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General Discussion / Re: The problem football clubs are now facing.
« on: March 23, 2020, 12:45:05 PM »
To quote the home page:
"To raise funds to enable the Trust to be in a position to purchase a stakeholding in the club, thus ensuring democratic supporter representation in the running of the club and that funds raised are used appropriately to benefit the long term stability and future of KLTFC for its supporters and the community."

Does make you wonder if under current circumstances both sides would be amenable to the trust purchasing a stake? Trust get a say, Cleeve gives up some control, but solves a cashflow issue.

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General Discussion / Re: Well done Kings Lynn
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:11:29 AM »
For those of us not there, are we now reading that the the ref was black ?  Iíve got that the ref is supposed to have made bad decisions, and therefore suffered abuse from some of the crowd.  But Iím getting the impression that the racist incident to a black person may have been to the ref himself - or have I jumped to the wrong conclusion ?

Nope, he was a caucasian male in his late twenties to early thirties.

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General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:54:02 PM »
In season 39/40 the Leagues were abandoned after each team had played 3 games. With GB declaring war on Germany.   The League resumed again for the 46/47 season.

The idea of no relegation but Promotion might well be a sensible outcome.    Will give a feel good factor to a lot of Clubs and supporters.  Not to mention much needed increase in revenue for next season.

Iíd vote for that one any day.

Promotions without relegations, with the now wonky leagues being sorted out by having additional drop spots in the next year, does seem like the best solution overall, now that Iíve seen it.
What's the problem with it Loughborough?

Didnít say there was one.

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General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 16, 2020, 10:18:05 AM »
In season 39/40 the Leagues were abandoned after each team had played 3 games. With GB declaring war on Germany.   The League resumed again for the 46/47 season.

The idea of no relegation but Promotion might well be a sensible outcome.    Will give a feel good factor to a lot of Clubs and supporters.  Not to mention much needed increase in revenue for next season.

Iíd vote for that one any day.

Promotions without relegations, with the now wonky leagues being sorted out by having additional drop spots in the next year, does seem like the best solution overall, now that Iíve seen it.

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General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 15, 2020, 03:05:59 PM »
Lough,  thatís not an option as players are out of contract at the end of April ( Stephen Cleeve on Radio Norfolk last evening).  The Chairman said extending the season beyond April
Wasnít an option.  I take it B&G must have listened in to Radio
Norfolk as the 3 options he has posted are the 3 given by Stephen Cleeve.

Not an option as things are at the minute, and wouldnít be with this squad as you point out, as their contracts end at April, or early May with Play-off extensions. Itís conceivable next seasons squad could be asked to finish this season, as any other option leaves the leagues open to suits, from clubs relegated/not promoted. (Complicated somewhat further by the void caused by Buryís demise.) Essentially next years pre-season would be finishing this season.

Also further complicated by the need for the pyramid to have a unified(ish) start date for 20/21, certainly couldnít start at one tier until all tiers have finished. If the EFL hold off, until the Prem is sorted, then the National will have to as well.

And they might be waiting for UEFA to take the lead on determining what happens with champions league, until domestic leagues are sorted. Itís been mooted that if the Euroís move, then those dates freed up through not having the summer tournament are when the professional seasonís will finish. If thatís the case, the National would find it very hard to legally justify not doing the same.

Complicated further by professional contracts only expiring on the 30th June.

Quite a cascade affect.

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General Discussion / Re: If the season finishes early.......
« on: March 15, 2020, 02:11:08 PM »
Or 4) extend the season into September, and delay the start of the following season until October, having midweek games every-week all season.

Only works if its business as usual by August/September.

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General Discussion / Re: Guiseley
« on: March 14, 2020, 06:19:04 PM »
Hendersonís interview on the youtube channel is telling.

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General Discussion / Re: Guiseley
« on: March 14, 2020, 05:20:59 PM »
We made plenty of chances today, but Marriott seems to have lost his shooting boots, he could easily have had a hat-trick. A better performance than Tuesday by a long way, but still not at our best.

Not one for having a go at the ref normally, but some very poor decisions today. By the end it appeared impartiality had gone out the window.

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General Discussion / Re: Will the FA end the season ?
« on: March 14, 2020, 01:55:20 PM »
https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1238518371651649538.html

A professor explaining the likely thinking behind the decisions taken so far.

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General Discussion / Re: Will the FA end the season ?
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:27:26 AM »
Despite believing the game ( and all others) should be called off we will be attending to give the Club and the Chairman the support he deserves.

Follow the guidelines, stay safe and hope for best best and expect the worst.    Football compared to peopleís lives, so brainer.   This is going to touch us all, in some way.

Who else on here is attending today ?

Will be there, but would advise over 60ís not to go.

Given the issue of asymptomatic transmission, the focus should be on isolating the vulnerable, rather than those with symptoms, as that wonít stop its spread anyway.

Also, given the estimates floating around about the number of undiagnosed cases, it seems pretty clear that containment has failed. The government strategy of obtaining herd immunity seems to not have met with the public will. Will a Wuhan style lockdown, who knows?


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General Discussion / Re: Will the FA end the season ?
« on: March 13, 2020, 05:13:02 PM »
You wonder if the financial impact of cancellation for non-league played more of a role than it did for league. It also makes the national the only football on tv this weekend.

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General Discussion / Re: Will the FA end the season ?
« on: March 13, 2020, 12:50:21 PM »
With the next home game ( after Saturday) two weeks away, and everything changing, seemingly on a daily basis I wouldnít call it Ďdoommongeringí. Just facing reality.   We have a lot of fans over retirement age, who may  see it that way.

Likely a very prescient comment Mallard Well said

Mallard may well have been over optimistic here. We could hear very soon that last Tuesday was the last match of the season.   :dontknow:

If itís postponed/cancelled, I guess theyíll do one of two things; determine the league by points per game or declare the whole season null and void.

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General Discussion / Re: Bradford PA at home
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:15:54 PM »
DD, I think its fair to say Fox has come in and done a decent job although I think he is a good way off FBT (as are most left backs in this league).  Think him and Burrows offer different things - Burrows has the pace but Fox gives the team a better shape going forward, that said tonight I would play Kelly on the left hand side of a 3-4-1-2.  Agree with others to start with Southwell but would like to see him justify his place with a performance rather than being an option to give Gash / Marriott a breather.

My team (and I am sure IC will have different ideas)
Street
Ward, Smith, McAuley
Jones, Richards, Payne, Kelly
Carey
Southwell, Marriott

Iíf be tempted to go the other way, and play Gash and Southwell from the start.

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General Discussion / Re: As good as Luke Thurlbourne's?
« on: March 09, 2020, 08:28:51 AM »
That is what i understood that a rule change had taken place. I thought that if this happened a goal kick should be awarded.

Or if they were sporting allow the opposition to score a goal!

It canít be done from a drop-ball anymore. As this was from a throw-in, perfectly legal.

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General Discussion / Re: End of Season Black tie dinner.
« on: March 07, 2020, 03:06:45 PM »
Agreed, KES, that we donít want panic.  However, the problem with your suggestion, IMO, is that we donít know who IS affected, nor who is in contact with them, probably unknowingly.  That is what causes the actual spread.  Worse, people donít have to be in contact with those affected, nor those in contact with them, just touch what theyíve touched, or walk into a cough or sneeze !

Its transmissible before individuals are symptomatic. Itís why containment hasnít really worked anywhere. Sensible hygiene measures should be taken (that we should all be doing anyway) but itís only if youíre over 70 or have significant prior conditions you should consider avoiding public gatherings.

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