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General Discussion / Re: ESL
« on: April 23, 2021, 12:11:31 PM »

Superleague: the fight for change starts now!

It's been a tumultuous week - and one that could change football in this country forever.

What's become clear to the country at large, and something that we've known for a long time at the FSA, is that appeasement of football’s richest clubs doesn’t work. The vultures circle, they’re always after more and they only get stronger when you feed their greed.

This time the cabal of billionaire owners overplayed their hand and their rapacious appetite for more united an unprecedented array of opponents. Fans across the entire game, players, managers, pundits, clubs, leagues, football associations across the continent, politicians, Prime Ministers and governments. Even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared their concerns.

The past week of white hot anger has killed domestic involvement in the Super League but that doesn’t mean fans can take their foot off the accelerator – a return to the status quo is unacceptable and will only allow these unscrupulous owners to regroup.

On Monday the Government announced the launch of its fan-led review and it is vital that all efforts are poured into that, with supporters front and centre, in order to rebalance the power structure of the domestic game.

There have been numerous reviews in the past with recommendations that football ignored or diluted. That cannot happen again. Reports suggested that the Prime Minister was considering a ‘legislative bomb’ to stop the involvement of domestic sides in the Super League.

And last night the broad 'Terms of Reference' for the fan-led review were published by the Government, and the scope was welcomed by the FSA. Our chair Malcolm Clarke said: "The owners of the big six have shown how powerful they are – their plans were so awful that within 24 hours a fan-led review that will look at the very power structures of football was announced. It’s the best own goal we’ve ever seen.

"We welcome the release of the Terms of Reference and look forward to supporters being at the absolute heart of this review. The status quo cannot continue and we will demand change."

The idea of the European Super League is dead, at least for now, but the hard work to ensure that it can never return is only just beginning, and the first step in that process is demonstrating that there is political support for the much-needed reforms to our game.

Ian Mearns, Labour MP for Gateshead, has introduced an Early Day Motion (EDM) before Parliament calling for support from MPs who back the FSA’s reform proposals, and to make sure that fans are put front and centre of the upcoming fan-led review of football governance.

We want individual fans and supporters’ groups to contact their local MPs to sign EDM 1765, to ensure that the promised fan-led review of football governance delivers real results for football fans on the things that matter to us – giving fans a position in boardrooms and putting them at the heart of decision-making processes within the men’s and women’s game. Measures that will give fans a voice in determining key issues like ticket prices, kick-off times, distribution of finances and funding of the grassroots game.


General Discussion / Re: Halifax v Kings Lynn.
« on: April 18, 2021, 01:32:19 PM »
Well its a pity we cant defend, because going forward yesterday some of our play was top drawer, if only.....

I didn’t see the game yesterday but speaking to someone that did, they said exactly the same.

General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Senior Cup
« on: April 17, 2021, 01:24:16 PM »
Staying out wide waiting for those overhit crosses to drop at your feet hey.  No team should be without that type of player.    I was thinking the Rob Hughes role would suit me just get there that spilt second to late to make a tackle then act all disappointed
.........and for the headers!    :laughcry:

General Discussion / Re: Ground Development Fund (GDF) – update
« on: April 16, 2021, 07:47:05 PM »
From Club website:

Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust make donation

King’s Lynn Town Football Club in the last week have received a cheque for £3,635.08, from the Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust, to support The Linnets in the work they have carried on in recent months to improve facilities inside the ground in accordance with ground grading requirements. The monies were made available to the football club from donations made to the Trust’s Ground Development Fund (GDF).

This is the second occasion that the Trust have assisted the club via the GDF scheme following the donation of £4,200 which helped the football club with the purchase of new turnstiles following it’s promotion to the National League North from the Southern Central Division nearly two years ago.

The latest monies donated have assisted the football club with the purchase of a First Aid Unit, which has been installed at the Hospital End of the stadium, close to the entrance to the club room.

The club wishes to place on record their sincere  thanks the Blue and Gold Supporters’ Trust for both of their contributions of assistance and to all of those who donated towards the Ground Development Fund initiative.

 :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf: :scarf:

General Discussion / Re: The loan and the English Sports Council
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:40:15 PM »
Wrexham have received a grant of £100,000 from the Welsh Government to compensate for loss revenue spectators during pandemic !!

I'm sure I read somewhere that they had not received the same  grants that the English clubs had.


General Discussion / Re: The loan and the English Sports Council
« on: April 13, 2021, 10:27:43 AM »
Goodness, that's hefty. What's the term I wonder......if it's 20 years that would be £24 k a year at Kiaro's fee would just cover that and little else !

Does it come with no payments required in first 12 months, as the Govt loans to Companies does?

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 12, 2021, 08:52:40 PM »

Was the Ipswich lad Baggott injured for Saturday ?

FA Youth cup duties for Ipswich.

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:25:03 PM »
I think you are nearer the figure I would value him at would be a steal if it was less than 100K.we can't be selling the likes of King Carey or McFadden.

I'd be surprised, but who knows. We all seen previously how tempted Football Clubs can be at times.

I'd go along similar lines as Non League when it comes to valuation.

General Discussion / Re: The loan and the English Sports Council
« on: April 12, 2021, 03:23:02 PM »
How much valuation have they placed on the burger van can't believe anything else of value.
I would guess the lease has got to be high on the list when naming any high value assets. That's if its included, which I would assume it is.  :dontknow:

General Discussion / The loan and the English Sports Council
« on: April 12, 2021, 02:41:17 PM »
The English Sports Council have placed a floating Charge on Lynn FC Ltd.

I assume that means the much talked about loan is now all in place.

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 11, 2021, 01:36:21 PM »
I believe that next season, and probably a few after will depend on the intentions of the Chairman and what he sees as his priorities.

Keeping the club at it’s current level/chasing the dream of league football, or attempt to claw his Directors loans back.

Due to the considerable cost of one, and the large amount of the other, I really can’t see there being any happy medium with this one.

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 11, 2021, 12:46:30 PM »

I do wonder what next season holds and wonder why IC is not coming out to meet press and indirectly the fans after each game.  His silence is a worry.

Careful Mallard. I think the last time IC did an interview with NLP he then left the club!

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:54:36 PM »

I’d be interested to hear IC’s take on all these departures.

You and lots of others.

Be surprised if it happens though, wouldn't you?

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:40:45 PM »
Whose next.

You don't think the sale has finished yet?   :dontknow:

General Discussion / Re: Adam Marriott
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:38:22 PM » least one of them will probably get pulled off after scoring Dilly.

What, as well as a 52 week contract?


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