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General Discussion / Re: Is TW the right man
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:58:11 PM »
For me as much depends on what happens off the pitch as on it. 

In TW's favour he seems to have a much better relationship with SC than IC did which is not difficult I guess.  He also improved the physicality of the side, which was most evident in McGavin and Omotayo who looked far better under him.  Loan signings of Phipps and Coulson may well point to reasonable contacts in the Essex area but the signing of Walker maybe proves you can't get everything right

I do worry about whether TW will cope with the budget constraints which will have to exist next year which will exist whether we are full or part-time and comments about training facilities and overnight stops for 'longer' trips point to potential clashes with SC on the horizon.  I think the jury is also still out in terms of TW's style of play and how much of this season was dictated by circumstance and working with what players he had / could attract to the club mid-season and whether we can expect something a little different when it is his squad that starts 2022-23

Personally I think the relationship with SC means TW should be given the nod for next year but I just hope SC and the fans have realistic expectations of what success looks when judging TW

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General Discussion / Re: IV Geezers. Part 2 Fotl related
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:36:21 PM »
TONYM  there are no exact choice of genre, music, etc. But being a member of a regular social club involving live music, this is definitely the best choice out there to get punters in...they have a hard core off  followers and guarantee a decent turnout.. Well done everyone involved 👏👏👏

Appreciate we all have different tastes, I wouldn't imagine we would pack out the B&G with my choice of music and pleased to hear that you think IV Geezers are a good choice and should get a crowd in which is what we would all like to see.  I guess this is the sort of band we are looking for with their 'own' following rather than having to rely on FotL members, hopefully those who go will enjoy themselves and the B&G can become a viable venue on the local music scene.


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General Discussion / Re: Barry Pierpoint
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:10:02 PM »
Is he any relation to Albert.  Now that would put a different slant on things

Uncle Albert. Do you think he's married to Auntie Doris?

Has the Chairman put his neck on the line for this one?

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General Discussion / Re: IV Geezers. Part 2 Fotl related
« on: May 17, 2022, 01:07:57 PM »
In fairness it seemed that when Malc took over as Chairman it seemed like a new, forward thinking FOTL was upon us.  Since then itís been a bit of a damp squid.  Even a basic thing like an online membership was beyond them, this despite several assurances it was on its way.

Sorry to disappoint Mallard,the guy who was dealing with the online membership left the comeittee,as soon as I can get it arranged it should be on the club page! Until then if people wish to join they will have to to do it the old fashioned way,fill in a form and either post it or hand it to a committee member.If needs be I can post a form to people with a stamped addressed envelope or possibly walk to their home? :sad: :sad: :sad:

John. Wroxham is a long way to walk.   :laughcry:

If you undertake that, would you like me to sponsor you?   :laughcry:

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General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse
« on: May 17, 2022, 10:54:03 AM »
Had some great nights & unforgettable moments under him, but.....a complete ass at times............................

I think that may come with the territory.   :dontknow:

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General Discussion / Re: Barry Pierpoint
« on: May 17, 2022, 10:52:20 AM »
Maybe working on a commission basis.  I guess it matters not how he is remunerated as long as he brings the cash needed to help the Club.   Without decent commercial income the burden of funding falls on the fans and the owner.   BP being successful means the fans pay less on admission and the Chairman does not have to find huge sums.

I think this is a possibility and as you say, there's nothing wrong with it if it brings the money into the Club.

Another option is that we will see another Company formed e.g. KLFC Commercial Ltd, which BP will have an interest in.

Time will tell.

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General Discussion / Re: IV Geezers. Part 2 Fotl related
« on: May 16, 2022, 10:31:57 AM »
Mal nobody feels that more than me I did try but was let down so I stopped trying and had for the damp squid the up coming event at the football club wil be our  third event we will have put on thatís hardly doing nothing has you are surgesting

Just keep at it Malcolm. Its a Marathon, not a sprint.

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General Discussion / Re: IV Geezers. Part 2 Fotl related
« on: May 15, 2022, 09:09:37 PM »
John, what you are attempting to do is very positive, and you know I wish you every success with it.



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General Discussion / Re: IV Geezers. Part 2 Fotl related
« on: May 15, 2022, 02:03:05 PM »
Anyone going?
Please support any events put on to help the club.
Or just sit back and say the friends do nothing to try to raise funds.  :welcome:

I take the point and would agree that it would be great if events were well supported but maybe bands are not the thing people want to support?  Hopefully a change in genre will provide a change in fortunes but if not then maybe alternative events are the way to go.  Appreciate it is still a bit 'chicken and egg' - the FotL needs to expand it's membership / relevance but without successful, well attended events, whether they be band nights, quizzes or whatever, it will struggle to do so.  Unfortunately the current financial situation for many households, that is only likely to get worse during next season, isn't really going to help things.

I agree, its a difficult one. All the Fotls committee can do is to keep trying.

As you mention, the current financial situation won't help. I believe it could well have a bigger impact on people's lives in the coming months than some currently  realise.

Hopefully these events are well attended and people such as John are supported in their efforts. If that's not the case, I don't think it can just be put down to people not supporting the Club. Many will have more important things on their minds at the moment.

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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 02:48:25 PM »
I wonder if with the new CEOís connections whether we might see Stevenage visiting in a pre season friendly?   Think BP worked closely with Steve Evans at Boston.

Well if TW doesn't work out (which I think he will), I guess we know who will be considered for the job.

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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 02:45:32 PM »
I wonder if with the new CEOís connections whether we might see Stevenage visiting in a pre season friendly?   Think BP worked closely with Steve Evans at Boston.

One of his fundraising for ideas for Boston was for 500 supporters to raise £1,000 each.

No idea how that one performed.

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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:50:17 PM »
..............................I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

He'll come across very well in that environment. I'm sure people will be impressed with his "on stage" performance.

I believe he still has his own business interests, so the question is if this is a part time gig for him?   :dontknow:


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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:44:14 PM »
Think B&G and Mall are right to question whether there is a viable number of fans prepared to pay a sufficient entrance fee for us to be pushing for playoffs (if that is the aim) next season, so SC firstly has to decide how much he is willing to put in as financial doping and then given that whether he wants to subsidise lots of people a little bit or a few people a lot.  Personally I would rather see us go with £15 as a standard ticket (maybe with a few category A games although we will lose one in the NLN playoffs), cut our cloth accordingly and not have season tickets to allow the club to have flexible pricing in what will certainly be uncertain financial times for many households. 

In an ideal world if SC does go with lower than he would like entrance, those that are willing and able to pay a bit more should be encouraged to do so through things such as the FotL 12th man but for that to be anything like a significant source of income I guess a lot of people will have to be won round to how the club is run and where the money is going.  I see one of the things on the new CEO's 'to-do' list is to have an open forum with fans, lets hope that is sooner rather than later,

£15 was the figure I had in mind as well.

If we hear that its not enough to fund a promotion push, someone will be missing the point. It may be true that more is needed to achieve promotion, but its been proven before that not enough Lynn fans will pay it.


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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:40:50 PM »
Pierrepoint wasnít a Director at Grantham as well as the other clubs ?

I think he was a Director of their Commercial Department (not the actual club), which was dissolved.

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General Discussion / Re: Next seasonís Admission Prices
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:14:51 PM »
Just appointed a new CEO


Kingís Lynn Town FC are delighted to welcome the appointment of Barrie Pierpoint as Chief Executive Officer from today, Monday 16 May 2022.


Barrie joins at a crucial point in the clubs development and will bring focus and drive to the business. Barrie brings huge experience to the club, having previously been the first Chief Executive of Leicester City in the 1990s, where he developed and managed an annual income stream of £24m with £3m nett profit. Barrie also guided the club through flotation to a public company in 1997 raising £12m. Under his leadership the club developed a £3.5m turnover conference and catering business within 3 years up from £0.5m.

He was also acting Chief Executive at Boston United where he created a 5 year strategy plan for business growth; restructuring the business and achieving a 50% growth on the
previous year.

Barrie has also held CEO roles at Bradford and Portsmouth FC, where he implemented a complete cultural overhaul and created closer community ties.

Speaking about his immediate plans for Kingís Lynn Town FC on Sunday, Barrie said his priority is to hold group meetings with the staff to lay out his vision and expectations for the future of the club.

He also wants to have open forum discussions with the fans in order to grow the community aspect of the club and to discuss their views and expectations. Dates for these meetings will be advised in due course.

Club owner Stephen Cleeve said ďBarrie Pierpoint is a major signing for the club. I am looking forward to working closely with him in order to take Kingís Lynn Town FC to the
next levelĒ.


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I remember him from when he was trying to put a rescue package/take over Boston United in 2007.

Think he also had a tie up with Grantham and Ashfordby.

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