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General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 12, 2021, 07:54:06 PM »
I’ve always thought a ground near the speedway would be the ideal spot if they were to make an out of town ground, most of the infrastructure is already in place. Or on the Gardman site.

General Discussion / Re: Tennyson car park
« on: May 10, 2021, 10:58:34 PM »
Glad to see you can get 3 free hours for use of the park, was one the last free places to park in town, after they put pay and display on the quayside.

General Discussion / Re: Clubs latest accounts
« on: May 01, 2021, 01:26:29 PM »
So add in this term 's loan of ?400k ?,(assuming this is to cover next season as well and allowing for say half to be in bank for next year , so worse case scenario could be looking at net liabs to start next season with, of around half a million. Let's hope the Covid climate enables a profitable and successful next season...Lynn and a number of others will need it to be......they need the fans to support them in  the largest possible numbers.......if the remainder of the loan gets used up to keep the club afloat next year, there could be very serious.problems .

With these accounts, and the loan, that gives net debts of £700,000, not factoring in debts accrued during the 2020-21 financial year, which given whats been said will be substantial.
I wouldn’t be surprised of the club had balance sheet of -£1million at present, which is not a good thing for a club at any level, but especially Non-league part-timers.

General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Senior Cup
« on: April 16, 2021, 10:20:10 AM »
10(a) Norfolk Senior Cup
A  player  shall  be  eligible  to  play  for  his Club  in  the  above  mentioned Competition provided that he has not started in 10 or more matches for a team that competes at Step 3 or above of the National League System.

Given all the chopping and changing means that half the first team must be eligible.

General Discussion / Re: Norfolk Senior Cup
« on: April 15, 2021, 03:05:58 PM »
This year the NSC fixtures are probably more significant than the NL ones now. Could the club have the first team play the remaining rounds?

General Discussion / Re: Kairo Mitchell Leaves for Chesterfield
« on: April 10, 2021, 07:00:02 PM »
I am disappointed to see him go....more so than I was with Marriott.......but it just shows the buying power of these big full time clubs. The Chesterfield manager is getting lots of plaudits for their run, but they have simply achieved that by plundering the likes of Gloucester and Weymouth and now Lynn.
Very, very difficult to keep players when its a full time contract versus a part time one.......and so Lynn have unearthed a few gems during the season and they get picked off just like that.........Carey is also obviously being looked at.

Think we might have Carey until those teams with a transfer window can get involved in buying him.

General Discussion / Re: Disappointing
« on: April 08, 2021, 07:58:26 PM »
Since the decision was taken to furlough half the squad and play on bringing in new players, I’ve really lost interest in this season. It didn’t and still doesn’t sit well with me shifting their wages onto taxpayers, then paying others instead. If we’d decided to field the reserve alongside the 6 or so that were ineligible for furlough (having been signed after the furlough deadline, and after we’d received a grant because we were short) that would’ve been one thing, and given them experience of this level, even if most of them probably won’t have a career at NL level. Instead, the approach taken has left me empty. I think and I hope I’ll get motivated to follow the team again come August, but the relegationless rump pre-pre-season league with half the league playing half teams isn’t for me.

General Discussion / Re: Two more in
« on: March 23, 2021, 10:46:34 PM »
I wonder what the future is for FB-T.
Out of contract  this summer, 26 in September and only played 38 minutes of league football this year.

If they only we could have FBT and Norman rampaging up the wings from deep again.

General Discussion / Re: Woking away Saturday
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:06:04 AM »
Mike would surely be out very wide on the left wing for the over hit crosses.

Presumably Mair can't be furloughed....think they may consider parking the bus that is SC, MH and Bazza along the six yard line.....maybe at home we can play with the pink ball, which by all accounts has an unguessable flight for most Englishmen....should help even things up

Are the club even paying Mair’s wages, or are they being covered by Norwich? You never know how loan deals are drawn up.

Could possibly be a couple of Norwich reserves/U18’s we have making up the numbers, rather than our own reserves, if they want them to get game time.

General Discussion / Re: Trust
« on: February 25, 2021, 11:36:29 AM »
So what’s the actual point of the money and let’s be honest trust has been making off the back of the club for years ,the club is struggling through a pandemic and you have a fans trust supporters and all you’re interested in is gaining some kind of control of the club instead of helping it out ,if there had been no pandemic the club would not be in this position ,how about putting it to the fans about helping the club instead of closing ranks and wishing the club would fold so trust can get their hands on the club ,

The point of the money is the long term stability of a football club playing at the Walks in Kings Lynn. At the minute the trusts funds wouldn’t even solve the problem, and would prevent the trust acting in the future. When the club might need rescuing from oblivion, rather than providing life-support to an unsustainable financial structure exacerbated by the current crisis. The best thing for the club long term would be to stop playing like Dover has announced, even if it means demotion.

Picture the scenario: the club find a way to limp to the end of the year, just. Then they have to field a very uncompetitive side in the 21/22 season due to large scale cuts. The club find themselves in NLN again and SC loses interest in the club now that it’s going backwards. A situation like that, the trust funds would be useful. Right now, it would be as useful as Cnut shouting at the waves.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 04:18:20 PM »
The Chairman must have sumink up his sleeve if he is still
Prepared to shell out full monies for the next two games.    If there was no hope surely the  plug would be pulled straight away. No point in throwing good money after bad.

Or he might be waiting to see what happens to Dover first.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:18:19 PM »
KES suggestion is one of previously banged the drum on.  However I would guess that there would all kinds of legal reasons why that cannot happen.  Mainly due to there being no provision for it in the League’s constitution.

If SC can find the money to limp through to the end of the season then maybe that is the only way forward to maintain a NL place ( if that is what he truly wants).   

Should be a massive cost cutting exercise.  Cut the 21 man squad down to 16.  Get rid of the high earners or those who won’t be back next season.  Ask the players to take a pay cut, for everybody’s benefit.  Maybe those tha won’t should be the ones shown the door.

No overnight stays, travel there and back in the day.  Travel by cars rather than team coach.  That lot should save the Chairman in excess of a 100k for the remainder of the season.

Said it before, sell some equity in the Club to help us get through to the season end.   Surely it’s better for SC to own 50% of something than 100% of nothing.

Yes Mall agree there may be constitutional extraordinary motion required for an exceptional event !

So finally life provides a chance for the Trust and SC to come together. Can we find 24 Forum users to play for the Linnets for the rest of the season for free !

They could even try a ‘pay-to-play’ scheme if relegation is waved off as expected. Be gimmicky, but could get some cash in.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 12:25:25 PM »
A good interview with someone from the National League Board on the Non-League podcast today.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 19, 2021, 11:35:54 AM »
Gloucester taking legal advice around no promotion/relegation between step 1 and 2.

This could take a while!

Yep, it will drag on.

Seems a complete waste of time as far as I can see.

If the season had been stopped and PPG was used to determine league position, then maybe a bit of an argument.

As 2 is null and void, how can you still have promotion and relegation?


There’ll be plenty of clubs in the N/S that’ll argue that the league need to fill the 24th spot at the very least, and conveniently that it should be them.

General Discussion / Re: NL hoping to continue?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:40:14 PM »
I guess we will soon know what other Ckubs ( if any others) won’t continue, come Saturday ( or before).

As a Club does it really matter what League we are in come August, as long as we have a club

Exactly, would rather have the club demoted back down to tier 4 than have no club at all.

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