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General Discussion / Re: Travel to Eastleigh
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:32:32 PM »
A little further back R Doughty and Son with George Mallett one of the main drivers. Also recall when Mick Wright was manager the club used Dacks buses 😲
I used Eagles coaches whenever possible for Supporters Club away travel as it was not easy getting a regular coach company due to the fact that the club owed various companies outstanding monies for team travel. :bus:

Let's hope that's a problem from the past and never gets repeated.

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General Discussion / Re: Financial Waffle
« on: September 05, 2021, 09:33:29 AM »
Spitting hairs on my spelling doesnít become you

It wasn't meant to be correcting  the spelling, more to point out that the name of the sponsor is Rounce and not Runce. I'm sure that kind of thing is important to the owner Luke, who I have known for 30 years.

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General Discussion / Re: Financial Waffle
« on: September 04, 2021, 05:04:30 PM »
Apply to Runce And Evans if your case is needy they will get you tickets


Is it as easy as that?   :dontknow:

I think its Rounce, not Runce.

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General Discussion / Re: Financial Waffle
« on: September 01, 2021, 04:00:39 PM »
Thatís the problem with sole ownership.  One person decides the fate of many.  Many felt we should have taken the 12 point deduction and not lumbered the club with over half a million debt, but itís done now.
Thing is would fans still stayed away if we was on -12 points ?? Would we of been able to attract the type of players we have ? I understand some view of admission £ but I cant see how weíve lost 1000 fans say because off that , tbh Iíve been disappointed by our 2 home game attendances  I honestly thought easily 3k each game but what will Wealdstone, Dover be ? Wrong side of 1500 Iíd say !

Our next three home games are:

Dagenham and Redbridge

Wealdstone

Barnet

The first game is live on BT Sports, so although its against the League leaders, it will probably have an impact on the gate. I don't believe Dagenham supporters are renowned for travelling to away games in great numbers anyway.

The second game is Wealdstone, who have seen a big increase in average home gates since last season, but have played both Woking and Southend.  I don't believe Wealdstone supporters travel in any great numbers when playing away either  :dontknow:

Barnet game is on a Tuesday night. The dreaded Tuesday night away game, so I really can't see a lot of travelling supporters for that one.

I would expect that Lynn supporters will well out number visiting supporters for all three games, but really wouldn't be surprised if the average gate for the three games is well short of the 1500 Bluboy mentions.

Time will tell.

Time to get the Media machine out there promoting the games as hard as they can!

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General Discussion / Re: The game today v Chesterfield
« on: September 01, 2021, 01:05:37 PM »
Typist

I used to have one of those a few years back.    :laughcry:

Shorthand?!

There's a Dictaphone joke in there somewhere!  :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: The game today v Chesterfield
« on: September 01, 2021, 09:55:29 AM »
Typist

I used to have one of those a few years back.    :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: The game today v Chesterfield
« on: August 31, 2021, 09:40:08 PM »
Seems strange. Will we ever get to know the reason?   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Season so far / squad
« on: August 31, 2021, 05:10:25 PM »
For the life of me I cannot understand why SC doesnít bring in some extra fire power behind the scenes.  Someone (S) who can offer the financial support needed.

Maybe it's too much of a mesh for anyone with lots of money and interest in football to take it on?   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Financial Waffle
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:30:39 PM »
Admission costs need to be lower and have a U.S.P that will appeal to the football fan and occasional football fan in the town.S.C can bang on all he wants but he has totally missed the point and as the crowds slip perhaps he can increase the prices to cover any more lost fans lol.

Personally, I believe that to be a fair assessment.

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General Discussion / Re: Chesterfield on Monday
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:25:03 PM »
Fair enough B & G.... having re read your post, I probably over reacted and saw your last line as unnecessarily dismissive.


Be good to hear some alternatives if people have them

Just had a Chinese takeaway and as I spent over £17 (and before any comments are made, that's for two   :laughcry:), got my loyalty card stamped. That's 4 down with eight to go before I get my free half a crispy duck and pancakes.    :cheers:

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General Discussion / Re: Financial Waffle
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:17:15 PM »
Were the program notes the same as the edp article?

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General Discussion / Re: Chesterfield on Monday
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:15:53 PM »
Fair enough B & G.... having re read your post, I probably over reacted and saw your last line as unnecessarily dismissive.


Be good to hear some alternatives if people have them

 :clap:

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General Discussion / Re: Chesterfield on Monday
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:14:58 PM »

Perhaps you can suggest an alternative way of getting the fans back on board, price wise

My opinion is the first thing to do is to make sure the existing supporters don't start to fall by the wayside.

Unfortunately it looks  (judging by the last two gates) as if the only thing that may do this is some sort of financial incentive. I suppose that's a case of live by the sword and die by the sword. The supporters have seen nothing but price hikes, so I suppose they are justified in thinking from the financial perspective.

So, how about a 50p (or some other amount) voucher on the back of each entry ticket, to be redeemed against a product (food, drink, merchadise, program) purchased inside the ground for the NEXT home game.

Just an idea and some meat would need adding to the bones, thats if its feasible in the first place.

Regarding getting the (shall we call them "missing") supporters back to the Walks, maybe we shouldn't be too bothered about that.  :dontknow:  After all, the Club don't seem to be!  The starting point maybe to heighten the profile of the Club and each and every home game. That would involve the Club and its Volunteers to really roll their sleeves up and get into the muck and nettles rather than sitting around tables and nodding in the right direction at the appropriate time.

I doubt either will happen. Financially its all take and no give, and I really don't know if the current  crop of well meaning volunteers are really into that kind of thing (maybe they are  :dontknow: )

FOTL are working on ideas, so hopefully we will see the results soon.

 :scarf:

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General Discussion / Re: Chesterfield on Monday
« on: August 30, 2021, 07:47:21 PM »
I think the club should introduce a reward card scheme. You get it stamped each time you go to a match. Once you have got 8 stamps, you get a £3 discount off entrance fee for rest of season.

Would help bring those fans back who have reached their tipping point and now feel priced out and would give something back to the most loyal.

Rewarding your customers is always a good idea.

Not sure if we would be allowed to do what you suggest though.  :dontknow:

I believe away supporters have to be allowed entry at same price as home supporters. As they are very unlikely to have been at previous games it would mean they are paying more to gain entry.  :dontknow:

Great idea for a Chinese take away though.   :laughcry: :laughcry: :laughcry:


Well I hope you're the only one laughing at your rather superior, inaccurate and cynical post B & G........but then again I remember you posting something similar when I suggested producing and marketing masks in Lynn colours and crest about 18 months ago....of course you were correct... would never be a goer.

The idea I mentioned above is used in gyms, clinics and yes juice bars in Norwich, but something similar is used by many online businesses. You could do it by generating an on line voucher code, once someone had qualified.

You wouldn't be treating away fans any different......they have the option of coming to The Walks 8 times in a season if they so wish.

Perhaps you can suggest an alternative way of getting the fans back on board, price wise

 :dontknow:

I have absolutely no idea why you  think the comment is anyway superior.  I really don't know where you are coming from with that one. In no way was I decrying your idea. I was just saying that I don't know if it would be allowed. Maybe someone could enlighten us on that matter. You've lost me on the mask comment as well.

Of course it's common practice (as you have said) in many business's to offer rewards to returning customers. It happens in many business's already, such as Chinese takeaways (hence the  :laughcry:).

Of course, all these other business's don't have to follow league rules.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: The game today v Chesterfield
« on: August 30, 2021, 07:37:39 PM »

Neither Gash or Marriott shone at this level.......I know some people struggle to let go of the past , but what is gone is gone. Chanting like that is disappointing to me as it undermines the confidence of the players out there.
.

Have to agree Kes. Both good servants in the past but yesterday men. Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me to see Marriott back. If he does return, let's hope he feels he has something to prove!

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