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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:06:34 PM »
Apparently The Trust Chairman and the Club Chairman have communicated with each other since the weekend.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:46:30 PM »
Would anyone want to ‘invest’ by buying shares in the Football with a big wedge of directors loans.  ?  Unless Mr Cleeve wrote them off ( or converted the loans into shares).
For those fans without a financial background, could you explain that please?

Basically SC hasn't 'given' the club money, rather he as loaned the money to the club.  All well and good whilst he is the sole owner as we all know we are basically one man's play thing until such time as he gets bored / runs out of cash, no real difference between us and Chelsea in that respect.

What I think Mallard is saying is why would the Trust membership vote to effectively 'burn' a sizable amount of the funds they have raised over the years to buy into a club that could still cease to exist by the start of next season should SC decide to call in his loans?  Personally as a Trust member, I would vote against such a proposal.

Very well put Tony.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:19:30 PM »
Stephen Cleeve in today’s Lynn News

We are trying to do a deal with the players, a kind of compromise agreement, but with the government's announcement it may not be needed and we await details.

"Most players are being very reasonable and supportive. Under my watch we have never been late once paying in four seasons so they understand the circumstances."

In that case, I guess the players must be classed as employed rather than self-employed.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 11:52:38 AM »
This is a time of hardship for many people, including fans of our Football Club.   I have seen that the Chairman is more than willing to support the club through this crisis.  I have seen the fans are also prepared to suppprt the club through this crisis.    If we are truly all in this together let’s hear from the Staff what they doing to support the Club through this crisis.

Just reading through the NLP this morning.  Aldershot. The staff there have all agreed to a reduction in their salary’s to support their Club.   

There is no I in Team so let’s see all sides pulling together.



Former Everton star and current Hearts captain Steven Naismith has pledged to accept a 50 per cent pay cut in order to save jobs and help his club survive during the coronavirus crisis.

Players have been asked to halve their wages by the struggling Edinburgh side following the suspension of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Scotland international Naismith is willing to meet the demand and plans to remain at Tynecastle next season "regardless of which league the club is in".

Relegation-threatened Hearts, managed by Daniel Stendel, currently sit at the foot of the division - four points adrift of second-bottom Hamilton.

"The current circumstances put everyone in a very difficult position, but this isn't a problem of Hearts' making," Naismith said in a statement.

My family and I feel that, through a long career, football has been very good to us. Therefore, I personally feel that I can and should accept the 50 per cent reduction in wages.

"I hope this can contribute in some way to the long-term survival of the club at a challenging time and save jobs, especially those that are the lowest earners and hence those who will be struggling the most at this time".


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

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.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 20, 2020, 01:32:13 PM »
Players are self employed as semi-professionals. Have any volunteered not to be paid until they have played the game/s?

Some Companies now asking their employees to take unpaid leave (some as much as 8 weeks) and others having a 25% drop in wages (and some of these are minimum wage employees).   :dontknow:


"AIRLINE Virgin Atlantic is asking 8,500 staff to take eight weeks of unpaid leave to reduce costs while it requests a taxpayer-funded bailout due to the coronavirus pandemic".

"Pret a Manger is to cut staff working hours and pay by a quarter across its 550 branches as customers follow government advice to stay at home to dampen the spread of coronavirus".

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 19, 2020, 07:45:06 PM »
The ' Linnets Donations ' scheme has so far raised £500. Thank you.

  :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 19, 2020, 07:19:16 PM »
Players are self employed as semi-professionals. Have any volunteered not to be paid until they have played the game/s?

Good question Mike.

However I think we would have already heard if the players had volunteered that.

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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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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:41:10 PM »
Thanks Mark.

A small fee for the card to be processed is the only deduction to be taken from any donation - the service provider does not charge the club.

I take it you mean the card providers fee?
Yes

 :clap:

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 19, 2020, 11:50:58 AM »
Thanks Mark.

A small fee for the card to be processed is the only deduction to be taken from any donation - the service provider does not charge the club.

I take it you mean the card providers fee?

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 18, 2020, 09:30:58 PM »
Mark

Thanks for the update.

Will 100% of the donated money go to the Club, or will the company that run the ticketing be taking a fee?

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 18, 2020, 09:24:06 PM »
He's covered the subject of the rent.

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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 18, 2020, 11:50:23 AM »
I’ve donated my Southport, Brackley ticket refund , also Kettering travel
Least we can do after the season we’ve enjoyed and all the hard work by everyone behind the scenes  :scarf:


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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:22:21 AM »
 I'd be very surprised if there are any requests for refunds. :dontknow:

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