msg68376#msg68376
As for the car park being laid at Hospital End that would be up to the club not the Council.

Correct, but so would the Tennyson End, which is why "ownership" was transfered back to Council.

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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 06:52:48 PM »
These Covenants are not as difficult to get removed as they used to be.

If it made the Council a few Bob, and released the Council from their responsibility towards the  Walks Stadium, my money would be on it being possible to do.


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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 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?   

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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.

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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?

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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!

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

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

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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."

https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/stephen-cleeve-on-kings-lynn-town-7938868

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.

 :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:05:35 PM »
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You only have to look at Old Trafford and the Glaciers to see when it goes wrong, it goes horribly wrong.


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 :laughcry:

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.

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General Discussion / Re: V Boreham Wood
« on: May 05, 2021, 06:34:59 PM »
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You only have to look at Old Trafford and the Glaciers to see when it goes wrong, it goes horribly wrong.


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