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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 »
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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.

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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.?  ( can’t 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 add’s 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.   


General Discussion / Re: Fawkes in the Walks.
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:08:24 AM »
I've just been speaking to a friend of mine. He had planned to go to the Fireworks display tonight, but said he wouldn't bother due to the weather.

I asked him if he was aware that the Club were opening their gates, and people can watch the display from the main stand and therefore not have to stand in the rain.

He wasn't aware of the Club being open, but should now be going with his Wife and child.

Just makes you wonder how many others will be missing the display, and are not aware that the Football Ground will be open.

Worth sharing with all your Friends on Facebook/Twitter?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:49:48 PM »
Lynn more than held their own in the Southern League premier in what was then generally regarded as a ‘fifth’ division to the Football League.

Very much so, and The Walks was considered by many to be "one of the best non league grounds in the country".

General Discussion / Re: Keith and Freddie
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:46:38 PM »
I remember him well, and as Colin says, a speedy left winger.

I'm 63 now, and think he would have been playing around the time I was 7 - 10 years of age.

General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: October 26, 2019, 11:45:31 PM »
Some of these Reserve Lads must be better at predicting the weather than The Meteorological Office!

General Discussion / Re: Reserves
« on: October 25, 2019, 04:24:23 PM »
Match will be played at The Fenland Stadium, Wisbech.

Thanks Mark.

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