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General Discussion / Re: Gov't Review of Football Governance
« on: July 22, 2021, 06:21:42 PM »
A regional league 2 would certainly make sense, having 5 national leagues has always seemed at least one too many for the size of clubs at these levels. This would go to 3, which should cut down on travel costs for most (though as we all know for Lynn it doesn’t make much a difference).

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 18, 2021, 10:30:49 PM »
Johnson and his entourage need to either step down or be removed.... completely out of their depth and no sense of "the greater good".

In this country, the alternative to Johnson and his crew is truly terrifying!

Doesn’t need to be the other side change comes from, there’s growing back bench dissent to Johnson, and they’re the ones who did for May. If this unlocking goes derrière over elbow, you could see Johnson being replaced by his own party with someone dull but fairly competent seeming to try and win back trust over a winter of restrictions, like Raab, Sunak, Clark or Leadsom. A swing back towards the centre in preparation for the next election, now that there isn’t a Brexit party flanking them to the right.

And in reminding myself this is a football forum, has their been attendance figures given out for the two friendlies?

General Discussion / Re: Covid, what happens when ?
« on: July 16, 2021, 06:49:11 PM »
I would respectfully suggest our current predicament is not so much to do with lack of vaccine take up...which on the whole has been very high and brilliantly rolled out by the is more to do with putting business before health, refusing to lockdown borders before too late, funding an inadequate test and trace system (given to cronies and Tory financial supporters rather than pre existing experts in the field) and childish rhetoric from the PM giving false hope to those gullible enough to believe him. Decisions based on the science/ ar*e....1200 scientists from around the world currently saying Monday is reckless and unethical.

The sad irony, is that the best way to look after the economy in a pandemic, is to put health and people first !

 :clap: Spot on.

You can see it with schools. A big song and dance is being made about the number isolating as contacts, but that’s overshadowing the main story that there are more young people infected than in January, and that the age profile of those being hospitalised is decreasing this time around.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: July 07, 2021, 06:32:46 PM »
I see Bromley have had to do a U turn with regard to pricing after the fans kicked up a stink about it.

They were asking for £25 seating and £20 for standing.  Season tickets at £290 and £220.

The Club are re-evaluating the pricing structure in light of the fans reaction.

It’s noticeable that out match day tickets were pretty similar to this, but our season tickets are £100+ more than what they were kicking off about.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: July 04, 2021, 02:53:03 PM »
Spot on.    If we can pull in 2,500 people average then the price I assume will be X.  Whilst if the ground is deemed to only have say 1250 then the price would need to be Y.

That’s only true if price doesn’t suppress demand to too great an extent. And in our games with the crowd back, we didn’t reach our reduced capacity.

I think demand for people to watch non-league football might have fallen more than some anticipate.

News of former Linnets / Re: Sam Mulready
« on: July 02, 2021, 08:00:48 PM »
Hope he does.

I remember many an afternoon of Setch shouting “Sam!”

There never seemed to be any tactical input being imparted, it just seemed Setch liked shouting his name.

General Discussion / Re: Season ticket
« on: June 25, 2021, 04:46:05 PM »
Have prices for season tickets, and tickets in general, been released for next season?  Saw the press release today that the £35 membership is being continued into 2021-22 offering priority ticketing which may have a bit more relevance with (potentially) limited crowds for at least some of the coming season.

Is that possible under league rules?

I thought visiting fans have to have the opportunity to buy tickets at the same price and conditions as home fans. Is that correct?

Away supporters are hardly likely to buy Membership for another Club.

 Just asking. :dontknow:

It’s possible, so long as their is a proportion (at least 10%) set aside for away fans, as is the case with segregated games.

I think.

General Discussion / Re: Rory McAuley
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:43:24 PM »
Hence the case being heard in Crown Court rather than Magistrates. Just for perspective in a Magistrates Court sentencing appears to be of the order of up to £5000 fine and /or a max of 6 months ... and of course he may yet be found not guilty/acquitted

He may, but given that he had stuff in his car, in his house and the magistrates have already passed it up to the Crown Court suggests the case likely has merit.

General Discussion / Re: Rory McAuley
« on: June 01, 2021, 03:52:56 PM »
That Lynn have felt they need to get ahead of the story, given how slow they are normally to react to anything, suggests that something not good has gone on.

General Discussion / Re: Chicken Run
« on: May 27, 2021, 04:04:17 PM »
Sorry, but we can't blame volunteers for a number of grown men who don't accept their own responsibilities. Why do those "grown men" need to be told by anyone to adhere to Covid regulations? It was quite obvious, that event would be monitored, and a reduced capacity is the outcome. Not the volunteers fault I'm afraid. I managed to stay far enough apart and still see what was going on.

Exactly. Seen a number of quotes today to the affect of ‘I knew I was breaking the rules, but it was wrong for the stewards to tell me I was breaking the rules. They should have stopped from being in a place to break the rules in the first place.’

The fans were in the wrong, the reduction has happened. The club and fans really need to make sure the same doesn’t happen on Saturday, or we might find ourselves playing the first game of the new season behind closed doors as a punishment, rather than due to COVID.

General Discussion / Re: New signing
« on: May 26, 2021, 10:42:55 PM »
I have a hunch that whoever starts up front for us in August will be players not presntly linked to the club at all. Over 30 and formerly of league 1/2 clubs.

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.

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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