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General Discussion / Re: Windfall
« on: September 28, 2019, 03:34:29 PM »
Good news indeed, and thanks to the organiser(s).  We’ll all have ideas for ground improvements, so here’s my two penneth......Better terrace at Tennyson Avenue end, and cover for one of the ends.  Perhaps catering or toilets at corner-ends of Walks terrace.  Then, of course, the turnstiles.  At last we have various opportunities for real progress as a club and a team, and I sincerely hope IC, SC, the groundsman, ( big thank you there), and the admin team, volunteers, and the Trust maintain the interest and ambition that have brought us this far....

Agree with most of that. The plans for development for segregation that have been released, seem to be fairly short-sighted, with the Tennyson End being where the split will be. This seems like it could be an issue if (big if) we go up again, as the home and away entrances will be on the same short edge, and on big games we’ll have crossing queues, which is always a recipe for trouble if tensions are high to begin with.

It would seem to make more sense to develop the hospital end as an away end. With a roof. Keeping home and away entrances separated along the long edges.

(If I’ve misinterpreted current plans I apologise.)

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General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Replay v Alfreton Tuesday Evening
« on: September 24, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
Nice tidy win. Should be favourites in the next round against Leek, and if we find ourselves in the 4th qualifying round, only 1 game from the cup proper. COYL.

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General Discussion / Re: FA Cup Replay v Alfreton Tuesday Evening
« on: September 23, 2019, 11:33:43 PM »
Actually looks pretty awful weather forecast for Tuesday...but assuming it all goes ahead then I will go for
3-1 to Lynn if Gash plays and 1-0 to Lynn if he misses out.
Attendance around 500 if weather poor.

The weather as forecast does suggest we might not be playing Alfreton tomorrow after all. I’ll be keeping an eye on the website tomorrow afternoon for sure.

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General Discussion / Re: Alfreton FA Cup
« on: September 21, 2019, 10:38:01 PM »
Lynn fans love a cup run, last time was 2006, as well as making money it also puts the club on the map, with business and more fans will come out of the woodwork, £6500+ is not to be sniffed at, ask SC.
Hi Mac and thanks for joining the discussion.
It will certainly bring money in. £6,500 is the reward for winning this round. There is over £2k just for competing in the round, so I believe the win 'bonus' is closer to £4k.
Just to put into perspective, the average Walks gate of around 1050 at £15 gives £15,750.

After factoring Concessions and season ticket holders, I’d imagine the figure from an attendance of 1050is closer to £12,000.

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General Discussion / Re: Culverhouse
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:53:13 PM »
I hope he doesn’t go, but I wouldn’t begrudge him wanting him to work with a full time club. It says something of his calibre, that I think our promotion hopes would dissipate if henleft.

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News of former Linnets / Re: Dylan Edge
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:51:07 AM »
I do wonder if being given a run in first-team too soon effected him long term, or if his promise was never quite there.

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General Discussion / Re: The B & G Bar
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:08:11 PM »
Dread to think where the queue will start when the likes of Boston/York  come calling.

If the work on Sutton Bridge gets delayed; in Boston.

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General Discussion / Re: The B & G Bar
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:38:47 PM »
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?

Linked to the new away entrance and turnstiles perhaps? Would at least shift some of the queue elsewhere.

But they will still have to queue to get tickets!

They would but having and additional ticket office booth somewhere else would ameliorate the issue. Wouldn’t solve it, but 4 windows should be somewhat quicker than 3, ( or 2 as it was the other week). Plus if we get to the full segregation heights of Step 1 (still a ways off,) fairly sure that a separate ticket office area is recommended, as well as a separate ingress and seating/standing, toilets and catering. The biggest improvements the Walks needs, is for the non-Lynn fans.

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General Discussion / Re: The B & G Bar
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:05:23 PM »
Surely the profit margin of buying at the BoxOffice is greater than buying online ?  Every penny counts.  Stephen Cleeve needs to upgrade the BoxOffice to get people through it quicker.  Why can’t there be another ‘BoxOffice’ even if the tickets are pre-printed to bring the numbers waiting down ?

Linked to the new away entrance and turnstiles perhaps? Would at least shift some of the queue elsewhere.

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General Discussion / Re: STATEMENT
« on: September 04, 2019, 08:16:48 AM »
It appeared the Alfreton no10 was having a tug at McAuley and the  he tried to swot him off and caught him.  The 10 made a right meal of it and the ref bought it.  Rory did give him a decision to make mind.

How long is the ban for violent conduct and when does it kick in ?

3 games minimum for violent conduct. Could in theory be more if the league thinks it warrants it, but don’t think that’ll apply in this case.

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General Discussion / Re: Darlington
« on: August 31, 2019, 10:29:59 PM »
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.


My solution would be to run a line of fencing down the stand at the Tennyson Road end level with the end of the terrace,and mirror that in the small stand. This would give visitors cover,use of the cafe and toilets,leaving the home fans the rest of the ground and the bar? :scarf: :scarf:

The only issue I could see with that, is that the away fans would have to go in through the main entrance, which would miss some of the point fof those games that need strict segregation.

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General Discussion / Re: Darlington
« on: August 31, 2019, 06:48:07 PM »
Fair point on the live feed, the away fans have been given the hospital end with no undercover area...surely a better solution needs to be found it wont be long until the english weather catches everyone out!

Should probably have the hospital end and a 1/4 - 1/3 of the terrace.

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General Discussion / Re: Link with Gibraltar
« on: August 27, 2019, 05:37:36 PM »
If the worst happens and  both Bury and Bolton are removed from the Football League, would these ultimately mean 4 clubs will be promoted from the National or just the usual 2 with no relegation for the 2 teams who finish bottom of Division 2 ? If it’s the former could it mean 3 sides from National Leagues North n South will gain promotion.

Either no relegation from League 2, or four Promoted from the National (or 1 relegated from League 2 and 3 promoted from the National), would create two additional vacancies in the National. An extra place each for the North and South would seem likely. If both Bury and Bolton vanish.

It depends where the inevitable Bury/Bolton phoenix clubs get placed. Do they get have to go down to Step 4, like Hereford did (I think), or will they be allowed to slot in at step 2/3? Who knows.

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Not wishing to tempt fate but is the promotion process the same as the league we came from i.e. 1 automatic promotion + play-offs?

The champions are automatically promoted to the National League. A second promotion place goes to the winners of play-offs involving the teams finishing in second to seventh place (expanded from four to six teams in the 2017–18 season).


4th v 7th, winner playing 3rd
5th v 6th, winner playing 2nd

Then the two left play each other for the last spot.

I think.

And only the bottom team gets relegated this year, as it’s to go from a 22 to a 24 team league with the pyramid restructuring. From next season, there’ll be four relegation spots.

Though who knows how far Bolton/Bury shockwaves may go when it comes to promotions and relegations up and down the pyramid.

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News of former Linnets / Frazer Blake-Tracy
« on: August 10, 2019, 09:58:01 PM »
Made his professional debut off the bench for Posh today.

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