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General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 09:49:10 PM »
We are at a totally new level now. For example do the fans know that we are using such things as GPS, OPTA analysis systems, for all games. 

Some suuporter certainly know that. I'd have been very surprised if they hadn't been using it at this level and with a Manager such as ours.

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 04:03:35 PM »
From EDP (There's far more in the actual program notes)

King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve says he has "few friends" at the club he owns.

The Linnets are flying high in the National League North under the management of former Norwich City player and assistant manager Ian Culverhouse.

But that relationship has come under strain again in recent weeks, with Culverhouse publicly showing his frustration at the inability to bring in a central defender to cover for injuries.

For Lynn fans it is an unwelcome reminder of the split between the two which saw Culverhouse leave the club at the end of the 2017-18 season - before returning just over a year ago to mastermind promotion.

While gates are up, so are expenses, and Cleeve has gone public to argue his case.

As a chairman I have noted how few friends I have at the club," he wrote in his program notes for Tuesday's 5-2 home win over Leamington.

I do not even need to use the fingers on one hand to count how many people support my corner and have my back.

I get a lot of nice platitudes to my face, but a lot of chat which is not so good when my back is turned.

As lots of other club directors tell me, you need a skin like a rhino to survive, which is a shame as I would much prefer everyone to pull together in the same direction.

In addition, I have always tried to be respectful to everyone I deal with irrespective of whether or not I agree with their views, and often I find that the same courtesy is not afforded back to me.

Not only is there the financial commitment, but the number of hours that it takes is enormous. Many clubs in our league have full-time non-football staff; we can't afford it and so most of the workload comes back to me.

On average I put in at least 40 hours a week.

Cleeve urged Lynn supporters to do what they can to support the club financially.

If you would like this club to grow please do what you can if you can afford it, he said.

General Discussion / Re: Tonightís Match
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:03:12 PM »
I followed last nightís match online and recall reading a comment about the chairmanís programme notes.  Can anyone enlighten me on the content?

Coming soon.  :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:06:22 PM »
O dear. Just had a look at Bradford's forum and found these two posts.   :dontknow:


Anybody know what this was about? 

Allegedly, Kings Lynn fans had been hurling racist abuse throughout the game. 2 were ejected at half-time. Stewards involved and safety officials from both clubs at end of game. Liam Hughes and Billy Priestley went over to remonstrate with them at the end of the game, even after most players had gone off. I believe they'd been having a go at Isaiah Bazely, who was also still on the field. I don't think we've heard the end of this.


I had to leave at half time due to the delayed kick off and a commitment elsewhere. As I was leaving at the cemetery end the two ejected supporters were pleading to be let back in. A few minutes later I saw them walking down the access road towards the main car park. Perhaps they had more luck at the other end?

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:01:07 PM »
Ken Brown, Norwich! Laurie Brown, Northampton,Arsenal, Spurs!!

It's a bit confusing Frontman, but Ken Brown never played for City as far as I can recall. His son Kenny (always called Kenny because his Dad was Ken) came up through Citys Youth system.

Ken Brown went to Norwich as John Bonds No.2, and became the Manager when John Bond took over at Man City.

General Discussion / Re: Tom Ward
« on: November 07, 2019, 02:47:47 PM »

General Discussion / Re: Altrincham at Home
« on: November 07, 2019, 12:16:21 PM »
Potential yes, but have to remember this is the highest level King's Lynn have ever played so attendances will increase over time if consistency is gained at this level. There's teams that have gone up into the Football League where attendances haven't grown with the multiple rising in levels. The teams that are brining in 2k+ at this level are former league clubs that would have built a fanbase core from their years at that level, King's Lynn are building a core fan base from a level many down. The average that King's Lynn are at moment is very good, if at worse case they were to establish themselves as a regular top half play off pushing side at this level, the club would be regarded as one of the 'big' sides in the league. Pull off a shock and go up, you're still not going to see a jump to the 2k attendances on average (only games where the big sides with a following come) but an average around 1500+ would be another very good step forward.

It's all about building that Step 1-2 fanbase core, and King's Lynn have made a very good start to this and in years to come will hopefully reap the rewards by being a consistent and financially stable side at this level.

Wise words.

Its a Marathon, not a sprint.

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:20:54 AM »
 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

Tonight at the Walks (see Home page)!

6.30 for 7.00 start. I'm not sure if tickets still have to be purchased before the event, or if its now pay on the door.

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: Tom Ward
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:21:32 PM »
IC said in his interview after last nights game, he's hoping to have a permanent signing in by Saturday.

Smith another 4 weeks out, Fryatt awaiting an MRI scan.

Ward would be a good signing. If it's him!

General Discussion / Re: Tom Ward
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:58:24 AM »

It is with great sadness that the club has reluctantly agreed to release Tom Ward with immediate effect. he may take the opportunity to pursue his career with a club higher up the league pyramid.

Chairman Nigel Wedgwood said, "We are very sorry to see him go, He has been a great asset to Grantham Town, both on and off the pitch. He has always been extremely professional and a gentleman to work with. The Club wish him, and his family, all the very best with his new team."

Gingerbreads Joint Manager Russ Cousins added "Of course we wanted him to stay but we also understand a players desire to play at a higher level. We hope he's successful at his new club"


Someone on Grantham's Facebook page said he's coming to Lynn. I would think that its just Terrace talk at the moment, but it wouldn't surprise me if its correct.

Thanks for clarifying your early season comment.  Can see it could be taken either way and I know you like to have all your ducks in a row before any communication.

Does it really matter to any degree what was in intended and whether it was personal or the party line ?   Simple facts are admission has increased to £18 from what was it £14/15.?  ( canít remember). Plus we are getting an extra 400 (ish through the gate) that equates to circa an extra 7k per game.  21 home games is it? That gives a running total is 150k over the course of the season.  Then add in the extra from the admission increase.  Then of course there is the spin off..... extra programmes, beer food sales.  Increase in advertising sponsorship for the higher level of football that the club deserves. Plus several other bits and pieces.

To me that all addís up to a considerable increase in revenue.  Increased budget ?  Maybe, though we are running on a smaller squad than last season.

Surely with all the above we must be able to stretch to an extra player or two ?

Well said Mallard.

At the beginning of the season did not Mr Cleeve say that his break even attendance would need to average 750/800?

Grissles, if my memory is correct, I think you have got the correct figure, but the wrong  Club Official.

Well, Ian Culverhouse  "Say's it Better When He Say's Nothing at All".

There was a bit of "Booing" at Half Time - directed at the Ref I think - but Ian Culverhouse seemed not amused according to some around me. He apparently turned and glared at the Stands.

Any particular part of the Stand?   :dontknow:

With an increase in gate revenue and an amount not to be sniffed at as a result of the Cup run, why should money be tight?

Unless things are really bad (and lets hope they are not) surely there must be a few Bob kicking around for a slight budget increase.   


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